Catholic Memorial Outlasts Ellsworth to Claim Division 4 State Championship: Game recap and Stats

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Defending champion Catholic Memorial (14-0) was crowned champion in Division 4 with a 21-12 triumph over Ellsworth (12-1) in the title game. The Crusaders scored all their points in the first quarter. Corey Smith ran 41 yards for a touchdown on the first drive of the game for a 7-0 lead. Rory Fox then scored on a 5-yard run at the 8:09 mark of the period to expand the lead to 14-0. Fox then connected with Obocoso Allen on a 27-yard scoring pass to give Catholic Memorial a 21-0 advantage with 1:37 remaining in the quarter.

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All of the Panthers’ scoring came in the second quarter. Ashten Quade found paydirt on a 13-yard burst with 8:13 remaining in the second quarter to narrow the margin to 21-6. They cut their deficit to 21-12 on a 1-yard run by Jack Janke. The Panthers failed to convert on both their two-point-after attempts.

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The second half was scoreless. Charlie Jarvis intercepted two passes in the game to lead the Crusaders, one late in the fourth quarter to preserve the margin of victory. Catholic Memorial wins its fifth State title in its eighth finals appearance, and Ellsworth places runner-up in its second State experience.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]