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    MMQB Week 6 Alumni Snapshot: Michael Roach

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    Indian Trail graduate Michael Roach recorded a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) for Wofford College in a 49-15 non-conference victory over the University of Virginia’s College at Wise before a crowd of 7,108 on Saturday night at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.

    Roach, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound linebacker, entered the game with three tackles in Wofford’s first three games. A menace on special teams, Roach’s first four tackles on Saturday came on kickoff coverage.

    Roach was one of six true freshmen on the Wofford roster to play in the season opener vs. Georgia Tech before a crowd of 45,403 on Aug. 30 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The Terriers put up a fight but lost to the Yellow Jackets, 38-19, after trailing 10-9 at halftime and 17-12 late in the third quarter.

    MMQB Week 6: Leaders

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    Ethan Scott, Wilmot — 22 carries, 167 yards, 2 TDs

    Alexio Rosales, Bradford — 18 carries, 97 yards, 2 TDs

    MMQB Week 5 Alumni Snapshot: Robert Salani

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    Tremper graduate Robert Salani is in his second season as the starting punter for NCAA Division II Northern Michigan.

    In Saturday’s 13-10 loss to Hillsdale in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup at Muddy Waters Stadium in Hillsdale, Mich., Salani punted six times for an average of 42.3 yards. The third-year sophomore had a season-long punt of 58 yards and dropped two kicks inside the 20-yard line.

    Named the starter in Week 3 last season, Salani ended up earning honorable mention All-GLIAC honors for the Wildcats. He averaged 42.1 yards on his 36 punts, which ranked 17th among all Division II punters. He had a long kick of 62 yards and pinned the opposition inside the 20-yard line 10 times.

Football Stories

St. Joseph defense throttles St. Thomas More

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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

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ahorschak@kenoshanews.com

KENOSHA — Climbing Mount Everest would be considered gutsy.

Tremper, Indian Trail in SEC showdown

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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jreeves@kenoshanews.com

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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