October 25, 2016
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Dominic Milisauskas, top right, and Alec Gessert, bottom, of St. Joseph tackle Noah Ahles of Shoreland Lutheran during a Metro Classic Conference game in Somers on Friday night. St. Joseph won, 14-3. ( BRIAN PASSINO )

St. Joseph gets past Shoreland


SOMERS — For most of Friday night’s regular-season finale, both St. Joseph and Shoreland Lutheran seemed to be on the verge of breaking out.

And then in a blink, it was the Lancers who did.

Midway through the fourth quarter, senior Alec Gessert scampered for a key 36-yard punt return to the Pacers’ 18-yard line, and four plays later, St. Joseph’s Wyatt Draper punched in the game-clinching touchdown to lift the Lancers to a hard-fought 14-3 Metro Classic Conference victory.

Prep football: St. Joseph (5-3 overall, 4-2 MCC) at Shoreland Lutheran (3-5, 2-4)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Shoreland High School, 9026 12th St., Somers

MMQB: Lancers not worrying


St. Joseph’s chance to win its first conference championship since 2005, when it was a member of the now-defunct Lakeshore Conference, is all but over following the Lancers’ 24-13 loss to Racine St. Catherine’s on Friday night at Ameche Field on Friday night.

While St. Catherine’s (6-2, 5-1 MCC) clinched at least a share of the Metro Classic Conference title with the win, St. Joseph (5-3 overall) dropped into a three-way tie for second in the eight-team league at 4-2 with Greendale Martin Luther (6-2 overall) and Racine Lutheran (5-3 overall).

Shoreland drives stall in loss to Greendale Martin Luther


GREENDALE — Three times the Shoreland Lutheran football team drove into Martin Luther territory in the fourth quarter on Friday, only to stall a short time later.

Prep football: Shoreland Lutheran (3-4, 2-3 MCC) at Greendale Martin Luther (5-2, 3-2 MCC)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Martin Luther High School, 5201 S. 76th St.

Leading Off: An early prep football playoff primer


If you haven’t gotten out to see a county high school football game yet, there are plenty of playoff and conference title implications with two regular-season weeks remaining.

Allow me to be your tour guide.

Prep football roundup: Shoreland, Central suffer losses

Shoreland couldn’t hold a 15-point lead in dropping a Metro Classic Conference football game to Whitefish Bay Dominican 33-30 in Somers on Friday night.

Dominican (4-3, 3-2) scored 26 unanswered points after Shoreland took a 22-7 lead in the third quarter on a 4-yard run by Scott Hoffman.

Prep football: Whitefish Bay Dominican (3-3, 2-2) vs. Shoreland Lutheran (3-3, 2-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Shoreland Lutheran High School, 9026 12th St., Somers

Pacers turn it around in second half to beat Racine Lutheran

RACINE — If there was a perfect time for Shoreland Lutheran to make a defensive statement for the 2016 season, it was in the second half of Friday’s Metro Classic Conference clash against Racine Lutheran at Horlick Field.

The Pacers trailed 21-14 at halftime, and had little luck up to that point keeping the high-powered Crusaders 21-14 out of the end zone.

Prep football: Shoreland Lutheran (2-3, 1-2 MCC) at Racine Lutheran (3-2, 2-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Horlick Athletic Field, 1648 Memorial Drive, Racine

St. Catherine’s too much for Shoreland football team

The Shoreland Lutheran football team was no match for Dashaun Brown and Racine St. Catherine’s on Saturday afternoon.

Brown, a sophomore quarterback, completed 8-of-21 passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns and ran 17 times for 157 yards and two scores as the Angels routed the Pacers 44-7 in a Metro Classic Conference game at Horlick Field in Racine.

Shoreland (2-2, 1-1 Metro Classic) vs. St. Catherine’s (2-2, 1-1)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Horlick Athletic Field (1648 Memorial Drive, Racine)

Shoreland hounds Thomas More

SOMERS — Big defensive plays followed by big offensive plays was the formula for Shoreland Lutheran capturing its first Metro Classic Conference victory of the season.

Senior running back Scott Hoffman rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Pacers to a 28-6 win against visiting St. Thomas More.

Prep football: St. Thomas More (0-3) at Shoreland Lutheran (1-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Shoreland Lutheran High School, 9026 12th St.

Pacers lose 10th in a row to BCC

SOMERS – The dominance has reached 10 years.

The Shoreland Lutheran football team gained just 105 yards and had five turnovers in losing its 10th straight game to Burlington Catholic Central, 21-0, Friday in the Metro Classic Conference opener for both teams.

Prep football: Burlington Catholic Central (0-2) at Shoreland Lutheran (1-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Shoreland Lutheran High School, 9026 12th St.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Experience pays off


There were plenty of accolades to go around after Wilmot’s 64-7 thumping of visiting Cudahy on Friday.

Included in the praise was the work of the Panthers’ talented underclassmen who have helped their team post a 2-0 record in a pair of non-conference contests heading into Friday’s Southern Lakes Conference opener with defending co-champion Waterford.

Football roundup: Pacers’ rally falls short

The Shoreland Lutheran football team got to within a score late but couldn’t catch Brookfield Academy in dropping a non-conference game 36-28 in Brookfield on Friday night.

The Pacers (1-1) trailed 14-0 at halftime but took a 21-14 lead late in the third quarter. The Pacers were able to maintain the lead early in the fourth quarter before the game slipped away.

Prep football: Shoreland Lutheran (1-0) at Brookfield Academy (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Brookfield Academy High School, 3215 N. Brookfield Road.

Pacers make it look easy


SOMERS — Without the benefit of a preseason scrimmage, there could have been a little rust for the Shoreland Lutheran football team to deal with in its season opener Friday night.

If there was, it certainly didn’t take the Pacers long to shake it off.

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