Big Eight Conference roundup
MADISON—The Madison La Follette Lancers beat the Verona Wildcats 28-14 to remain undefeated and set up a big early-season matchup with Sun Prairie. The Cardinals are also 4-0 after beating Janesville Craig on Thursday, 28-20.
Cahel Copus carried the ball 26 times for La Follette for 121 yards and had two touchdowns. His running mate Andre Saunders totaled 96 yards on nine runs with a touchdown.
With Sun Prairie looming, Lancer coach Mike Harris said he and his players would enjoy Thursday's victory and approach next week's game the same way they've prepared for the previous four: one day at a time.
MADISON LA FOLLETTE 28, VERONA 14
Verona 0 7 7 0—14
Madison La Follette 7 14 0 7—28
Scoring summary: L—Copus 5 run (Hilgendorf kick). L—Copus 1 run (Hilgendorf). L—Saunders 80 run (Hilgendorf). V—Schmid 21 run (Hanson kick). V—Schmid 5 run (Hanson). L—Carlson to Jackson 36 pass (Hilgendorf).
Statistics: First downs—V 19, L12. Rushing—V 47-283, L 39-226. Passing yards—V 106, L 153. Passes—V 12-22-0. L 8-15-1. Fumbles—V 1-1, L 0-0. Penalties—V 5-45, L 5-50.
Middleton 37, Madison East 6—Middleton made it three big wins in a row Thursday night after beating Madison East, 37-6.
Kasey Miller was 7-for-9 passing for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Demond Hill caught four of those passes for 98 yards and a score.
Middleton 14 21 0 2—37
Madison East 0 0 6 0—6
Scoring summary: M—Charles Braxton 1 run (Derek Rongstad kick good). M—Demond Hill 45 pass from Kasey Miller (Rongstad kick). M—Rongstad 9 from Miller (kick missed). M—Adam Frey 19 run (Rongstad run). M—Alex Leahy 1 run (kick good). E—Davis 49 run (kick missed). M—Holding penalty in end zone.
Statistics: First downs—M 15, E 4. Rushing—M 38-186, E 25-92. Passing yards—M 200, E 27. Passes—M 12-14-0 E 4-13-0. Fumbles—M 3-2, E 1-1 Penalties—M 8-65, E 7-75.
|Big Eight Conference standings|
|Madison La Follette||4-0|