COLBY – Brandon Wickersham rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and returned a punt 49 yards for another score as Colby rolled to a 51-6 win over Unity in a WIAA Division 5, Level 2 playoff game on Friday.
The Hornets, the defending state champions, rushed for 224 yards and had 378 yards of total offense in the rout. Tyler Robida went 9 of 12 for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Stratford 33, Spencer/Col. 15
SPENCER – Eli Temanson and the Tigers running attack proved too much, as Stratford put an end to the Rockets’ season.
Temanson rolled up 138 yards on just 13 carries, including a 68-yard touchdown scamper to pace the Tigers on the ground, while Travis Urlaub added 103 yards and two scores.
Stratford will face the winner of Marathon and Amherst, who play at 2 p.m. today.
The Tigers controlled much of the game, outgaining Spencer/Columbus 462 to 159 yards. Nolan Bargender added 66 yards receiving and a score.
Appleton North 17, SPASH 14
APPLETON – Mitch Mallek rushed for 95 yards and passed for 76 more yards as the Panthers fell to the Lightning. Mallek took over at quarterback as starter Eric Zelhofer broke his hand in last week’s playoff win for Stevens Point Area Senior High.
STEVENS POINT – Hornets senior quarterback Alex Cole ran for one touchdown and passed for another score, and Rosholt forced two turnovers in the final two minutes to seal the win over the Cardinals.
Marshfield 42, Holmen 14
MARSHFIELD – The Tigers built a 35-point lead in the third quarter on the way to a blowout win.
River Valley 6
SPRING GREEN – Brett Merrit scored on an 11-yard run in the first half, and the Papermakers had a 95-yard scoring drive in the second half as Nekoosa scored a mild upset of the Blackhawks.
Nekoosa rushed for more than 160 yards, led by Colton Kukulka, who totaled 83 yards on 11 carries.
River Valley reached the Nekoosa 35 in the third quarter before the drive stalled and a River Valley punt pinned the Papermakers at their 5.
Nekooka went on its marathon drive, highlighted by a 40-plus yard run by Kukulka. Ryan Darr capped the drive with a 25-yard touchdown run.
River Valley’s Seth Leigel had a 47-yard run in the fourth quarter to get his team into Nekoosa territory again, but the Blackhawks were stopped on a fourth-and-6 from the Nekoosa 36 with just over four and a half minutes left in regulation as a pass was knocked down by Kukulka, who sealed the game with an interception with just over 90 seconds left.
Hilbert 26, Greenwood/Gran. 14
GREENWOOD – The defending state champions had their hopes for a repeat end at the hands of the Wolves.