By RICK SOLEM
HOLMEN, Wis. - In a battle of the undefeated, the Logan High School football team had to be underdogs Friday.
Holmen was playing at home, had won the last three meetings and had its starting quarterback - one that had scored 10 rushing touchdowns in the first half of the last three games and had a 12.1-yard rushing average this season.
By RICK SOLEM
They seem to be getting better each week, gaining momentum as the playoffs near. Holmen’s high school football team was close last year – losing in the quarterfinals to the state runner up.
Gone, however, are 15 starters from that team, including the one-two punch of quarterback Tyler Anderson and halfback Dillon Martinez. That’s a big blow for a wishbone offense that depends so much on the quarterback making the right reads and having a chemistry with the running back whom he is pitching the ball to in the triple-option.
Kyle Bakalars put the game away, but what happened after may have put the season away.
Logan High School football team gets a lot of recognition for its play-making ability on offense. Coach Casey Knoble, however, may be the first to tell you the backbone of the Rangers is their defense.
Friday, the defense kept the ship afloat until the offense started to figure things out in a 36-0 MVC win over Aquinas at UW-La Crosse.