Cambridge’s Spencer DeForest threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Bailey Furseth with less than five minutes remaining Friday night, completing a comeback that gave the host Blue Jays a 25-19 victory over Belleville.

The victory lifted the Blue Jays into the Capitol South Conference lead at 2-0. Belleville (2-1) is alone in second place. Both need one more league win to clinch a guaranteed WIAA playoff berth.

Belleville came back from a 17-0 deficit, taking the lead in the third quarter on Nate Mabis’ second 1-yard rushing touchdown of the game.

DeForest completed 16 of 21 passes for 212 yards and added a 23-yard rushing touchdown for Cambridge.

Waterloo 32, Marshall 6

Spencer Noel had a pair of rushing touchdowns to help the Pirates topple the host Cardinals in a Capitol South game.

Leading 14-6 heading into the final quarter, Matthew Mankowski scored on a 1-yard rush and an interception return to help Waterloo pull away.

Andrew Seelye ran for 97 yards on eight carries and had a 58-yard rushing touchdown for the Pirates.

Capitol North

Lodi 56, Columbus 7

Senior Jacob Heyroth rushed for 133 yards and four touchdowns as the unbeaten Blue Devils beat the visiting Cardinals.

Jamal Hill returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to give the Cardinals the lead, but Lodi — ranked No. 1 among state medium-sized schools by The Associated Press — scored 56 unanswered points, all in the first half.

Senior Mitchell Nellen rushed for two touchdowns, helping the Blue Devils run for 226 yards.

Lake Mills 35, Lakeside Lutheran 7

Ben Dunkleberger ran for 154 yards and four touchdowns and threw for 124 yards and a score as the host L-Cats used a 21-point second quarter to take control and beat the Warriors.

Cade Olszewski ran for 82 yards and Casey Ponyicsanyi scored Lakeside Lutheran’s touchdown on an 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Watertown Luther Prep 29, Poynette 20

The host Pumas opened a 20-6 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter, but the Phoenix surged to score three touchdowns and a safety in the final nine minutes to remain tied for second in the Capitol North.

Non-conference

New Glarus/Monticello 26, Iowa-Grant 14

Tanner Jelle rushed for 93 yards and two scores to power the host Glarner Knights (4-3) over the Panthers (4-3).

After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, New Glarus/Monticello rattled off 26 points.

Cullen Brooks had four catches for 86 yards and a touchdown for New Glarus/Monticello.

 

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Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.