Tywan Ramsey had blinders on.
"All I know is, the ball was in my hands," the senior lineman for Messmer/Shorewood said. "I kid you not, my peripheral vision was shut off. I was looking forward to the end zone and went straight for it. My senior goal this year was to make a defensive score, and I accomplished that."
You can forgive him for shutting out everything else when he picked up a botched Lake Country Lutheran punt and rumbled in from 23 yards away for a game-tying touchdown in the final minute of the first half Saturday. This was, after all, the biggest game on the co-op program's schedule – maybe including the playoffs.
The score tied the game, and Messwood never trailed again. A 21-12 victory at Lake Country Lutheran meant the Greyhounds walked away with the inside track on a Midwest Classic Conference title.
"It's been a battle for three years straight and we really wanted to get this one," quarterback Taylor Dennis said. "I can't tell you how much it means to me and the program. … When I took that last kneel, I looked down at my arms and I just had goose bumps."» Read Full Article
Want to make a football offensive line coach smile?
Grind out a 19-play, 87-yard drive that takes over nine-and-a-half minutes off the clock and scores the clinching touchdown in a pivotal conference championship level game.
Just like the Homestead O-line did late in its pivotal 35-31 victory over rival Cedarburg Friday night as the Highlanders took sole possession of first place in the North Shore.
Homestead line coach Matt Wolf took special pride in its unit, relishing every play of the drive that started at the 11:02 mark of the fourth quarter and didn't finish until the 1:37 moment when Highlander end Sasha Novak snagged a nine-yard TD pass from quarterback Nick Allen.
After Luke Neusen kicked the extra point, the Highlanders were up 35-18, and then were able to withstand a late Bulldog flurry that included two TDs in the final seconds and was marked by a score on the final play of the game.» Read Full Article
After 26 years on the job, Homestead boys track head coach Dan Benson is not so much leaving his job but making a lateral move away from its day-to-day weight.
Come this spring, he will transition to becoming a jumps coach and turn over the head coaching duties to current Homestead assistant coach and former long-time rival at Germantown Todd Brawner.
Citing his wife, his two children, his responsibilities as department head and his coaching duties, Benson said there are just not enough hours in the day anymore.
"....doing a quality job at whatever is on my plate is tough," he said. "This decision will free up time related to the track and field coach 'big picture' stuff. This might not seem like a lot, but it really is. In fact, I'm sure that there are many aspects of our track program that will get much better."
In his time at Homestead, Benson led the Highlanders to 41 North Shore Conference indoor, relays or outdoor titles and a state title three years ago. Brawner comes in well-credentialed too, having won 24 league crowns while coaching at Germantown including his own state title.» Read Full Article
A woman who was displeased with the spinach dip she carried out from a chain restaurant was arrested for returning to the eatery and making threats last week.
According to the Brown Deer police report:
A woman, age and residence not released, was arrested for disorderly conduct after making threats because she was unhappy with her take-out order from Applebee’s, 9080 N. Green Bay Road, at 10:35 p.m. Sept. 15.
The woman had ordered spinach dip and when she got home it was cold so she called the restaurant demanding a refund.
When told she could get a new order but not a refund, she returned yelling and swearing threatening to cause damage.» Read Full Article