Trailways football: Markesan stings Port with comeback; Oakfield runs into Randolph

Trailways football: Markesan stings Port with comeback; Oakfield runs into Randolph

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Trailways football: Markesan stings Port with comeback; Oakfield runs into Randolph

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The Markesan High School football team’s homecoming game came down to botched extra points, as the Hornets beat nonconference foe Port Edwards 28-27 on Friday.

Port Edwards jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead, but the Blackhawks missed out on a point when they botched an extra point snap.

Markesan came roaring back with Logan Grahn running for a 28-yard touchdown and Kyle Jahnke rushing for two scores — the second with 27 seconds left in the third quarter. Jahnke rushed for 140 yards.

Markesan coach Kevin Wopat was content with simply kicking the points after. But after the second touchdown, Markesan had snap problems. But this time quarterback Andrew Gibbons made a sterling play to get a pass to Vince Stensrud who was in the end zone and made an over-the-shoulder grab as he was making a baseball slide.

“I’m proud of our team for coming back. We played as poor as we could in the first half and I credit Port Edwards for that,” Wopat said. “But we showed some mettle tonight to come back and earn a win.”

The Hornets (4-3) play at Oshkosh Lourdes this Friday. Markesan will keep its playoff hopes alive only if it wins.

Randolph 49, Oakfield 0

Oakfield found out just how good conference leading and undefeated Randolph is on Friday.

The Rockets scored on the opening kickoff, and had touchdowns on a run, two passes and two interception returns.

“We learned what the No. 1 team in our conference looks like,” said Oakfield coach Tim Sievert. He added that his team is still hungry as it prepares to play at Rio next Friday.

Jared Strong led the Oaks (1-6, 1-5) with 30 rushing yards.

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