Sports : Friday, September 30th, 2016

Week 7 of the High School Football Season this weekend:

An important game in the VFA South tonight, as the Fond du Lac Cardinals host Hortonville. The Polar Bears come in tied for first place in the conference with Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids, after Stevens Point lost to Wisconsin Rapids last week. Hortonville Quarterback Charlie Schabo has thrown for nearly 1500 yards and 15 touchdowns on the year. Cardinals Head Coach Mike Gnewuch says the team practiced maintaining coverage and continuing pursuit to the football in practice this week to prepare for Schabo’s elusiveness.

A big matchup Saturday afternoon at Winnebago Lutheran as the Vikings host Saint Mary’s Springs in an important Flyway Conference battle. WLA suffered their first loss of the season to Laconia last Friday. Head Coach John Boggs says the team understands they hate the feeling of losing, and they focused on getting back to basics and focusing on preparing for the game mentally so they don’t repeat the same mistakes Boggs says one of his keys to victory is limiting big plays from the Ledgers offense.

Meanwhile, Ledgers Head Coach Bob Hyland says that stopping the run and forcing the Vikings to pass the ball will be a key to the Ledgers success on Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 1pm at Winnebago Lutheran High School. Our coverage begins at 12:30 on KFIZ.

Also on Saturday, the Oakfield Oaks resume action in the Great Eight-South with a road game at North Shore Country Day of Winnetka, Illinois. Oaks Head Coach Corey Rickert says their opponent is athletic, and run the ball well, and pass if they need to

In Thursday’s High School Action…

Boys Soccer:

Winnebago Lutheran 4, NFDL/Oakfield/St. Mary’s Springs/Laconia United 1. Luke Meihack had 2 goals for WLA. Andy Soto scored the lone United goal.

St. Lawrence Seminary 5, Central Wisconsin Christian 0

Oshkosh Lourdes/Valley Christian 5, Mayville 0

Kettle Moraine Lutheran 2, Waupun 1

New Holstein 6, Peshtigo 1

Girls Volleyball:

Fond du Lac 3, Appleton West 0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-11)

St. Mary’s Springs 3, Omro 1 (25-9, 21-25, 25-23, 25-17)

Winnebago Lutheran 3, North Fond du Lac 0 (25-18, 25-10, 26-24)

Laconia 3, Lomira 0 (25-10, 25-17, 26-24)

Waupun 3, Winneconne 1 (16-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-23)

Campbellsport 3, Plymouth 2 (25-16, 18-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-10)

Girls Tennis:

Waupun 5, Columbus 2

Cross Country:

Winnebago Lutheran boys placed 3rd at the Slinger invite. For the WLA girls, Sarah Niehueser placed 4th individually.

Lomira girls and boys each placed 4th at Slinger Invite. Christina Biffert placed 5th individually for the girls, Steven Aquirre 11th individually for the boys.

Campbellsport girls placed 5th at the Slinger Invite while the Cougar boys placed 10th.

Waupun boys placed 7th at the Slinger Invite. Kyle Miller led the team, placing 7th. Waupun girls placed 9th at the Slinger Invite, Peyton McGinnis led the team, placing 13th.

Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Thursday. Gaglianone missed the team’s 30-6 win over Michigan State last week as a result of the injury. His condition appeared to improve on Sunday, but got worse in the following days, which led to the need for surgery. Based on his participation in only three games this season, Gaglianone will be eligible to apply for a medical hardship waiver with the NCAA and seek an additional season of competition.

The Brewers open their final regular season series of the year tonight at Colorado. No broadcast on KFIZ due to High School Football.