Good evening....I'm Gregg Wavrunek.
And I'm Charlie Clifford.
Three weeks left in the regular season.
Five teams tied for first with three-and-one records
in the M-V-C.
This log-jam begins to work it's way out tonight over
at La Crosse's North Side.
Two of those first place teams meeting as Logan faces
The Rangers offense -- asleep for most of the first
Here's a spark.
Hook and ladder.
But West Salem turns the Rangers over on downs so
no points here.
Closing seconds of the first half.
Trey Davis heaves it to the end zone.
CJ Siegel nearly comes up with it.
We go to half.
3 - zip West Salem.
Ryan Beirne hands to Gabe LAY-MON Lamon.
Logan fumbles the ensuing kickoff
Adn here on 4th and 7 from the Rangers 10.
Beirne the option.
West Salem goes into Swanson Field and gets a win
for the second straight year.
West Salem talks about their victory against Logan
Aquinas back on the field after having to forfeit
last week due to injuries.
they host three-and-one Holmen.
2nd quarter action.
Holmen's Seth Wilson takes the hand off up the middle
and drags two defenders in for the 11 yard TD.
Vikings up 28-0
Holmen going with some misdirection and Connor Duncan
ends up with it and he takes it up the sideline.
great juke move he scores from 49 yards out.
More from the 2nd.
this time an 8 yard touchdown.
Wilson with 213 yards and five touchdowns.
Vikings roll with a 62-8 victory.
Three-and-one Onalaska on the road at Tomah.
after last week's big win against Sparta.
Onalaska with a 1 point lead in the 2nd...
Showing off their big play capability
Brayton Duin connects in stride with Tyler Hughes
He breaks free and goes 87 yards for a touchdown.
Tomah looking to respond...
Connor Prielipp connects for a 55-yard pass with Kyle
He weaves his way down close to the goalline.
Now facing a 4th down...
And their 4th try from inside the 5 is denied.
Onalaska comes out on top in this shootout that went
down to the wire.
And three-and-one Sparta returns home to face Central.
Central down 12 at the half.
but the Spartans line holds.
Jaden Winchel with the big fourth down tackle.
Ryan Wisneewski keeping the ball on the option..
He gashes the middle of the D and STRETCHES across
the goalline for 6.
Central not ready to quit.
They cap off a drive with a plunge through the middle.
But it's too little too late.
So it's now Sparta.
and West Salem tied for first in the M-V-C.
Meanwhile in the Coulee.
Arcadia and G-E-T are tied for first at two-and-oh
in conference play.
Arcadia at home against one-and-one Westby.
Raiders trailing 14-7 at the half.
They go right to work.
Brennan Scow floats a pass to Carter Halverson.
Makes the catch and sheds a tackler.
He scores to tie the game at 14...
Next possesion for Westby.
Norse in the red zone.
Kyle Anderson's pass is intercepted by Chance Yarrington.
That ends a good Westby drive.
Now after a Norse punt.
Raiders have third and long from their own 15.
Scow takes a shot deep for Halverson and he's got
And he is gone for an 85 yard touchdown.
That would end up being the game deciding score...
Arcadia rallies in the second half and wins 21-14...
G-E-T on the road at one-and-one Luther.
G-E-T strikes first.
Ben Behan breaking tackles and taking it 45 yards
to pay dirt.
Red Hawks with the early 8-0 lead...
Luther needing a lucky bounce on 3rd and long and
they get it.
Sam Babinec's pass bounces off the defenders into
John Wehrs' hands for the TD.
G-E-T answers back.
Butch Haines bulldozes in from 6 yards out.
This would be a 16-13 ballgame.
G-E-T scores the final 56-points of the game.
Arcadia at G-E-T next Friday night.
Also tonight in the Coulee Viroqua is a 12-8 winner
over Black River Falls.
Sole possession of first place in the Dairyland is
up for grabs.
and top-ranked Caledonia goes up against a state-ranked
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Number-one in the state Caledonia with possibly their
toughest challenge of the season.
traveling to face sixth-ranked Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
Battle of unbeatens.
Ben McCabe 205-yards on the ground.
Caledonia opens up the game with a 28-point second
quarter and wins big tonight 47-zero.
Winona ranked number-seven in this week's rankings.
at home against Northfield.
2nd half...Winhawks trailing 7-0.
Riley Bosteter delivers a perfect ball to Terrell
Hall for the touchdown.
we are all tied at 7.
after a Northfield score Winona looking to respond.
beautful catch in the back of the endzone from Logan
to the 4th.
Alex Franzwa goes up the middle and he breaks free
after a couple nice jukes.
Winona grabs a 21-14 lead.
Cotter trying to get in the win column tonight.
at home against Dover-Eyota.
1st quarter....Dover-Eyota gets on the board first.
Brady Williams finds Keaton Schaefer for the touchdown.
more from the Eagles.
Isaac Bushman takes the pitch down the sideline and
Four-and-oh Houston receiving votes in this week's
they host three-and-one Mabel-Canton.
Game tied at 16 a piece in the 2nd quarter,
Harry Chiglo is picked off by Drew Wyffels,
Logan Richardson's huge block springs a nice return.
A few plays later Mabel-Canton converting the turnover
Weston Whalen breaks 3 tackles in route to the endzone
to put Mabel-Canton up 24-16.
Houston trailing by 14 in the third,
Zach Schneider would take the misdirection handoff
in for 6,
to cut the lead to 8.
La Crescent 24
Spring Grove 66
?Who will sit in the driver's seat atop the Dairyland
Conference over the final two weeks?
The final unbeatens meeting up tonight.
Cochrane-Fountain City at Melrose-Mindoro.
winner claims sole possession of first place in the
First Quarter back and forth.
Sam Boone to Erik Christopherson 37 yards out.
After Mel-min goes up 13...Pirates answer.
Tristan Schmidtknecht from 3 yards out.
They cut it to 7 with left in the half.
Then crazy sequence.
C-FC forces a turnover.
Then just seconds later.
Shmidtknecht to Lucas Gabel.
2 scores under a minute.
21-20 Mel-min at the break.
Then in the third.
Long Mustangs drive.
Brett Gerdes caps it off from 5 yards out.
Makes it 28-20.
Then to the 4-th.
Mel-min looking to put the game away.
Landon Lockington fights his way in for the score.
Rivalry game as Whitehall plays host to Blair-Taylor.
First play of the second quarter.
Little trickery out of the break.
Direct snap to the upback Cody Trimberger.
He's got more than enough for the first down.
Norse not done with the trickery.
Parker Windjue hands off to the TIght End Larry Gardner
on the sweep.
He finds a hole and the endzone to put Whitehall up
Norse hold on from there.
34-19 Whitehall is a homecoming winner...
We had the story earlier in the week.
the homeless De Soto Pirates getting a home thanks
to U-W-L for their homecoming game.
Pirates face Kickapoo/La Farge.
Opening drive for De Soto,
Darin George takes the handoff left,
and hits the truck stick as he walks in for the score,
2nd Quarter, Austin Anderson trying the quarterback
shifting left and right all over the field, then puts
his head down into the endzone
to extend the Pirates lead to 21.
Later in the quarter
it's George again,
takes the screen pass from Anderson,
31-0 at the half.
And De Soto wins on homecoming at U-W-L.
Ridge and Valley...
Undefeated Bangor goes on the road at Hillsboro.
1st quarter 7-0 Bangor
Hillsboro loses it on the pitch
Alex Mats tracks it down
Bangor takes over
Drew Johnson fakes a handoff
finds Caleb Miedema wide open for the score
Later in the 1st
Hand off to hunter Ellenburg
He cuts back, theres no one there
20 yard score
New Lisbon a week out from a huge game against Bangor.
but before that Rockets facing Cashton.
2nd quarter 1 minute left
Cashton looks to pass
Fumble on the play
Recovered by Evan Washetas
Next play 50 seconds left
Gunner Pederson setting up the screen
finds Sam Rogers
Gets a big block from Gavin Radek
12-7 New Lisbon at half
Z Loew: 213 yd, 2 TD
New Lisbon 30
Wisconsin Dells 21
Prairie du Chien 7
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21-games into their season.
Viterbo volleyball finally gets a chance to play at
5th-ranked V-Hawks going up against Mayville State.
1st point of the match,
The pass goes to Aubrey Aspen, she would put it straight
down for the kill.
Later in the set,
Natlie Geidel finds the back right corner for the
kill to put Viterbo up 4-0.
Later, still all Viterbo,
Its Geidel again with another spike to put the V-Hawks
Viterbo wins game 1 25-12 and they sweep the match
12-and-2 Winona State back at home.
facing Bemidji State.
Danielle Rampart with the kill.
Warriors up 7-5.
more from Winona in set number 2.
Taylor Goar catching Bemidji State off guard.
Warriors take set number 2.
Bemidji State 0
Winona State 3
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Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone...time for
our play of the night.
We go back to the Winona/Northfield game..
Terrell Hall beautiful pass to Logan Smith who makes
the great catch in the back of the endzone.
Winona wins 24-14