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Spartans repeat as Rock champs

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Gazette Staff
October 23, 2009

Edgerton High couldn't keep McFarland from going 2-for-2 in Rock Valley football championships.


Alec Carr rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns Thursday night as host the Spartans topped the visiting Crimson Tide, 28-0, and repeated as North Division champions.


McFarland (8-1, 6-1) won the indisputed title last year in its first Rock Valley season and shared this championship with Jefferson (8-1, 6-1), which handed the Spartans their only conference loss in two years.


Edgerton (4-5, 2-5) managed only 122 yards of total offense in ending the season with its fifth straight loss. The Crimson Tide fumbled five times and lost three of them.


McFARLAND 28, EDGERTON 0


Edgerton 0 0 0 0—0


McFarland 7 7 6 8—28


Scoring summary: M—Tyler Wedel, 43 run (Sean Engelhart kick). M—Alec Carr, 4 run (Engelhart kick). M—Carr, 41 run (kick failed). M—Wedel, 21 fumble return (Kyle Kamplin, pass from Wedel).


Statistics: First downs—E 6, M 6. Rushes—E 37-95, M 33-199. Yards passing—E 27, M 19. Passes—E 4-2-1, M 6-3-0. Fumbles—E 5-3, M 4-1. Penalties—E 4-20, M 6-40.


-- Evansville 34, East Troy 0—The Blue Devils wrapped up their season by shutting out the Trojans in a Rock Valley North finale.


Dalton Smedelbach scored twice for Evansville (4-5, 3-4), while the Blue Devils' Tommy Bjugstad led all rushers with 91 yards on only six carries.


The Trojans (1-8, 0-7) managed only 69 yards of offense.


EVANSVILLE 34, EAST TROY 0


Evansville 0 14 14 6—34


East Troy 0 0 0 0—0


Scoring summary: Ev—Jeremy Weaver, 2 run (kick failed). Ev—Safety. Ev—Tommy Bjugstad, 44 run (run failed). Ev—Dalton Smedelbach, 1 run (Smedelbach run). Ev—Smedelbach, 5 run (kick failed). Ev—Ryan Weaver, 1 run (pass failed).


Statistics: First downs—Ev 11, ET 3. Rushes—Ev 46-197, ET 34-64. Yards passing—Ev 7, ET 5.


Rock Valley South


-- Brodhead/Juda 48, Parkview 0—Ethan Douglas rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cardinals past host Parkview in a Rock Valley South finale.


Brodhead/Juda (7-2, 5-2) held Parkview (5-4, 3-4) to only 39 yards and denied the Vikings a playoff berth.


The Cardinals, who have earned their 18th straight playoff berth, led 18-0 at halftime and blew the game open with a 24-point third quarter.


BRODHEAD/JUDA 48, PARKVIEW 0


Brodhead/Juda 6 12 24 6—48


Orfordville Parkview 0 0 0 0—0


Scoring summary: B/J—Ethan Douglas, 17 run (pass failed). B/J—Douglas, 3 run (pass failed). B/J—Douglas, 3 run (pass failed). B/J—Travis Hall, 51 run (Brent Fritsch run). B/J—Fritsch, 21 run (Hall run). B/J—Devon Sietz, 23 run (kick failed). B/J—Blair Chapman, 22 run (run failed).


Statistics: First downs—B/J 8, P 3. Rushes—B/J 46-358, P 27-27. Yards passing—B/J 0, P 12. Passes—B/J 3-0-0, P 16-3-1. Fumbles—B/J 3-2, P 2-1. Penalties—B/J 3-15, P 2-10.


-- Turner 46, Clinton 0—A.J. Bernstein scored four touchdowns to lead Turner past visiting Clinton for the Trojans' only win of the season.


Bernstein scored on runs of 5, 5 and 18 yards and returned an interception 35 yards for another score. He finished with 138 yards on 24 carries.


Turner (1-8, 1-6) limited to Clinton (1-8, 1-6) to 36 total yards.


TURNER 46, CLINTON 0


Clinton 0 0 0 0—0


Turner 20 14 6 6—46


Scoring summary: BT—A.J. Bernstein, 5 run (run failed). BT—Tanner Burt, 2 run (Grant McLain run). BT—Bernstein, 35 interception return (run failed). BT—Bernstein, 5 run (Tyler Martin run). BT—Bernstein, 18 run (run failed). BT—Jordan Conway, 25 run (run failed). BT—McLain, fumble recovery in end zone (run failed).


Statistics: First downs—C 4, BT 16. Rushes—C 20-0, BT 53-297. Yards passing—C 36, BT 0. Passes—C 12-3-2, BT 1-0-0. Fumbles—C 9-5, BT 4-1. Penalties—C 1-5, BT 3-25.


-- Big Foot 34, Palmyra-Eagle 9—The Chiefs wrapped up their third straight unbeaten regular season by pulling away for the victory in the second half.


Third-ranked Big Foot (9-0, 7-0) has won 28 straight regular season games and three straight Rock Valley Conference titles, including two straight in the Rock Valley South. The Chiefs are the defending Division 4 state runner-up.


Despite the loss, Palmyra-Eagle (5-4, 4-3) already qualified for the playoffs.


BIG FOOT 34, PALMYRA-EAGLE 9


Walworth Big Foot 13 7 14 0—34


Palmyra-Eagle 7 2 0 0—9


Scoring summary: BF—Mike Walker, 11 run (kick good). BF—recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed). PE—Kevin McGivern, 36 run (Luke Bergland kick). PE—safety. BF—Walker, 31 pass from Steve Dowden (kick good). BF—Walker, 5 run (kick good). BF—Dowden, 10 run (kick good).


Statistics:—First downs—BF 14, PE 4. Rushes—BF 44-202, PE 34-120. Yards passing—BF 77, PE 5. Passes—BF 11-4-0, PE 7-1-0. Fumbles—BF 2-1, PE 6-3. Penalties—BF 3-25, PE 4-35.



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