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Wisconsin Dells is 2-0 to begin the season, as the Chiefs are coming off a 40-34 victory over Black River Falls in Week 2. Wisconsin Dells trailed 20-6 at one point in the first quarter and was still behind 27-22 at halftime before rallying for the win. Senior Matt Getgen was huge on both sides of the ball, rushing 24 times for 288 yards and four touchdowns. Two of those scores came in the second half as the Chiefs fought back to take the lead. Getgen also recorded a team-high 10 tackles on defense, adding an interception as well.
Mukwonago scored an impressive 30-7 win over Division 3 top-ranked Whitefish Bay, as the Indians scored the first 30 points of the game before a late Blue Dukes touchdown. Mukwonago didn't put up huge numbers offensively, but they certainly took advantage of the opportunities presented them. Junior quarterback Evan Herbig was efficient all game, completing 8-of-12 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown, adding 61 yards and two scores on the ground on just eight carries.
DeForest (D2 #4) and Stoughton (D3 #6) were both ranked heading into their Badger Conference inter-divisional showdown last week, and it was a competitive game in the first half, with the Norskies leading 27-14 at the break. However, junior quarterback Mason Keyes threw a pair of second half touchdowns to help DeForest pull away for a 40-14 victory. Keyes finished with 291 yards and four touchdowns on 17-of-27 passing, adding 23 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well.
As if there was any doubt, but Cedarburg showed again that it will be a contender in the North Shore Conference with a 40-18 victory over a ranked Grafton team in Week 2 non-conference play. Connor Roloff was a work horse for the Bulldogs, carrying the ball 32 times for 272 yards and three touchdowns. He opened the scoring for Cedarburg in the second quarter, then added two more touchdowns in the second half to help the Bulldogs pull away.
Wittenberg-Birnamwood had just one victory last season, but was very competitive and had raised expectations heading into 2021. After beating Glenwood City 53-0 to open the year, the Chargers showed everyone just how improved they are with a 47-16 win over Iola-Scandinavia in Week 2. Quarterback Ben Wesolowski threw for 247 yards and five touchdowns on 11-of-19 passing, rushing for 207 yards on 15 carries as well.
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