There were some nice performances by some of my former prep teams and I wanted to tip my cap to them. Here is a closer look with comments.
Brookfield Central running back Zach (What the) Heckman had a huge night as the Lancers (6-0, 4-0) probably clinched first in the Greater Metro Conference with a fourth-quarter 35-30 win over Marquette.
Heckman rushed for 238 yards on 42 carries (5.7 avg.) and scored twice in the fourth quarter to key the rally. Trailing 24-14, Heckman brought the Lancers back with a 60-yard touchdown run and followed it was a 3-yard run for a 35-24 lead.
Wide receiver Thomas Gibson grabbed 6 passes for 145 yards (24.2 avg.) and TD catches of 56 yards and 3 yards.
Sophomore quarterback Drew Leszczynski was 7-for-10 for 170 and 2 touchdowns.
HUGE win for Lancers and coach Jed Kennedy.
First-year coach Ben Farley’s Brookfield East Spartans (5-1, 3-1) bounced back with a 49-0 win over Wauwatosa East. RBs Gavin Post rushed for a 58-yard TD 121 yards in only 10 carries (12.1 avg.) and Sam Santiago-Lloyd ran for a 15-yard TD and 74 yards in 9 carries (8.2).
East has to play at Menomonee Falls (2-2), at MUHS (3-1) and then hosts Sussex Hamilton (2-2) in their final three games.
New Berlin Eisenhower (4-2, 4-1) lost a tough game to Pewaukee, rallying for 17 points in the fourth quarter in a 26-24 loss.
Bryce (Air) Miller was 32 for 51 with 317 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Jake Belongia scored on a 5-yard rush and caught 8 passes for 138 yards and an 11 yard scoring pass.
New Berlin West blanked Wauwatosa West, 16-0, as QB Nate Egofske and Joe Robey connected on an 86-yard scoring pass and Mad Max Meleski scored on a 31-yard TD run and rushed for 119 yards.
But the biggest key was first-year coach Ben Chossek’s defense, which tossed the shutout.