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The Team of the Week is back again for 2013. The voting this year is upgraded and is featured at the bottom of the article. Voting is open until Thursday at 4 p.m., so be sure to vote for who you feel is most deserving and spread the word. Users may vote once per day.
WisSports.net Week 4 Team of the Week Nominees:
Colby - The Hornets went unbeaten in Cloverbelt play from 2008 to 2011, but saw their four-year conference title streak ended last year when Regis claimed an outright title. The two rivals squared off Friday in a game that not surprisingly turned out to be a defensive battle. The teams traded 29-yard field goals in the first half, with Colby going ahead on a 4-yard touchdown run from McCoy Soppa midway through the third quarter. Cody Meyer's 7-yard scoring scamper salted the game away for a 16-3 victory.
Fond du Lac - The Cardinals got off to a rough start to the season against an incredibly difficult schedule, losing in blowouts to Appleton North, Kimberly, and Marshfield. Facing defending VFA-South co-champ Stevens Point on Friday, it seemed the struggles would continue. They made sure things would get turned around, going up early on SPASH 9-0 before rallying from a fourth quarter deficit for a 23-13 victory. Fondy ran for 290 yards in the game, including more than 100 from both Kyle Pierce and Quinn Woelfel.
Holmen - The Vikings and La Crosse Central entered Friday night's Mississippi Valley Conference game unbeaten as the two league favorites battled for early control of the conference race. Holmen's stiff rush defense was tested in the first half as Central's LaMont Murphy broke loose for some big runs. Still, the Vikings led 14-13 at half. They dominated the second half as the run defense was much better and quarterback Tyler Anderson led them to three second half touchdowns en route to a 33-13 victory.
Madison La Follette - In the five years Verona had been a Big Eight member prior to 2013, the Wildcats had never lost to La Follette and the average score in the series had been 52-14. Jumping out to a 21-0 halftime lead, La Follette held off the Wildcats for a 28-14 victory to remain unbeaten on the year. Much of the work was done on the ground where Cahleel Copus and Andre Saunders combined for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Menomonee Falls - The Indians grabbed a leg up on what should continue to be a very competitive Greater Metro Conference race with a 34-31 overtime victory over fellow unbeaten Brookfield Central on Friday night. After the Lancers went up 14-0 midway through the second quarter, Falls rallied back to tie it at 14 heading to halftime. The second half was a back and forth affair and ended deadlocked at 28. The Indians defense held Brookfield Central to a field goal on the first possession of overtime, and the offense won it when Bryce McMurtry followed three straight Christian Almonte runs with a 3-yard touchdown on a reverse.