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Rock Valley roundup: Clinton romps to playoff berth

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Gazette staff
October 19, 2013

The Clinton Cougars are in the WIAA playoffs.

And with running back Jake Marchillo back from an injury, they could make some noise.

Marchillo rushed six times for 133 yards and three touchdowns as Clinton posted 433 yards on the ground in a 69-7 blowout of Orfordville Parkview on Friday night.

Clinton finished the regular season 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the Rock Valley South. The Vikings fell to 0-9 and 0-5.

Clinton needed just 30 carries to amass those 433 rushing yards and finished with 570 overall. Derek Severson ran 11 times for a game-high 141 yards and two touchdowns.

Aaron Hatlevig caught a 35-yard touchdown pass for Parkview.

CLINTON 69, ORFORDVILLE PARKVIEW 7

Clinton                                                                 27          24                    12                    6—69

Parkview                                                                0          0                      0                      7—7

Scoring summary: C—Jake Marchillo 66 run (Popanz kick). C—Derek Severson 51 run (Popanz kick). C—Marchillo 19 run (Popanz kick). C—Connor Campbell 10 run (kick failed). C—Sam Correll 12 run (Phil Correll run). C—Marchillo 55 run (Popanz kick). C—Safety. C—Mark Eliszewski 10 pass from Severson (Popanz kick). C—Severson 36 run (kick blocked). C—Justin Schiltz 45 pass from Marchillo (kick blocked). C—Jacob Lesch 63 run (kick blocked). P—Aaron Hatlevig 35 pass from Gearhart (Gearhart kick).

Statistics: First downs—C 12, P 7. Rushing—C 30-433, P 36-98. Passing yards—C 137, P 45. Passes—C 7-6-0, P 7-6-0. Fumbles—C 3-2, P 8-3. Penalties—C 5-45, P—9-85.

• Jefferson 63, McFarland 28—It took until the fourth quarter, but Jefferson was able to put away a pesky McFarland squad shortly into the fourth quarter when Garrett Ebert punched in his second touchdown run of the night from 1 yard out.

Jefferson running back Garrett Blaeske led the way for his team, carrying the ball 21 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Despite the big numbers for Blaeske, McFarland was able to hang around through three quarters, trailing by two scores at the start of the fourth.

Jefferson finally pulled away with three touchdowns in the fourth.

JEFFERSON 63, MCFARLAND 28

Jefferson           14        14        14 21—63

McFarland          7          7        14 0—28

Scoring summary: J—Garrett Blaeske 65 run (kick failed). M—Donsha Hudson 1 run (Chad Herbst kick). J—Blaeske 7 run (Blaeske run). M—Herbst  26 pass from Coltton Richter (Herbst kick). J—Blaeske 37 pass from Andy Brahier (kick failed). J—Cody Stelse 26 run (Blaeske run). M—Ryan MacDonald 62 pass from Richter (Herbst kick). J—Garrett Ebert 7 run (Dillavon kick). J—Blaeske 6 run (Dillavon kick). M—Herbst 12 pass from Richter (Herbst kick). J—Ebert 1 run (Dillavon kick). J—Ebert 11 run (Dillavon kick). J—Meyers 16 run (Dillavon kick).

Statistics: First downs—J 14, M 16. Rushing—J 46-407, M 32-127. Passing yards—J 37, M 238. Passes—J 3-1-0, M 32-17-0. Fumbles—J 1-0, M 1-1. Penalties—J 11-135, M 6-32.

 Palmyra-Eagle 48, Beloit Turner 6—Palmyra-Eagle jumped out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 48-6 victory in a Rock Valley South matchup. Palmyra-Eagle opened the scoring with a 69-yard punt return. Zach Kiehl led the way for the Panthers with 141 rushing yards on 28 attempts.

The big early deficit forced Beloit Turner to pass often on offense. Trojans receiver Nate Loomis caught eight passes for 98 yards.

PALMYRA-EAGLE 48 BELOIT TURNER 6

Palmyra             28          6          7 7—48

Turner                  0          0          0 6—6

Scoring summary: PE—Behr 69 punt return (Roscizewski kick). PE—Adam Sallis 9 run (Roscizewski kick). PE—Kiehl 6 run (Roscizewski kick). PE—A. Sallis 14 run (Roscizewski kick). PE—A. Sallis 22 pass from Roscizewski (kick failed). PE—Ostermeyer 44 run (Roscizewski kick). PE—Behr 61 interception return (Roscizewski kick). BT—Seth Smith 1 run (pass failed).

Statistics: First downs—PE 16, BT 12. Rushing—PE 39-258, BT 18-87. Passing yards—PE 45, BT 161. Passes—PE 4-8-0, BT 15-27-2. Fumbles—PE 1-0, BT 2-2. Penalties— PE 6-55, BT 11-90.

 East Troy 48, Whitewater 28—The Trojans closed out the season with a 20-point home victory. East Troy and Whitewater each finished 4-5 overall and 3-4 in the Rock Valley North.

No further information was reported.

Rock Valley Conference standings    
North Overall Conference
Edgerton 8-1 7-0
Jefferson 7-2 5-2
Evansville/Albany 5-4 4-3
East Troy 4-5 3-4
Whitewater 4-5 3-4
McFarland 3-6 2-5
South    
Walworth Big Foot 9-0 5-0
Brodhead/Juda 7-2 4-1
Clinton 5-4 3-2
Palmyra-Eagle 4-5 2-3
Beloit Turner 2-7 1-4
Orfordville Parkview 0-9 0-5


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