Memorial's defense was stout and picked off five passes—three by Hunter Peters—and the Spartans scored touchdowns after three of them to beat Craig 37-13 and officially eliminate the Cougars from the playoff hunt.
Juan Reyes stepped in at quarterback and accounted for 26 total points to help the Trojans beat visiting Brodhead/Juda 44-43 in a Rock Valley South Conference stunner.
It's desperation time for some teams in the area—including Janesville Craig—in Week 7 of the high school football season.
At Parker, Sun Prairie defeated Parker/Evansville 132-38, and Janesville Craig lost to Madison Memorial 123-47.
The Red Hawks scored 34 first-half points en route to a 41-14 Badger Conference crossover victory over host Portage on Friday night.
Craig fell 5-3 in Big Eight boys soccer action Thursday, while Parker's match was suspended
The Red Hawks won their host regional, and three other local teams advanced to next weeks Mukwonago Sectional
Both Janesville teams competed in the conference meet at Nielsen in Madison
The Chiefs won in Brodhead in four games Thursday night to move to 8-0 in the Rock Valley South
The host Red Hawks won in four games Thursday night to finish at 5-1 in league play