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Liam Kenney, Sr., WR/DB, Fennimore football
Fennimore senior Liam Kenney made his presence felt all over the field Friday night to lead the Golden Eagles to a record-setting 67–6 Homecoming victory over visiting Southwestern. The speedy wide receiver/defensive back had the best game of his stellar career, scoring touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams as Fennimore set a new single-game scoring record with 67 points.
Kenney hauled in a team-high five passes for a career-high 150 yards and caught a pair of first-half TD passes. He also returned an interception 50 yards early in the second quarter to make it 28–0 and he returned the opening kickoff the second half 83 yards for his fourth touchdown of the night.
Kenney has 20 receptions for 462 yards and six touchdowns this year and is now fourth all-time in school history with 1,220 receiving yards and sixth with 61 receptions.
Colby Argall, Jr., RB, Black Hawk football
Junior halfback Colby Argall carried the ball 11 times for 264 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 50–0 victory over the visiting Benton/Scales Mound Zephyrs in a Six Rivers Conference prep football game at Murphy Field on Friday, Sept. 22. Argall hit pay dirt on the Warriors’ first five possessions, scoring on runs of 31, 4, 47, 47 and 50 yards to put the hosts ahead 36–0. With the win the #3-ranked Warriors improved to 6–0 overall and locked up their eight consecutive WIAA playoff berth.
“Colby did a nice job. They were picking their poison and that’s what I like about this team. You can’t really key on just one guy. When defenses try to overplay one guy, the other guy is just as capable of making great plays and big plays. That’s what happened tonight,” explained Coach Milz.
HONORABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order):
Bailee Bussan, Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton girls’ golf
Bussan shot a 5-over-par 77 to win medalist honors at last Wednesday’s SWC/SWAL conference golf tournament to lead the Wildcats to a second straight conference title. Bussan also finish the regular season as the top individual golfer in the conference to earn SWC/SWAL MVP honors.
Izzy Carroll, So., MH, Platteville volleyball
Caroll slammed a career-high 15 kills with just one hitting error and had a team-high 29 digs to help Platteville defeat SWC rival Richland Center 26–24, 25–19, 20–25, 25–19 last Thursday night. The Hillmen improved to 17–6 overall and 6–0 in the SWC, taking a two-game lead over the second-place Hornets (4–2) and River Valley (4–2). Carroll also had eight kills, 14 digs, four aces and three blocks in Platteville’s sweep of Prairie du Chien last Tuesday.
Grace Glasbrenner, So., Boscobel girls’ cross country
Glasbrenner placed 13th overall with a time of 23:03.3 to lead the Boscobel girls to the small schools team title at last Saturday’s Fennimore Golden Eagle Relays Invitational.
JB Justal, Jr., MF, Platteville/Lancaster boys’ soccer
Justal scored the only goal in 57th minute to lift the Platteville/Lancaster boys to a 1–0 victory over Richland Center last Thursday afternoon. The Hillmen improved to 4–6–2 overall and 2–0–1 in the SWC.
Reid Larson, Sr., QB, Fennimore football
Larson completed 13 of 17 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns — all in the first half — in Fennimore’s 67–6 Homecoming rout of Southwestern Friday night. The five TD passes match Brent Nelson’s single-game school record. Larson has completed
Lydia Murphy, Jr., Lancaster girls’ cross country
Murphy won the varsity girls’ first runner race and finished second overall at Saturday’s Fennimore Golden Eagle Relays Invitational with a time of 21:26.0 to lead the Lancaster girls to a second-place team finish in the large schools division.
Tyler Smock, Jr., RB, Prairie du Chien football
The speedy junior rushed for a career-high 270 yards on 29 carries to lead unbeaten Prairie du Chien to a 21–14 upset of sixth-ranked Platteville last Friday night. Smock and the Blackhawks (6–0, 2–0 SWC) will now face Lancaster (5–1, 2–0 SWC) in a first-place showdown Friday night.
Lindsay Wolf, Jr., Lancaster girls’ golf
Wolf shot an 89 to finish second at the SWC/SWAL conference golf tournament at Cole Acres in Cuba City last Wednesday to help the Arrows finish second behind champion Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton. Wolf also finished among the top five in the season-long individual conference standings to earn first-team all-conference honors.