High School Football Preview: Week 4

Friday, October 16th


Marshall (3-0, 2-0) @ Markesan (0-2, 0-1) – 7pm

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The Cardinals ride into Markesan at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Eastern Suburban Conference.  Marshall has outscored their opponents 102-11 so far this season.  Junior Bryce Frank has done it all for the Cards this season, rushing for 417 yards and 4 TDs, catching four passes for 104 yards and 2 TDs and also returning a punt for a touchdown.  Markesan is still looking for their first win of the season after a tough 7-6 Eastern Suburban Conference loss at Cambridge last Friday night. Junior quarterback Hayden Quade has scored both of the Hornets TDs in 2020.


Cambridge (2-1, 2-1) @ Randolph (3-0, 3-0) – 7pm

Randolph roars into tonight’s non-conference game after sweeping their first three Trailways Conference matchups.  Last week Tom Chase’s squad throttled previously unbeaten St. John’s Northwestern Academies 52-0. The Rockets are scoring 47 points per game and only giving up an average 9 through the first three weeks of 2020.  Senior Zach Paul is 16th in the state with 452 rushing yards and has scored 7 TDs this season.  Senior QB Brayden Haffele has 237 yards rushing and 5 TDs.  He’s also thrown for a pair of scores. As a team, Randolph is 2nd in the state in rushing, averaging just under 398 yards rushing per game.  The Blue Jays come to Randolph after grinding out a tough 7-6 Eastern Suburban Conference win over Markesan.  Senior QB Ezra Stein has rushed for 4 TDs and tossed another.  Junior Trey Colts leads Cambridge in rushing with 199 yards and 2 TDs.  Randolph is ranked #4 in this week’s wissports.net Division Seven Coaches Poll.


Palmyra-Eagle (0-3, 0-2) @ Dodgeland (0-1, 0-0) – 7pm

Both teams enter this Eastern Suburban Conference matchup looking for their first win of 2020.  Dodgeland fell behind 20-0 in the first quarter and dropped their season opener to Wisconsin Dells last week 40-0. Palmyra-Eagle comes to Juneau after dropping contests to Waterloo, Fall River/Rio and Marshall.  Senior Levi Musselman leads the Panthers offense with 208 yards rushing and 3 TDs


Pardeeville (0-1, 0-1) @ Waterloo (1-1, 0-1) – 7pm

Waterloo will try and bounce back from last Friday night’s tough 20-12 non-conference loss to Cambria-Friesland.  Eugene Wolff’s 143 yards rushing and TD was a bright spot in the defeat.  Pardeeville returns to the gridiron after taking a two week COVID break.  The Bulldogs dropped their only game of the season at home to Cambridge 45-24 back on September 25th.   Senior QB Peter Freye threw for a pair of scores and ran for another in the loss.


Husticon (0-1, 0-1) @ Cambria-Friesland (2-1, 0-1) – 7pm

Cancelled because of pending COVID-19 test on the Husticon side.


Watertown (2-1) @ Lake Mills (2-1) – 7pm

The Goslings hammered Sauk Prairie 43-16 to end a three game home stand to start the season at 2-1.  Benji Kamrath’s Goslings are known as a passing team, but have done it on the ground this season.  As a team, Watertown has rushed for 572 yards and 10 TDs compared to just 372 yards passing and just one TD through the air.  QB Caleb Huff has rushed for 162 yards and a team leading 5 TDs.  Senior Dylan Sippel leads the Goslings in rushing with 181 yards and 2 TDs.   Nathan Kehl (2) and Taylor Walter (1) have also rushed for scores this season.  Lake Mills enters tonight’s game ranked #6 in this week’s wissports.net Division 4 Coaches Poll.  The L-Cats are led by senior QB Adam Moen who has already thrown for 832 yards and 7 TDs.  He’s also rushed for 186 yards and six TDs. So far this season Lake Mills defeated Watertown Luther Prep 30-0 and Kewaskum 48-7.  Their only loss came to Mineral Point (ranked #2 in D6) 44-36 on October 2nd.


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