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    MMQB Alumni Spotlight: Michael Roach


    Indian Trail graduate Michael Roach showcased his big-play ability in Wofford College’s second scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.

    In the scrimmage, comprised of approximately 100 scripted plays, Roach returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown.

    As a true freshman last season, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound sophomore linebacker played in 10 games, including one start. He recorded 28 tackles (22 solo) with one sack.

    Alumni snapshot: Justin Otto

    In a battle between two NCAA Division II unbeatens, top-ranked Minnesota State scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to knock off 10th-ranked Sioux Falls before a crowd of 4,717 on Saturday afternoon at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, Minn.

    The Mavericks (9-0) entered the fourth quarter trailing for the first time this season, but rallied to win their 31st consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game.

    Bradford graduate Justin Otto, a starter at cornerback for Minnesota State, finished with four tackles (two solo) and broke up two passes.

    MMQB ROUND 1 Alumni Snapshot: Alex Foster


    St. Joseph graduate Alex Foster caught a team-high three passes for 58 yards in helping the Wisconsin Lutheran College football team beat Adrian College, 17-7, in a non-conference game played before a crowd of 1,045 on Saturday afternoon at Docking Stadium in Adrian, Mich.

    The Warriors took a two-possession lead at 17-7 on a 33-yard field goal by Matt Grams with 7 minutes, 59 seconds remaining. On the second play of the 10-play, 40-yard drive, Foster caught a 25-yard pass from Gino DeGeorge to give WLC a first down at the Adrian 28.

    WLC, which snapped a 15-game losing streak in the state of Michigan dating to 2003, won its third game in a row to improve to 4-3. Adrian, the preseason favorite in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, fell to 5-2.

Football Stories

St. Joseph defense throttles St. Thomas More


KENOSHA — St. Thomas More could have run 50 more plays and the already drawn-out game could have been extended another four quarters, but chances are the Cavaliers weren’t going to reach the end zone against the stingy St. Joseph football team.

The Lancers were that good defensively on Saturday night.

St. Joseph limited the Cavaliers to 42 total yards, including minus-12 on 34 rushing attempts, in a thorough 26-0 Metro Classic Conference victory at Ameche Field.

Fake punt helps Hawks beat Trojans



KENOSHA — Climbing Mount Everest would be considered gutsy.

Tremper, Indian Trail in SEC showdown


KENOSHA — I goofed.

In reporting the Indian Trail football team’s big victory over Oak Creek, I got the final score wrong in Saturday’s paper.

FOOTBALL: Broncos run past Lancers

T.J. Cadd rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns as Union Grove defeated host St. Joseph 28-7 Friday night at Ameche Field.

Marshawn Bell had a 19-yard touchdown run for the Lancers, who dropped to 0-2.

Red Devils rally, but fall to Brookfield Central



KENOSHA — Understandably salty after suffering its second defeat in as many weeks against a quality opponent, the Bradford football team should be able to take solace in one thing: The film from Friday night’s 35-28 loss to Brookfield Central will show plenty of positives.

Shoreland wins big over Christian Life


SOMERS — A bigger, faster and stronger Shoreland Lutheran football team had something to prove in its home opener against Christian Life on Friday night.

The Pacers wanted to show their fans that this team is much different from the squads Shoreland fielded the past two seasons.

Kennedy returns to Kenosha


KENOSHA — When Jed Kennedy was the football coach and athletic director at Bradford, he helped arrange a three-year contract with Brookfield Central for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Little did he know that he would be wearing royal blue and silver during the second year of the deal.

Red Devils cut down



KENOSHA — The Bradford football team knew it had its work cut out for itself with two-time defending WIAA Division-1 state champion Arrowhead coming to call in Friday’s opener.

Indian Trail opens football season with a victory


KENOSHA — Three solid quarters were good enough for the Indian Trail football team on Thursday night.

Clinging to a one-possession lead, the Hawks turned away Plymouth on its final four drives and held on for a 27-19 season-opening victory in a cramp-filled, non-conference matchup at humid Jaskwhich Stadium.

Prep football season begins Thursday night


KENOSHA — The Indian Trail football team will get a jump-start on the 2014 season when it hosts Plymouth in a non-conference game at 7:30 Thursday night at Jaskwhich Stadium.

While most season openers will be played on Friday, the Indian Trail-Plymouth matchup is one of 25 openers scheduled for Thursday night around the state.

Hawks try to keep it rolling


KENOSHA — While some public address announcers outside of Kenosha still annoyingly refer to the school as Indian Trails, the Indian Trail football program made a name for itself in 2013.

In just their second varsity season, the Hawks won their first seven games and were ranked as high as No. 3 in the state by WisSports.net (and No. 6 by the Associated Press) en route to finishing 5-2 in the Southeast Conference and 8-3 overall. Two of those losses came against eventual state runner-up Franklin, including a heartbreaking 17-14 defeat in the second round of the WIAA Division-1 playoffs.

Wilmot expects to compete under new coach



Hit hard by graduation and breaking in a new head coach, the Wilmot football team would seem to be in rebuilding mode in 2014.

Vonte’s inferno



MADISON — Coming back from his second major knee injury in two seasons, Wisconsin running back Vonte Jackson counted the days for his long-awaited return to the practice field.

Prep football teams in scrimmage action


With the regular season set to kick off next week, high school football teams around the state will tune up by taking part in scrimmages Friday and Saturday.

All scrimmages are free and open to the public.

A new lease on football



Twenty years ago, the Green Bay Packers made one of the biggest moves in NFL history when they persuaded free agent Reggie White to sign with them.

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