Good evening and welcome to the final Friday night
of the W-I-A-A regular season.
I'm Gregg Wavrunek alongside Charlie Clifford.
And tonight the MVC title goes to the winner right
here -- between Onalaska and West Salem.
What a regular season.
The party is always more fun when you invite everyone.
The MVC did that this year.
Holmen, Logan, Sparta -- right there all season.
But tonight it's either Onalaska's first conference
crown since 2006.
Or West Salem brining home the bragging rights for
the first time since joining on in 20-14.
Let's look at the matchup - starting at quarterback..
Onalaska's Brayton Duin is throwing his way into the
state record books.
Duin eclipsed 500 yards passing in each of the last
The Hilltoppers spread offense scores over 43 points
They like to play quick -- the polar opposite of West
The Panthers defense hasn't given up a point in nearly
??What can Duin -- do about that??
Wide receivers are running good routes.
O-line is doing their job blocking up front.
JZ Jalen Zubich is doing a great job blocking and
running out of the backfield and then I have to do
my job too and get the ball in the hands of our playmakers.
You never expect it.
He goes for 500 yards against Sparta and you think
it is some sort of an anomily and that he probably
can not replicate that.
And then Tomah he goes for 500 again and you are like
holy cow, and Central he does it again.
It is not something that you can keep up for an entire
season or anything like that but it makes them defend
some stuff that they have not defened before.
Gregg don't forget, that's only half the battle.
West Salem gets to touch the ball too.
The Panthers prefer to keep the clock running and
the ball in the hands of quarterback Ryan Beirne and
running back Gabe Lamon.
Beirne is this team's utility guy.
Quarterback - cornerback - he made the game sealing
interception last Friday against Sparta.
Plus, he's the kicker -- and a good one.
Here's why West Salem is confident with Beirne under
He knows the guys, he knows his receivers.
He is smart he knows how to make decisions.
I would not let anyone else he is just our guy.
You will hear kids like.
'Oh my god they just don't stop running the ball.
We will throw occasionally, but then they are like
oh gosh, we are not going to have any time for offense.
We will just keep marching down the field.
Teams just get frusturated.
We'll bring you the postgame celebration live right
here during the highlight zone at ten o'clock.
Along with a full slate of other important area games
And then there is Saturday.
#2 Whitewater at UW-La Crosse.
Kickoff tomorrow on the campus of U-W-L at one-o-clock.
Winner is all alone in first place in the WIAC.
get out and support the Eagles.