WIAA State football roundup: Arrowhead wins D1 title

WIAA State football roundup: Arrowhead wins D1 title

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WIAA State football roundup: Arrowhead wins D1 title

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Johnny Duranso threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns as Hartland Arrowhead won its second consecutive WIAA Division 1 championship, beating Franklin 45-24 at Camp Randall Stadium.

The Warhawks (13-1) broke a 17-17 tie in the third quarter by scoring the game’s next 28 points, including a 44-yard interception return by Charlie Reuteman. The touchdown stood despite the ball being fumbled out of the back of the end zone since instant replay is not used in Wisconsin high school football.

It was the sixth title for the Warhawks, tying Edgar and Lancaster for second-most in state history.

Sean McGuire threw for 250 yards and rushed nine times for 61 yards and a touchdown for Franklin (12-2), but was intercepted three times that led to 14 second-half points for the Warhawks.

Arrowhead defeated Manitowoc Lincoln on Nov. 1 45-17 in Level 2 en route to the title.

Division 2 Kimberly 51, Oshkosh North 10

Senior quarterback Scott Schreiber ran for four touchdowns and passed for another to lead Kimberly to a 51-10 victory in a game marred by injury to two Oshkosh players.

Alec Goodermuth and Robert Phillips collided while making a tackle on punt coverage in the fourth quarter. Play was stopped for about a half hour as both players were attended to near midfield. Each was eventually taken from the field in a separate ambulance. The condition of the players was not immediately known.

Schreiber scored on runs of 1, 42, 11 and 24 yards and added a 33-yard TD pass.

The Papermakers (14-0) led 14-10 at the half, but took control with three third-quarter touchdowns.

Division 3 Monona Grove 21, Greendale 17

Senior tailback Brock Offerdahl’s 1-yard plunge with 53 seconds remaining helped Monona Grove erase a 17-0 deficit to beat Greendale in the D3 championship.

Monona Grove (14-0) had been scoreless on five trips inside the Greendale 30, turning the ball over four times on down and committing one fumble.

Then the Silver Eagles made a 10-play, 72-yard drive.

Senior quarterback Tyler Blang threw two second-half touchdowns, including a 29-yard pass to Jackson Riley to set up the winning score.

Greendale (13-1) scored a season-low 17 points.

Quarterback Josh Ringleberg completed 18 of 27 passes for 270 yards, including a 97-yard touchdown pass to Nate Miller late in the second quarter. It was the second longest play in the WIAA finals.

Thursday Division 4 Winneconne 28, Platteville 14

Riley Kallas had a huge night and the Winneconne defense turned in yet another great performance as the Wolves claimed their first state football title.

Winneconne became the first team with five losses to win a WIAA state title.

Kallas finished with nearly 150 total yards of offense, scored three touchdowns and had an interception in his final high school game as Winneconne outgained Platteville 329-219 and took a 28-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Hillmen (9-5), who beat Roncalli last week 22-15, narrowed the gap on a 15-yard run by Jacob Bernhardt with 7:56 to play in the game, but Winneconne responded with a 16-play drive that ran all but 50 seconds off the clock, sealing the win.

Platteville took the opening kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown to take the lead, but it didn’t take long for Winneconne to answer.

Peter Buyeske returned the ensuing kickoff 84 yards and Mitchell Markert scored two plays later to even the score. A short touchdown run by Kallas late in the first quarter gave the Wolves a 14-7 lead and Winneconne would pull away from there.

Kallas added a 58-yard touchdown run around the right side as Winneconne took a 21-7 halftime lead, while his 39-yard touchdown catch from Mitchel Fenrich in the third quarter stretched the lead to 21 points.

Zachary Henderson had interceptions on Platteville’s first two drives of the second half.

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