Badger, Big Foot batter and bruise opponents in two blowouts
October 15, 2010 | 09:26 PM
After falling behind by double-digit deficits the last two weeks, the Badger football team knew it had to come out firing Friday night at home against Union Grove. It turned out Homecoming, which can often cause distractions for students and players, served as a huge pick-me-up for the Badgers.
Powered by six touchdowns from senior Trevor York, the Badgers pulverized the Broncos, 52-13, and clinched a spot in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs with four Southern Lakes victories.
Badger (4-4, 4-2) has come all the way back from an 0-4 start to the season. The boys will travel to Waterford Wednesday for their final regular season tussle.
York ran for scores from 3, 10, 37 and 7 yards out, while he added returns touchdowns of 72 yards on a punt and 82 on a kickoff. York racked up a total of 273 return yards, a number some returners don't get in a season.
"Everyone did their thing, so I had to do my thing," he said of the offensive line opening holes. "The defense really stepped up. Giving up only 13 points is a big deal. It could've been our last home game. That's how our seniors saw it, so we came out pumped. Now, we want to at least get to where we were in the playoffs last year (third level) and possibly do better."
York led Badger with 69 rushing yards on 10 carries, while senior Mike McBride added 59 on the ground and Rory Klean tallied 51.
Defensively, Badger didn't allow a first down until the second quarter. Badger took a comfortable 38-6 lead in the locker room at half and never looked back.
Check Wednesday's Regional News for a complete story.
Big Foot 49, East Troy 0
Walworth -- The Chiefs were boosted by their own prime-time player Friday night.
Junior running back Kenny Walker scored touchdowns in all three phases of play, offense, defense and special teams, and helped propel the host Chiefs to a 49-0 triumph over East Troy.
For the Chiefs, it was their fifth straight win, and they have piled up 214 points in four games. At 6-2 overall and 6-0 in the Rock Valley South, Big Foot clinched the RVC South title with the victory.
Walker sprinted for touchdown runs of 51 and 27 yards. He also returned the opening kick 85 yards for a score and had a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown. Walker finished with seven carries for 87 yards.
In the second half, Garrett Cary recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a score, and sophomore quarterback Carter Hare scored on a touchdown run from six yards out.
Check Wednesday's Regional News for a full story.
Other area scores
Johnson Creek 49, Williams Bay 0
Elkhorn 19, Waterford 7
Wilmot 15, Burlington 12
Westosha Central 27, Delavan-Darien 20
Brodhead-Juda 54, Whitewater 13