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Spring Football Week 5 Prep Props: State's Top Performances

04/26/2021, 11:15am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Menasha senior Luke Maurer, shown here in the 2019 D3 title game vs DeForest, had a big receiving game on Friday

Prep Props - Spring Week 5

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.

Week 5 Rushing Leaders

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.

Name School Att Yards TD
Lucas Heyroth Lodi 24 238 1
Allen Smith Menominee Indian 32 189 1
Nazier Jones Madison Club Team 17 185 3
Chayse Barth Cuba City 19 183 0
Sophonias Gengler Lomira 8 176 2
Anthony Silvani Racine Park 8 174 1
Blake Fletcher Racine Horlick 17 166 3
Joseph Gardner Campbellsport 23 166 2
Matt Grzybowski Bay Port 18 164 2
Cole Kerchefski Stevens Point 20 159 3
Ben Wellhoefer Omro 10 159 2
Tyler Matley Monroe 13 156 1
Trent Wieland La Crosse Logan 25 156 0
Kobe Brown Racine Case 18 155 2
Braelon Allen Fond du Lac 15 154 3
Mehki Baradji Necedah 10 152 0
Darrick Hill Stoughton 15 152 2
Jacob Raisbeck Beloit Memorial 25 148 1
Ryan Sokup Arcadia 16 145 1
Luke Vance Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 21 142 1

Week 5 Passing Leaders

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.

Name School Comp Att Yards TD Int
Peerson Kephart Southwestern 24 48 465 8 0
Caden Pendleton Kimberly 12 15 292 5 0
Drew Hanson Edgerton 19 25 244 5 1
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
Mason Keyes DeForest 16 27 224 2 1
Beau Kopp Cuba City 19 31 215 3 2
AJ Korth Menasha 11 15 212 5 0
Carter Riesen Beaver Dam 12 22 206 2 2
Evan Voss Black River Falls 17 32 190 1 3
Trevor Syse Belleville 17 24 189 1 0
Caleb Straughter Whitnall 14 27 187 1 2
Tyr Severson Evansville 13 30 182 1 5
Darris Schuett New Glarus/Monticello 15 30 174 0 6
Luke Elkin Neenah 8 14 172 3 1
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
Jackson Compton Greenfield 12 15 152 1 0

Week 5 Receiving Leaders

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.

Name School Rec Yards TD
Ray Runde Southwestern 8 190 3
Konner Knauf Edgerton 9 148 1
Luke Maurer Menasha 4 146 3
Miles Gallagher Racine Case 6 134 2
Maddax Shinners De Pere 6 130 3
Tyler Dahlhauser Monona Grove 6 130 2
Owen Pawlikowski Kimberly 4 127 2
Mason Reese Cuba City 11 126 1
Aveon Williams Milwaukee Lutheran 4 122 1
Colson Splinter Southwestern 5 118 2
Evan Sharkey Beaver Dam 5 113 1
Evan Pauly Arcadia 5 107 1
Ryan Molitor Black Hawk/Warren (IL) 3 106 0
Jordan Stanton Southwestern 11 101 2
Carson Syse Belleville 7 98 0
Carson Kelsey Sparta 7 96 1
Nathan Streiff New Glarus/Monticello 8 93 0
Max Weisbrod DeForest 4 91 0
Ryan Kendziorski Whitnall 5 89 0
Eli Greco Big Foot 8 89 0

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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