The Hilight Zone Week 1

Week 1 of high school football action
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 11:20 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Hilight Zone returns with a close contest between Stratford and Mosinee for our game of the week, along with a dominating season-opening win for Wausau West.

Stratford and Mosinee played the first game of the week last year for the Hilight Zone and it was well-deserved. This week’s was equally deserving. The two sides traded touchdowns left and right, with Koehler Kilty recording two touchdowns for the Tigers. Mosinee’s Keagen Jirschele and Davin Stoffel each caught a touchdown apiece. But tied at 20-20, the game was called final due to lightning in the area.

The Valley Football Association was a tight race last season, and it looks to be another tight one this year. Wausau West opened their season with a dominating 33-13 win over Superior at home.

In Edgar, the Wildcats opened year 48 for Jerry Sinz in style, thumping Lakeland Union 35-7 at home.

Week 1 high school football action

Rounding out the week of games was the defending state champions Colby hosting Neillsville-Granton. They showed their dominance, winning 43-8. Stanley-Boyd lost to Cadott 16-6.

Week 1 of high school football action

In Stevens Point, SPASH looking to replicate some of its success from last year after splitting the Wisconsin Valley Conference title three ways. They start with a tough loss at Goerke Field at the hands of Kimberly 48-13.

At Thunderbird Field, Iola-Scandinavia opened their season on their home turf against Shiocton. T-birds drop this one to the Chiefs 35-6, despite a long touchdown hook-up from Parker Gullixon and Jackson Fredy.

For a full list of scores from around the area, you can click on this link.