CBS 58 Endzone: High School Football Week 5
SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The long run to Friday night finishes in the End Zone with CBS 58’s roundup of high school football’s week five.
In the CBS 58 Game of the Week, Franklin visits Oak Creek. The schools are separated by just four miles and that’s always a recipe for a good rivalry.
With the helmet trophy on the line, the Oak Creek Knights took the field to a huge crowd, more than 3,000 on hand to watch the biggest rivalry in the region.
It was the home team who struck first, Oak Creek quarterback Zach Reader showing off the wheels, taking it 60 yards to pay dirt.
Franklin would strike back with two quick touchdown passes from star quarterback Max Alba. The North Carolina baseball commit, finding wide receiver Nolan Jessup for the 17-yard score with Jessup getting a little camera time with his team up 13-7.
But Alba wasn’t done.
Later in the half, he’d take it for the easy score with his feet, setting off fireworks behind the away stands.
Well that's a first - Fireworks from behind away stands delay the game for about a minute after Franklin TD run (20-7 Franklin) pic.twitter.com/xV5lqTFHet— Evan Kruegel (@EvanKruegel) September 16, 2017
In the second half, more fireworks from the Sabers, Alba eluding the rush, finding Jessup once again, dancing his way for 53 yards and another score.
The Sabers take back the helmet trophy with a big win, 37-10 over Oak Creek.
“It was great. It means so much, it means the world to take it home,” says Alba.
“Last year these guys played at Camp Randall. We’re hoping all the way,” said Franklin Head Coach Louis Brown.
Franklin moves to 5-0 as Oak Creek falls to 3-2.
Friday also marks the halfway point of the high school season. So those undefeated teams are mor than halfway to an unblemished record.
Brookfield Central crushed Wauwatosa West with a score of 46-0.
Meanwhile, a battle in New Berlin, Eisenhower busts through the banner, looking for a 5-0 start and never stopped running. Ike went on to win 35-0 against New Berlin West.
At Carroll University, Sussex Hamilton put up a good fight, but Catholic Memorial bounced back from a loss in week four to win 30-14.
Next week, the CBS 58 Tailgate heads to Tony Romo’s old stomping grounds for the Game of the Week in Burlington.