Local Sports – Monday, October 8th, 2012
Reggie Wayne caught 13 passes for 212 yards and the game winning 4 yards touchdown pass with :35 seconds left as the Colts stunned the Packers 30-27 on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Rookie QB Andrew Luck rallied the Colts from a 21-3 halftime deficit to take the 22-21 lead with just over 8 minutes left in the 4th. The Packers rallied as Aaron Rodgers hit James Jones on an 8 yards TD with 4:30 left in the fourth, setting up Luck’s game winning drive. The Packer moved the ball into field goal range in the final seconds but Mason Crosby missed a 51-yard field goal and the Packers drop to 2-3 on the season. Luck threw for 362 yards and 3 TDs. He also ran for a score. Aaron Rodgers threw for 3 TDs, two of them to James Jones, and an interception. The injury bug bit the Packers on Sunday as well. BJ Raji hurt his ankle, he’ll have an MRI today. Cedric Benson hurt his foot, and Jermichael Finley left with a shoulder injury. Raji and Benson could miss Sunday’s game at Houston. Finley says he’ll be ready to play.
Alabama, Oregon and South Carolina are the top three teams in both college football polls. The Badgers received votes in the Coaches Poll. With Ohio State ineligible to be in the Coaches Poll, it marks the first time ever no Big Ten team is in that poll. The Buckeye’s are #8 in the AP Poll.
Washington 3 St. Louis 2 – Nats up 1-0
Reds 9 Giants 0 – Cincy up 2-0
Yankees 7 Baltimore 2 – Yanks up 1-0
Detroit 5 Oakland 4 – Tigers up 2-0
Tony Stewart triggered a 25 car pileup on the final lap at Talladega, opening the door for Matt Kenseth to win the race. The current standings in the Chase For the Championship has Brad Keselowski with a 14 point lead over Jimmie Johnson. Denny Hamlin is 3rd.
Ryan Moore won the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas, one shot better than Brendon de Jonge. Wisconsin native Jerry Kelly didn’t make the cut.
They had play-in games for the WIAA Soccer Tournament on Saturday. In Division 2, North Fondy-Oakfield beat Berlin 4-2 to advance to Tuesday’s first round matchup at Sheboygan Falls. In Division Three, St. Mary’s Springs lost to Kewaukee 1-0.
St. Mary’s Springs clinched a share of the Flway football title with a 48-3 win over Mayville on Saturday. The Ledgers can win it outright on Friday night when they travel to Lomira. You can hear that game on K107.1-FM. WLA kept their playoff hopes alive with a 13-0 win over Lomira. The Vikings must win at Omro on Friday night to earn a post season spot.