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Logan vs. Evansville/Albany Football

Logan's Aric Elmore makes a run as Evansville/Albany's Hayden Milz tries to bring him down Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, during a WIAA Division 3 first round playoff game in La Crosse. (Rory O'Driscoll/La Crosse Tribune)


Holmen (11-0) at Oshkosh North (11-0)

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Titan Stadium, Oshkosh, Wis.

UP NEXT: Menasha (9-2) or Hortonville (11-0) at a neutral site

CLAMPING DOWN IN CRUNCH TIME: Both teams have allowed just one fourth-quarter touchdown all season. Holmen has yet to allow a point in the first quarter, and has given up just 69 all season long (average of 6.3 per game).

DUAL THREAT: Spartans 5-foot-11 QB Nate Neveau, who’s headed to Division II Hillsdale College for basketball, has passed for 1,181 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns.

TALL TARGETS: North’s Cooper Radtke, a Division II Northern Michigan basketball commit, is listed at 6-foot-5, but is probably closer to 6-foot-7 and has 14 receptions for 310 yards and five TDs. Holmen’s Greg Rooney, at 6-foot-5, has 14 receptions for 352 yards and six TDs.

TD DILLON: Holmen’s Dillon Martinez has rushed for nine TDs, caught four TD passes, returned an interception for a TD, a punt for a TD and has thrown two TD passes.


Mount Horeb/Barneveld (8-3) at Logan (9-2)

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

WHERE: Swanson Field, Logan High School

UP NEXT: Monona Grove (11-0) or Waukesha Catholic Memorial (10-1) at a neutral site

STAR IN THE MAKING: MH/B sophomore QB Max Meylor started the season sharing the job with Justin Gorman but became the guy after directing a come-from-behind victory over Oregon in Week 2. He’s thrown for 2,195 yards with 22 TDs and seven INTs, while rushing for 601 yards and eight TDs.

HERE AGAIN?: Both teams played in the state quarterfinals last year. MH/B beat Monona Grove 49-21 on the road to advance to the semifinals, where it lost to eventual state champion Catholic Memorial. Logan, which has never played in a state semifinal, lost to Marshfield 41-7.

DON’T KICK IT TO HIM: Playmaker Aric Elmore had his fifth return TD of the season in a 21-15 victory over Reedsburg last week when he returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. He’s had several others called back.

RUN WILD, RAEKWON: Logan’s Raekwon Tillman is ready to bust out after he was held to just 26 yards on 12 carries by Reedsburg. Tillman, who has rushed for 1,384 yards and 20 TDs, will go against an MH/B defense that allows 213.3 rushing yards per game.


Brookwood (10-1) at Darlington (10-1)

WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Darlington High School, Darlington, Wis.

UP NEXT: Fond du Lac Springs (11-0) or Oshkosh Lourdes (10-1) at a neutral site

OPPOSITES ATTRACT: Darlington is making its 25th playoff appearance and sixth in a row. It has played in eight state championship games, winning four of them. Brookwood is making its sixth playoff appearance and first since 2007. Its only other playoff victory came in 1995.

THREE-HEADED ATTACK: Myles Leahy leads the team with 164 carries for 1,300 yards and 19 TDs, but it’s far from a one-man show. Tanner Wiegel has 1,137 yards and 17 TDs on 89 carries, while Jason Singer has 973 yards and 18 touchdowns on 86 carries.

TWO-WAY MONSTER: Paul Ryan leads Brookwood in rushing (1,141 yards and 12 touchdowns) but may be a bigger threat on defense, where he leads the team with 16 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.


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