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Playoff roundup: Clinton pulls off upset

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Gazette staff
October 26, 2013

NEW GLARUS— Jacob Marchillo and the Clinton Cougars weren't satisfied with simply making the WIAA Division 4 playoff bracket.

After winning their final two games to make the postseason, they went on the road to upset fourth-seeded New Glarus/Monticello on Friday night.

Marchillo, just three games back from a broken leg, carried the ball 16 times for 108 yards and three touchdowns, including one midway through the fourth quarter of the Cougars' 26-14 Level 1 playoff victory.

The game was tied 14-14 after three quarters before Clinton pulled away.

Quarterback Derek Severson dove in from three yards out with 11:33 left to break the tie. Severson had 91 yards on 21 carries.

Marchillo broke away from 39 yards out five and a half minutes later to make it a two-score game.

Because it went on the road in the first round, Clinton earned a Level 2 home game with the victory. The Cougars host Rock Valley South rival Big Foot on Friday. The Chiefs won the regular-season meeting, 42-12, on Sept. 27 at Clinton.

CLINTON 26, NEW GLARUS/MONTICELLO 14

Clinton                 0        14                                  0 12—26

New Glarus/Monticello                                  6          0                                  8  0—14

Scoring summary: NGM—Binger, 1 run (kick failed). Cl—Jacob Marchillo, 2 run (kick failed). Cl—Marchillo, 17 run (Marchillo pass from Derek Severson). NGM—Havens, 40 pass from Binger (C. Severson run). Cl—Severson, 3 run (kick failed). Cl—Marchillo, 39 run (run failed).

Statistics: First downs—Cl 14, NGM 18. Rushes—Cl 43-212, NGM 54-164. Passing yards—Cl 52, NGM 64. Passes—Cl 7-2-0, NGM 8-3-3. Fumbles—Cl 1-1, NGM 4-1. Penalties—Cl 3-25, NGM 5-35.

• Big Foot 44, University School 6—The one-two punch of Tim Long and Brandon Hausner dominated on the ground in the first half to lead the Chiefs to a Level 1 playoff victory.

Long ran 15 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns, while Hausner carried 10 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns as Big Foot piled up a 44-0 lead by halftime.

Long also caught a touchdown pass from Brett Morris.

Big Foot finished with 343 yards on 36 carries. University School totaled the same number of rushing attempts, but had just 54 yards on the ground.

The Chiefs will go on the road for Level 2 play at Clinton.

BIG FOOT 44, UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 6

University School          0                                  0          0                             6—6

Big Foot             14        30                                  0  0—44

Scoring summary: BF—Tim Long, 1 run (Ian Gallagher kick). BF—Brandon Hausner, 3 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Long, 8 pass from Brett Morris (Gallagher kick). BF—Long, 5 run (Ian Gallagher kick). BF—Safety. BF—Hausner, 37 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Long, 32 run (Gallagher kick). US—Toriano Echols, 6 pass from Matthew Bach (try failed).

Statistics: First downs—US 12, BF 22. Rushing—US 36-54, BF 36-343. Passing yards—US 125, BF 96. Passes—US 19-9-0, BF 15-8-1.

Division 3

 Pewaukee 20, Elkhorn 6—The Elks got a first-quarter touchdown from Brandon Mann but were shut out the rest of the way in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

Mann's one-yard run pulled the Elks within one point, but they ran for just 72 yards on 37 carries and Pewaukee answered with a pair of second-quarter touchdowns.

Pewaukee ran 50 times for 341 yards. Collin Sternad had 164 of them and scored two touchdowns.

Elkhorn quarterback Arik Anderson threw for 131 yards.

PEWAUKEE 20, ELKHORN 6

Elkhorn                6          0                                  0    0—6

Pewaukee           7        13                                  0  0—20

Scoring summary: Pew—Collin Sternad, 39 run (Matt Fritschen kick). Elk—Brandon Mann, 1 run (kick failed). Pew—Jordan Jones, 42 run (Fritschen kick). Pew—Sternad, 5 run (kick failed).

Statistics: First downs—Elk 13, Pew 18. Rushing—Elk 37-72, Pew 50-341. Passing yards—Elk 131, Pew 60. Passes—Elk 24-8-1, Pew 13-4-0. Fumbles—Elk 1-1, Pew 1-1. Penalties—Elk 3-20, Pew 8-80.

Division 2

• La Crosse Central 28, Fort Atkinson 26—Lamont Murphy rushed 25 times for 279 yards and four touchdowns and La Crosse Central held on for a road victory.

Fort Atkinson quarterback Brett Behselich scored three times, including a four-yard run with 1:39 remaining, but the Blackhawks failed to convert the two-point try.

LA CROSSE CENTRAL 28, FORT ATKINSON 26

La Crosse Central       14                                  0        14                           0—28

Fort Atkinson     7          6                                  0 13—26

Scoring summary: FA—Brett Behselich, 37 run (Tommy Riggs kick). LCC—Lamont Murphy, 60 run (Brent Kappauf kick). LCC—Murphy, 18 run (Kappauf kick). FA—James Nachtigal, 25 pass from Behselich (try failed). LCC—Murphy, 47 run (Kappauf kick). LCC—Murphy, 6 run (Kappauf kick). FA—Behselich, 5 run (Riggs kick). FA—Behselich, 4 run (try failed).

Statistics: First downs—LCC 14, FA 18. Rushing—LCC 42-303, FA 48-143. Passing yards—LCC 53, FA 215. Passes—LCC 2-2-0, FA 25-14-1. Fumbles—LCC 3-2, FA 1-0. Penalties—LCC 4-25, FA 6-45.



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