When Wyatt Draper stepped onto Ameche Field on Friday night for pregame warmups, the St. Joseph junior running back had no idea he was about to become the focal point of the Lancers’ no-huddle offense.
That’s because the county’s leading rusher — senior Jerry Madden — had to be helped off the field on the game’s opening kickoff against visiting Racine Lutheran with a hip injury.
Greendale Martin Luther scored twice in a span of six seconds in the second quarter in downing St. Joseph 28-14 in a Metro Classic Conference football game on Friday night in Greendale.
The Spartans scored on an 85-yard run by Darrios Garrett to take the lead for good at 14-7 with 6 minutes and 7 seconds left in the first half. Six seconds later, Nik Mueller found Travis Guehlstorg with a 28-yard TD pass to give the Spartans (3-1, 1-1) a 21-7 lead they would keep at halftime.
PADDOCK LAKE — With the outcome long since decided, St. Joseph senior offensive lineman Anthony DeVito was still finishing blocks, driving his man to the ground in textbook style until the final run of the game.
Each time he did it, his teammates on the sideline erupted.
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.
Looking at the final score of Saturday night’s season-opener for St. Joseph, the casual prep football fans might think the Lancers were dominant in every phase of the game against visiting St. Francis.
However, St. Joseph’s 48-14 non-conference victory over the Mariners at Indian Trail’s Jaskwhich Stadium was not perfect.