Menasha senior Luke Maurer, shown here in the 2019 D3 title game vs DeForest, had a big receiving game on Friday
Prep Props is our weekly look at the best individual statistical performances in the state, with the leaders in rushing yards, passing yards, and receiving yards. Prep Props is published every Monday morning.
Lodi and Columbus entered their Week 5 matchup unbeaten and ranked in the top ten of the WisSports.net Medium Schools Coaches Poll. Lodi led 7-0 heading into the fourth quarter, when things got really exciting. After a Columbus field goal pulled the Cardinals within 7-3, Lucas Heyroth responded with a 78-yard touchdown run moments later to put the Blue Devils up two scores. However, a furious finish by Columbus would tie the score at 14 with just over a minute to go before Lodi's Chandler Curtis kicked a 24-yard field goal with six seconds left for a thrilling 17-14 win. Heyroth was a workhorse for the Blue Devils, carrying the ball 24 times for 238 yards (averaging 9.9 yards per carry) and the long touchdown run.
|Allen Smith||Menominee Indian||32||189||1|
|Nazier Jones||Madison Club Team||17||185||3|
|Chayse Barth||Cuba City||19||183||0|
|Anthony Silvani||Racine Park||8||174||1|
|Blake Fletcher||Racine Horlick||17||166||3|
|Matt Grzybowski||Bay Port||18||164||2|
|Cole Kerchefski||Stevens Point||20||159||3|
|Trent Wieland||La Crosse Logan||25||156||0|
|Kobe Brown||Racine Case||18||155||2|
|Braelon Allen||Fond du Lac||15||154||3|
|Jacob Raisbeck||Beloit Memorial||25||148||1|
Southwestern junior quarterback Peerson Kephart tied a state record with eight passing touchdowns on Friday, as the Wildcats downed Poynette 62-34. Kephart completed 24-of-48 passes for 465 yards in the game with no interceptions. He threw two touchdowns in the first quarter, three in the second, two in the third quarter, and one in the final period. In addition to his exploits on offense, he also returned an interception on defense 50 yards for a second quarter touchdown.
|Gabe Herman||De Pere||9||11||239||4||0|
|Danny Karofsky||Madison Club Team||10||14||238||4||0|
|Casey Marron||Monona Grove||21||38||230||2||2|
|Beau Kopp||Cuba City||19||31||215||3||2|
|Carter Riesen||Beaver Dam||12||22||206||2||2|
|Evan Voss||Black River Falls||17||32||190||1||3|
|Darris Schuett||New Glarus/Monticello||15||30||174||0||6|
|Riley Warzynski||Stevens Point||13||14||171||1||0|
|Basil Demco||Big Foot||13||28||159||1||3|
|Kaleb Daniel||Milwaukee Lutheran||6||24||153||1||0|
With Southwestern quarterback Peerson Kephart tying a state record with eight touchdown passes in a 62-34 win over Poynette, it comes as no surprise that his receivers put up big numbers. Senior Ray Runde led three Wildcats receivers who had at least 100 yards, hauling in eight passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. His scoring catches came from 57, 45, and 20 yards out. Runde also caught three passes from the other team, as he intercepted the Pumas three times.
|Miles Gallagher||Racine Case||6||134||2|
|Maddax Shinners||De Pere||6||130||3|
|Tyler Dahlhauser||Monona Grove||6||130||2|
|Mason Reese||Cuba City||11||126||1|
|Aveon Williams||Milwaukee Lutheran||4||122||1|
|Evan Sharkey||Beaver Dam||5||113||1|
|Ryan Molitor||Black Hawk/Warren (IL)||3||106||0|
|Nathan Streiff||New Glarus/Monticello||8||93||0|
|Eli Greco||Big Foot||8||89||0|
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