ONALASKA – Alex Klug returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown and also had a rushing touchdown as the Merrill football team earned a 29-0 nonconference victory on Friday night.
With the victory, the Bluejays now are playoff eligible, improving to 4-2 overall.
Matt Rekowski also scored two rushing touchdowns for the Bluejays.
Amherst 54, Witt-Birn 14
AMHERST – August Peplinski and Mark Coxen scored rushing touchdowns for the Chargers, but the Falcons cruised to a Central Wisconsin Conference-8 victory.
Chris Zblewski paced the Amherst offensive attack, which rolled up nearly 500 yards of offense. Zblewski had 136 yards rushing, 153 yards passing and four total touchdowns.
Mosinee 14, Lakeland 0
MINOCQUA – Mosinee pushed its unbeaten record to 6-0 and 4-0 in the Great Northern Conference with a win over Lakeland.
With the game scoreless at halftime, Mosinee scored with 18 seconds left in the third quarter on a 33-yard run by Jake Hrebik. Brandon Piotrowski then hauled in a 59-yard pass from Zach Pyan in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory for Mosinee.
The Mosinee defense held Lakeland to 90 total yards in the shutout. Piotrowski also finished the game with 118 yards receiving.
McDonell Central 0
ATHENS – The Bluejays’ domination of the Cloverwood Conference continued with a drubbing of the Macks. The win is Athens’ 15th consecutive conference win and the Bluejays have outscored their opponents 135-0 the past eight quarters.
Marathon 20, Rib Lake/Prentice 6
RIB LAKE – For the fifth time this season, the Raiders have held the opposition to single digits, as the Raiders improved to 5-1 on the season with a Marawood Conference victory over the Hawks.
EDGAR – Nehemiah Werner scored two rushing touchdowns and Tyler Kirsch completed 7 of 9 passes and also had two touchdowns as the Wildcats cruised to a Marawood Conference victory over Tomahawk.
Abbotsford 48, Newman 22
ABBOTSFORD – Josh Watson, Nick Janke and Matt Heeg scored touchdowns for the Cardinals in the loss.
Janke rushed five times for 104 yards in the losing effort. The leading receiver for Newman was Marcus Gabriel, who caught four balls for 54 yards; Watson also caught three balls for 77 yards.
Abbotsford racked up 486 yards on the ground, with 310 by running back Tony Aguilera on the way to 48 points.
Wausau East 100, SPASH 70
Kendra Hilgemann won the 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle and was also part of the first place 200 medley relay team as the Lumberjacks’ depth proved too much for the Panthers in a Wisconsin Valley dual meet.
Sarah Kane was also part of the 200 medley team, won the 100 breaststroke and took second in the 200 individual medley. Fellow sophomore Bethany Novak-Tveten also was on the 200 medley team and won the 50 freestyle.
200 medley relay: 1. Wausau East 1:53.50; 2. Stevens Point 1:55.04; 200 freestyle: 1. WE, Kendra Hilgemann 2:06.76; 2. WE, Taylor Moses 2:10.71; 200 IM: 1. SP, Natalie Neuwirth 2:12.69; 2. WE, Sarah Kane 2:22.14; 50 freestyle: 1. WE, Bethany Novak-Tvetven 25.17; 2. SP, Janna Check 25.80; 100 butterfly: 1. SP, Check 1:02.09; 2. SP, Skyelar Volm 1:03.26; 100 freestyle: 1. SP, Natalie Neuwirth 53.94; 2. WE, Novak-Tveten 55.77; 500 freestyle: 1. SP, Sara Tainter 5:43.94; 2. SP, Kathryn Stupar 5:50.64; 200 free relay: 1. Stevens Point 1:42.19; 2. Wausau East 1:42.33; 100 backstroke: 1. WE, Kendra Hilgemann 1:04.51; 2. SP, Volm 1:04.68; 100 breaststroke: 1. WE, Kane 1:07.39; 2. SP, Tainter 1:12.45; 400 free relay: 1. Wausau East 3:58.79; 2. Wausau East 4:10.83.