Approaching the remaining half of its schedule in playoff mode, Janesville Parker's defense was frustrating one of the Big Eight's best offenses and gaining some confidence Friday night. But when Middleton starting clicking, Parker was powerless to stop it.
Janesville Parker also lost its conference dual against Middleton
Janesville Craig struggled mightily in the first half against winless Beloit Memorial on Friday night before pouring it on in the second in a 36-16 Big Eight Conference win at Monterey Stadium.
Senior quarterback Jake Benzing scored on a 19-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, and Delavan-Darien rallied to beat host Burlington 22-20 in a Southern Lakes Conference game.
Middleton, the No. 1-ranked team in the state, coasted to the Big Eight title by shooting 326 at Evansville Golf Course. Parker, which tied for second place during the dual-meet portion of the conference season, shot 360 to take second ahead of Verona (366), Sun Prairie (388) and Craig (427).
Janesville native Travis Kvapil might be driving for one of the smaller teams in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series, but he's not letting that slow him down.
Janesville scored three goals in 93 seconds Thursday on the way to a 6-5 victory at the NAHL Showcase.
Vikings fall to 1-5 in league play Thursday
Whitewater hosts Morningside (Iowa) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Stadium in the final nonconference game of the season.
Craig just one game back of league-leading Sun Prairie after sweeping Beloit Memorial