Friday, October 16th
Marshall 12 Markesan 8
Marshall went on the road and grinded out a 12-8 win over a tough Markesan squad on Friday night. Bryce Frank took the opening kickoff 77 yards to the house to give Marshall a 6-0 lead. Markesan went on top with 2:09 left in the first quarter went Blaze Grams rumbled 23 yards for a touchdown. Grams then ran for the 2-pointer to give the Hornets the 8-6 lead and that’s how it stayed going into the halftime locker room. Marshall found paydirt early in the 3rd quarter when Frank grabbed a screen pass from QB Craig Ward and scampered 51 yards down the right sideline to the end zone. The two-point conversion failed leaving Marshall with the 12-8 lead. With 5:45 left in the 4th quarter Markesan started a drive at their own 20 and drove to the Marshall 13 but Cole Denniston picked off Hornets QB Hunter Quade at the 3-yard line with 1:34 left to end the threat. Marshall was able to run out the clock and improve to 4-0 on the season. Bryce Frank paced the Cardinal offense with 90 yards rushing and 56 yards receiving. Blaze Grams ran for 44 yards and a TD to lead Markesan. Marshall (4-0, 3-0) will travel to Pardeeville next week while Markesan (0-3, 0-2) heads to Waterloo.
Watch @MarshallFootbal ‘s Cole Denniston intercept a pass inside the 5-yard line with 1:34 left in the 4th quarter to help the Cardinals hold off Markesan 12-8 on Friday night. #wisfb pic.twitter.com/DldByesSyH
— Wade Bates (@WadeBatesRadio) October 17, 2020
Randolph 34 Cambridge 22
The Randolph football team stayed perfect on the season with a 34-22 non-conference win over Cambridge on Friday night. The game was tied 6-6 at the break. Cambridge went up 13-6 but Randolph’s Traiton Lininger’s pick six and the 2-point conversion pushed the Rockets back into the lead 14-13. With 4:18 left in the 3rd, Cambridge came right back as Jacob Moody ran for a 23 yard score giving the Blue Jays a 19-14 advantage. Just 10 seconds later, the Rockets scored when Jordan Tietz connected with Matt Dykstra on a 78-yard half-back option and Randolph went back on top 21-19. After a field goal gave Cambridge a 22-21 lead, Randolph’s Brayden Haffele punched it in with 1:01 left to give the Rockets the lead again. Ben Schmucki then picked up a Cambridge fumble and rumbled 48 yards for the game clinching points with :10 seconds left. Randolph (4-0, 3-0) will travel to 2nd ranked Lourdes Academy next Saturday at 7pm. That game will be played at St. Mary Catholic in the Fox Valley. Cambridge (2-2, 2-1) will host Palmyra-Eagle next week.
Palmyra-Eagle 33 Dodgeland 0
Palmyra-Eagle picked up their first win of the season with a 33-0 victory at Dodgeland on Friday night. Dodgeland (0-2, 0-1) is scheduled to play Husticon at Horicon next Friday night. Palmyra-Eagle (1-3, 1-2) travels to Cambridge.
Waterloo 35 Pardeeville 26
Eugene Wolff ran for three first half TDs as Waterloo stopped Pardeeville 35-26 on Friday night Blake Huebner threw for a score and ran for another in the 2nd half as the Pirates held off the Bulldogs in this Eastern Suburban Conference matchup. Warterloo (2-2, 1-1) will host Markesan next Friday night. Pardeeville (0-2, 0-2) hosts Marshall next Friday.
Lake Mills 49 Watertown 24
The Watertown football team traveled to Lake Mills and dropped a 49-24 decision on Friday night. Caleb Huff threw for a TD and ran for another scored to pace the Gosling offense. His touchdown pass was a 34-yard strike to Brain Kronquist in the 4th quarter. Taylor Walter also had a TD run while Branden Fischer connected on a 40 yard field goal for the Goslings. Watertown (2-2) will travel to Reesburg next Friday night. Lake Mills (3-1) hosts Lakeside Lutheran.
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