Wild Rose advances in playoffs - will host Fall River at home Friday
Wild Rose defeated Hilbert-Stockbridge 19-0 in Level 2 on Oct. 27 at home and advances to Level 3 of the WIAA football playoffs. Wild Rose will host Fall River this Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
It was a cold wet night for the teams and their fans.
The visiting Wolves would have first possession, but couldn’t get anywhere against the Wildcat defense. Wild Rose on the other hand was able to move the ball with the first possession of the game.
Lucas Hackney put together 5- and 36-yard runs to set Wild Rose up for a 1-yard scoring carry by Dillon Martin. The PAT failed and Wild Rose had a 6-0 lead with nearly 8 minutes remaining in the first period.
The second possession of the game was a 3 and out once again for Hilbert-Stockbridge. Wild Rose received a 22-yard punt return from Alec VandeCastle to put the Wildcats in great position for their second possession.
Hackney produced a 7-yard run, then caught a 7-yard pass to move the ball forward, but the Wildcats would get a little further and were forced to punt.
Hilbert-Stockbridge moved the ball with a third possession in the opening period.
Wild Rose lost possession on a fumble after starting out at midfield. Hilbert-Stockbridge regained possession just inside Wild Rose territory just before the first quarter ended, gathering a 6-yard run from Bennett Lau.
The Wolves recorded a first down to help start the second quarter after an 8-yard run from Lau, but a fumble soon sent the ball to Wild Rose. The Wildcats found it difficult to move the ball with their first possession of the second quarter, and ended up punting.
Hilbert-Stockbridge started its next possession in Wild Rose territory, and recorded a first down with a 7-yard run from Grant Propson before going backwards on a few plays.
Wild Rose started its second possession of the period deep inside its own territory. A first down was gained with a 7-yard run from Jacob Gaboury-Gorges, but the Wildcats were forced to punt.