Rock Valley roundup: Late kick return TD beats Whitewater
Isaiah Shell turned Whitewater's glee into doom in a matter of seconds Friday night.
The Evansville High standout returned a kickoff 77 yards for the tying touchdown, and Toby Engenmann booted the game-winning extra point to lift Evansville to a 21-20 Rock Valley North victory Friday night.
Shell's return with 2:07 left in the game came moments after Whitewater had gone ahead, 20-14, on quarterback Scott Gorsuch's six-yard run. The Whippets' two-point conversion attempt failed, setting up Shell and Engenmann's heroics.
The Whippets outgained the visiting Blue Devils, 319-188. Jordan Peterson scored twice for Whitewater on runs of 2 and 7 yards. Peterson finished with 128 yards on 19 carries.
Evansville hosts Jefferson on Friday.
EVANSVILLE 21, WHITEWATER 20
Evansville 7 7 0 7—21
Whitewater 6 0 8 6—20
Scoring summary: E—Hayden Milz, 3 run (Toby Engenmann kick). W—Jordan Peterson, 2 run (Peter McCrea kick). E—Matt Sperry, 7 run (Engenmann kick). W—Peterson, 7 run (Scott Gorsuch run). W—Gorsuch, 6 run (pass failed). E—Isaiah Shell, 77 kick return (Engenmann kick).
Statistics: First downs—E 9, W 16. Rushing—E 34-105, W 32-216. Yards passing—E 83, W 103. Passes—E 10-4-0, W 17-8-0. Fumbles—E 1-1, W 4-2. Penalties—E 4-30, W 10-90.
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|Walworth Big Foot||5-0||2-0|
• Palmyra-Eagle 41, Orfordville Parkview 21—The Panthers took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and a 21-0 lead in the second and never trailed against the visiting Vikings.
Parkview was led by quarterback Jess Gearhart, who completed five of eight passes for 128 yards and three TDs.
Parkview hosts Beloit Turner on Friday.
PALMYRA-EAGLE 41, ORFORDVILLE PARKVIEW 21
Parkview 0 14 0 7—21
Palmyra-Eagle 14 14 0 13—41
Scoring summary: No names provided for Palmyra-Eagle scoring plays.
Statistics: First downs—PK 13, PE 16. Rushing—PK 39-118, PE 51-323. Yards Passing—PK 128, PE 16. Passes—PK 8-5-0, PE 6-2-0. Fumbles—PK 2-1, PE 0-0. Penalties—PK 3-15, PE 4-35.
• Big Foot 63, Beloit Turner 0—Big Foot scored all its points in the first half to roll over the visiting Trojans.
Tim Long rushed 13 times for 109 yards, including scoring runs covering 1, 2 and 30 yards as the Chiefs extended their Rock Valley Conference winning streak to 45.
Ian Gallagher kicked nine extra points.
Big Foot travels to Clinton on Friday.
BIG FOOT 63, BELOIT TURNER 0
Beloit Turner 0 0 0 0—0
Big Foot 35 28 0 0—63
Scoring summary: BF—Brandon Hausner, 20 run (Ian Gallagher kick). BF—Gus Wedig, 58 pass from Brett Morris (Gallagher kick). BF—Hausner, 25 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Chandler Hehr, 35 pass from Morris (Gallagher kick). BF—Tim Long, 1 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Long, 2 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Long, 30 run (Gallagher kick). BF—Olinh Craig, 19 run (Gallagher kick). BF—1 run (Gallagher kick).
Statistics: First downs—T 5, BF 24. Rushing—T 16-19, BF 30-259. Yards Passing—T 67, BF 138. Passes—T 34-13-3, BF 10-6-0. Fumbles—T 0-0, BF 0-0.
• East Troy 62, McFarland 15—Brandon Matz threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns as the Trojans rolled over the Spartans in Rock Valley North action.
Nathan Nguyen rushed for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Zack Lamb finished with 95 yards and a score.
East Troy plays at Edgerton on Friday.
EAST TROY 62, McFARLAND 15
McFarland 7 0 8 0—15
East Troy 21 14 27 0—62
No other stats available.