Improving Muskego football team rolls past Waukesha North
Tough tests await Warriors next three weeks
Another positive step was taken by the Muskego football team on Friday night with a 42-14 romp over Waukesha North.
Fullback Peter Roy racked up 179 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns as the Warriors rolled to a 42-0 lead before cruising to their second straight victory.
Muskego improved to 2-2 in the Classic 8 Conference and 3-3 overall.
Tough closing stretch
Now the Warriors face a brutal closing stretch with games against perennial powerhouses Catholic Memorial, Arrowhead and Mukwonago, with two of those on the road.
The gauntlet begins at 7 p.m. Friday against Memorial at Carroll University. The Crusaders, the defending WIAA Division 3 champions, began the season with three straight shutouts before falling to Arrowhead 12-0.
They rebounded with victories over Waukesha South and Kettle Moraine, the latter a 21-14 decision on Friday.
If the Warriors can manage two victories in those three weeks, they would earn another WIAA playoff berth.
Muskego head coach Ken Krause is looking forward to the challenge, not only from Memorial, but for the next three weeks.
"We're excited for the (Memorial) game," Krause said. "That's a great program. We led Memorial at halftime last year (before losing 35-18).
"I like where we're at. We're getting better each week. The attitude has been outstanding, and the kids are very coachable. If we can win two games, we will be ready for the playoffs."
Against North on Friday, Muskego scored on all but one possession.
The Warriors got things started early in the first quarter on a 23-yard touchdown run by Jack Bloomer, who finished with 86 yards rushing on just four carries for a neat average of 21.5 per attempt.
Roy then scored from 7, 6, 6 and 35 yards as Muskego built a 35-0 lead. Brett Finke tallied from 10 yards to complete the Warriors' scoring before North finally tallied two late touchdowns on a fumble return and long pass.
Warriors enjoy edge
Muskego's dominance was complete as the Warriors outgained North 394 yards to 175 and collected 20 first downs to eight. They also averaged just under eight yards per rushing attempt.
The defense was paced by Austin Lambrecht (five tackles), Ryan Borton (four tackles), Finke (four tackles), Alex Hauke (two tackles, two for losses), Turner Kehoe (four tackles), Jake Ozbirn (three tackles) and Brandon Valenza.
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