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Sun Prairie upends defending state champs; MG falls: Lakeside advances

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Gazette Staff
October 29, 2011

Sun Prairie High School’s football team made Waukesha West’s defending state champions pay for their mistakes in Saturday’s second round of the WIAA playoffs.


Ryan Fitzpatrick returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown and set up another score with a blocked punt to lead the Cardinals to a 17-14 victory over the Wolverines in a Division 1 game at Sun Prairie.


Sun Prairie (9-2) plays Verona (11-0) in a Level 3 match-up of Big Eight rivals Friday or Saturday. The Wildcats beat the Cardinals, 28-10, the first game of the season.


Waukesha West (10-1) led 7-0 at halftime, but Sun Prairie rallied behind Craig Evans’ 3-yard touchdown off of Fitzpatrick’s blocked punt. The Cardinals took the lead for good at 10-7 late in the third quarter on Lukas Otto’s 45-yard field goal.


Sun Prairie increased the lead to 17-7 with 5:06 left in the game when Fitzpatrick raced 29 yards on a fumble return, but Waukesha West got within three with 2:11 left on Brandon Berghoefer’s touchdown pass. The Wolverines got the ball back with 1:15 left but could not get past midfield.


SUN PRAIRIE 17, WAUKESHA WEST 14


Waukesha West 7 0 0 7—14


Sun Prairie 0 0 10 7—17


Scoring summary: WW—Joe Schobert, 11 run (Steve Drida). SP—Craig Evans, 3 blocked punt return (Lukas Otto kick). SP—Field goal, Otto, 45. SP—Ryan Fitzpatrick, 29 fumble return (Otto kick). WW—Daniel Konowalski, 14 pass from Brandon Berghoefer (Drida kick).


Statistics: First downs—WW 14, SP 12. Rushes—WW 31-89, SP 32-42. Yards passing—WW 140, SP 150. Passes—WW 31-12-2, SP 21-12-1. Fumbles—WW 2-1, SP 2-1. Penalties—WW 8-55, SP 4-40.


Division 2


Green Bay Southwest dismantled Monona Grove’s vaunted defense with a 386-yard ground game, and sophomore kicker Joel Cline did the rest as the Trojans knocked off the previously unbeaten Silver Eagles, 30-27, on Saturday in a Division 2 second-round game.


Cline kicked three field goals, including one from 25 yards with no time remaining in the first half, to give Southwest the edge.


Matt McMahon had 15 of Southwest’s 61 rushing attempts for 151 yards. Monona Grove quarterback Caleb Choate threw for 265 yards, but he was intercepted three times.


Southwest (9-2), which beat Fort Atkinson earlier in the week, plays Cedarburg in a Level 3 game on Friday or Saturday.


Monona Grove finished 10-1.


SOUTHWEST 30, MONONA GROVE 27


Green Bay Southwest 10 10 3 7—30


Monona Grove 0 7 5 14—27


Scoring summary: GBSW—FG, Joel Cline, 23. GBSW—Matt McMahon, 65 run (Cline kick). MG—James Conner, 65 run (Drew Schuchardt kick). GBSW—Jake Gozek, 3 4un (Cline kick). GBSW—FG, Cline, 25. GBSW—FG, Cline, 21. MG—Matthew Besch, 21 run (pass failed). GBSW—Gorsek 2 run (Cline kick). MG—Conner, 35 pass from Caleb Choate (Schuchardt kick). MG—Tyler Fahley, 2 pass from Choate (Schuchardt kick).


Statistics: First downs—GBSW 16, MG 18. Rushing—GBSW 61-386, MG 22-200. Yards passing—GBSW 32, MG 265. Passes—GBSW 7-3-0, MG 29-17-3. Fumbles—GBSW 0-0, MG 2-2. Penalties—GBSW 4-32, MG 6-40.


Division 4


Lakeside Lutheran High School’s football team struck quickly to win a WIAA Division 4 playoff between Capitol Conference division champions.


The Warriors had a 21-12 lead after the first quarter and went on to 30-18 victory in a second-round game Saturday at Marshall.


That set up Lakeside (10-1) for a Level 3 game Friday or Saturday against Brodhead-Juda (9-2). Marshall finished 9-2.


Ryan Broedlow rushed 16 times for 120 yards, and teammate Drew Davis had 22 carries for 101 to lead Lakeside.


LAKESIDE 30, MARSHALL 18


Lakeside Lutheran 21 0 2 7—30


Marshall 12 0 0 6—18


Scoring summary: M—Jevonn Madaus, 5 run (kick failed). LL—Bryan Broedlow, 2 run (Stuart Vanden Heuvei kick). LL—Drew Davis, 17 run (Vanden Heuvel kick). M—Thurston Schuster, 10 run (run failed). LL—Davis, 28 pass from Tyler Doyle (Vanden Heuvel kick). LL—Safety, intentional grounding in end zone. LL—Broedlow, 1 run (Vanden Heuvel kick). M—Schuster, 9 pass from Albert Unruh (run failed).


Statistics: First downs—LL 15, M 17. Rushing—LL 44-209, M 43-228. Yards passing—LL 98, M 112. Passes—LL 13-6-1, M 16-8-1. Fumbles—LL 0-0, M 2-1. Penalties—LL 11-89, M 6-35.




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