By Joe Bachman
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Local area high schools went 2-for-3 last Friday, one of whom looks to continue their winning streak.
Nekoosa Seeks Third Straight Win
After starting the season with three straight losses, the Papermakers have won two straight in dominating fashion, and look to pick up their third straight win at home against the Golden Eagles of Mauston. Mauston comes off a 50-7 win over Ozaukee High School which brings their record to 2-3, as well.
However, they will have to deal with the highly improved play of Kyle Olson, who has found his receivers for scores in three straight games now. Running back Dylan Bills has scored multiple times in Nekoosa’s last two games, and looks to put up even more at home this Friday night.
Mauston carries a state ranking of 208, with the Papermakers jumping spots up to 248. Catch the action this Friday night at Holland Field in Nekoosa.
Red Raiders Look to Topple Tigers
After an impressive 62 point showing last week against Wausau East, Lincoln will look to win their second straight as they take on an always tough 3-2 Marshfield squad. Without a senior quarterback at center, the Lincoln defense will look to step up and put pressure on the Tigers, as they only allowed 7 points last week in their win at Wausau.
Last week six different Red Raiders found paydirt, and running back Isaac Pelot continues his hot play, as this season has proven that the offensive threat on this Raiders’ squad doesn’t just come from the air in form of a Mancl-Westfall connection, but on the ground with Pelot as well as tailback Nash Coombs.
Lincoln will travel to Marshfield for their third straight road game as they look to improve to 4-2 on the year this Friday night.
Royals Look to Rebound Against Pirates
After a 19-7 loss last week at home against Abbotsford, Assumption will look to even their record with a road win versus Gilman. The Royals defense will look to stop the play of Gilman’s senior wideout Cassidy Ogle in one of many keys to victory on Friday night.
This also includes getting more points on the board without quarterback Jake Sullivan. The Royals offense will continue to lean on the consistent play of Teddy Ashbeck, Aden Eisen, Cole Statz, and of course, an extended role by senior tight end Joe Grundhoffer.
The Royals take the field on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.