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Braga leads Middleton playoff victory

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Gazette Staff
October 29, 2008

Middleton High running back Brooks Braga had himself another huge night for Big Eight Conference football co-champions.


After scoring 29 touchdowns during the regular season, the 6-foot, 180-pound senior added six more touchdowns and rushed for 260 yards Tuesday night in leading the Cardinals past Mukwonago, 42-7, in a WIAA Division 1 first-round playoff game.


Braga scored on runs of 6, 15, 15, 9, 7 and 2 yards. He amassed his yardage on 31 attempts, averaging 8.4 yards per carry as Middleton (9-1) earned a second-round home game on Saturday against Kenosha Tremper (8-2), a 37-21 winner over Janesville Craig.


Braga’s first scoring burst came just 30 seconds into the game. His last TD came with just 23 seconds to go in the third quarter.


Mukwonago (4-6) answered Braga’s first score with a 1-yard run by Joshua Tanguay. The Cardinals held the Indians scoreless the rest of the night.


MIDDLETON 42, MUKWONAGO 7


Mukwonago 7 0 0 0—7


Middleton 14 7 21 0—42


Scoring summary: Mid—Brooks Braga, 6 run (Tom Huepenbecker kick). Muk—Joshua Tanguay, 1 run (Darin Howell kick). Mid—Braga 15 run (Huepenbecker kick). Mid—Braga 15 run (Huepenbecker kick). Mid—Braga 15 kick (Huepenbecker kick). Mid—Braga, 9 run (Huepenbecker kick). Mid—Braga 7 run (Huepenbecker kick). Mid—Braga 2 run (Huepenbecker kick).


Statistics: First downs—Muk 11, Mid 16. Rushing—Muk 48-218, Mid 48-340. Yards passing—Muk 16, Mid 73. Passes—Muk 8-1-2, Mid 6-4-0. Fumbles—Muk 3-2, Mid 3-3. Penalties—Muk 2-10, Mid 4-16.


? n Kettle Moraine 35, Sun Prairie 21—The Lasers scored four times in the second half to take down the Cardinals in a Division 1 playoff opener at Sun Prairie.


It was a see-saw battle until Kettle Moraine scored two straight twouchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.


Kettle Moraine’s Vince Tumbleson gained 183 yards on 14 carries, including an 83-yard touchdown run for the first score of the game.


Sun Prairie’s Sean Marshall gained 152 yards on 11 carries, including an 82-yard TD run. Teammate Kark Huemmer gained 90 yards on 13 carries, including a 44-yard TD run.


Kettle Moraine improved to 5-5, while Sun Prairie finished 6-4. The Lasers host Hartford (9-1) in Saturday’s second round.


KETTLE MORAINE 35, SUN PRAIRIE 21


Sun Prairie 7 0 7 7—21


Kettle Moraine 7 0 14 14—35


Scoring summary: KM—Vince Tumbleson 83 run (Everett Scott kick). SP—Karl Huemmer, 44 run (Tyler Patterson kick). KM—Tumbleson, 29 pass from Mike Butterfield (Scott kick). SP—Sean Marshall, 82 run (Patterson kick). KM—Nathan Podany, 31 pass from Butterfield (Scott kick). SP—Jason Davis, 23 pass from Phil Klaas (Patterson kick). KM—Butterfield, 13 run (Scott kick). KM—Tumbleson, 54 run (Scott kick).


Statistics: First downs—SP 14, KM 15. Rushing—SP 31-236, KM 35-247. Yards passing—KM 150, SP 147. Passes—KM 22-12-0, SP 34-14-1. Fumbles—KM 2-0, SP 1-1. Penalties—KM 7-53, SP 7-46.


n Oshkosh West 44, Madison West 14—Trey Demler threw for 295 yards as the visting Wildcats bolted to a 38-0 halftime lead and blasted the Regents out of the Division 1 playoffs.


The Wildcats also limited Leighton Settle, Madison West’s star junior running back, to 64 net yards rushing and two touchdowns, one of which came on a 69-yard run in the last minute. Settled scored seven touchdowns and rushed for 381 yards in last week’s regular-season finale.


Five players scored touchdowns for Oshkosh West (7-3), which hosts top-ranked defending state champion Hartland Arrowhead (10-0) in Saturday’s second round.


OSHKOSH WEST 44,


MADISON WEST 14


Oshkosh West 10 28 6 0—44


Madison West 0 0 7 7—14


Scoring summary: OW—Jordan Rabe, 3 run (Zach Schmidt kick). OW—FG, Schmidt, 21. OW—Dillon Sennott, 36 pass from Trey Demler (Schmidt kick). OW—Rabe, 15 run (Schmidt kick). OW—Jake Wissink, 1 run (Schmidt kick). OW—Demler, 8 run (Schmidt kick). MW—Leighton Settle, 1 run (Jarvis kick). OW—Merrill, 9 run (kick failed). MW—Settle, 69 run (Jarvis kick).


Statistics: First downs—OW 19, MW 7. Rushing—OW 35-163, MW 31-110. Yards passing—OW 295, MW 53. Passes—OW 28-17-1, MW 16-5-1. Fumbles—OW 2-1, MW 2-1. Penalties—OW 7-80, MW 2-33.


n Bradford 47, Memorial 19—Kenosha Bradford (8-2) rolled up 525 yards from scrimmage, including 453 on the ground, to bury visiting Madison Memorial in a Division 1 playoff opener.


Cody Brady rushed 21 times for 145 yards, and Robin Wabaclckis added 14 carries for 144 yards to lead the Red Devils, who were up 26-0 halftime and out of reach at 33-0 midway through the third quarter.


Bradford quarterback Pete Djurickovic ran for three touchdowns and passed for two.


Memorial (5-5) rushed for only 15 yards on 16 carries. The Spartans gained 193 yards through the air, including Mike Moss’ two 25-yard touchdown passes to Lechein Neblett, who also scored on a 68-yard punt return.


Bradford plays Milwaukee South (7-3) in Saturday’s second round.


BRADFORD 47, MEMORIAL 19


Madison Memorial 0 0 7 12—19


Kenosha Bradford 6 20 7 14—47


Scoring summary: KB—Marcell Tyler, 4 pass from Pete Djurickovic (kick failed). KB—Robin Wabalickas, 17 run (Brady run). KB—Djurickovic, 71 run (kick failed). KB—Djuirickovic, 4 run (run failed). KB—Tyler, 17 pass from Djurickovic (David Calderwood kick). MM—Lechein Neblett, 25 pass from Mike Moss (Tyler Juelich kick). MM—Neblett, 68 punt return (pass failed). KB—Djurkovic, 4 run (Calderwood kick). MM—Neblett, 25 pass from Moss (pass failed). KB—Matt Ebener, 31 interception return (Calderwood kick).


Statistics: First downs—MM 12, MM 19. Rushing—MM 16-15, KB 48-453. Yards passing—MM 193, MM 72. Passes—MM 45-20-3, KB 12-6-0. Fumbles—MM 1-1, KB 5-3. Penalties—MM 5-44, KB 15-137.




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