Brookfield Central held off a determined Sussex Hamilton team, 28-20, and I tip my hat to gutsy RB Zach (What the) Heckman, who got banged up early in the game, but still ran for 132 yards in 30 carries and a TD. Look for a feature on Zach in Preps2pros.net in two weeks.
Jaiden Banda also ran for 79 yards in 10 carries and 2 scores and Drew Leszczynski continues to play QB like a seasoned veteran instead of a sophomore.
Central hosts Tosa East on Friday and then finishes the regular season at Menomonee Falls as coach Jed Kennedy’s crew shoots for their second straight title.
The Spartans QB Jake Graf ran for two fourth-quarter TDs to put away Menomonee Falls, finishing with 95 yards in 14 carries. Sam Santiago-Lloyd is slowly getting up to speed from his ankle injury and scored a TD and rushed for 82 yards in 22 carries.
Graf has done a wonderful job guiding the Spartans with Santiago-Lloyd being sidelined or not at full strength.
East clinched a playoff berth but closes out with a tough schedule at Marquette and then Sussex Hamilton at home.
New Berlin Eisenhower
The Lions moved back into a tie for first place with a 17-7 win at Greendale. QB Bryce Miller and Devin Colburn each ran for a score and Jayden Olson rushed for 102 yards and Bryce Wesling, PK supreme, had two extra points and a 36-yard field goal.
Defense held the Panthers to one TD pass and knocked them out of a first-place tie.
Ike finishes with a ‘non-conference’ crossover game hosting Greenfield and then a conference crossover game at Shorewood/Messmer.
New Berlin West
Coach Ben Chossek’s Vikings improved to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the Woodland West by crushing Pius, 49-0. RB Mad Max Meleski scored 4 TDs (8, 14, 6, 1) and rushed for 104 yards.
West’s defense tossed it’s second shutout in a row.
The Vikings, still playoff eligible, host South Milwaukee in a ‘non-conference’ crossover game and travel to Whitnall in a conference crossover game.
The Trojans crushed first-place Pewaukee, 39-10, behind RB Paris Howell, who rushed for 178 yards and 2 long TDs (42, 62).
Jamil Razza also scored a TD (8) and tossed a TD pass to Ernie Laspisa (51 yards). Lapisa also ran back a fumble 22 yards for a score and Ean Haller ran 73 yards for the opening score to set the tone.
The Trojans now host Brown Deer and travel to Cudahy to close out the regular season with a ‘non-conference’ and a conference crossover game.
If the Red Raiders had any luck it would be bad, as they dropped a 21-20 decision to West Allis Hale.
Quarterback Luke Lindemann rushed for 92 yards and threw for 88 and a score (Matthew Kubicek) and scored a rushing TD. Jeremiah King scored the other rushing TD.
They have games at Brookfield Central and then host West Allis Central, as they seek their first win of the year.