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Bradford runs down Tremper


Try telling the Bradford offensive linemen that Thursday night’s season finale was a meaningless game.

Featuring center Chris Benn, tackles Matt Hernandez and Logan Schmaling, guards Steve Melotik and Seth Tinker and tight end Chase Petersen in a starring role, the Red Devils manhandled Tremper, 41-24, in a Southeast Conference game at Ameche Field.

“It felt good,” Melotik said. “It was a good day up front. We wanted to go out on a high note. (Offensive line) Coach (John) Choi really drills it in us to beat the guy across from us every time. I think we played really well.”

Bradford vs. Tremper

When: 7:12 p.m. Thursday

Where: Ameche Field

Tremper, Bradford in Thursday showdown


KENOSHA — Thump-thump. Thump-thump. Thump-thump.

Apparently, the Tremper football team has a postseason heartbeat after all.

Bradford-Tremper football photo gallery


Here is a look at some photographs from recent Bradford-Tremper football games.

The teams meet on Thursday at 7:12 p.m. at Ameche Field.

Tremper gets back on track

An early deficit didn’t bother the Tremper football team on Friday night

After surrendering a big play for a touchdown in the first quarter, the Trojans scored 24 unanswered points for a 24-7 Southeast Conference victory over Racine Park at Horlick Field in Racine.

Tremper vs. Racine Park

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Horlick Field (1648 N. Memorial Dr., Racine)

Franklin flattens Tremper

Franklin raced to a 41-point lead at halftime in downing Tremper 55-7 in a Southeast Conference football game Friday night in Franklin.

The Sabers (6-1, 5-0 SEC) scored with 7 minutes and 18 seconds left in the first quarter and never looked back.

Tremper vs. Franklin

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Franklin High School (8222 S. 51st St.)

Oak Creek overpowers Tremper


KENOSHA — The Tremper football team scored on two trick plays, completed a long pass on a bizarre deflection and scored on a fourth-and-goal play in which quarterback Willie Buege did his best Johnny Manziel impression, eluding defenders in the backfield and throwing back across his body to an open receiver.

Yet all that razzle-dazzle wasn’t enough to overcome what was brutally obvious Friday at Ameche Field: The Trojans couldn’t come close to physically matching Oak Creek, rendering all those nifty plays null and void in the Knights’ 38-20 Southeast Conference victory.

Tremper vs. Oak Creek

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Ameche Field

Mistakes doom Tremper in loss to Horlick

RACINE — Already struggling to move the ball, the last thing that the Tremper football team needed was to compound its troubles with pre-snap mistakes.

The Trojans committed eight penalties in the second half — seven during a 10-minute stretch — in a 19-0 Southeast Conference loss to previously winless Racine Horlick on Friday night at Horlick Field.

Tremper vs. Racine Horlick

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Horlick Field (1648 N. Memorial Dr., Racine)

Hawks flying high


KENOSHA — For much of Friday night at Ameche Field, the Indian Trail football team was its own worst enemy.

Indian Trail vs. Tremper

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Ameche Field

Big game for Tremper, Indian Trail


Fellow Kenosha News sports writer Mike Larsen has tried to convince me on a weekly basis that I should be on Twitter.

He has made it his mission to tell me that I don’t know what I’m missing.

Wesley plays big as Tremper blanks Case

RACINE — Prior to Friday night’s Southeast Conference football game against Racine Case, the Tremper offense was introduced to the crowd.

Donovan Wesley was not one of the 11 players called out by the public address announcer.

Week 3: Tremper (2-0) vs. Racine Case (0-2)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Hammes Field (7345 Washington Ave., Racine)

Determined Trojans grind out victory over Antioch

KENOSHA — If you want to categorize a Week 2 non-conference contest as a “tune-up game,” don’t expect Eugene Shulski to agree.

After the Tremper football team had emerged victorious in a back-and forth affair over Antioch (Ill.), 29-26, Friday at Ameche Field, the Trojans’ junior running back displayed the exhausted signs of playing football in the late-August heat but the massive grin of a postseason victor in the chill of November.

Tremper (1-0) vs. Antioch, Ill. (0-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Ameche Field

Tremper routs Bradley Tech in opener


KENOSHA — Tremper football coach Frank Matrise wants this season’s team to be improved defensively from last year’s 3-6 non-playoff campaign.

Tremper took a step in that direction on Friday night with a 48-0 shutout of visiting Milwaukee Bradley Tech in its season opener.

Tremper vs. Bradley Tech

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Ameche Field

Tremper focuses on improving the defense


KENOSHA — Keeping the opposition out of the end zone is priority No. 1 as the Tremper football team eyes a turnaround in 2013.

En route to finishing with a 3-6 record last season — their first losing season since 2005 — the Trojans gave up 267 points in their six losses (44.5 per game), 275 points in Southeast Conference play (39.3 per game) and 316 points overall (35.1 per game).

Opportunity is knocking


MADISON — With the turf glistening at Camp Randall Stadium, Tremper graduate Jazz Peavy looked up and envisioned 80,000 fans cheering on the Wisconsin football team.

It’s all still sinking in for the true freshman.

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Aug. 23—Milwaukee Bradley Tech, 7 p.m.

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    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    2 William Buege QB-LB 6-0 185 Sr.

    3 Matt Buban WR-DB 5-9 150 Jr.

    4 Gage Gessert  TE-LB 6-2 185 Sr.

    6 Zachary Yafchak TE-DL 6-3 170 Sr.

    7 Eugene Shulski RB-LB 6-0 225 Jr.

    8 Chad Sekuris WR-DB 5-8 145 Jr.

    10 Emilio Prado WR-DB 5-10 145 Sr.

    11 Zach Fuhrer WR-DB 5-8 180 Jr.

    12 Andy Matoska QB-DB 5-9 150 Jr.

    15 Nick Santelli WR-DB 5-7 155 Sr.

    17 Hunter Nikolai WR-DB 6-0 160 Jr.

    19 Dakota Prozanski QB-LB 6-0 205 Jr.

    20 Nathan Dillow WR-DB 6-0 170 Sr.

    22 Anthony Raimondi RB-LB 5-9 205 Jr.

    23 Donovan Wesley WR-DB 5-8 170 Jr.

    24 Eshaunte Williams RB-DB 5-8 170 Jr.

    28 Zach Ford RB-DL 5-9 220 Sr.

    30 Jordan Littel RB-DB 5-8 170 Jr.

    31 Leo Little RB-LB 5-11 165 Sr.

    37 Gavin Hicks WR-DB 5-8 160 Sr.

    43 Donald Lipper RB-DL 6-0 165 Jr.

    44 Liam Pederson RB-LB 6-0 190 So.

    50 James Williams OL-DL 6-0 230 Jr.

    51 Mike Field OL-DL 6-1 225 Jr.

    52 Jacob Roman OL-DL 6-0 225 Sr.

    53 Jacob Barnd OL-DL 6-2 215 Jr.

    54 Leif Nedweski OL-LB 5-11 192 Sr.

    55 Patrick Wirth OL-LB 6-1 210 Sr.

    56 Charles Cotton OL-DL 5-9 185 Jr.

    57 Damion Shepherd OL-DL 5-9 200 Sr.

    59 Matt Wulf OL-LB 5-10 205 Jr.

    60 Kyle Wates OL-DL 5-8 265 Jr.

    63 Jacob Zigner OL-DL 5-10 260 Sr.

    64 Brian Newberry OL-DL 6-3 220 Jr.

    65 Mason Cochran  OL-DL 5-10 230 Sr.

    66 Alex Busko OL-DL 6-2 205 Sr.

    70 Kyle Richter OL-DL 6-3 230 So.

    73 Jacob Nelson OL-DL 5-8 215 Jr.

    75 Billy Sexton OL-DL 6-0 260 Sr.

    77 Corey Cross OL-DL 6-1 315 Jr.

    81 Ben Wessling WR-DB 5-11 150 Jr.

    82 Connor Pierson TE-LB 6-2 175 Jr.

    83 Daniel Goroski WR-DB 5-8 150 Jr.

    84 Nader Alsabbha TE-DL 6-2 180 Sr.

    85 Caden Wright WR-DB 6-0 180 Sr.

    86 Sam Drewry WR-DB 5-10 170 Sr.

    90 Zechariah Wade OL-DL 5-9 230 Jr.

    91 Le’Andre Dawson RB-LB 5-8 175 Jr.

    Head coach — Frank Matrise Jr., 17th season

    Assistant coaches — R.J. Howard (offensive coordinator), Lonzo Bradford (defensive coordinator), Amos Beernink, Mike Corcoran, Kyle Miller, Colin Zalokar

Tremper schedule and results


    (Home games at Ameche Field)

    Aug. 23 — Tremper 48, Milwaukee Bradley Tech 0

    Aug. 30 — Tremper 29, Antioch (Ill.) 26

    Sept. 6 — Tremper 37, Racine Case 0

    Sept. 13 — Indian Trail 24, Tremper 21

    Sept. 20 — Racine Horlick 19, Tremper 0

    Sept. 27 — Oak Creek 38, Tremper 20

    Oct. 4 — Franklin 55, Tremper 7

    Oct. 11 — Tremper 24, at Racine Park 7

    Oct. 17 — Bradford 41, Tremper 24




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