Dai’Vontrelle Strong can be a tough player to contain when Beloit Turner High’s football team looks to pass.

The 6-foot-5 junior put his receiving abilities on display Friday. He caught three touchdowns in the first half as the Trojans overcame Brodhead/Juda 32-27 in a Rock Valley Conference game.

Turner improved to 4-1 and needs to win one of its final four games to clinch a playoff berth.

Emiliano Reyes added two scores on the ground for the Trojans.

Brodhead/Juda (2-3) got a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a rushing touchdown from senior running back Jeffrey Williams, but couldn’t complete the comeback from a 26-14 halftime deficit.


Turner 20 6 6 0—32

Brodhead 7 7 13 0—27

Scoring: T—Strong 19 pass from Draeving (Reyes kick). T—Strong 24 pass from Draeving (Reyes kick). B—Bueno 1 run (Bueno kick). T—Strong 64 pass from Draeving (Reyes kick missed). B—Williams 5 run (Bueno kick). T—Reyes 1 run (Run failed). B—Williams 95 kickoff return (Bueno kick). T—Reyes 8 run (Pass failed). B—Cook 15 run (kick blocked).

Statistics: First downs—Turner 18, Brodhead 14. Rushing—Turner 38-189, Brodhead 46-262. Passing yards—Turner 196, Brodhead 65. Passes—Turner 13-8-0, Brodhead 10-6-1. Fumbles—Turner 0-0, Brodhead 2-0. Penalties—Turner 5-50, Brodhead 4-20.

  • Big Foot 34, Clinton 26—Quarterback Logan Eischeid carved up the Cougars’ defense for four touchdown passes in a come-from-behind win.

Eischeid has thrown nine touchdowns in the past two weeks. He connected with Jack Gillingham twice in the fourth quarter Friday to help the Chiefs (2-3) overcome a 20-7 halftime deficit. Aidan Greco caught six passes for 88 yards and a score and AJ Courier finished with 87 yards and a score.

Clinton (2-3) had a two-game winning streak snapped. Jackson Nelson turned 20 carries into 109 yards and a touchdown in the loss.


Big Foot 0 7 7 20—34

Clinton 6 14 0 6—26

Scoring: C—Jackson Nelson 16 run (kick failed). C—Riley Anastasi 31 run (Jacob Merimon run). C—Jack Henschler 2 run (kick failed). BF—Aidan Greco 20 pass from Logan Eischeid (Jack Grunow kick). BF—AJ Courier 1 pass from Eischeid (Grunow kick). C—Henschler 4 run (pass failed). BF—Jack Gillingham 28 pass from Eischeid (Grunow kick). BF—Gillingham 10 pass from Eischeid (pass failed). BF—Dylan Robinson 26 run (Grunow kick).

Statistics: First downs: BF 17, Clinton 21. Rushing—BF 32-131, Clinton 56-281. Passing yards—BF 262, Clinton 48. Passes—BF 29-20-0, Clinton 21-6-0. Fumbles—BF 2-2, Clinton 1-1. Penalties—BF 10-75, Clinton 7-39.

  • East Troy 41, Evansville/Albany 20—The Blue Devils put an early scare into the Trojans before fading in the second half.

Quarterback Jacob Dessart ran for three touchdowns after halftime to help East Troy (4-1) avoid the upset.

Evansville/Albany (0-5) led 14-13 at halftime. The hosts took their final lead when Tyr Severson connected with Sulley Geske for a 33-yard score with 4:49 left in the second quarter.

Dessart finished with 308 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries.


East Troy 6 7 14 14—41

Evansville/Albany 8 6 0 6—20

Scoring: E/A—Carson Hill 16 run (Austin Scofield kick). ET—Dylan Jakscht 1 run (kick failed). ET—Jacob Dessart 60 run (Brett Wojciechowski kick). E/A—Sulley Geske 33 pass from Tyr Severson (run failed). ET—Jacob Price 90 kick return (Wojciechowski kick). ET—Dessart 90 run (Wojciechowski kick). E/A—Geske 16 pass from Severson (kick failed). ET—Dessart 49 run (Wojciechowski kick). ET—Dessart 8 run (Wojciechowski kick).

Statistics: First downs—ET 16, E/A 18. Rushing—ET 42-410, 25-58. Passing yards—ET 0, E/A 234. Passes—ET 4-0-1, E/A 28-18-2. Fumbles—ET 0-0, E/A 0-0. Penalties—ET 5-35, E/A 5-45.

  • Edgerton 34, Jefferson 7—The Crimson Tide continued their recent roll and defeated the Eagles for the first time since 2013.

Edgerton’s Jaden Johson threw two touchdown passes and added a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. The Crimson Tide (4-1) will put their four-game winning streak on the line next Friday against McFarland.

Edgerton limited Jefferson (3-2) to 98 yards of offense.


Jefferson 0 0 7 0—7

Edgerton 6 14 6 8—34

Scoring: E—Name not provided 16 run (kick failed). E—Name not provided 5 pass from Jaden Johnson (kick good). E—Name not provided 3 run (kick good). J—Jeffrey Zeh 50 pass from Christian Chesmore (kick good). E—Name not provided 20 pass from Johnson (kick failed). E—Johnson 1 run (Nick Spang run).

Statistics: First downs—Jeff 7, Edge 14. Rushing—Jeff 25-6, Edge 36-194. Passing yards—Jeff 92, Edge 52. Passes—Jeff 17-9-0, Edge 11-4-2. Fumbles—Jeff 1-1, Edge 2-0.

  • McFarland 45, Whitewater 6—The first-place Spartans improved to 5-0 and clinched their first playoff berth since 2014.

The Whippets (0-5) finished with 225 yards of offense but lost two fumbles.

Whitewater’s Will Leibbrand broke loose for a 53-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Derek Schwarting threw two touchdown passes for McFarland.


Whitewater 0 0 6 0—6

McFarland 14 21 7 3—45

Scoring: MCF—Jerimiah Price-Johnson 3 run (Carson Werwinski kick). MCF—Xavier Schreiber 15 pass from Derek Schwarting (Werwinski kick).MCF—Matthew Jostad 53 pass from Schwarting (Werwinski kick). MCF—Cam Schaaf 26 fumble return (Werwinski kick). MCF—Tysen White 24 run (Werwinski kick).MCF—White 3 run (Werwinski kick). WHI—Will Leibbrand 53 run (run failed). MCF—Werwinski 31 field goal.

Statistics: First downs—MCF 14, WHI 14. Rushing—MCF 32-143, WHI 26-113. Passing yards—MCF 123, WHI 112. Passes—MCF 7-9-0, WHI 1-19-0. Fumbles—MCF 0-0, WHI 2-2. Penalties—MCF 9-75, WHI 4-45.

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