New Berlin Lions feast on Eastern Division's Cudahy in football
Eisenhower hosts St. Francis in season finale
If only New Berlin Eisenhower could play the Woodland Conference Eastern Division more often.
The Lions improved to 3-5 with an impressive 48-7 win at Cudahy (2-6) on Friday in a crossover non-conference game, setting the stage for their season finale against St. Francis (2-6) on Friday at Eisenhower in what is considered a conference game.
With a 1-4 West Division record, the Lions have already been eliminated from the WIAA postseason action since they need a minimum of three conference wins to be considered and four to qualify automatically.
But a two-game winning streak to end the season would be a positive note for the program.
In two games against the East Division — Ike beat Whitnall in the second game of the year in a non-conference game — the Lions are 2-0 with a 62-14 advantage.
On Friday night, the Lions rushed for 284 yards and passed for 180.
Steve Harrell was the scoring star with five touchdowns. He rushed for scores of 1 yard in the first period and 7 yards and 4 yards in the second quarter, and he scored the only touchdown in the third quarter on a 1-yard run. He also caught a 50-yard touchdown from quarterback Sam Carey in the second quarter, as Ike led 34-0 at intermission.
Jordan Canady grabbed a 53-yard pass from Tucker Tellefson with 1:03 left to play.
Harrell rushed for 108 yards on 16 carries and caught two passes for 104 yards.
Nick Taylor rushed for 10 for 120 yards and a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter, which gave the Lions a 14-0 lead.
Cudahy's Tyler Fricke rushed for 128 yards on nine carries and scored the Packers only TD with 4:49 left in the game.
Nick Rastas and Ryan Macho each intercepted a pass and John McArthur recovered a fumble while Nick Ganzke and Harrell had 10 and nine tackles, respectively.
— Tom "Sky" Skibosh
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