A multifaceted rushing game and a stout defense carried the Stoughton football team across the finish line on Saturday afternoon.
The host Vikings piled up 254 yards rushing, with three players scoring on the ground, in a 19-0 victory over Green Bay Notre Dame in the final game of the WIAA’s unprecedented “alternate fall” spring season.
Stoughton (5-2) held the Tritons (5-2) to 206 total yards, including 92 rushing yards.
Darrick Hill scored on a 27-yard run late in the second quarter, Brooks Empey had a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and quarterback Jonah O’Connor ran for a 22-yard score with 4:37 to play.
O’Connor led the Stoughton rushing attack with 109 yards on 11 carries. Empey added 87 yards and Hill 55.
MACC Fund Invitational
At Erin Hills Golf Course near Hartford, the Madison Edgewood boys took fourth and Middleton and Waunakee tied for fifth in the 35-team tournament. Mequon Homestead won with a four-player team score of 10-over-par 288, followed by Hartland Arrowhead and Wales Kettle Moraine at 300. Edgewood totaled 307 and Middleton and Waunakee 310.
The Crusaders were led by sophomore Al Deang, who shot a 1-under-par 71 with four birdies and three bogeys. Middleton junior Alec Sosnowski shot 72, and junior Maxwell Brud led Waunakee with a 75.
Lodi finished 16th at 337, Sun Prairie 21st at 346 and Beaver Dam 32nd at 390.
Franklin, led by John Mirsberger’s 3-over-par 75, won the 13-team battle for the Division 1 title, shooting 336 at Riverside Golf Course in Janesville. Beloit Memorial, Monona Grove and Waterford shot 349 to tie for second place. Monona Grove’s Jacob Frederickson shot 77 and won a tiebreaker with Beloit Memorial’s Griffin Oberneder for second place. Oregon’s Nicholas Kipp shot 78 for fourth place. Janesville Craig’s Wyatt Marshall shot 80 for fifth.
In Division 2, Wales Kettle Moraine shot 331 to win, followed by Milwaukee Marquette and Racine Lutheran at 335. Edgerton was fourth at 339. Clinton’s Dan Romano shot 72 to earn medalist honors, and Noah Kirsch shot 73 for second. Edgerton’s Brady Callmer shot 80.
Waunakee 2, Hartland Arrowhead 1
Lexis Savola scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from Kaya Meyers in the 75th minute to lift the host Warriors (2-1-0) over the Warhawks (1-1-0).
Oregon 3, Verona 1
Liesel Odden and Brianna Sauer both scored in the first half, on assists from Jenna Bennet, to push the visiting Panthers (2-0-0) past the Wildcats (2-1-0). Jenna Albert scored for Verona with an assist from Lauren Simonet.
Lake Mills 9, Portage/Poynette 4
Ava Stelter scored five of her seven goals in the first half to carry the L-Cats past the United. The junior forward also had an assist.
Sun Prairie quad
The host Cardinals took a 25-0 victory over Waunakee (1-7) in the first game, as Kiana Patterson pitched a five-inning, one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts, and Carly Gross went 5-for-5 as Sun Prairie totaled 17 hits. Only five Sun Prairie runs were earned, as Waunakee committed 12 errors. Sun Prairie (4-3) then lost 3-0 to Oak Creek.
Chippewa Falls Tournament
Middleton took a 10-2 win over Onalaska as Abby Zumbrunnen went 4-for-4, Jenna Redders homered and Charlotte Yingling tossed a three-hitter. In the second game, Olivia Hebert hit two homers and Redders added another in an 11-1 win over Rice Lake.
Kyra O’Neal hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to give Stevens Point a 7-5 victory over Watertown. In Watertown’s 12-5 win over Rice Lake, Maggie Strupp went 3-for-5 and scored three times.
Janesville Parker 6, Stoughton 5
Jasmyn Demrow singled home Grace Williams and Alli Rosga with one out in the bottom of the seventh to give host Parker (4-2) a come-from-behind win over Stoughton (2-6). Demrow also hit a two-run home run and an RBI single. Makayla Ramburg went 3-for-4 with a double for Stoughton.
Lodi 16, Belleville 9
The visiting Blue Devils (1-6) scored 13 runs in the final five innings to wipe out an early lead by the Wildcats (1-4).
McFarland 9-16, Clinton 6-0
The host Spartans held off a late Cougars rally to win the opener, as Brynne Bieri went 3-for-4 and hit a home run for McFarland. The Spartans (4-4, 4-3 Rock Valley Conference) took an early lead in the second game and beat the Cougars (4-4, 4-4), finishing with 17 hits.
Wis. Heights 15, Reedsburg 11
Kourtney Mercer hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to help the host Vanguards (4-2) push past the Beavers (1-4). Sydnee Duhr hit a two-run home run for Heights, and Melissa Dietz homered and drove in five runs for Reedsburg.
Sun Prairie 4, Verona 2
A pair of runs in the first inning helped the Cardinals (5-0, 5-0 Big Eight) defeat the Wildcats (2-2, 2-2). Starter Liam Moreno struck out four and allowed one earned run in a complete game for Sun Prairie. Carson Shepard and Josh Caron each had two hits. Andres Kleinsek homered for Verona.
Eau Claire Memorial’s Connor Lysy and Peyton Platter combined for a four-hit shutout as the Old Abes (5-1) beat host Waunakee 7-1 in the opener. In the second game, Onalaska (3-4) took a 7-4 victory over the Warriors (2-2) behind the five-hit pitching of Bryce Hoeft. Luke Shepski doubled and drove in three runs for Waunakee.
Milton 2, Hartland Arrowhead 1
Jack Campion hit a single to drive in the game-winning run in the fifth inning as the visiting Red Hawks (5-2) beat the Warhawks (4-3). Evan Nyhouse scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh.
Madison Edgewood 10, Platteville 2
Henry Bishop went 4-for-4 with a double and earned the pitching victory as the Crusaders (3-4) beat the Hillmen (3-3) at Warner Park.
New Berlin Eisenhower 10-7, Baraboo 9-16
In the first game, the visiting Lions (2-5) scored eight runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Thunderbirds (4-3). In the second game, Payton Steiner went 4-for-4 and had four RBIs to help Baraboo win.
Union Grove 6-7, Middleton 2-3
In the first game, Isaiah Cerfus hit a home run and a double to lead the visiting Broncos (7-0) past the Cardinals (4-2). Easton Zempel and Erik Pongratz each hit a single and a double for Middleton. Cerfus homered again in the second game.
Sauk Prairie 5, Lodi 2
The host Eagles (4-2) scored four first-inning runs and never lost the lead in a victory over the Blue Devils (1-2). Sauk’s Noah Frey struck out six and allowed one earned run in a complete game. Brenden Larsen and Kurtis Price drove in two runs each.
Deerfield 7-8, Williams Bay 5-0
Jackson Drobac went 3-for-3 and scored three runs to help Deerfield win the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game Cal Fisher hit a pair of doubles to help Deerfield (6-1, 5-0 Trailways) earn a win in the five inning game against Williams Bay (2-5, 0-4).