High School Football Preview: Week 2

Friday, October 2nd

Randolph (1-0) @ Cambria-Friesland (1-0) – 7pm

Two explosive offenses will meet in this one tonight.  Randolph’s Brayden Haffle ran for a pair of scores and passed for another in a 48-6 win over Johnson Creek.  Zach Paul ran for 213 yards and a 90 yard TD and Logan Vander Galien also added a pair of TD runs in the win.  Cambria-Friesland blew out Kingdom Prep Lutheran 56-0 in their 2020 opener. Cade Burmania ran for a pair of TDs and returned a pair of interceptions (95-yards & 55-yards) for scores.  Randolph is ranked #8 in the Week 1 wissports.net Division Seven Coaches Poll.


Palmyra-Eagle (0-1) @ Fall River/Rio (0-1)(at FR) – 7pm

The Rebels dropped their season opener at St. John’s Northwestern Academies 26-7 last Friday night.  Gavin Grams ran for the Rebels only TD.  Palmyra-Eagle dropped a heart breaking 19-18 decision to Warterloo in their season opener last week.


Marshall (1-0) @ Cambridge (1-0) – 7pm

Marshall enters Eastern Suburban Conference play after routing Tomahawk 39-8 last Friday Night in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  Bryce Frank ran for a score, caught a pass for a score and returned a punt for a score in the win. Ezra Stein rushed for three TDs in the opener as Cambridge thumped Pardeeville 45-24.  Cambridge won the final three Capitol South Conference championships and is the favorite in the Eastern Suburban Conference and are ranked #6 in the wissports.net Week 1 Division Six Coaches Poll.


Portage (1-0) @ Watertown (0-1) – 7pm

Watertown dropped their season opener to Edgewood 17-14 last Friday night.  Caleb Huff and Nathan Kehl rushed for the Gosling TDs.   Portage needed overtime to defeat Reedsburg in their opener last week.  Ethan Bleich ran for a pair of scores including the one yard game winner in OT.  Junior Bazaldua also rushed for 113 yards in the Warrior win.


Saturday, October 3rd

Markesan (0-0) vs. Lourdes Academy (1-0) @ St. Mary Catholic – 5pm

It’s been a roller coaster week for the Markesan football team.   The Hornets postponed their season opener last week against Lourdes Academy because of COVID-19 issues in their district.  Then this week Pardeeville had to postpone their week 2 contest because of coronavirus issues in their district.  Lourdes Academy had their week 2 game with Johnson Creek postponed so the teams got together to schedule the game on Saturday night.  Markesan will have a lot of new faces in the lineup this season after qualifying for the postseason for the 6th straight time in 2019.  The Hornets do return Honorable Mention all-league quarterback Hayden Quade.  He threw for 984 yards and eight TDs during his sophomore campaign and also ran for 455 yards and seven scores.   Lourdes won the Trailways South last year and advanced to the Division Seven State Semifinals and are the favorite in the Trailways Conference this season.  After Markesan couldn’t play last week, Lourdes traveled to Bonduel and picked up a 34-6 win.  QB Josh Bauer threw for a pair of scores and ran for another in the win.   Lourdes is ranked #2 in the week 1 wissports.net Division 7 Coaches Poll.   You can watch this game on the DailyDodge.com videostream thanks to Columbus Family Dental and Ergo Bank.

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