St Joes Advances
St Joes will be the only local high school football team moving on to the next level of the WIAA State Football Tournament. The Lacers defeated Kenosha Christian Life by a final score of 49-7. Running back Caden Tolfree scored on runs of 15 yards and 3 yards, TE Luke Schuler caught TDs from 12 yards and 59 yards and Jayden Gordon added two scores while rushing for 147 yards to pace St Joes. DeAndre Baptist also scored for the Lancers. Kenosha Christian Life is a newer, younger program and they were experiencing the WIAA State Playoffs for the very first time and gained valuable experience. The CLS scoring highlight was a 34-yard touchdown pass from Eric Decker to Logan Houston. The Lancers will have a rematch next week against Racine Lutheran and seek to avenge an earlier loss. CLS looks forward to another year of experience, growth, and maturity as a program and their best football is ahead of them.
Not The Outcome Bradford Had Hoped For
Bradford had hoped for a rematch victory against Oak Creek, a team they beat pretty soundly in the regular season by a final of 35-20. But Oak Creek had other ideas. The Knights came out aggressive and turned two early Red Devil turnovers into TDs and then hung on to defeat Bradford 20-17. Bradford showed the rust of not playing for three weeks and had some internal issues to deal with as well and the Knights came out with their foot on the gas. The Devils did not play their best game but man, they caught zero breaks from the football gods or the officials. Gotta give props to Oak Creek..they were out to avenge that earlier loss and they did. And this loss does not diminish the strides made by the Red Devils players this season. They know they have talent, and they know they can win…now they just need to put together a season where those two things remain connected the whole season.
IT Season Ends at Mukwonago
Indian Trail had the task of going on the road and taking on one of the “big boys” in the state with a First Round game at Mukwonago. The final was 35-0 in favor of the home team and a disappointing season came to an end for the Hawks. Their offense never really seemed to find an identity this season and the defense just spent entirely too much time on the field. There is plenty of talent on Kenosha’s west side and the IT group will look forward to a reset and a regroup after this challenging season.