The laces tight .
the helmets strapped .
the lights on.
A few high school football teams kicking off their
A prelude of what's to come tomorrow.
One of those teams in action .
They're at Eau Claire North .
and so is News 8 Sports Director Gregg Wavrunek with
complete coverage of the Red Raiders opener.
Hi Gregg ...
Head coach Tony Servais knows it will be tough replacing
a large senior class that graduated...but says he's
anxious to see what this year's team can do...and
they will get better throughout the season.
Let's go to the highlights ...
Central coming off a season in which they advanced
to Level two of the playoffs.
First drive of the game Central takes almost ten-minutes
off the clock.
Matt Degenhardt with the one yard td plunge and it's
seven-nothing Red Raiders.
Eau Claire North answers back in a drive that didn't
even last two minutes.
Adam LaRock to Max DeGrasse from 29 yards out ties
Second quarter....the junior quarterback starting
in his second season keeps the option and runs it
in from 28-yards out.
Huskies take a 14-7 lead.
Then it's LaRock to DeGrasse again....56 yards on
the heels of a 46-yard hook-and-ladder play.
E-C North up 21-7 at the half.
Huskies with the ball first in the second half.
Close to extending their lead when Jerred Ambrose
makes a play and picks off the pass in the endzone.
Later in the third....North had two return touchdowns
brought back by penalty so far in the game.
Third time was a charm...the 53-yard punt return from
Carter Holden stands.
A couple late scores for Central but the Red Raiders
open with a 41-27 loss.
We're an inexperienced group.
It's a group that's going to get better throughout
the year and we knew that going into the season.
Playing some young kids, some inexperienced kids,
there's a lot to replace and a lot of communication,
a lot of little things and we'll take care of those
There's no doubt we're going to get better throughoug