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There were three unbeaten teams in the Scenic Bluffs Conference entering Week 5, and two of them met up as Cashton traveled to Royall. The game was scoreless into the fourth quarter, with neither team able to get much going offensively. Cashton was able to get on the board first when Jacob Huntzicker hit Lincoln Kluge for a six-yard touchdown, and Brady Hemmersbach added the extra point with 8:29 remaining in the game. Royall would score with just over two minutes remaining when Zephyr Turner scampered 69 yards for a touchdown, but the Cashton defense stuffed Turner on the ensuing two-point conversion attempt and the Eagles held on for a 7-6 victory. Cashton will travel to unbeaten and second-ranked Bangor this week.
Cuba City's defense came to play Friday night, forcing ten turnovers in a 28-13 win over New Glarus/Monticello. The Cubans intercepted NG/M quarterback Darris Schuett six times and recovered four Glarner Knights fumbles. Chayse Barth rushed for 183 yards for Cuba City, while Mason Reese caught 11 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown. Beau Kopp threw for 215 yards and three scores, adding a rushing touchdown as well.
La Crosse Logan handed La Crosse Central its first loss of the season, and in the process regained the Ark of Victory trophy with a 20-10 win on Friday night. Central got on the board first, but Logan rallied to tie it at seven heading into halftime. The Rangers would pull away for the win by scoring the last 14 points of the game. Martell Owens and Dareales Phillips each had short touchdown runs, while Josh Waite connected with Jack McHugh-Sake for the game's final touchdown. Trent Wieland led the team with 156 yards on 25 carries.
Racine Case trailed crosstown rival Racine Park 14-0 early on, but the Eagles rallied to get back in the game in the third quarter, and came back one more time in the fourth to score a 30-26 win over the Panthers. Kobe Brown scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard touchdown, as he finished with 155 yards and two scores on 18 carries. Gavin Gutman and Ben Brawner combined to completed 15-of-25 passes for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Verona has struggled much of this spring season, entering Week 5 at 1-3 while not getting much going offensively. It seemed the Wildcats were headed for much the same, trailing Middleton 21-14 at halftime. It remained that way into the fourth quarter, when Jackson Acker and the offense were able to make some headway. Acker scored on a two-yard touchdown plunge with 9:13 left to tie things up, then added another two-yard touchdown with just under two minutes remaining to provide the game-winner in a 28-21 victory. Acker finished with 125 yards and three touchdowns on 21 attempts, while Mason Fink threw a 26-yard score to Cole Zoromski. The defense rebounded from some early struggles to shut out the Cardinals in the second half, picking off Middleton quarterback Sawyer Pertzborn twice in the game.
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