Cashton football gets stiff non-conference test against Highland


The Cashton Eagles are off to exactly the kind of start they envisioned coming into the season. While they won’t face any Scenic Bluffs title race implications in Week 5, they will get a strong non-conference test that can serve as another measuring stick of where they stand.

The Eagles (4-0) will welcome in the Highland Cardinals (4-0) for a clash of state-ranked teams Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Cashton.

Highland currently sits at No. 6 in the coaches’ poll for Division 7 teams in Wisconsin. Cashton is slotted in the No. 6 spot in the Division 6 poll.

The Cardinals, who play in the Ridge & Valley Conference, are coming off a 29-21 win over Ithaca, who fell 19-14 to Cashton back in Week 1. Prior to that, Highland had picked up a trio of convincing wins in the first three weeks of the season: 34-12 vs. River Ridge, 28-0 at Independence/Gilmanton and 47-14 at Boscobel.

Brett McGuire is the team’s leading rusher with 434 yards and five touchdowns on 36 carries. Cal Dorota has contributed 231 yards and four touchdowns on 25 rushes. Maximus Oleson thus far has completed 23 of 36 passes for 313 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

New Lisbon at Bangor

Having ascended to the No. 1 spot in Division 7 the latest coaches’ poll, the Bangor Cardinals will look to back it up by improving to 4-0.

The Cardinals (3-0 overall, 1-0 Scenic Bluffs) will play host to the New Lisbon Rockets (3-1, 1-1) in a Scenic Bluffs matchup Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m.

Junior running back Nikita Schankle is the workhorse back for the Rockets, accruing 665 yards and eight touchdowns on 89 carries through four games.

Junior quarterback Ashton Pfaff has completed 27 of 39 passes for 301 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.

Brookwood at Necedah

With its non-conference slate completed, the Brookwood Falcons will look to snap their two-game losing skid when they head out on the road for Scenic Bluffs play.

The Falcons (2-2 overall, 0-1 Scenic Bluffs) will visit the Necedah Cardinals (3-1, 1-1) for a conference clash Friday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in Necedah.

Senior running back Mekhi Baradji is the Cardinals’ leading rusher, piling up 469 yards and three touchdowns on 56 carries. He’s also reeled in 12 catches for 218 yards and three touchdowns.

Senior running back Stephen Daley sits at 367 yards and seven touchdowns on 41 rushes.


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