The first Friday night of the 2012 Wisconsin high school football season is in the books and it did not disappoint. Fans that turned out to their local high school games were treated to everything from close games, to comebacks, to big decisive wins. And a team that just flat out refuses to lose. Below are just a few of the Wisconsin high school football news and notes from around the state on Friday night.
Arcadia quarterback Sam Ferguson had quite a start to the 2012 campaign. Ferguson went 10-10 and passed for 201 yards and three touchdowns to lead Arcadia past Whitehall 42-14.
Waunakee just does not want to lose. Monona Grove gave them everything they had and even were leading late in the game, but quarterback Will Decorah rushed for a 15 yard touchdown with 3 minutes 44 seconds left in the game to give Waunakee the lead and the eventual win 45-38. Waunakee now has a 37 game winning streak.
Junior William Cooley had a night I could only duplicate on PlayStation. The Platteville running back racked up 311 yards rushing on 22 carries while scoring five touchdowns. Platteville went on to beat Darlington 45-19.
Arrowhead was down 21-6 at halftime to a one of the top Minnesota teams, Minnetonka. After the half, Arrowhead scored 35 unanswered points to get the victory, lead by Dom Todarello who had four rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns.
And the shocker of the night (well in my eyes anyways) was Brookfield East manhandling Waukesha West 29-0. Defensive end Alec James, who will be joining the Wisconsin Badgers next fall and arguably one of the best players in the state, had three sacks. Waukesha West senior standout Dylan Chmura, who missed all of his junior year due to a torn ACL, left the game in the first quarter due to an injury and his status at this time is unknown.
If this is any indication of what to expect this year, fans across the state are in for a wild ride. What were your favorite moments of the first Friday of the 2012 Wisconsin high school football season?