VIDEO: Almond-Bancroft Football Level 1 Playoffs
Portage County Gazette
By John Kemmeter
Highlights from the Almond-Bancroft football team’s game at home against Athens in the WIAA Division 7 Level 1 Playoffs Friday, Oct. 25, and postgame interview with senior running back/defensive end Jackson Beggs, senior running back/linebacker Matt Lukas and junior quarterback/defensive lineman Danny Baumgartner.
Lukas had a 59-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the second-seeded Eagles a 6-0 lead, and after Athens scored to take a 7-6 lead, Beggs had a touchdown run in the second quarter, and Lukas scored on the two-point conversion run to put Almond ahead 14-7.
It stayed that way until the fourth quarter, when Baumgartner and Beggs each had a touchdown run, as Almond (10-0) went on to a 30-7 win over Athens (5-5).
The sixth-ranked Eagles will be home again next week to take on 10th-ranked and third-seeded Gilman (8-2) in Level 2 of the WIAA Division 7 Playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.