Colby Defeats Durand to Earn Trip to State Football Championship Game

Chippewa (OnFocus) – Colby and Durand traded punches in a state semifinal Friday evening, and the Hornets held off Durand in the final seconds to pick up a 28-24 win.  The Hornets advance to the Division 6 State Football Championship Game, to be played at 1:00 on Thursday.

The Hornets took a two-score lead early in the fourth quarter when Mason Voss scored on a 32-yard touchdown, taking a 28-16 lead.

Following a 16 yard touchdown from Durand quarterback Simon Bauer to Ethan Fedie with 3:56 left, Colby was able to run off much of the clock before Durand took over. The Hornets stopped a Durand attempt to take the lead with time running out and are headed to state.

Colby rushed for 248 yards on 45 carries, led by senior quarterback Brent Jeske, who had 22 carries for 143 yards. Jeske scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 25 yards and completed a 48-yard scoring toss to Caden Healy.

Durand’s Bauer, the state’s top rusher this season, had 127 yards on 30 carries.

Durand Passing

# NAME COMP ATT YDS TD INT RATE
23 Simon Bauer 8 11 135 1 2 104.5
89 Gunnar Hurlburt 0 1 0 0 0 39.6
TOTALS 8 12 135 1 2 92.7

WIAA State Football Championship Game Information: Resources, Maps, Tickets and More

Colby Passing

# NAME COMP ATT YDS TD INT RATE
7 Brent Jeske 3 5 71 1 0 143.8
TOTALS 3 5 71 1 0 143.8

Durand Rushing

# NAME ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD
4 Ryan Mason 1 -4 -4.0 0
10 Cody Wieland 1 2 2.0 0
11 Dawson Hartung 11 16 1.5 0
23 Simon Bauer 30 127 4.2 2
TOTALS 43 141 3.3 2

2021 OnFocus Level 4 State Semifinals and (8-Player Final) SCOREBOARD

Colby Rushing

# NAME ATT YDS YDS/ATT TD
7 Brent Jeske 22 143 6.5 2
21 Caden Healy 12 43 3.6 0
28 Mason Voss 11 62 5.6 1
TOTALS 45 248 5.5 3

Durand Receiving

# NAME REC YDS YDS/REC TD
4 Ryan Mason 2 11 5.5 0
11 Dawson Hartung 1 30 30.0 0
29 Ethan Fedie 1 16 16.0 1
88 Ethan Hurlburt 1 22 22.0 0
89 Gunnar Hurlburt 3 56 18.7 0
TOTALS 8 135 16.9 1

Colby Receiving

# NAME REC YDS YDS/REC TD
1 Lucas Karl 1 7 7.0 0
21 Caden Healy 2 64 32.0 1
TOTALS 3 71 23.7 1

************************************************************************

Know some top athletic performances? Seeing some great teams in action?

We can use your help, and it’s simple.  Witness some great performances? Hear about top athletes and top teams in our area?

Nominate an athlete or team: HERE

Pancakes or Waffles!  We feature top area athletes with our world-renowned feature. Send us your nominations for who you’d like us to interview HERE

Baked or Fried! We also feature difference makers throughout central Wisconsin: coaches, booster club leaders, adminstration, volunteers, you name it. Send us your nominations for who you’d like us to interview HERE

College Athlete Roundup! We want to recognize student-athletes from the area who are competing at the college level. Send us information on college athletes from the area with our simple form HERE

Where are they Now? We feature athletes and difference makers  from the past, standouts in sports who excelled over the years and have moved on. Know of a former athlete, coach or difference maker who we should feature? Know of a former standout competitor whose journey beyond central Wisconsin sports is one we should share? Send us information on athletes and difference makers of the past with our simple form HERE 

We welcome your stories! Contact us at [email protected]!

David Keech
Author: David Keech

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]