The undefeated Waunakee football team delivered another dominant performance Friday night, rolling to a 45-19 victory over Hartford to earn a WIAA Division 2 state semifinals berth.

The Warriors (12-0) gave up an early TD on a long pass, but responded with 45 straight points to bury the Orioles (9-3).

Dayne, a senior running back, ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

Dayne has 1,998 yards on 236 carries for the season, an 8.5-yard average. He has piled up 29 touchdowns on the ground.

Hartford drew first blood when Tristan Bradley connected with Jason Patterson on a stunning 94-yard touchdown.

But it was all Waunakee after that.

Warriors senior quarterback Nate Carter completed only seven passes, but those throws were good for 295 yards (an average of 42.1 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. He connected with seniors Riley Zuhde for a 76-yard score and Logan Baier for a 70-yard score.

Bradley threw for two additional touchdowns in the fourth quarter and finished with 262 yards. He was intercepted twice by the Warriors, who held Hartford to 28 yards on the ground.

Lodi 35, Lake Mills 0

Lodi’s Jacob Heyroth rushed for 385 yards and four touchdowns on 35 carries to help lead the Blue Devils roll over the L-Cats in a Division 4 quarterfinal.

The top-seeded Blue Devils (12-0) punished the L-Cats (10-2) on the ground, piling up 452 yards.

Lake Mills managed just 23 yards rushing.

Lodi held Lake Mills’ prolific offense, led by senior quarterback Ben Dunkleberger, to 103 total yards — scoring 21 points off four Lake Mills turnovers.

Markesan 47, Mineral Point 26

Carson Clark threw for 314 yards and two scores and added a pair of rushing touchdowns as the host Hornets (11-1) cruised past the Pointers (9-3) in Division 6.

Peter Paddock had a pair of rushing touchdowns as part of Markesan’s 24-point first quarter to help the Hornets take control.

Point’s Isaac Lindsey passed for 151 yards and two TDs and had 20 carries for 107 yards and a score.


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.