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Good evening....I'm Gregg Wavrunek.
Just a couple of weeks back we had a five-way tie
for first place.
Now we are down to having just a singular M-V-C champion.
At tonight's big West Salem at Onalaska game.
let's go live to News 8's Charlie Clifford.
Two teams off the radar in the preseason have gone
on to dominate the M-V-C on each side of the football.
Onalaska scoring an average of 43-points per game.
West Salem allowing on average just nine-points.
and haven't allowed a score now for almost an entire
Electric atmosphere tonight at Onalaska High School.
First West Salem drive.
Running left and a bolt of speed down the sideline.
Two plays later.
Brayton Duin across the middle.
Tyler Hughes is gone.
63 yards and here is the shootout we expected.
Duin throws for 277 yards.
But both defenses settle in.
No scoing until midway thru the 2nd.
After Jalen Sample hauls this is at the one.
After a West Salem punt.
Duin back Hughes.
These two and Jalen Zubich put in a great first half.
But West Salem holds at the goaline late
So it's still a 2 score game at the break.
Sample comes out with two touchdown grabs in the third.
And the Hilltoppers in the trenches put their stamp
on this win in the fourth.
For the future of Ona football -- the freshman Nathan
Not picture Jalen Zubich runs for 131.
42-7 the MVC title goes to Onalaska.
Joining me now.....
Thanks for joining me.
congrats on the big win.
Final score once again 42-7.
Onalaska your 2016 M-V-C champions.
first championship for them since 2006.
Back to you Gregg.
A few games in our area tonight that the winner clinches
a playoff spot.
and the loser likely sees their season come to an
One of them is two-and-two in the Coulee Luther hosting
Westby's Ryan Daines punches it in from 3 yards out.
Norsemen lead by 14...
To the 3rd.
more from Daines.
this time from 1 yard out.
Westby leads 21-6...
Knights have some fight in them.
Sam Babinec to Dan Walsh.
and he's determined to score.
check out those moves.
66 yards Knights down 7...
Westby's offense keeping Luther at arms length.
Kyle Anderson on the keeper gets them within the 5.
They tack on a field goal to go up 10...
4th down and they need 2 to stay alive.
and they do better than that.
Babinec to John Wehrs TD.
Luther within 3.
but that's as close as they get.
Westby a 24-21 winner as they clinch a spot in the
Same scenario tonight for Mauston.
a win they get into the playoffs.
a loss and their season is over.
Down by one with under two minutes to play Mauston
gets a touchdown and a two-point conversion to keep
their season alive...they win 35-28.
North Crawford hosts Riverdale.
winner of this one moves to .500 becoming playoff
eligible and will likely be playing again next week.
Kenny Spencer takes the handoff and pounds his way
into the endzone
to put the Trojans on the board first.
To the 2nd quarter,
Spencer doing it again, this time he goes 68 yards
up the sideline,
Finishes off the run with a stiff arm into the endzone
to put Northcrawford up 12-0.
North Crawford a 27-nothing winner.
that .500 conference record should get them into the
New Lisbon at Brookwood.
winner clinches a playoff spot while loser is still
playoff eligible with a .500 record and will still
likely get into the postseason.
15 seconds before the half.
Matthew Hanson puts his head down and powers his way
into the endzone on the QB sneak.
Brookwood goes into the half up 14-6
Late third quarter.
Handoff to Zach Loew.
Takes on a series of hits.
But he manages to stay on his feet and break free.
He gets ran down after a gain of 65....
Give him 15 more after a horse collar penalty...
Few plays later.
Rockets puts their running back Tony Mascaretti under
And he powers his way in.
Two point try is good to tie the game at 14...
New Lisbon scores 14 unanswered points to get the
Rockets solitify their spot in the post season...
Still lots to get to including a city battle.
and a pair of stops featuring the number-one ranked
team in the state.
The News 8 Highlight Zone will be right back.
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Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone.
Not everyone can be conference champ.
The M-V-C is still sending a highly respectable five
teams to the playoffs.
with all five having the potetnial to make some noise
Holmen is at Sparta tonight.
both 4-2 in conference entering the evening.
2nd half....Holmen with a 14-0 lead...
Seth Wilson busting up the middle..
he bounces it outside and there he goes right into
your living room.
more from Holmen and Wilson.
again up the middle and busting this one free.
318 yards and 4 scores tonight for Wilson.
Holmen on top 28-0.
Sparta trying to mount a comeback.
Ryan Wisnieski keeps this one himself...
he dives for the pilon and is in for the touchdown.
That big night for Wilson carries Holmen to a 35-14
win over Sparta.
City battle taking place on the northside at Logan
The C-J Siegel show for the Rangers in the first.
Fields the punt here.
Makes a few people miss.
Off to the races and he's gone.
6 - 0 Logan.
Then later in the quarter.
Tre Davis to Siegel in stride.
61 yards to the house.
Logan heads into the playoffs a 50-to-6 winner.
Season finale for both of these teams.
Tomah at Central.
To the second.
Red Raiders up a score.
Connor Williams extends it with a touchdown run.
14 - 0.
Later in the quarter.
Crazy play here.
Greg Kohler gets to the 5 but fumbles.
Kaden Gruber recovers in the endzone.
21 - 0.
Then they get it done through the air.
Johnny Davis to Jordan Davis.
Beautiful catch and throw between the freshmen twin
G-E-T goes for the outright Coulee championship tonight.
needing a win at Viroqua.
In the 3rd quarter G-E-T dominating with a 47-0 lead,
However Derek Johnson breaks through the line untouched,
and takes the G-E-T handoff the other way for 6 to
give viroqua their first score of the night.
The backups played most of the second half,
Viroqua having some fun, they hand the ball to the
right guard Michael Lampman for 10 yards.
Later in the drive,
Quarterback Ryan Hannah takes it himself up the middle
for the touchdown to make it a 47-16 game.
We didn't see any of Butch Haines in the 2nd half,
but he had : 9 att, 123 yd, 3 td in the 1st half.
Defending state champion Bangor goes for a perfect
wrapping up their schedule hosting Necedah.
1st possession for Bangor.
Drew Johnson on the quarterback keeper.
he breaks free and there he goes into the endzone
for the touchdown.
Johnson dropping back to pass.
he connects with Caleb Miedema for the touchdown..
Cardinals defense also making plays early on.
Alex Matz with the stip and recovery...
however that Bangor possession would stall.
To another defending state champ.
this time on the Minnesota side.
Caledonia at home against Dover-Eyota.
Warriors with a first quarter I don't think I've ever
witnessed the likes of.
The Owen King to Jordan Burg already making the score
Ben McCabe nearly unstoppable out of the backfield.
eight carries, four touchdowns, and 131 yards for
just in the first 12 minutes.
44-nothing the score after one quarter of play.
Caledonia showing what domination looks like.
A lot of starters only playing in the first quarter.
they win 70-12.
Back in Wisconsin.
second place Dairyland battle as C-F-C hosts Eleva-Strum.
Opening possession for Eleva-Strum
Jed Lorenz fakes the handoff
Shakes one tackle
puts his hand in the dirt and breaks free
57 yard score
Later in the first
Tristan Schmidtknecht floats it for Garrison Barum
He comes down with it
Huge 2nd Quarter for the Cardinals
Quinn Olson takes it on the sweep
Breaks one tackle and its a foot race from there
65 yard touchdown
Cards score twice in the final 3 minutes of the half
More football scores from tonight take us to our next
Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone...time for
our play of the night.
Eleva-Strum quarterback Jed Lorenz keeper on the option.
keeps his balance.
and he is gone.
57-yards for the touchdown.
Eleva-Strum a 68-20 winner.