Two future Wisconsin Badgers football players had a big Friday night in leading their team to victory. Pewaukee Pirates quarterback T.J. Watt and Northland Pines Eagles running back Austin Ramesh were very instrumental in leading their respective teams to a victory and an all important conference win that will take them one step closer in qualifying for the state football tournament.
Watt, younger brother of former Badgers standout J.J. Watt, converted from tight end to quarterback this season. Not only did Watt rush for three touchdowns in the Pirates 38-24 win over the Greendale Panthers, but he also intercepted a pass and forced a fumble on the defensive side of the ball. The win moves the Pirates to a record of 4-0 and remain in a first place tie in the Woodland-West Conference with the Wauwatosa West Trojans, the team they will face this Friday night in Wauwatosa.
Ramesh helped the Eagles to a 45-6 victory over the Hurley Midgets on Friday night. Ramesh rushed for 232 yards, his second highest total on the young season, and scored two touchdowns. On the season Ramesh has rushed for a total of 916 yards and nine touchdowns. Ramesh also helped the Eagles on defense by tackling the Midgets a total of eight times as well. Ramesh and company travel to Ironwood, MI this Friday night to take on the Wright Red Devils who come into the game with a 2-2 record.
The Badgers have to be pleased with what they are seeing out of these two young kids. Watt will play tight end when he goes to Madison next fall and Ramesh should fit right in to the Badgers offense.