Welcome to the news8 highlight zone, i'm ken kosirowski.
And i'm jordan fremstad.
Our game of the week is a dandy of a matchup.
4-0 sparta and 3-1 onalaska, two teams with talented quarterbacks and solid defenses.
And both sides respect the other's game.
Ona coach tom yashinsky showed his guys all the d1 schools who offered cole wisniewski so they'd be extra motivated to stop him.
A highly anticipated matchup to say the least... -- 1st quarter... ona strikes first...austin larson hits landon peterson in stride across the field and it's off to the races... 49 yards for the touchdown..
Hilltoppers up 7-0 ------- to the second... sparta responds..
Nick kent finds the hole and takes it in from 14.... tied at 7 ------ closing seconds of the 1st half... sparta.
Trying to get something going..
But onalaska's jess ondell picks it off and takes it back the other way... 14-7 hilltoppers... --- to the 4th more onalaska.
Austin larsen to hank olsen 10 yard touchdown pass.
Ona up 14... ----- we're showing the ensuing kickoff so you know what that means... abe edie bobbles it but finds an opening and takes it all the way back to get within a score... 21-14 onalaska still leads,, but sparta can have a chance with a stop... ----- final minute of the game... hilltoppers going for it on fourth down and they give it to nathan lubinsky and he gets the first and seals the victory for the hilltoppers.
Final 21-14 over to mckean field for tomah and holmen... --------- starting off for the vikings... pitch to jaedon abraham... he'll find some room near the sideline... the defense will bring him down and that will make it 1st and goal.
--------- now just after... hand off to brett holden... he will barrel his way up the gut for the touchdown... teammates loving it.
--------- vikings kickoff and they'll choose the onside... this one just barely makes it the distance and connor oliver will fall on this one for the offensive recovery... that will all but define this one.
Holden runs for four touchdowns and the vikings gets the shutout.
It's homecoming for logan.
They and west salem trying for their first conference wins... -- second quarter...range rs up 22....they're driving....handof f to max harcey....up the middle he goes....ball comes free....and west salem's zack niemeier falls on it.....panthers in business.... ----- after a quick three and out.....west salem's punt is blocked by jonah gruen...he scrambles and falls on the ball for the touchdown.....pu ts logan up 28 to nothing at the half..... ------ defensive battle in the second half....late fourth quarter....west salem looking to get on the board.....noah lafluer's pass is complete....but the ball comes loose....rangers fall on it....and that'll put the nail in the coffin...... rangers shut out west salem on homecoming.....28 to 0.... let's move down to the southwest for a showdown atop their standings, defending champs prairie du chien and arcadia.
------------- early in the first quarter... it's pdc that strikes first as bradyn saint push his way into the endzone giving the blackhawks a 6-0 lead after the missed pat.
------------- second quarter now arcadia responds with a big 81 yard pass from chase patzner finding kaden lisowski for the touchdown as the raiders tie it at 6 after failed 2 pt attempt.
------------- late in the half pdc driving deep into arcadia territory as the blackhawk qb dylan coleman takes it in on the qb sneak and powers his way in giving the blackhawks a 13-6 lead.
------------- final seconds of the first half arcadia trying to tie it but mason kramer yanks it out of the recievers hands getting the int, 1 of the 4 turnovers forced by pdc in the first half.
Blackhawks win 30-12.
Bangor has out scored its oponents 209 to 12 this season....tonight they host 3-1 new lisbon.
-------------------- in the first quarter it was the carter horstman show....four plays for the bangor offense and it's 14-0.....he goes 57 yards...bangor was in control.
--------------------- the cardinals rarely throw the ball but when they do....it's a thing of beauty.....ashton michek .....throws this rainbow right into the basket of zane langrehr for the 59 yard pitch and catch....it's 21-0 cards.
------------------- but the rockets not going any where.....gunnar pedersen....role s out to his right.....takes a big hit as he throws...and it's a dime....the freshman lucas vercimak makes the catch...new lisbon is on the board.
--------------------- the rockets recover the onside kick and here we go....pedersen uses his legs to buy time....throws on the run....and stephan daley does the rest....47 yards and it's a nine point game.
------------------- but bangor responds.....hort man using his version of the madden hit stick from two yards out puts bangor back in control.... ------------------------ the cardinals continue their dominance 55-12.
We'll stay in the conference for brookwood at necedah... -------- 1st and 10 ball on the 47... mehki baradji will get the hand off... he will find the gap and head for the corner... they will finally bring him down and that will make it a 40 yard carry.
-------- now here it is... 4th and goal and they're going for it... play action fake for the cardinals but the defense will get through for the sack to end this drive.
-------- kaden brandau drops back... and he will let this one fly into the sunset... what a throw and what a catch... touchdown by mitchell klinkner the falcons go on to win back to the news 8 highlight zone.
Out in minnesota, caledonia is back home for a homecoming game against chatfield.
Last time these two met it was a 20-0 win for the warriors, but when i was out there earlier this season, some of the assistants on the sideline said the matchup this year could be a big test.
So let's head out to caledonia for some first quarter action first possession of the game for chatfield..
Reid johnson is rushed out of the pocket and throws it up for grabs..
Jack strub is there to gather it and he goes all the way for the pick 6 to put the warriors up 7-0.
----------- caledonia's offense trying to match their defense with a score of their own..
Noah king is flushed out of the pocket but waves donnie lakey downfield and hits him in stride for the score.
Warriors up by 14.
------------ this time it's a clean pocket for noah and it's the king to king connection for the score... giving caledonia the three touchdown lead.
---------- here is a possible play of the night... noah king sees the pocket collapse around him and tucks it to run but keeps his eyes downfield and finds his younger brother..
Then eli does this... spin cycle... whoop..
And he is in for the score.
Warriors up 27-0 at the end of one.
--- they go on to win 41-8.
We go over to paul giel field where the winhawks take on the kasson- mantorville komets winhawks trying to stay undefeated... -------------- first winhawks possession jackson nibbelink is going to take it around the corner, follow his blockers and he will be gone for the long touchdown and that will put winona up 6-3 --------------------- next possession for winona nibbelink is going to fake the handoff keep it himself and walk on in for the 11 yard touchdown 13-3 winhawks -------------------- early second quarter now it's going to be nibbelink for a third time again faking the handoff and finding pay-dirt winhawks lead 20-3 --------------------- with less than 5 minutes to go in the first half komet's quarterback peyton wilke reaches one over the goal line and that'll make it 20-10......winona goes on to win 34-24.
In 9-man, spring grove taking on kingsland... -- lions gets on the board first with a bergrud to hagen connection for the score from 7 yards out.
Lions up 6-0.
----- spring grove's offense stumbled a bit but get back on track with a screen pass to issac griffin.
He goes 65 yards to the house tying the score at 12 a piece.
--------- lions get rolling..
The bergrud and hagen combo connects again... this time a pass and catch that goes for one broken tackle... 82 yards... and the score.
In the swal, aquinas enjoying a 3-1 start to the year, tonight against iowa- grant... -- iowa grant coming out of the gates fast...ross havlik goes deep to isaac hill...breaks out of a tackle and is in for the touchdown...pan thers lead 7-0 ----- after a fumble gives the ball back to iowa grant...aquinas defense comes up big...havlik flushed out of the pocket...throws back across the middle...picked off by a diving will cambio....that would lead to a blugold score...but they still trail 7-6... ---- after a fourth down stop...aquinas takes a shot deep....gavin wentzel rainbows to cambio...who makes the juggling catch for a 46 yard score...blugolds go up 14-7 after the two point conversion... blugolds win 42-13 we jump into the south central conference now.
Get is coming off a huge output against the dells in which bryce burns and luke vance each averaged at least 16 yards a carry.
But it's a tougher test tonight as mauston, also unbeaten in conference, comes to town.
So a battle for first place here, redhawks up 8-0 in the second... -- mauston's kade hall takes the snap at midfield, throws left but it's right to reid johnson for the redhawk pick, get would punt it away... -- and on their next possession, mauston gives to kraig armstrong, a couple of shifty moves and a key block springs him the rest of the way, golde eagles convert the two to tie it at 8 apiece... -- little four minute drill for the redhawks before the half, davis wenthe finds a seam and turns upfield, inside the 20 and down to the 16... -- and after another first down, it's bryce burns from four yards out you are not stopping him, 16-8 get at the break.
Jon steffenberg gets career win number 150, 40-21.
Now lets check out some college soccer with winona state taking on #3 mankato -------------------- mavericks jenny vetter is going to try and get the score by going low, but warrior's goalkeeper yanel ortiz stops it and keeps the score 1-0 mavericks ----------------------- 26th minute now maverick's dakota wendell tries one from far out, but yanel ortiz makes the diving stop to keep it 1-0 for the moment ------------------ but on the insuing mavericks corner kick nadia lowry is going to find alesha duccini who heads it in to make it 2-0 mavericks minnesota state goes on to win 3-0.
Coming up, we'll introduce you to the human highlight reel at la crescent soccer who's quietly shattering records.
"nats-band playing" to the news 8 highlight zone.
We've had another exciting batch of football tonight on the highlight zone, but you know, in the land of soccer, there's one la crescent star who is a walking highlight zone.
It's senior striker isaac petersen.
With thursday night's hat trick, petersen has 22 goals on the season and 93 for his career.
Oh, and he also owns the lancers' school scoring record.
He's become so dangerous that other teams will sometimes put three guys on him, but isaac is as humble as can be.
"it's kind of weird that everybody knows who i am and what i can do.
The only coach that has really put someone on me the whole game is dover, because their coach is pretty smart.
It was a little annoying, but you've got to play through it.
"what's so nice about him is i think out of his 49 goals last season, at least a third of them were from the air.
He's so "right now i don't know if it's really sunk in that i've done all that.
Definitely throughout my future i'll look back and thinbk of all the things i've done.
They're pretty good accomplishment s i have on welcome back to the news 8 highlight zone...time for our play of the night.
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For jordan fremstad i'm ken kosirowski.
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