Friday, September 25th
St. John’s Northwestern Academies 26 Fall River/Rio 7
Fall River/Rio dropped a 26-7 season opener at St. John’s Northwestern Academies on Friday afternoon in Delafield. After trailing 6-0 after the first quarter, the Rebels took a 7-6 lead when junior quarterback Gavin Grams scored from four yards out with 11:49 left in the half . The Lancers retook the lead late in the half and never trailed the rest of the way. Donnie Austin rushed for three TDs while his twin brother Phil Austin ran for another to account for all of the Lancer scoring. The Rebels host Palmyra-Eagle next Friday night.
Randolph 48 Johnson Creek 6
Quarterback Brayden Haffele threw for a score and ran two more as Randolph blew out Johnson Creek 48-6 in their opener on Friday night. Logan Vander Galien also ran for a pair of scores in the win. Zach Paul rushed for 213 yards, which included a 90 yard TD run. Randolph will travel to Cambria-Friesland next week.
Cambria-Friesland 56 Kingdom Prep Lutheran 0
Cade Burmania scored four touchdowns as Cambria-Friesland blew out first year varsity program Kingdom Prep Lutheran in front of the their home crowd. The Hilltoppers host Randolph next Friday night
Marshall 39 Tomahawk 8
The Marshall Cardinals showed no-signs of bus lag as they took the three hour ride north to Tomahawk and picked up a 39-8 win. Bryce Frank took a punt 63 yards to the house, had a 93-yard TD run and caught a TD pass. Matthew Motl also ran for a pair of scores for the Cardinals. QB Craig Ward also tossed a pair of TD passes in the victory. Marshall will travel to Cambridge next Friday night. Tomahawk is coached by Marshall alum Sam Hernandez.
Waterloo 19 Palmyra-Eagle 18
The Waterloo football team went on the road and picked up a thrilling 19-18 season opening win at Palmyra-Eagle on Friday night. The game featured six lead changes with the game winning score coming with 3:23 left in the 4th quarter as Pirates QB Blake Huebner hit Brody Tschanz on a 27-yard TD pass. Waterloo is off until October 9th when they host Cambria-Friesland.
Edgewood 17 Watertown 14
The Watertown High School football team dropped a 17-14 decision to Edgewood in their season opener on Friday night. After falling behind 9-0, the Goslings rallied to take a 14-9 lead on a pair of Caleb Huff TD runs. Edgewood’s Joe Hartlieb connected with Matt Garcia on a 42-yard TD pass with 4:10 left for the game winner. The Goslings host Portage next Friday night.
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