Good evening....I'm Gregg Wavrunek.
And I'm Kyle Deckelbaum.
We entered Week two of the Highlight Zone with plans
of getting to 16 area football games.
Unfortunately 'Mother Nature' had other plans...as
many games in the area hit a lightning delay as some
point or another this evening.
Over at Logan the Rangers look to parlay their week
one success against Eau Claire Memorial into another
great showing tonight against Eau Claire North.
This game at Swanson Field does start on time despite
the ominous clouds.
1-st drive for Logan .
Johnny Kind hands pitches right .
there goes Aric Elmore!
Check out the jukes .
he takes this 54 yards .
all the way down to the 15 yard line.
Gotta get him going early ...
A couple plays later .
Johnny Kind rolls out .
looks to the endzone .
Evan Verhota .
And then the rain comes .
fans getting out their umbrellas ...
We can play in the rain .
so we play on.
And E-C North's Adam LaRock hits Carter Holden.
We've got a tie game at seven ...
Then the lightning comes .
and lots of it.
Can't play in that.
Head Coach Casey Knoble talking with Logan A-D Steve
The teams leave the field .
they'd eventually head into the school to take cover
And that's all we've got.
they decide to postpone the game until 1 P-M tomorrow.
Central and Eau Claire Memorial gets called after
one quarter of play with Memorial up 20-7.
They resume things tomorrow at five p-m.
West Salem and Richland Center never get their game
They'll play tomorrow at one.
Two teams that are one-and-oh heading into the night.
Tomah hosting Black River Falls.
BRF's Zach Zillmer with the sack.
forces the fumble.
Alec Hartert falls on this one.
That doesn't last for long.
Tomah's defense stepping up and recovering a fumble
of their own.
more defense from Black River Falls.
Jack Roou steps in front of this pass and picks it
he takes it back the other way deep into Timberwolves
That leads to this.
Ryan Millis 2 yard touchdown run to put them up 8-0
in the 2nd quarter....
That's the score when action is postponed and will
resume tomorrow at a-m.
Onalaska loses to Lancaster....game gets called with
about five minutes to play....but it will go down
as a final score of 51-22.
And Sparta and Westby gets about three minutes into
their game before lightning strikes.
0-0 score in the first...they'll resume the game tomorrow
at ten a-m.
Defending Coulee Conference champion Arcadia opened
its season with a shutout victory.
The Raiders were set to make the trip to Whitehall
tonight...but due to weather the game this morning
was moved to Arcadia.
Then due to weather tonight....they postpone they
Arcadia will host Whitehall tomorrow morning at ten
Luther posting a shutout victory in Week one.
Knights invite Cashton into town tonight.
To the 1st.
Luther 25 yards out.
TJ Babinec drops back and finds Jarret Nofftz.
and he talks this one in!
Knights go up 7 - nothing.
Luther just a few yards out.
Collin Kennedy takes the hand off to the outside and
dives in for the score!
Luther up 14 - 0.
Later in the 2nd.
3rd and a mile for Cashton.
They drop back to pass but it's picked off by Caleb
He takes this down the sideline and into Eagles territory.
That would set up this.
Luther's Babinec to Kennedy for his 2nd touchdown
of the night!
Knights go up 21 - 0...and then a lightning delay
This one will resume at 11 A-M tomorrow.
More Coulee scores....
G-E-T was trailing Somerset 20-6 in the third quarter
when that game went under a delay.
And nothing from Viroqua and Melrose-Mindoro...we
do know this one started in a lightning delay.
Welcome back to the News 8 Highlight Zone.
North Crawford's Branden Baumeister picked up right
where he left off last season.
In 2013 he had the 10th most rushing yards in the
....he had 172 yards in the Trojans' week one win.
1st quarter, Trojans on the move...
Baumeister takes the hand off, slipping by defenders
to keep the North Crawford offense moving.
Later that possession, more from the Trojans...
This time it's Peder Kjeserud K-jes-ER-ood taking
the hand off...
He plunges into the endzone, Trojans take a 6-0 lead.
Just a few minutes later, Port Edwards responds...
Quarterback Collin McCarville finds Tyler Kohlbeck
in the flats...
Kohlbeck slip by defenders on his way to the endzone,
Port Edwards leads 7-6.
The Trojans back on the attack...
Quarterback Zach Stluka drops back and finds Baumeister
wide open down the left side...
The Trojans cover nearly half the field in one play,
as they lead 14-7.
Port Edwards 13
North Crawford 14
De Soto head coach Ev Wick facing the high school
he attended...Clear Lake.
First play of scrimmage for Clear Lake's offense...
Dylan Kurtz hits Dlyan Schramski in stride...
Schramski runs 69 yards for the score, Clear Lake
De Soto with the ball now, looking to respond...
Austin Anderson rushing towards the endzone...
But he fumbles, Clear Lake takes over.
Clear Lake wastes no time...
This time Kurtz finds Kyle Levra open...
Levra evades defenders on his way to the endzone.
Clear Lake 42
De Soto 0
Two teams with high
expectations this season as Independence/Gilmanton
travels to Pepin/Alma.
Eagles first drive of the game .
Trevor Heit gets the pitch to the left side .
jukes the defender .
down the sidelines for the score.
Pepin/Alma strikes first 7 - 0.
Indees look to answer on the next drive .
Austen Whitwam powers his way up the middle into the
endzone for the touchdown.
Missed extra point .
Score 7 - 6.
Pepin/Alma's ensuing drive .
First play .
Sam Mueller rolls to his right .
finds a wide open Ronnie Engstrand down the field.
He outruns the defenders into the endzone for the
14 - 6 Eagles.
This game gets terminated at halftime.
So Pepin/Alma gets credited with the 35-6 win.
Just a bit down the highway as Necedah travels to
Opening drive of the game .
Cardinals Matt Brown keeps the ball on the option
up the middle for the touchdown.
After the extra point .
Score 7 - 0 Necedah.
The game would get delayed shortly after that.
Seven-nothing Necedah in the first quarter.
Moving to Minnesota....Spring Grove hosting Houston.
Winner improves to two-and-oh on the season.
We pick this one up in the 2nd quarter..
Spring Grove's Dustin Vickerman carries this one in
for a two yard Touchdown!
Keenan Siminski steps back to pass
And he finds Dylan Kampschroer for the touchdown
It's 40-0 at the half
To the third
Keenan Siminski fakes a pass and he would take this
one up the sideline for another spring grove touchdown
making it 53-0!
Spring Grove 55
Two teams going for their first win as Mabel-Canton
Mabel-Canton's Wayne Ross would take this one in for
a two yard touchdown
Don't go anywhere .
more News 8 Highlight Zone coming right up.
A Ridge and Valley....Scenic
Bluffs crossover as Kickapoo/La
Farge hosts Hillsboro.
Third quarter, Kickapoo's Matthew Miller coming out
He zips down the far side line...
All the way into the endzone, Panthers lead 16-14.
Hillsboro coming right back...
Tyler Crandall take the handoff...
And takes off...54 yards for the score...
Tigers take back the lead 20-16.
Later, more Tigers, as the Tigers push their lead
further with another touchdown...
Hillsboro goes up 26-16.
Hillsboro goes on to win big .