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After a tough loss to Wausau West to being the VFA conference season, Wisconsin Rapids really needed a victory in Week 4, especially in a huge rivalry contest with Stevens Point. The Red Raiders' running game came ready, with senior Leo Brostowitz carrying the ball 32 times for 306 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-21 victory in the 107th meeting between these teams.
Special teams was huge for the Verona Wildcats in a 13-7 win over rival Middleton on Friday, as senior Drew Chorlton booted a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to provide the winning points. With the score tied, Chorlton knocked home a 37-yarder with just over six minutes remaining, adding a 31-yarder a few minutes later for some additional breathing room. He also made his lone extra point attempt in the game.
Abbotsford had 690 yards of offense, including 650 rushing yards in a 63-27 win over Iola-Scandinavia on Friday night. A considerable amount of that damage was done by freshman Christian Fuentes. He carried the ball 13 times for 373 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 28.7 yards per carry. He also caught two passes for 31 yards, accounting for more than 400 total yards by himself. He also had five tackles on defense, including three for loss.
Dodgeville ended a 15-game conference losing streak with a comeback 20-14 victory against River Valley on Friday. The Dodgers trailed 14-7 heading into the fourth quarter before scoring to tie it up. Just a couple minutes later with River Valley on the doorstep of taking the lead, Matthew Pittz returned an interception 95 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown. He also caught four passes for 22 yards in the game and recorded six tackles with a total of two interceptions.
After opening the season 1-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play, Kettle Moraine desperately needed a victory to get things headed in the right direction and remain in good position to qualify for the playoffs out of the extremely tough Classic Eight Conference. Taking on unbeaten Oconomowoc, the Lasers held a narrow 7-3 victory at halftime. They dominated the second half, scoring 31 points after the break for a 38-3 victory. Senior quarterback Chase Spellman threw three touchdowns after halftime and four in the game, completing 18-of-26 passes for 206 yards overall.
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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