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WisSports.net Week 4 Player of the Week Nominees:
Kobe Berghammer, Cumberland -- After missing out on the playoffs last season, the Beavers are 2-0 to start the conference schedule this year following a 50-30 win over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser. In that one, Berghammer completed 26 of 36 passes for 340 yards and 5 touchdowns (with no interceptions), ran for 35 yards, recorded 10 tackles on defense, and had two picks on defense as well.
Tyler Haak, Deerfield -- Things were looking bleak for Deerfield, who trailed Randolph 42-20 at halftime, and 42-28 entering the fourth quarter in a Trailways-South match-up. Riding a 15-game losing streak, it appeared the run would continue. Then, Tyler Haak happened. The sophomore quarterback threw for five second half touchdown passes, including four in the fourth quarter, as the Demons stormed back for a 60-42 victory. Haak finished with a state-record tying 8 touchdown passes in the win, becoming just the third player in state history to do so. Amazingly, he did it on just 25 pass attempts, completing 17 of them for 462 yards.
Austin Kaltenbrun, Muskego -- After demolishing Arrowhead in Week 2 (earning WSN Team of the Week in the process), Muskego was held in check in a 27-17 loss to Brookfield East. The Warriors got back on track in a big way on Friday, beating defending Division 3 state champion Catholic Memorial 28-6, handing the Crusaders their first loss in 17 games, dating to the 2015 state title game. Kaltenbrun opened the scoring with a 44-yard gallop to the end zone in the first quarter, adding another score early in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors ice the game away. He finished with 171 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
Brody Milz, Black Hawk -- What a thriller it was on Friday night, as the WSN Game of the Week certainly lived up to the billing. Black Hawk led 8-6 at the end of the third quarter, before the teams traded haymakers in the fourth, combining for 28 points. Despite a go-ahead touchdown from Black Hawk in the final minute, it wasn't over until the Warriors stopped Pecatonica/Argyle on fourth down inside the 10 to seal the deal. Milz was huge throughout, rushing for 82 yards and two touchdowns while also completing one pass for 40 yards and catching one pass for 11 yards. The senior was a beat on defense, being credited with 29 tackles and an interception from his linebacker spot.
Brady Schipper, Stoughton -- In a battle of undefeated Badger-South squads, Stoughton controlled things from the start, putting a running clock on Milton in a 35-7 victory. The Vikings' defense was outstanding, holding the Red Hawks to just 79 yards of offense. Senior running back Brady Schipper and the offense certainly did their past as well. Schipper would open the scoring with a 58-yard touchdown run, capping the Vikings offensive onslaught with a 64-yard scoring catch in the third quarter. He finished with 146 yards and 2 touchdowns on 28 carries, adding 3 receptions for 86 yards and one score.
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