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Colby Argall, Sr., RB, Black Hawk football
Black Hawk senior running back Colby Argall became the Warriors' all-time leading rusher last Friday night after rushing 23 times for 293 yards and four touchdowns to lead Black Hawk to a 36–12 Six Rivers Conference victory over the host Highland Cardinals on a rainy night at Tyler Field.
Argall, who surpassed Black Hawk’s all-time leading scoring mark earlier this season, move by former teammate Brody Milz (3,462 yards from 2014–17) as the Warriors’ top rusher. He got those yards and then some as he ran his career total to 3,719 yards with his 293-yard performance. He had touchdown runs of one, five, 43 and two yards on the night along with a pair of two-point conversion runs to run his career scoring total to 408 points.
Friday’s victory also assured the #2-ranked Warriors (7–0 overall, 6–0 Six Rivers Conference) at least a share of the conference championship for the second season in a row, which is the first time in program history the Warriors have won back-to-back conference titles.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Izzy Caroll, Jr., MH, Platteville volleyball
Carroll was a key component in Platteville’s sweep of third-place Richland Center last Thursday night, totaling a team-high 10 kills, seven blocks and 17 digs. The victory moved the Hillmen (25–10, 8–1) back into a first-place tie with River Valley (25–10, 8–1), which the Hillmen host tonight for the SWC title. Carroll also led Platteville to a 4–1 record and a second-place finish at last Saturday’s eight-team Lodi Invitational. She finished the tournament with 45 kills, 11 blocks, 29 digs and six aces in five matches.
Olivia Liddicoat, Jr., MH, Iowa–Grant volleyball
Liddicoat had a team-high 38 kills, 15 blocks and 24 digs to lead the Panthers (14–11, 4–6 SWAL) to a third-place finish at Saturday’s Southern Door Invitational. She also led surging Iowa–Grant, which has now won seven of its last nine matches, to a pair of conference victories over Boscobel and Fennimore last week. Liddicoat had 11 kills and four blocks in last Tuesday’s 3–1 win over Boscobel, then posted eight kills, four blocks and three aces in Thursday’s 3–1 victory over visiting Fennimore two nights later.
Isaac Lindsey, Sr., QB, Mineral Point football
Lindsey completed 11 of 24 passes for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a team-high 67 yards on 16 carries, doing most of his damage in the first half, as fifth-ranked Mineral Point held off a late rally from fourth-ranked Fennimore (7–1, 6–1 SWAL) to clinch at least a share of a second straight SWAL title with a 14–12 victory in the mud and rain last Friday night. The Pointers (7–1, 6–0) can clinch the outright conference title with a win over Southwestern (2–6, 1–4) on Friday night.
Tyler McClain, Sr., QB, Platteville football
McClain played his best game of the year, completing 17 of 22 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns in Platteville 41–0 Homecoming victory over Dodgeville last Friday night. Platteville improved to 6–2 on the season and 2–2 in the Southwest Wisconsin Conference and will play River Valley (6–2, 3–1 SWC) with a birth in the WIAA playoffs.
Tyler Smock, Sr., RB, Prairie du Chien football
Smock rushed for 274 yards and five touchdowns on just 15 carries to led Prairie du Chien to a 39–34 victory at Lancaster last Friday night. The Blackhawks (7–1, 4–0 SWC) clinched at least a share of the SWC title, but needed a 4-yard TD run by Smock with just 18.6 seconds left after the host Flying Arrows scored three straight touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally from a 33–14 deficit, taking a 34–33 lead with 2:17 to play on a 16-yard TD run by Corey Hahn.