AREA GRID WRAP-UP
It was a great Friday night on the road for a quarter of area football teams.
Cashton, Brookwood and Bangor all posted big road victories in Scenic Bluffs Conference play and Tomah rolled to a big Mississippi Valley Conference road win at La Crosse Central.
Cashton 19, Hillsboro 0
Cashton forced five Tiger turnovers Friday night, shaking up the Scenic Bluffs Conference standings with a 19-0 thumping of Hillsboro.
The Eagles piled up 264 yards on the ground en route to the upset of previously unbeaten Hillsboro on its home field.
Jaden Schmitz led the way for Cashton, grinding out 109 yards and a touchdown on 254 rushing attempts.
Schmitz gave Cashton an early lead on an 18-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
After a scoreless second quarter, the Eagles took charge in the third quarter with the help of touchdown runs by Cole Bernett and Noah Flock.
Bernett hit paydirt from 15 yards out to give Cashton a 12-0 lead and Flock scored on a five-yard run later in the frame.
The Eagles improved to 2-2 in SBC action and 3-3 overall, while Hillsboro fell to 2-1 in league play and 5-1 overall.
Brookwood 25, Necedah 12
Cory Ottum scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to break open a close game and lift Brookwood to a 25-12 Scenic Bluffs road win at Necedah.
Necedah scored on a Miles Saylor run in the opening quarter to take a 6-0 lead, before a two-yard touchdown by Ottum and a Jack Hansen extra point game the Falcons a 7-6 lead at halftime.
The Cardinals opened the second-half scoring with a 65-yard pass from Saylor to Noah Herried, putting Necedah ahead 12-7, but Ottum answered quickly for Brookwood, returning the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown.
Ottum added a two-yard touchdown run later in the third quarter and another in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Falcons.
Brookwood improved to 2-2 in Scenic Bluffs action and 4-2 overall, while Necedah fell to 1-2 in league play and 2-4 overall.
Tomah 35, Central 20
Josh Peardot rushed for 262 yards and three touchdowns, as the Timberwolves snapped a two-game losing skid with a 35-20 thumping of the winless Red Raiders.
Peardot hit paydirt on runs of nine, 43 and 77 yards and quarterback Jack Haye returned from an injury to toss a 69-yard scoring strike to Kyle Kroener to lead the potent Tomah offense.
Ben Venner added a three-yard touchdown run for the Timberwolves, who finished with 319 yards on offense.
Central held a 14-7 halftime lead, but Tomah answered with three straight scores in the third quarter to open up a 28-14 lead.
The Red Raiders pulled to within a touchdown of the lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Peardot but the game away with a 43-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes.
Bangor 49, Royall 6
Back in the Scenic Bluffs Conference, undefeated Bangor remained perfect with a 49-6 victory at Royall.
The win, coupled with a Hillsboro loss to Cashton, puts the Cardinals in sole possession of first in the conference standings.
Andrew Piske scored three first-half touchdowns, as fifth-ranked Bangor opened up a 42-0 advantage at the half.
Jack Reader scored on runs of 22 and two yards for the Cards in the second quarter and quarterback Kellen Kravik tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Sam Johnson in the midway through the opening frame.
Piske scored on a 15-yard run in the third quarter to bring his season touchdown total to 17.
Bangor improved to 3-0 in the SBC and 6-0 overall, while Royall fell to 0-3 in league play and 1-6 overall.