Six of Wisconsin's 2013 verbal commits began their journeys toward playing in Camp Randall Stadium in late November last week. All six advanced in the first round, but this week in Level 2 play, at least one recruit will not move on as No. 1 seed Sun Prairie and defensive linemen Craig Evans fell at No. 5 seed Mukwonago, 35-30, at the hands of Dominic Cizauskas and the Indians in the Group C bracket.
WIAA Division 1
Dominic Cizauskas with a HUGE game, as the #Badgers commit leads Mukwonago to upset over top seed Sun Prairie & fellow UW commit Craig Evans— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) November 2, 2013
Dominic Cizauskas, Mukwonago High School (Mukwonago)
Scoring three touchdowns on the night, including a pick-six interception return, Cizauskas helped lead No. 5 seed Mukwonago to the huge upset at home against Sun Prairie. Once down 16-7 in the first quarter, the Indians stormed back and beat the Division 1 runner-up from 2012. More love from other local media commenced:
Dom Cizauskas is a special young man. Probably the best performance by a single football player in the nation tonight. Not kidding— Tyler Zavadsky (@TylerZonESPN) November 2, 2013
Mukwonago goes on to face No. 2 Oconomowac on the road next weekend.
Craig Evans, Sun Prairie High School (Sun Prairie)
A week after overwhelming Milwaukee Hamilton in a 49-0 victory last week, a rough loss ended the Cardinals' season. Sun Prairie still had a great season with Evans and company staying undefeated until Friday night.
Craig Evans... Ain't his last game, but it is with his Sun Prairie brothers pic.twitter.com/qtHNlndHLo— Tyler Zavadsky (@TylerZonESPN) November 2, 2013
George Panos and Billy Hirschfeld, Arrowhead High School (Hartland)
As the No. 1 seed in the Group B bracket for Division 1, Arrowhead dominated last week. This week, more of the same came against No. 4 seed Manitowac Lincoln in a 45-17 home win. Panos, Hirschfeld and company got out to a 45-3 lead at halftime while holding Manitowac to only 181 total yards for the game.
Arrowhead stays at home to take on No. 2 seed Germantown next week.
S/O to every classic 8 team advancing to the next round of playoffs. Best conference in the state 🏈— George Panos (@georgie_panos) November 2, 2013
Conor Sheehy, Marquette University (Milwaukee)
As the No. 2 seed in Group D, the Hilltoppers survived a close 14-7 contest against Lake Geneva Badger High School. Badger actually out-gained Marquette in total yards, but two interceptions proved costly.
Marquette goes on the road to face No. 1 seed Franklin next weekend, which boasts an impressive quarterback and Western Illinois verbal commit in Sean McGuire.
WIAA Division 3
Jaden Gault -- Monona Grove High School (Monona)
The No. 1 seed in Division 3 took care of business Friday night. Per our own Jason Galloway:
Monona Grove play-action game has really worked tonight. Tyler Blang is 8-of-13 for 191 yards and 2 TDs.— Jason Galloway (@Jason_Galloway) November 2, 2013
Tyler Blang ended the game 9-of-14 for 211 yards and three touchdown passes. The Silver Eagles ran for 285 yards on the ground and three scores behind Gault and their offensive line.
Next up for Monona Grove: No. 2 seed Catholic Memorial at home.
11-0. Level 3. LETS GO— Jaden Gault (@77JadenGault77) November 2, 2013