Evening everyone - thanks for stopping by.
UW-La Crosse's home opener today...
Rewards the folks that are in their seats early.
This thing got ugly quick.
And Mike Schmidt doesn't want it any different way.
First meeting with Ripon College since 1935'
Worth the wait for Eagles fans.
11 yards out.
7 - 0.
Defense forces a three and out.
Ryan Kruser back to return the punt.
He comes over from the hoops team.
Here's Ken Koelbl's fast break.
Special teams a big emphasis this year.
Running back Tyler Jenkins - over 100 yards in consecutive
games to start 20-16.
Jenkins scores twice in the first half.
Meanwhile Ripon doesn't find much
Quarterback Griffin McNeal sacked 8 eight times.
UWL allows 30 yards of offense before the break.
Then it's back to Yaeggi.
Hits Joel Oxton in stride.
45-nil at half.
And the Eagles are easily.
??How's it feel to be home??
Yaeggi I don't know if I can put into words how happy
I am that we did that.
This home crowd was amazing, for me it's such a home
feeling being here and being out here it's amazing
and also to do it for Coach Schmidt it's awesome.
Schmidt Pretty special for me personally to come out
with that team and to run out on this field on this
ground in front of that bluff for the first time is
a special deal I'd be lying if I said it wasn't and
just really glad and proud of the way our guys performed.
Winona State also trying for a 2-0 start.
The Bikes are out.
Jack Nelson a couplre greats in this highlight.
First quarter -- can't do it any better.
Will Claussen is gone.
Later in the first tied at 6.
The fade to Cameron Johnson.
Johnson hangs on.
Just a wild first quarter.
Under a minute to go.
It's Nelson into double coverage.
And hey -- I like you 88.
Cameron Johnson again.
Nelson throws for 304 and 4 TD's.
Duluth scores with four and half left in the game
to take the lead
It's the Bulldogs in a wild one.
Week 2 for MSHSL prep football.
Caledonia is 1-0.
And Ben McCabe and Andrew Goergen appear to be 'the
dudes' for the Warriors offense.
That belongs to defensive end Ezekiel Ott.
Charles does not want a piece of him tonight.
Owen King rolling left.
There's Goergen - the senior in the back of the endzone.
And here come the Saints.
Parker Wendt comes marching in.
Extra point no good.
Cal then faces a 4th and 1.
King wants a pass and he wants points.
It's Goergen avoiding the sideline and he's in.
42-13 Warriors at home.
Winless Kickapoo/La Farge at unbeaten North Crawford.
It's a good one.
And its dropped.
Devon Grymala jumps on it
But the Predators -- unable to score off the turnover.
After a turnover on downs.
Kenny Spencer -- Trojans first down.
Later in the drive.
First and goal.
Tyler Martin Drops to Dallas Hershberger
36-0 North Crawford
The Trojans are 4-0.
Viroqua gets Richland Center.
40 seconds left in the first half
Noah Johnson scambles right
Keon Miller halls it in.
20-7 Viroqua at the half
Dalton Bernett takes the hand off up the middle.
Big run for 23.
Later on the drive QB Ryan Hannah cashes in.
Viroqua puts up 55 to improve to 2-2.
Westby still looking for a win.
State power Lancaster is off to another great start.
End of the 1st Lancaster Driving
Evan Straka drops back to pass
finds Ty Mayne on the outside
he picks up 10
Same drive 2nd quarter
Evan Gates takes the hand off
shakes off a defender
taken down after a gain of 15
later in the drive
its Gates breaking tackles at the line
he gets free for the 33 yard score
Lancaster picks up a shutout win at Westby.
And Bangor is a 21-14 winner in a good one at Highland.