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In a last-minute thriller, Stevens Point delivered Bay Port their first loss of the season in an upset victory, thanks to a game-winning Joey Dorgan field goal from 37 yards. Dorgan drilled the kick, and with only 13 seconds on the clock, sent Bay Port packing. Bay Port had previously been in control of the game in the late stages. The Pirates had the ball in their own territory with five minutes to play in a tie game. On fourth-and-7, the Pirates elected to go for it, and in the process of converting the first down, a holding penalty negated the play. Rather than punt they went for it again on fourth-and16, but turned it over on downs after an incompletion from Quinn Pierner. On the ensuing drive, Colton Kizewski rattled off a 34-yard run to set up the winning kick. Stevens Point gauged Bay Port with 356 yards on the ground, averaging nearly 10 per carry, most of it coming from Kizewski. He ended the night with 260 individually on 17 attempts. Bay Port was in control early, racing out to a 13-0 lead, scoring on their first two possessions, but it was Kizewski who answered with a 62-yard touchdown to cut the lead and settle down the Stevens Point team. For Bay Port, Quinn Pierner finished with four touchdowns on 16 of 23 passing for 178 yards.
Kimberly 32, Fond Du Lac 29
Badger 28, Middleton 7
Franklin 45, Marquette 23
Menomonie 41, Pulaski 14
Pulaski got as close as 13-7 in the first quarter, but two Mustang touchdown passes put the game out of reach. Top seeded Menomonie blew past the Red Raiders 41-14. Mitch Weber opened the scoring in the first quarter on a short run and Justin Evans gave the Mustangs a 13-0 lead with a short run in the second quarter. After a Michael Kane touchdown pass from Dustin Graf, Jace LaBuda took over with a touchdown pass to end the half and and a touchdown pass as the only score of the third quarter. Dylan Hendricks scored a short fourth quarter touchdown and led the way on the ground with 128 yards.
Brookfield East 21, Brookfield Central 0
Monona Grove 43, Waukesha West 42 OT
Homestead 27, Whitefish Bay 24
Notre Dame 21, Luxemburg-Casco 10
Defending Division 3 champion Notre Dame moved past second-seeded, and previously undefeated, Luxemburg-Casco. Notre Dame held the Spartans to their lowest scoring output all season, as well as lowest rushing total at 185 yards. The Tritons jumped ahead to a 14-0 lead and were the first team to score points against Luxemburg-Casco in the third quarter all season. Austin Tlachac scored the only Spartan touchdown on a 15-yard run with a little over 3 minutes left in the third. After forcing a punt, Luxemburg-Casco settled for a field goal to cut the lead to four. However, Notre Dame laid out a 10-play 69-yard scoring drive that ended with Nate Ihlenfeldt scoring his only touchdown from two yards out. That would seal the fate of the Spartans. Jon Deprey was their leading rusher with 83 yards on 19 carries, Tlachac added 55. Nate Ihlenfeldt had difficulty against a stout Spartan offense, he managed 94 yards on 24 attempts. Notre Dames Johnny Santaga passed efficiently for 227 yards on 10 completions.
Little Chute 30, Freedom 21
Despite a halftime lead and an 11-point third quarter lead, the Freedom Irish were unable to hold off top-seeded Little Chute on the road. Little Chute tallied 19 unanswered second half points to move onto level-4, by a final of 29-21, where they will take on St. Croix Central.
Things started off strong for the Irish. Brody Bazile picked off Devin Plate to set up a Dakota Brockman score. Little Chute answered with a field goal. Brody Bazile’s night wouldnt be finished. On the next Freedom drive, he busted open a 55-yard touchdown run to give the Irish the 14-3 lead.
Little Chute would find the endzone before the break. Plate connected with his favorite target Kyle Hietpas from 20 yards out to pull within four.
Before the half, Little Chute had been set up first and goal, however Plate would be picked off in the endzone, again by Bazile, to swing momentum.
Freedom’s opening second half possession was capped off with Brody Bazile punching it in from 3 yards out. That would be all of scoring for Freedom, as the Little Chute offense, and defense would step up.
Plate found Hietpas again for a score, this time for 26 yards and it was followed by their first lead on a Charlie Hietpas touchdown run.
With Freedom trailing, their game-winning drive was cut short when Charlie Jadin was intercepted and returned to the 2 yard line. Plate would call his own number for the games final score.
Plate finished 14 of 28 for 217 yards, two touchdowns, and two picks, and Little Chute is now 10-0 when he throws for at least one touchdown. Kyle Hietpas led the receiving core with 4 catches, good for 68 yards.
Freedoms Charlie Jadin was limited all night, throwing 7 of 18 for 80 yards and an interception. Brody Bazile shined offensively and defensively for the Irish. He finished with 132 yards on 21 carries, two touchdowns, and two defensive interceptions.
St. Croix Central 41, GET 21
River Valley 33, Lake Mills 27
Two Rivers 24, Kiel 21
Stanley-Boyd 31, Durand 20
Amherst 44, Winnebago-Lutheran 27
Clinton 2, Lancaster 17
Cedar Grove-Belgium 35, Columbus 28
Abbotsford 35, Coleman 22
The Coleman defense met its match on Friday night. The Cougars trailed 14-0 in the first half, their largest deficit of the season. Abbotsford put up 35 points on a Coleman defense that allowed less than a touchdown per game. For the Cougars Bryce Karban threw for two touchdowns, including a 58 yarder to Josh Pillath in the second quarter for their first points. Karban connected with Austin Tachick for an 8-yard touchdown as well. Jacob Zeitler, the teams leading rusher, led the way for Coleman, picking up 94 yards on 23 attempts. The Abbotsford offense was too much. Brock Halopka ran for a score and caught another. Halopka busted out a 56-yard touchdown run and was on the receiving end of a 73-yard score. Coleman ends their season in level-3 with an 11-1 record.
Regis 21, Grantsburg 20
Darlington 42, Pecatonica/Argyle 6
St. Mary’s Springs 37, Ozaukee 14
Bangor 54, Pepin/Alma 21
Edgar 33, Loyal 7
Shullsburg 22, Highland 7
Hilbert/Stockbridge 20, Cambria-Freisland 10