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Senior QB throws 5 first-half TD's in Southwestern's Homecoming victory over Boscobel
Southwestern senior quarterback Breckin Schneider tossed five first-half touchdowns in the Wildcats' 53–0 Homecoming victory over Boscobel last Friday night.

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Breckin Schneider, SR., QB, Southwestern football

     Southwestern's Breckin Schneider was near perfect in Friday's 53–0 Homecoming victory over visiting Boscobel. Schneider opened the scoring with an 18-yard run, then threw five first half touchdown passes as the host Wildcats opened up a 41–0 halftime lead. Schneider threw TD passes of 54 and 9 yards to senior Homecoming king Preston Pearce and a 33-yard touchdown pass to junior Ray Runde.

     Schneider added a 7-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Colson Splinter and a 9-yard touchdown pass to senior Vaughn Lacey in the second quarter. Schneider finished a perfect 8 for 8 passing for 180 yards. Southwestern improved to 2–2 overall and 1–0 in its first game in the Six Rivers Conference with the win over its old Southwest Wisconsin Activities League rival.

     The Wildcates will travel to Blanchardville Friday night to take on a new conference opponent, Pecatonica/Argyle (1–3, 0–2 SRC). The Vikings are coming off a 14–0 loss to River Ridge.

HONORABLE MENTION (In alphabetical order)

Hannah Butler, Sr., OH, Black Hawk volleyball

     Butler finished with 44 kills and six blocks in five matches to lead the Warriors to a perfect 5–0 mark and the championship at last Saturday's six-team round robin Lancaster Invitational. Butler also had 10 kills and a team-high nine aces in Black Hawk's sweep of Albany last Tuesday.

Riley Christensen, Jr., QB/LB, Belmont football

    Christensen rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, complete 3 of 7 passes for 120 yards and a score, and caught a 24-yard TD pass in Belmont's 43–16 upset of #7-ranked Wisconsin Heights in the Braves' annual Fair game.

Levi Glasbrenner, So., and Ben Bohringer, So., Boscobel boys cross country

    Glasbrenner (17:50.8) and Bohringer (17:54.2) finished fourth and fifth individually to led the Bulldogs to the small schools team title at last Saturday's River Valley Invitational. The Bulldogs (48), ranked fourth in Division 3, held off SWAL rivals Darlington (92) and Iowa–Grant (108) to finish first among 20 complete teams in the small schools division.

Will Lawrence, Sr., RB/LB, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg football

     Lawrence ran for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Knights' 20–12 victory at Potosi/Cassville last Friday night. With the win, Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg remained undefeated at 4–0 and improved to 2–0 in the Six Rivers Conference.

Evan Mewhirter, So., MF, Platteville/Lancaster boys soccer

    Mewhirter scored the only goal in Platteville/Lancaster's 1–0 victory over Madison Edgewood Saturday in the championship match of the Port Washington Invitational. It was the first championship for the Hillmen in eight years of competing in the tournament. Mewhirter opened the scoring in Friday's 3–0 victory over the host Pirates and recorded his first career hat trick in last Tuesday's 5–0 Southwest Wisconsin Conference victory at Richland Center.