11/2/19 High School Sports Xtra: Game of the Week

11/2/19 High School Sports Xtra: Game of the Week


PRESENTED BY NICOLET NATIONAL BANK TONIGHT WE’LL TAB OUR TEAM OF THE WEEK, COUNT DOWN THE LOCAL 5 TOP 5 PLAYS… FEATURE AN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT ATHLETE…PLUS THE PREP SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON THE SECOND ROUND OF THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS SPEAKING OF WHICH… OUR GAME OF THE WEEK WAS A LEVEL TWO REMATCH FROM LAST SEASON TOP-SEEDED KIMBERLY DEFEATED NEENAH 45-31 DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND SQUEAKED BY 7-3 IN LAST YEAR’S POSTSEASON SHOWDOWN… NOT A GOOD START FOR THE VISITING ROCKETS.. ON THEIR FIRST POSSESSION THE HANDOFF EXCHANGE IS FUMBLED AND PAPERMAKERS LINEBACKERS BRYCE BUDIAK POUNCES ON THE BALL FOR THE RECOVERY… TWO PLAYS LATER CADEN PENDLETON CONNECT SWITH CONNOR WNEK WHO BREAKS TWO TAKLES ON HIS WAY TO A 29- YARD TOUCHDOWN AND KIMBERLY SCORES FIRST 7-NOTHING… THE ROCKETS SHOWING THEIR RESILIENCE THOUGH… AFTER A 4TH DOWN CONVERSION… LUKE ELKIN KEEPS IT ON THE QUARTERBACK DRAW AND LEAVES HIS FEET TO LEAP ACROSS THE GOALINE AND WE’RE TIED 7-7… KIMBERLY GOEING WITH THE TWO RUNNING BACK ATTACK… ALEC MARTZAHL WITH THE TOUCH PASS TO CALEB FRAZER WHO GETS THE EDGE AND BEATS EVERYONE TO THE PYLONG FROM 11- YARDS OUT TO MAKE IT 14-7 MAKERS… NEENAH LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO GO RIGHT DOWN AND TIE IT AGAIN… ELKIN HITS SAM JUNG WHO CUTS IT ACROSS THE FIELD… SLIPS AWAY FROM TACKLERS… AND IS RULED DOWN… BUT HE IS UPSET AND FOR GOOD REASON… THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A 32-YARD TOUCHDOWN.. CHECK OUT THE REPLAY… JUNG LANDS ON TWO OTHER PLAYERS AND HIS HAND IS THE ONLY PART OF HIS BOY THAT TOUCHES THE GROUND… ROCKETS END UP SETTLEING FOR A FIELD GOAL AND IT’S 14-10 AND THAT HURTS WITH KIMBERLY’S ABILITY TO PUT UP 6 SEEMINGLY AT WILL… MARTZAHL FAKES THE JET SWEEP THIS TIME AND KEEPS IT HIMSELF… AND HE’S UNTOUCHED 55-YARDS TO THE HOUSE AND KIMBERLY JUMPS AHEAD 21-10 HEADING INTO THE SECOND… AND THEY PAD THAT LEAD SOME MORE WHEN MARTZAHL SCORES EASILY FROM 1-YARD OUT THIS TIME AND THE PAPERMAKERS SCORING AT WILL UP 28-10 NO QUIT IN NEENAH… ELKIN BACK TOP PASS AND JUNG COMES DOWN WITH THE TOUGH CATCH… THE ROCKETS DRIVE WOULD END IN 3 ONCE AGAIN THOUGH AS JACK VAN DYKE KICKS THE 30-YARD FIELD GOAL TO CUT THE DEFICIT TO 15 BUT THE WELL-OILED MACHINE THAT IS THE KIMBERLY GROUND GAME REACHES THE ENDZONE ONE MORE TIME BEFORE THE HALF… IT’S FRAZER FROM A YARD OUT TO MAKE IT A 35-13 PAPERMAKER LEAD AT HALFTIME… IN THE 3RD QUARTER… KIMBERLY REMINDING EVERYONE THEY CAN DROP BACK AND PASS TOO… PENDLETON TO WNEK OVER THE MIDDLE… THE SENIOR RECEIVER AT 3-CATCHES FOR 100-YARDS FRIDAY NIGHT… THAT SETS UP ANOTHER SHORT TD RUN FRO FRAZER AND THE PAPERMAKERS START TO PULL AWAY LEADING 41-13 NEENAH NOT LETTING IT GET TO RUNNING CLOCK TERRITORY THOUGH AS ELKIN SLICES THROUGH THE KIMBERLY D FOR A 9- YARD TOUCHDOWN BUT THE ROCKETS STILL TRAILED BY 21 BUT KIMBERLY AVERAGED NEARLY 9- YARDS PER CARRY… RAN FOR 384-YARDS ON THE NIGHT AND THE GROUND ATTACK ACCOUNTED FOR 6-TOUCHDOWNS KIMBERLY IS ON TO THE QUARTERFINALS DEFEATING NEENAH 55-28 “SORRY NO TEXT AVAILABLE” WHEN WE COME BACK ON HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS EXTRA….. WE’LL FIND OUT WHAT’S NEXT FOR KIMBERLY AND THE REST OF OUR REMAINING LOCAL TEAMD IN LEVEL THREE OF THE PLAYOFFS NEXT WEEK… BUT FIRST LOCAL 5’S ERIC BOYNTON BRINGS YOU THIS WEEK’S EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT ATHLETE REPORT… WE’LL HAVE THAT AND MORE WHEN WE RETURN ON HIGH SCHOOL SPORTSEXTRA…..

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