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The beat goes on for the Sun Prairie football team.

The unbeaten Cardinals scored four first-half touchdowns and cruised to a 37-7 victory over Madison West on Thursday night at Mansfield Stadium.

Sun Prairie, ranked No. 4 among the state’s large schools by The Associated Press, can clinch at least a tie for the Big Eight Conference title with a victory at Verona next week. The Cardinals have outscored their opponents by a combined total of 300-32.

Draven Peeples rushed 12 times for 114 yards and a touchdown for Sun Prairie, and Jack Zander completed seven of 12 passes for 197 and two of the Cardinals’ three passing scores.

West, which could have gained a share of the conference lead with a victory, was held to 198 total yards and 10 first downs.

Verona 28, Madison East 7

Aaron Young passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lift the visiting Wildcats past the Purgolders.

Young connected with Jaden King for a pair of 8-yard scores in the second quarter to give Verona a 21-point halftime lead.

Haakon Anderson totaled 81 yards from scrimmage for the Wildcats.

East’s Phil Roh completed 9 of 22 passes for 68 yards, but had two throws intercepted.

The Purgolders totaled 188 yards of offense and 13 first downs.

Middleton 24, Madison La Follette 6

Dion Huff rushed for 163 yards and a score to help the Cardinals beat the visiting Lancers.

Davis Roquet passed for 94 yards and ran for a score for Middleton.

Anthony West rushed for La Follette’s lone score.

The Cardinals’ defense held La Follette to 148 total yards and 12 first downs.

Janesville Craig 24, Madison Memorial 12

J.J. Brennan found the end zone on a 54-yard run in the fourth quarter to help the host Cougars defeat the Spartans.

Janesville Craig scored 10 unanswered points in the final quarter to pull away from the visitors after Drew Palmer ran for a 90-yard TD to make it a two-point game.

Devin Alderson had 71 rushing yards and a score for the Cougars.

Beloit Memorial 13, Janesville Parker 6

Eric Bridges had a pair of first-half rushing scores to lead the host Purple Knights over the Vikings. It was Beloit’s first Big Eight home victory since 2013.

Beloit Memorial accumulated 207 rushing yards on 49 carries and held Janesville Parker to just 126 total yards of offense.

Seamus Murphy scored on a 15-yard run for the Vikings in the fourth quarter.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.