Monday, December 6, 2021

Second-half performance sends Sun Prairie to Middleton

Junior Alex Oherlin kicked a 32 yards third quarter field goal and Legrant, running back a 5-foot-11, 160 lb who bounced back from the second-quarter rumble, scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes, 49 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, and 3:04 on a 36-yard touchdown run to play as Sun Prairie ( 12-0) wiped out a 17-14 halftime deficit.

The 58-yard scoring drive began after Sun Prairie’s sophomore Sam Ostrenga came off with an interception with 5:52.

Middleton (8-4) closed within 31-24 on senior Elijah Gray’s 11-yard touchdown run with 1:37 remaining.

“Unfortunately, we made a lot of mistakes,” Middleton coach Jason Pertzborn said. “You can’t have all those penalties and we’ve got two touchdowns left on the field. …we had full momentum at halftime and we came out in the second half and couldn’t get the pace for our side. it was tough.”

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Middleton scored his 17 first half points after the Sun Prairie turnover.

“We shot ourselves in the foot with a lot of turnover in the first half,” Kaminski said. “I felt like we left too many points on the board. We challenged our kids not to flip it. … But you have to give credit to Middleton. Came to play. … We’re glad it’s tonight How did it end?”

Middleton senior Tanner Ballweg opened the scoring with a 6:32 in the first quarter with a 19-yard touchdown run. The 41-yard scoring drive was set up by senior TJ Bauer’s foul recovery from Sun Prairie senior Edison Ostrenga.

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