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Durand's Simon Bauer was one of the top rushers in the state last season and shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. In a 47-20 victory over Stanley-Boyd on Friday, Bauer carried the ball 31 times for 333 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers amassed nearly 500 yards on the ground. He also completed three passes for 21 yards and had six tackles on defense for Durand, who remains unbeaten.
It was a record-setting night as Mosinee defeated Hayward 47-7 on Friday. In the game, Mosinee senior quarterback Trevor Garski set a new state record with 17 passing attempts without an incompletion. He threw for 316 yards (18.5 yards per attempt) and six touchdowns in the win, as the Indians moved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in Great Northern Conference play.
Sussex Hamilton built a 37-14 lead on Marquette late in the third quarter, then held on for dear life in a 37-34 victory over the Hilltoppers to move to 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in Greater Metro Conference play. Nate Kollath accounted for 413 of the team's 455 yards of offense. The junior quarterback completed 11-of-19 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a career day on the ground, carrying the ball 40 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Adams-Friendship got off to a rough start to the 2021 season, losing back-to-back shutouts to Portage and Nekoosa. It was time for a bit of a shakeup, and that meant moving junior Aiden Livingston to quarterback for the first time in his career. It paid off in a big way as Livingston helped the Green Devils to a 34-20 win over Montello/Princeton/Green Lake. He completed four-of-five passes for 65 yards and a touchdown and led the way with 289 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries.
Oak Creek trailed Southeast Conference rival Racine Horlick 19-7 at halftime, but dominated the second half, scoring 37 unanswered points in a 44-19 victory. Running back Brandon Piche helped jump start things for the Knights, breaking off two touchdowns runs in the third quarter to help put Oak Creek on top. He finished the game with 24 carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns, though it could be a costly victory as he did leave with an injury.
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