Columbus Rolls Into D4 State Football Semifinals

The Columbus High School football team is headed to the WIAA Division Four State Semifinals after a convincing 44-7 over Kewaskum on Saturday night.

The Cardinals led 7-0 after the first quarter on a the back of a 40 yard touchdown run by Colton Brunell, then exploded for a 27 point 2nd quarter to roll into halftime leading 34-0.  Brunel had a 76 yard TD run, Nathan Cotter ran for a 44 yard score, and Brunell added a 63 yard TD run all in a span of 5 minutes and six seconds the 2nd quarter open the flood gates.  Brady Engel then picked up a fumble on the scoop and score for 35 yards out.

In the 2nd half, Andrew Pfeffer ran for a 3 yard TD 3rd quarter TB and Corbin Hynes knocked a 41 yard field goal through the uprights to round out the C-Bus scoring.   Kewaskum got the goose-egg off the scoreboard when Matthew Buechel hit Miles Suprenant on a 44-yard TD pass with 11:50 left in the game.

Brunell finished the day with 249 yards on the ground to go along with his three touchdowns.  Pfeffer had 122 yards rushing as the Cardinals piled up 434 rushing yards as a team and outgained Kewaskum 464-208 overall.

The Cardinals blowout victory comes on the heels of a week where they were not quite sure who their opponent would be until late Friday night afternoon.  #1 seed and unbeaten Edgewood was forced to forfeit last week’s game for using an ineligible player and after an appeal was denied, they went to court to try and force their way back into the playoffs.  A judge just after 3pm on Friday denied their request.

The Cardinals (11-1) will face #1 ranked and defending state champion Waukesha Catholic Memorial at Big Foot next Friday night with a trip to the WIAA Division Four State Championship Game on the line.   That game will kickoff at 7pm.  You ‘ll hear it on 1430 WBEV.

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