Gilman denies Central a third straight title, Edgar wins second straightGilman High School won the state Division-Seven football championship this afternoon with a 42-13 victory over Burlington Catholic Central.
MADISON - Gilman High School won the state Division-Seven football championship this morning with a 42-13 victory over Burlington Catholic Central. The Hilltoppers lost their chance to become only the sixth team in WIAA history to win three consecutive state crowns.
Austin Zach ran 56 yards for a touchdown on Gilman’s first offensive series – and the rout was on after that. Cody Rosemeyer scored 28 of Gilman’s points with four rushing touchdowns and a pair of two-pointers. He had scoring runs of 70 and 24 yards, plus a pair of two-yard scampers. And Rosemeyer finished with 213 yards on 23 carries. Gilman had 430 total yards to Catholic Central’s 99.
Gilman ended its season at 13-1. Burlington Catholic Central scored twice in the final quarter, and the loss dropped them to 12-2. The Pirates win their third title in school history.
In the Division 6 Final, Edgar defeated Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs 6-3. The Wildcats' Kyle Schuller scored the game's only touchdown in the first quarter on a four-yard run. Brad Feiherr kicked a 34-yard field goal for the Ledgers in the second quarter but Edgar's defense kept St. Mary's out of the endzone, allowing them past Edgar's 20-yard line only once in the ballgame. Jorie Skrzypchak rushed for over 100 yards for Edgar. Edgar finishes its season undefeated at 14-0. The Wildcats won their second straight title and sixth in school history. The Ledgers finish 12-2.
The Division-Five title contest is set for late this afternoon between a pair of unbeatens, Colby and Brillion. And tonight, unbeaten Kewaunee plays Brodhead-Juda for the Division-Four championship. Title games in the three largest divisions are set for tomorrow at Camp Randall Stadium.