EPC stops losing streak, Prescott tops Tigers
Elmwood/Plum City's football team halted a three-game losing streak with a 28-12 win over Turtle Lake Friday evening in Turtle Lake.
The win was important in keeping EPC's playoff chances credible. Had they lost they would have been 0-3 in the Lakeland South Conference with No. 6 ranked Alma/Pepin still looming on the schedule. Instead the Wolves are 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the league.
After giving up an early touchdown to the Lakers, EPC scored 28 unanswered points. The Wolves had their best rushing night of the season so far with 359 yards with Bryce Bock leading the way with 177 yards on 25 carries, including a 24-yard TD run. All of EPC's TDs came on runs. Kicker Mazz Spareger made all four of his extra point attempts. Most importantly, EPC only had one turnover in the ballgame.
Next week will be the PC of the EPC portion of Homecoming as the Wolves will host St. Croix Falls in a non-conference contest.
Prescott held firm against a last minute New Richmond scoring drive to win 21-14 in New Richmond. The Cardinals' Alex Helmer scored on a quarterback keeper from one-yard away and threw a 20-yard TD pass to Danny Cobenais. Jack Geiger scored on a 25-yard run as PHS improves to 2-1 in league play and 4-1 overall. Prescott is back home against Osceola next Friday.
Spring Valley took No. 5 and unbeaten Mondovi to the end but couldn't hand the Buffaloes their first loss. Mondovi won at home 20-14. SV's Matt Fesenmaier scored on a one-yard run with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter but Valley ran out of time to get the tying touchdown and winning PAT. Valley quarterback Zach Newton led the team in rushing with 79 yards and passing with 70. The game was almost even statistically. SV will try to break a two-game skid in its Homecoming contest next Friday vs. Boyceville in Menomonie. Valley is 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference.