Ledgers Win Division 6 State Championship in Low-Scoring Game
High School Football:
WIAA State Championships:
St. Mary’s Springs 7, Eau Claire Regis 0
–Carve out some space in the trophy case on The Ledge! The St. Mary’s Springs football team is State Champions again after keeping the Ramblers off of the scoreboard in a low-scoring Division Six State Championship Game at Camp Randall Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
The Ledgers took the opening kickoff and marched 80 yards in 19 plays, with Marcus Orlandoni capping off the drive with a one-yard score to put Springs up 7-0. The drive took 10 minutes and nine seconds off the clock – leaving Regis to touch the ball for the first time with just 1:51 left in the opening quarter. That one score was all the Ledgers would need – as their defense did the rest, holding the Ramblers to just 134 total yards (131 rush, 3 pass) in the contest.
Marcus Orlandoni led St. Mary’s Springs with 20 carries for 75 yards and the one score. David Mueller tallied 14 carries for 57 yards. On defense, Jacob Koffman had 11 total tackles for St. Mary’s Springs, Billy Schrauth had two tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the win.
With the victory, St. Mary’s Springs wins its ninth WIAA State Championship and its 17th overall championship, when its eight WISAA titles are factored in. The Ledgers close the season 12-2, winners of 12 in a row after an 0-2 start. Regis finishes 13-1.