Onalaska takes possession of the head of the MVC


SPARTA – The Onalaska High School football team needed just one half to register six touchdowns against Sparta en route to a 42-14 victory to maintain a perfect record Friday night.

With Baraboo’s win and loss to Reedsburg, the sixth-ranked Hilltoppers are now in sole possession of the MVC’s top spot.


The Hilltoppers (7-0, 5-0) scored four times in the first quarter, including a goal-line dive from Levi Bolstad and a 25-yard pass from Adam Skifton to Matty Burnette. Brady Kuhn rushed for two touchdowns — both in the first quarter — and finished with 87 rushing yards.

Skifton finished with 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns, the second connecting with Nicky Odom for 35 yards to make it 42-0 at halftime. Cornell Banks also had a 25-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

The Spartans (1-5, 0-5) prevented the shutout with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns by running back Layden Ott. In total, the Hilltoppers offense passed Sparta from 234 yards to 77 yards. Defensively, Onalaska had two assists from Sparta.

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CALEDONIA, Minnesota – The Warriors (5-0, 4-0) scored at least once per quarter to defeat the Wildcats (3-2, 2-1) in a key conference game before Game of the Week next at the best Chatfields.

Goodhue scored 13 of his points in the fourth quarter.

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Leading running back Eric Mauss rushed for 150 yards and scored on a 22-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the Warriors, who were 350 yards tally.

Junior quarterback Lewis Doyle completed 4 of 10 passes for 61 yards and a 26-yard pass to Kyle Bechtel in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback Ethan Stendel was 4-for-9 for 63 yards and a 30-yard pass to Caleb Conniff in the second quarter.

Doyle and Stendel each added a rushing touchdown.

Ayden Goetzinger caught three passes for 42 yards and Bechtel had three receptions for 39 yards.

Onalaska Luther 60, Necedah 6

ONALASKA – The Knights (6-1, 5-0) led 40-0 at halftime en route to a win over the Cardinals (0-7, 0-5).

Luther running back Elijah Potoracke had two of the Knights’ eight rushing touchdowns while leading with eight carries. Luke Schmeling led the team in rushing yards (86) and tackles (five) while adding a rushing touchdown.

Eli Krause, Tanner Bass, Jack Schmeling, Landon Byant and Caden McCollugh were the other Knights runners to score in a blowout that takes Luther to games against Bangor and Cashton the following two weeks.

NEW LISBON, Wis. — The Eagles (7-0, 5-0) forced seven turnovers in their road win over the Rockets (5-2, 3-2), highlighted by a return touchdown from 20-yard interception by senior lineman Essen Schröder.

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Running back Colin O’Neil rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns for Cashton, which is ranked eighth among minor division schools by The Associated Press.

Quarterback Jacob Huntzicker threw for just 35 yards but had two touchdown passes, including one to first receiver Jack Kleba.

ELROY, Wis. – The Panthers (3-5, 1-5) earned their first conference victory in a shutout against the visiting Falcons (1-7, 1-5).

Quarterback Carter Uppena got Royall on the board with a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Uppena threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Parker Friedl in the second quarter to extend the lead.

Jackson Bender went 18-0 at halftime with a 10-yard touchdown run. Bender finished the game with 158 rushing yards on 20 carries.

The Panthers finished Brookwood in third with a 1-yard touchdown by Colin McKittrick and an interception return touchdown from Bender.

De Soto 36, Kickapoo/La Farge 0

DE SOTO — The Pirates (6-0, 3-0) went undefeated and held Kickapoo/La Farge to 115 total yards.

The Pirates scored 30 points in the first half and senior running back Harley Schams rushed for 152 yards on 13 carries. De Soto rushed for 257 yards in the game.

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Bryce Grelle and Evan Pedretti returned interceptions for touchdowns for De Soto, and both scored two touchdowns. Grelle’s returned interception opened the scoring and he added a 16-yard touchdown pass from Pedretti for a 14-0 lead.

Pedretti rushed for a 28-yard touchdown and completed TD passes to Grelle and Landon Pedretti in the victory. He returned his interception for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Melrose-Mindoro 14, Independence/Gilmanton 8

MELROSE — The Mustangs (2-5, 2-3) won their second straight game by scoring their 14 points in the third quarter and carrying the Indees to 60 total yards.

Carter Sacia and Jackson Blaken scored Melrose-Mindoro touchdowns, and Blaken helped the Mustangs bounce back from an 8-6 deficit. Blaken finished with 78 rushing yards on 13 carries.

Melrose-Mindoro quarterback Ty Zeman completed 7 of 17 passes for 147 yards and was intercepted once. Quincy Carlson-Young caught two of those passes for 62 yards.

Pepin/Alma 42, Blair-Taylor 14

ALMA, Wis. — In a conference unbeaten battle, the Eagles (7-0, 5-0) picked up a win over the Wildcats (4-3, 4-1) at home.

Jackson Shramek led the Wildcats in rushing yards with 124 while scoring a touchdown.

Quarterback Ethan Knisley threw for 121 yards and a touchdown for Blair-Taylor while throwing two interceptions. Wide receiver Evan Nehring recorded seven catches for 99 yards and a touchdown.

BANGOR – The Cardinals (6-1) had 398 total yards and scored once in each quarter against the Bulldogs.

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Senior Tanner Jones rushed for 208 yards on 29 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Bangor, who rebounded from a 21-7 loss at Cashton last week. Senior teammate Clayton Lyga added 109 yards on 18 carries.

Nolan Michek completed 3 of 8 passes for 29 yards, but one of them resulted in a touchdown catch for Dustini McDonald.


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