Jefferson gets past Whitewater
Jefferson High football coach Steve Gee said his team will be doing some extra running Monday after committing nine penalties during its Rock Valley North showdown with Evansville/Albany.
Despite the mistakes, the Eagles still found a way to grind out a sloppy 21-7 victory over the Blue Devils here Friday evening.
Eagle running back Zeke Emerick added a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs, while the defense held the Blue Devils offense in check to help Jefferson (5-1, 4-1) remain tied with East Troy (5-1, 4-1) atop the Rock Valley North.
“I think going into this game we were talented but not confident on the defensive side of the ball,” Gee said. “But I think we’re going to see a lot of positive things on defense and a lot of guys are going to be confident going into the rest of the season.”
Gee’s offense certainly looked confident in the second half.
The Eagles unleashed a textbook 15-play, 84-yard opening second half drive that was capped by Emerick’s 1-yard touchdown run. That gave the Eagles a commanding 21-0 lead late in the third.
The Blue Devils (4-2, 3-2) finally cut into the three-score deficit in the fourth quarter behind quarterback David Jenkins’ 6-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Shell. That made the score 21-7.
But Evansville simply ran out of time from there as the Eagles’ running continually gauged the Blue Devil defense to a total of 323 yards on 52 carries.
“They (Jefferson) grind it out pretty good and it’s tough to stop them,” Evansville head coach Ron Grovesteen said. “What killed us in the first half was the pass. We had guys in position, but just didn’t make the play.”
Grovesteen was referring to the Eagles first scoring drive of the game that was finished off by quarterback Dustin Moldenhauer’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Jalen McGraw. That put the Eagles on top, 6-0.
Jefferson went back to its trademark running game on its next possession and hit pay dirt with Emerick’s 1-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter.
But the Eagles failed to add to their 14-0 lead in the second quarter.
“The first quarter I was pleased both sides of the ball, but the second quarter we seemingly shot ourselves in
the foot with penalties and couldn’t get anything going,” Gee said.
JEFFERSON 14, EVANSVILLE 0
Evansville 0 0 0 7—7
Jefferson 14 0 7 0—21
Scoring summary: J-Jalen McGraw, 13 pass from Dustin Moldenhauer (kick failed). J-Emerick 1 run (Heath Renz pass from Moldenhauer). J- Emerick, 1 run (Tycian Hanson kick). E- Isiah Shell, 6 pass from David Jenkins (Daniel Fabricius kick).
Statistics: First downs—E 8, J 19. Yards Rushing –E 16-25, J 52-323. Passing Yards—E 91, JF 71. Passes—E 15-8-01 J 8-4-0. Fumbles—E 2-0, J 1-0. Penalties—E 6-30, J 9-69.
In other Rock Valley action, it was:
Rock Valley North
n East Troy 31, Edgerton 21—East Troy came from behind to defeat the Crimson Tide.
Trailing 21-12 going in the fourth quarter, the Trojans scored 19 points.
Joey Dedick led the Trojans with 132 yards rushing and three touchdowns, while Brandon Matz ran for 102 yards and a score for East Troy.
Jacob Grams led Edgerton with 109 yards rushing and one touchdown.
EAST TROY 31, EDGERTON 21
Edgerton 18 0 0 3—21
East Troy 6 6 0 19—31
Scoring summary: E—Nick Seibert, 52 pass from Brooks Johnson (kick failed). E—Lucas Gregory, 12 pass from Johnson (kick failed). ET—Joey Dedick, 15 run (kick failed). E—Jacob Grams, 61 run (kick failed). ET—Dedick, 5 run (run failed). E—FG, Lucas Gregory, 25. ET—Dedick, 2 run (Sullivan kick). ET—Brandon Matz, 12 run (run failed). ET—Brett Nowatske, 44 interception return (run failed).
Statistics: First downs E 7, ET 10. Rushing—E 13-111, ET 53-314. yards passing—E 235, ET 93. Passes—E 19-8-1, ET 19-9-1. Penalties—E 2-10, ET 7-50.
n McFarland 47, Whitewater 7—Whitewater scored first, but McFarland then scored the remaining 47 points to run away from the Whippets.
The Spartans’ Nick Perkl rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Zach Miles rushed for 143 yards and Whitewater’s only score.
MCFARLAND 47, WHITEWATER 7
Whitewater 7 0 0 0—7
McFarland 7 19 7 14—47
Scoring summary: WW—Zach miles, 3 run (Andy Cooper kick). M—Nick Perkl, 3 run (Chris Wedel kick). M—Chris Wedel, 72 pass from Clayton Neitzel, (kick failed). M—Chris Wedel, 10 run (Wedel kick). M—Perkl, 6 run (kick failed). M—Wedel, 35 run (Wedel kick). M—David Anas, 1 run (Wedel kick). M—Anas, 6 run (Wedel kick).
Statistics: First downs—WW 15, M 13. Rushing—WW 53-202, M 33-269. Yards passing—WW 15, M 157. Passes—WW 6-1-1, M 5-4-0. fumbles—WW 5-3, M 3-2. Penalties—WW 6-51, M 7-45.
Rock Valley South
n Big Foot 59, Clinton 22—Mason Dixon rushed for 134 yards and five touchdowns to lead Big Foot to its sixth straight victory.
BIG FOOT 59, CLINTON 22
Clinton 0 0 6 16—22
Big Foot 21 24 14 0—59
Scoring summary: BF—Mason Dixon, 7 run (Ian Gallagher kick). BF—Carter Hehr, 21 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Dixon, 45 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Dixon, 28 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Dixon, 1 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Dixon, 6 run (Gallagher kick). BF—FG, Gallagher, 40. BF—Matt Ripkey, 10 pass from Hehr (Gallagher kick). C—Jalen McMartin, 75 pass from Jacob Marchillo (kick failed). BF—Chandler Hehr, 12 pass from Brett Morris (Gallagher kick). C—Marchillo, 22 run (Marchillo run). C—Jalen McMartin, 27 pass from Marchillo (McMartin run).
Statistics: First downs—C 6, BF 20. Rushes—C 27-118, BF43-294. Yards passing—C 123, BF 64. Passes—C 13-4-1, BF 6-4-0. Fumbles—C 1-1, BF 3-2. Penalties—C 4-30, BF 5-35.
n Brodhead/Juda 51, Palmyra-Eagle 14—Jordan Douglas returned the opening kickoff 91 yards to begin Brodhead/Juda’s lopsided victory over visiting Palmyra-Eagle.
Hunter Colden rushed 11 times for 103 yards, including three TDs, for the Cardinals.
Brett Knoebel (142 yards) scored on a 77-yard run for the Panthers.
BRODHEAD/JUDA 51, PALMYRA-EAGLE 14
Palmyra-Eagle 0 0 6 8—14
Brodhead/Juda 9 15 21 6—51
Scoring summary: B/J—Jordan Douglas, 91 kickoff return (Brady Beuschel kick). B/J—Safety, runner tackled in end zone. B/J—Reeve Lincoln, 1 run (Beuschel kick). B/J—Hunter Colden, 1 run (Cole Bauman pass from Matt Trotter). PE—Brett Knoebel, 77 run (pass failed). B/J—Colden, 52 run (Beuschel kick). B/J—Colden, 4 run (Beuschel kick). B/J—Bauman, 19 pass from Trotter (Beuschel kick). PE—Nathaniel Behr, 15 pass from Tanner Gess (Gess run). B/J—Mitchell Johnson, 6 run (run failed).
Statistics: First downs—PE 10, BJ 18. Rushes—PE 39-209, BJ 40-298. Yards passing—PE 86, BJ 59. Passing—PE 13-9-1, BJ 6-4-0. Fumbles—PE 3-3, BJ 3-2. Penalties—PE 5-44, BJ 2-33.
n Parkview 49, Turner 8—Alan Beggs rushed for 125 yards and three TDs, and Elliott Olsen added 119 yards and two TDs to lead Parkview past host Turner.
Brock Woodman led Turner with 148 yards rushing.
PARKVIEW 49, TURNER 8
Parkview 28 21 0 0—49
Turner 0 0 0 8—8
Scoring summary: P—Elliott Olsen, 19 run (Mackenzie Breneman kick). P—Alan Beggs, 19 run (Breneman kick). P—Storm LaDue, 30 pass from Trevor Aasen (Breneman kick). P—Olsen, 43 run (Breneman kick). P—Beggs, 34 run (Breneman kick). P—LaDue, 31 pass from Aasen (Breneman kick). P—Beggs, 8 run (Breneman kick). T—Brock Woodman, 40 run (Clayton Stenulson run).
Statistics: First downs—P 15, T 8. Rushes—P 35-307, T34-189. Yards passing—P 91, T 0. Passes—P 6-4-0, T 5-0-0. Fumbles—P 0-0, T 1-1. Penalties—P 5-35, T 3-28.