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McDonald's five touchdowns lead Verona; Middleton, Memorial roll

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Gazette Staff
September 4, 2010

Ryan McDonald, Verona High School’s All-Big Eight running back, was in top form Friday night.


McDonald, 5-9, 170-pound senior, scored five touchdowns in rushing 13 times for 154 yards as Verona’s defending co-champions (2-0) rambled to 55-24 victory over host Madison La Follette (0-2) and kept their share of first place.


La Follette’s Jaylen Plummer had 29 carries for 135 yards, while Justin Tobias of the Labncdrs caught six passes for 128 yards.


VERONA 45, LA FOLLETTE 24


Verona 7 28 7 13—55


Madison La Follette 0 12 12 0—24


Scoring summary: V—Ryan McDonald, 43 run (Nate Ray kick). V—McDonald, 9 run (Ray kick). V—Tyler Parker, 19 run (Ray kick). V—McDonald, 3 run (Ray kick). ML—Justin Tobias, 62 pass from Nick Anderson (kick failed). ML—Kyle Christensen, 20 pass from Anderson (pass failed). V—McDonald, 33 run (Ray kick). ML—Tobias, 11 pass from Anderson (pass failed). ML—Jaylen Plummer, 6 run (kick failed). V—McDonald, 23 run (kick failed). V—Dom Wise, 30 run (kick failed).


Statistics: First downs—V 11, ML 17. Rushing—V 35-385, ML 52-131. Yards passing—V 88, ML 250. Passes—V 16-5-1, ML 31-16-1. Fumbles—V 0, ML 4-2. Penalties—V NA, ML 3-25.


n Middleton 55, East 15—Defending co-champion Middleton (2-0) rolled to its second straight Big Eight win by blasting Madison East (0-2).


The Cardinals ran past visiting Purgolders by building a 42-2 halftime lead.


Jamie Hofer rushed five times for 93 yards, including scoring runs of 4 and 32 yards—all in the first quarter.


Otto Vazquez came on and added 86 yards rushing on nine carries, including a 9-yard scoring run. The Cardinals ran for 285 yards on 36 carries, and threw for 73 more.


MIDDLETON 55, EAST 15


Madison East 2 0 7 6—15


Middleton 21 21 7 6—55


Scoring summary: M—Luke Neeteer, 68 punt return (Kevin Peternell kick). M—Jamie Hofer, 4 run (Peternell kick). ME—Safety, fumbled punt went through end zone. M—Hofer, 32 run (Peternell kick). M—Seth Coyne, 5 run (Peternell kick). M—Lee Ziegler, 6 pass from Scott Carey (Peternell kick). M—Logan Bohmeyer, 10 run (Peternell kick). M—Otto Vazquez, 9 run (Peternell kick). ME—Austin Knorr, 24 pass from Speedy Amara (Coleman Fraser kick). M—A.J. Redders, 3 run (kick failed). ME—Gino Nelson, recovered fumble in end zone (kick failed).


Statistics: First downs—ME 10, M 15. Rushes—ME 38-108, M 36-285. Yards passing—ME 92, M 73. Passes—ME 15-8-0, M 6-4-0. Fumbles—ME 2-1, M 2-1. Penalties—ME 6-50, M 2-10.


n Memorial 29, West 0—Sophomore quarterback Joe Ferguson threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns as defendng co-champion Madison Memorial (2-0) blanked Madison West (1-1), giving the Spartans two shutouts to start the Big Eight season.


MEMORIAL 29, WEST 0


Madison West 0 0 0 0—0


Madison Memorial 7 6 8 8—29


Scoring summary: MM—Fredrick, 5 pass from Ferguson (Bergen kick). MM—Fredick, 17 pass from Ferguson (kick failed). MM—Fumbled punt in the end zone recovered by Sutherland (Carlson pass from Ferguson). MM—Run tackled in the end zone. MM—Carlson, 4 pass from Ferguson (kick failed).


Statistics—First downs—MW 10, MM 19. Rushing—MW 35-114, MM 24-104. Yards passing—MW 63, MM 267. Passes—MW 0-0-0, MM 0-0-1. Fumbles—MW 0-0, MM 1-1. Penalties—MW 13-82, MM 9-70.



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