KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 9/24/19
High School Sports – Monday’s Results:
Winnebago Lutheran 1, Oshkosh Lourdes 0
–The Vikings knock off the unbeaten Knights thanks to a first-half goal from Jack Rabe
St. Augustine Prep 2, St. Lawrence Seminary 1
Fond du Lac 7, Kaukauna 0
St. Louis 9, Arizona 7
The Brewers open the final week of the regular season with the first of six road games to close out the year. Milwaukee will face Cincinnati for three games to begin the week and close with three in Denver against Rockies. The Brewers start the day today a half-game back of Washington for the top Wild Card spot in the National League, and four games up of the Chicago Cubs for the second Wild Card spot. Adrian Houser gets the start for the Brewers tonight against Sonny Gray for the Reds. Coverage starts at 5:05 this evening, first pitch is 5:40 on KFIZ.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost announced Monday he is retiring after a nine year run with the Royals. Yost, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003 to 2008, helped lead Kansas City to a pair of American League pennants and a 2015 World Series Title, the first in three decades for the organization. Yost will finish the year as manager. There is no word on who might replace Yost – although former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who is now a special advisor for the Royals and current Royals bench coach Dale Sveum have been mentioned as possible successors.
For the second time this season, Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor has been named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week. Taylor ran the ball 23 times for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Wisconsin’s 35-14 win over Michigan Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Taylor eclipsed the 100 yard mark for the 25th time in his 30 game career with his performance on Saturday. This is the sixth time Taylor has won the award in his career.
The Wisconsin football team is one of three Big Ten teams that rank among the top 10 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Badgers lead the nation in scoring defense – allowing 4.7 points per game so far this season, and rank seventh in scoring offense by scoring 48.3 points per game. Ohio State ranks third in both scoring offense (53.5 ppg) and scoring defense (9.0), while Penn State ranks ninth in scoring offense (47.0) and fourth in scoring defense (10.0).
A total of 26 players are on the injury lists released by the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles Monday. Those two teams play Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Among the 14 listed by the Packers are tight end Jimmy Graham, defensive standouts Kenny Clark and Blake Martinez and running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. For Philadelphia, receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery are among the notables on the injury report. No practice was held Monday for either team – and only linebacker Oren Burks is definitely out for Green Bay, but game status will be determined for the others by today (Tuesday) or Wednesday.
Monday Night Football:
Chicago 31, Washington 15
–Mitchell Trubisky threw three first-half touchdown passes, all of them going to Taylor Gabriel as the Bears picked up the road win over the Redskins on Monday Night. The Chicago defense forced five turnovers and sacked Washington quarterback Case Keenum four times in the win. Chicago is 2-1 and hosts Minnesota on Sunday.