Sports – Monday, November 5th, 2012
Ledgers Move To State Semifinals
The St. Mary’s Springs football team advanced to the WIAA Division 6 State Semifinals with a 24-0 shutout of Shiocton on Saturday. The Ledgers will travel to Middleton on Saturday afternoon to take on Iowa-Grant with a trip to the state final on the line. That game will kickoff at 4:30pm. You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ and streaming at kfiz.com.
WIAA Football – Level 4 Playoff Matchups
Mission accomplished for the Green Bay Packers. Mike McCarthy’s team won their 4th straight game 31-17 over the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers completed just 14 of 30 passes but for 218 yards. He did have 4 TDs with on INT. Randall Cobb caught two of those TDs. James Jones had a spectacular TD catch and Tom Crabtree added a 72 yard TD catch on the last play of the 3rd quarter. The Packers run game also got going as James Starks ran for 61 yards and Alex Green 53 in the win. The victory gives the Packers a 6-3 record heading into the Bye week. They will next be on the field on November 18th when they travel to Detroit.
The injury bug bit the Packers again on Sunday. After missing time with a hamstring injury, Jordy Nelson left the game early with a foot sprain. RT Brian Bulaga injured his hip and did not return. TJ Lange moved to right tackle and Evan Dieterich-Smith came in at left guard. Linebacker Clay Matthews left the game with a hamstring injury and did not return. He’ll be evaluated today. The players will be off Tuesday and won’t be expected back to work until next Monday. Talk Packer football tonight from 6pm to 7pm on KFIZ during In The Huddle with Bill Scott and Packer tight end DJ Williams
NFL Voids Payton Contract
Sources reported on Sunday that the NFL has voided the contract extension that suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton signed with New Orelans in 2011. Payton is suspended the entire season for his alleged failure to stop the Saints bounty program in which players were allegedly paid for big hits or injuring players on opposing teams. That means Payton could be a coaching free agent next offseason.
Monday Night Football
Eagles @ Saints – 7pm on KFIZ
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
Jimmie Johnson edged Brad Keselowski to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas and extend his lead in the Chase For The Championship. Johnson now leads Keselowski by 7 points. Clint Bowyer is in 3rd, 36 points behind Johnson.
Badger Hoops Scrimmage
The Red team beat the White Team 78-61 in the annual intra-squad scrimmage on Sunday at Kohl Center for the UW men’s basketball team. Frank Kaminsky scored 20 points for the White Team. UW will open exhibition play on Wednesday when they host UW-Oshkosh at the Kohl Center. You’ll hear the game on KFIZ.