The march to Camp Randall Stadium and the dream of playing for a state title is alive for three Wisconsin Badgers commits, while the run by arguably the most entertaining player in the WIAA playoffs came to an end Friday evening.
2014 commits George Panos, Jaden Gault and Billy Hirschfeld all advanced to the state final games in their divisions, while Mukwonago's Dominic Cizauskas and the Indians' season fell short against Franklin High School.
WIAA Division 1
George Panos and Billy Hirschfeld, Arrowhead (Hartland)
Within 2 minute span, Franklin goes final over Mukwonago 35-8 and Arrowhead takes 38-7 lead on Hudson. Title game set— Travis Wilson (@travisWSN) November 16, 2013
Panos and Hirschfeld led Arrowhead to a Level 4 38-14 victory over Hudson in Stevens Point to earn another trip to Madison. The Warhawks hope to earn their second straight state championship at the Division 1 level, and their third since 2007, as they face the Franklin Sabers.
WE GOING TO STATE!!!!!!! http://t.co/1TctvueVeq— George Panos (@georgie_panos) November 16, 2013
Dominic Cizauskas, Mukwonago (Mukwonago)
Mukwonago faced a high-powered offense in Franklin, with Western Illinois commit Sean McGuire leading the Sabers to a 35-8 victory to face Arrowhead for the Division 1 championship next week. McGuire threw for three touchdowns and 172 yards, but Franklin's defense shut down Cizauskas, who had scored three touchdowns in each of the two previous playoff games. The Wisconsin commit did rush for 67 yards on nine carries.
S/O to everyone of my teammates who made these last 4 years of football special. The memories i have made will last me a lifetime! #blessed— DommyDom (@DomCiz) November 16, 2013
WIAA Division 3
Jaden Gault, Monona Grove (Monona)
Monona Grove headed to its first state title game since 2004, with its 28-14 win over La Crosse Logan.— Jon Griffith (@JonGriffith27) November 16, 2013
The ESPN150 lineman helped lead the Silver Eagles to Camp Randall, as they will face the Greendale Panthers for the Division 3 championship Friday morning. Gault led the offensive line as they gained 325 yards and scored four touchdowns on the ground, according to Madison.com.