Plum City remains at No. 6 in Division 7 pollPlum City High School's football team remains at No. 6 in the Division 7 Wissports.net Statewide Coaches' Poll for Division 7
By: Sean Scallon, Pierce County Herald
Plum City High School's football team remains at No. 6 in the Division 7 Wissports.net Statewide Coaches' Poll for Division 7
The Blue Devils did not move up despite the fact then No. 3 ranked De Soto was upset last week by Wauzeka. It was the Hornets' first win over the Pirates in 41 years and it bounced De Soto completely from the poll. The top six in D-7 are now Gilman, Shell Lake, Burlington Catholic Central, Potosi, Frederic and Plum City.
This Friday PC will be aiming for victory No. 50 in a row in the regular season and 40 in a row in the Lakeland South as they take on Prairie Farm in their Homecoming match-up.
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Last week's big win by the Blue Devils over Pierce County rival Elmwood kept PC quarterback Alex Gilles and wide receiver Tyler Churchill at the top of their respective categories in passing and receiving in the Lakeland South. Despite the loss, Elmwood's Jesse McKune is still the league's top running back, nearing 900 yards.
Gilles to, is close to 900 yards passing. He has a 69 percent completion rate and leads the LSC in touchdown passes with 13.
Spring Valley's Kyle Bosshart is second in the Dunn-St. Croix in rushing behind Mondovi;s Alex Wolf, who now has over 1,000 yards on the ground this season to go with 14 touchdowns. Valley hopes Bosshart and fullback Steve Von Haden, who just cracked the top 10 in the D-SC rushing, can control the ball to keep Elk Mound's passing game off the field. EM quarterback Jeremie Solem is only second behind St. Croix Central's Kyle Cress in passing yardage, 1,099 to 890, and Solem has thrown just one fewer TD than Cress at 14. Marcus Mauer and Austin DeLong lead the Mounders in receiving, although they have fewer yards than SV's Ted Anderson, who has 16 catches for 253 yards and two TDs. Spring Valley coaches hope to get Anderson more touches to have a chance to beat the Mounders Friday at home, a must win if they are to reach the playoffs.
If Ellsworth is going to beat New Richmond Thursday, they will have to stop running back Cody Taubman, one of the top backs in the Middle Border Conference at over 741 yards ruhsing and five touchdowns, and stop the Tigers passing game as. NR Quarterback Zach Kier has slowly been moving up the ranks of the conference's top QBs in recent weeks and he now is just behind Baldwin-Woodville's Jordan Weyer with 477 yards, a 65 percent completion rating and six touchdowns. Stockwell still leads the league in passing with 810 yards and six TDs also. EHS' Alex Campbell is still the MBC's top receiver with over 400 yards in receptions and four TDs. The Panthers' Tanner Eggenberger is fourth in rushing with over 400 yards.
NR is coming off the upset shutout over Somerset which knocked the Spartans right out of the Division 4 poll. Baldwin-Woodville is still No. 4 in D-4 and is the challenge facing Prescott Thursday in Baldwin. Mondovi is still No. 7 in the D-4 poll.