Mount Horeb-Barneveld outscores Jefferson in touchdown avalanche
Matt Fargo left Jefferson High’s football team behind Friday night.
Fargo rushed for two touchdowns, threw for four other scores and kicked eight extra points to lead host Mount Horeb-Barneveld to a 56-40 victory in a WIAA Division 3 second-round playoff game,
The 6-foot senior threw for 240 yards and rushed for 170 more to lead the Vikings into a Level 3 game against Madison Edgewood.
The Vikings (8-3) accumulated 556 total yards. The Eagles stopped the Vikings only once on an interception, but they turned the ball right back to the home team.
Jefferson (10-1) used Zeke Emerick touchdown runs of 2 and 52 yards to take leads of 7-0 and 14-7. Nate Keller’s 16-yard run put the Eagles up, 20-14, and Emerick’s third touchdown of the game, on a 3-yard run, and his two-point conversion run gave Jefferson a 28-21 lead in the second quarter.
Then Mount Horeb-Barneveld broke the back-and-fort scoring exchange with two consecutive Fargo-to-Damon Baker scoring passes of 36 and 43 yards to take a 35-28 lead into halftime.
Emerick’s fourth touchdown on a 4-yard run, got the Eagles to within 42-34 in the third quarter, but Jefferson could not stop the Vikings.
MOUNT HOREB-BARNEVELD 56,
Jefferson 20 8 6 6—40
Mount Horeb-Barnveld 21 14 7 14—56
Scoring summary: J—Zeke Emerick, 2 run (Zach Peachey kick). MH-B—Justin Martig, 3 run (Matt Fargo kick). J—Emerick, 52 run (Peachey kick). MH-B—Sawyer Lee, 47 pass from Fargo (Fargo kick). J—Nate Keller, 16 run (kick blocked). MH-B—Martig, 58 run (Fargo kick). J—Emerick, 3 run (Emerick run). MH-B—Damon Baker, 36 pass from Fargo (Fargo kick). MH-B—Baker, 43 pass from Fargo (Fargo kick). MH-B—Isaiah Lesure, 28 pass from Fargo (Fargo kick). J—Emerick, 4 run (kick failed). MH-B—Fargo, 3 run (Fargo kick). J—Keller, 1 run (run failed). MH-B—Fargo, 39 run (Fargo kick).
Statistics: First downs—J 18, MH-B 19. Rushing—J 43-310, MH-B 50-316. Yards passing—J 45, MH-B 240. Passes—J 7-3-1, MH-B 14-9-1. Fumbles—J 1-1, MH-B 1-0. Penalties—J 2-18, MH-J 5-27.
Tyler Parker rushed for 353 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns to lead Verona High School’s Big Eight champions past host Hartland Arrowhead, 44-28, in a WIAA Division 1 second-round football game Friday night.
The game was tied at 28-all at halftime, but Verona took command with a 13-0 third-quarter surge and scored the final 24 points of the game.
The Wildcats finished 541 yards rushing. Wise finished with 121 yards rushing.
Verona (11-0) will play the winner of today’s game between Sun Prairie (8-2) and defending state champion Waukesha West (11-0) in next week’s third round. Waukesha West beat the Wildcats, 30-13, in last year’s first round.
Arrowhead finished with an 8-2 record after opening the playoffs with a 37-14 victory over Middleton.
VERONA 44, ARROWHEAD 28
Verona 7 21 13 3—44
Arrowhead 21 7 0 0—28
Scoring summary: V—Parker run (Witte kick). HA—Saeger, 1 run (Nelson kick). HA—Abersch, 3 run (Nelson kick). HA—Abersch, 3 pass from Saeger (Nelson kick). V—Dom Wise, 12 run (Witte kick). V—Wise, 5 run (Witte kick). HA—K. Finco, 25 pass from Saeger (Nelson kick). V—Parker, 7 run (Witte kick). V—Lawrence, 5 run (kick failed). V—Parker, 48 run (Witte kick). V—FG, Witte, 30.
Statistics: First downs—V 25, HA 19. Rushing—V 58-541, HA 29-155. Yards passing—V 25, HA 263. Passes—V 3-1-1, HA 31-22-1. Fumbles—V 3-1, HA 1-1.
Waterford High School’s footbal team went beyond revenge in Friday night’s rematch with Southern Lakes rival Wilmot.
The Wolverines (10-1)- not only avenged their only loss, a 14-10 setback in the first week of the conference season, but they rambled into the third round of the WIAA Division 2 playoffs with a 52-0 blowout of the Panthers.
Greg Steffens rushed 21 times for 194 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Waterford’s surge. The Wolverines rolled up 377 yards ground the ground, and Zach Fisher threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns, including a 24-yard TD pass that started the scoring.
Fisher was sidelined with an injury when Waterford lost to Wilmot, but the Wolverines have been in high gear ever since in sharing the Southern Lakes title with the Panthers and Lake Geneva Badger. The Wolverines will play the winner of today’s game Brookfield East and Whitefish Bay.
WATERFORD 52, WILMOT 0
Waterford 14 10 7 21—52
Wilmot 0 0 0 0—0
Scoring summary: Wat—Dylan Dessert, 24 pass from Zach Fisher (Nick Wirsching kick). Wat—Greg Steffens, 57 run (Wirsching kick). Wat—Steffens, 1 run (Wirsching kick). Wat—FG, Wirsching, 25. Wat—Steffens, 9 run (Wirsching kick). Wat_Ryan Danbrea, 3 pass from Fischer (Wirsching kick). Wat—Kody Azarian, 36 run (Wirsching kick). Wat—Shane Fulton, 57 run (Wirsching kick).
Statistics: First downs—Wat 15, Wil 6. Rushes—45-372, Wil 20-28. Yards passing—Wat 154, Wil 96. Passes—Wat 17-9-0, Wil 23-12-3. Penalties—Wat 5-50, Wil 5-36.