Sports – Friday, September 16th, 2016
Week 5 of the high school football season tonight.
The Fond du Lac Cardinals host Oshkosh North tonight at Fruth Field. Head coach Mike Gnewuch says even following last week’s 20 point win over Neenah, tonight’s game is a must-win to keep pace in the conference race.
As for slowing down the Spartans, it begins with stopping Running Back Jordan Roen who leads the conference in rushing yards through the first four games of the season. On defense, the Spartans have three players who rank in the top 10 of the conference in total tackles. Coach Gnewuch says its important for the Cardinals to get off the field on third down, take care of the football on offense and do the little things correctly.
St. Mary’s Springs heads on the road tonight to face Lomira. Head Coach Bob Hyland says he expects another game where taking care of business and staying healthy is key, with a number of young players expected to see action again. Looking ahead, the Ledgers’ next three games are against conference contenders, beginning with Omro next Saturday. Hyland says they’ll treat the upcoming three game stretch like they did the three non-conference games this year, by amping up the intensity and focusing on taking care of business.
Winnebago Lutheran takes their 4-0 record to defending Flyway Conference champion Omro tonight. Head coach John Boggs says the Vikings are expecting a challenge and approach this week’s game with the mindset you have to beat the best to be the best.
Other games in the area tonight:
VFA — South
Hortonville at Oshkosh West
Stevens Point at Neenah
Marshfield at Wisconsin Rapids
VFA — North
Kimberly at Appleton North
Appleton East at Appleton West
Wausau West at Kaukauna
DC Everest at Wausau East
North Fond du Lac at Mayville
Kohler/Sheb. Luth/Christian at Laconia (NC)
Plymouth at Ripon
Waupun at Kewaskum
Berlin at Campbellsport
Valders at Chilton
Brillion at New Holstein
Two Rivers at Kiel
Great Eight – South (8 Man)
Wisconsin Heights at Oakfield
Thursday’s High School Action:
Oshkosh Lourdes 6, NFDL/Oakfield/St. Mary’s Springs/Laconia United 3
Winnebago Lutheran and St. Lawrence Seminary played to a 2-2 tie.
Lomira 3, Mayville 2
Waupun 1, Ripon 0
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 1, Campbellsport 0
Central Wisconsin Christian 4, Omro 1
New Holstein 8, Green Bay NEW Lutheran 1
Neenah 3, Fond du Lac 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-13)
St. Mary’s Springs 3, Lomira 1 (15-25, 25-12, 25-22, 25-15)
Mayville 3, Winnebago Lutheran 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-19)
Kewaskum 3, Waupun 2 (22-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-21, 9-15)
Berlin 3, Campbellsport 1 (25-19, 25-21, 10-25, 28-26)
Central Wisconsin Christian 3, Oakfield 0 (25-18. 28-26, 25-20)
Fond du Lac 4, Kimberly 3
Waupun 4, Ripon 3
Cross Country: FDL boys finish 4th at the Bay Port invite
A 2 run double by Scooter Gennett in the 7th inning broke a 3-3 tie and helped lift the Brewers to a 5-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday night. Jimmy Nelson picked up his 8th win of the year and Tyler Thornburg his 10th save of the season, Game two of the series is this afternoon, a 12:45 pregame on KFIZ.
No. 9 Wisconsin could be without lead running back Corey Clement on Saturday against Georgia State because of a left ankle injury. The senior was added to the injury report on Thursday. Clement said he rolled the ankle during the Badgers’ 54-10 win last week over Akron. Clement was initially considered healthy enough on Monday that coach Paul Chryst listed him as the top kick returner on the depth chart to replace the injured Natrell Jamerson. Chryst said Thursday that Clement practiced Monday, but hadn’t done much the rest of the week. The Badgers (2-0) probably won’t need Clement against the Panthers (0-2), who have allowed 789 yards rushing over two games.
Packers are getting ready to face the Vikings on Sunday Night Footballl. Clay Matthews says they know one key will be to slow down Adrian Peterson. He adds that he likes a good divisional rivalry game and is looking forward to the game.