Three wins down, two to go for Friday's playoff winners
MILWAUKEE - As every team’s quest for championship hardware this season inches on, the level of intensity in the WIAA state championship games only increases.
This week on the Frenzy saw some teams duke it out in big games while others clearly dominated their opponents.
Division 1: Milwaukee Marquette at Franklin
Following their close win over Kenosha Indian Trail a week ago, the Franklin Sabers made sure that they were not in a similar situation this week against Marquette.
After being up 14-13 at the half, the Sabers really buckled down in the fourth quarter, scoring 20 points to establish a comfortable lead.
Franklin running back Chad Walton had a huge night, contributing four rushing touchdowns for his team. The Sabers move on to the next round with a commanding 41-13 win over the Hilltoppers.
Division 1: Mukwonago at Oconomowoc
The Oconomowoc Raccoons’ offense hasn’t had too much trouble scoring points this year. They were the victors in the record-setting, 84-82 win over Wisconsin Lutheran earlier this year.
This week, they faced an entirely different animal when they took on Mukwonago. The Mukwonago defense dominated throughout, not allowing any points from the Raccoons until the second half.
It was the Indians who would take this one, ending the Raccoons’ season. They win 55-21 on the road.
Division 2: Waterford at Waukesha West
Waukesha West running back Elijah Fort has been the beneficiary of some solid blockers this season but to his credit, he has made opposing defenses pay whether on the road or at home.
This week against Waterford, that proved to be true once more as Fort carried a big load once again for the Wolverines. His 193 yards and two touchdowns would be just what the doctor ordered for his team to advance.
West rolls on with a 20 point victory. 27-7 Wolverines.
Division 3: Greendale vs. Plymouth
It was a battle between two powerhouses in their respective conferences. Greendale came into the Friday night not having suffered a single loss on the year while Plymouth came into the game with serious credentials as well.
In the end, the Panthers would prove once again why they were undefeated. This week wasn’t the easiest win for Greendale, they had to fight it out.
When the smoke cleared between these two powerhouses, it was the Panthers who prevailed once again. They roll on with a 41-27 victory.
Here are some other scores from this week’s action:
- Arrowhead 36, Germantown 3
- Kimberly 37, Mequon Homestead 7
- Menasha 14, Hortonville 7
- La Crosse Logan 35, Mount Horeb/Barneveld 20
- Monona Grove 20, Catholic Memorial 17
- Appleton Xavier 30, Seymour 20
- Platteville 7, Big Foot 2
- Manitowoc Roncalli 18, Freedom 13
- Somerset 14, Ellsworth 7
- Winneconne 21, Nekoosa 14
- Amherst 21, Stratford 7
- Kewaunee 47, Cedar Grove-Belgium 12
- Stanley-Boyd 28, Bloomer 3
- Hurley 30, Webster 27
- Fond du Lac Saint Marys Springs 56, Lourdes Academy 22
- Shiocton 32, Iola-Scandinavia 0
- Black Hawk 41, Potosi 12
- Glenwood City 30, Alma/Pepin 8
- Lake Country Lutheran 13, Burlington Catholic Central 7
- Pittsville 39, New Lisbon 20