Playoff berths are starting to be claimed as there are just three weeks left in the high school football season.
Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids know a little something about the playoffs, having combined for five state finals appearances in the last 11 years. Friday, the Tigers entered 5-0, having already clinched a playoff spot, while the Raiders were 2-3 and in big need of a win.
Marshfield took a 10-0 lead into halftime, but this one stayed close throughout. The Tigers held on for a 30-28 win to stay unbeaten on the year.
In Gilman, the Pirates and Owen-Withee both brought 4-1 records into Friday night. The winner would punch its ticket to the postseason. The Blackhawks stormed out of the gates and never looked back, behind the powerful legs of Tommy Schuh, and dropped Gilman 41-6.
At Stiehm Stadium, DC Everest and Wausau East were looking for a win. The Lumberjacks took an early 7-6 lead, but it was all Evergreens after that as they rolled to a 42-21 win.
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High School Football
Newman 48 Abbotsford 27
Rosholt 22 Alm.-Bancroft 12 F
Witt.-Birn. 14 Amherst 54 F
Rhinelander 7 Antigo 32
Medford 35 Ashland 6
McDonell Central 0 Athens 73
Phillips 12 Auburndale 47 F
Stratford 42 Chequamegon 7 F
Wausau East 21 DC Everest 42 F
Tomahawk 7 Edgar 55 F
Neillsville 0 Fall Creek 41
Owen-Withee 41 Gilman 6 F
Mosinee 14 Lakeland 0 F
Assumption 7 Loyal 29
Iola-Scandinavia 13 Manawa 29
Stevens Point 13 Neenah 0
Merrill 29 Onalaska 0
Colby 13 Osseo-Fairchild 7 F
Bonduel 21 Pacelli 19
Marion/Tigerton 39 Port Edwards 14
Marathon 20 Rib Lake/Prentice 6 F
Greenwood/ Granton 48 Thorp 6 F
Kaukauna 14 Wausau West 42
Marshfield 30 Wisconsin Rapids 28 F
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