High school football championships decided
Three new champions were crowned Thursday at the state high school football finals in Madison.
Edgar was the only returning champ to repeat, as the Wildcats survived a 6-3 defensive battle against Fond du Lac Springs for the Division 6 crown.
Kyle Schueller had a four-yard touchdown run on Edgar's opening drive. The Wildcats finished 14-0 while holding 11 opponents to under seven points.
The only other returning champ to play yesterday was Burlington Catholic Central - and they got crushed by Gilman 42-13 in the Division 7 final. Cody Rosemeyer ran for 218 yards and four touchdowns for Gilman.
In the Division 5 title game, Brillion beat Colby 31-10 in a battle of previously-undefeated teams. Justin Zeamer broke a 3-3 tie by scoring on a reverse play for Brillion during the second-half kick-off.
Thursday night, Kewaunee won its first state title by topping Brodhead-Juda 41-21 in the Division 4 contest. Craig Christman ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns.
The three divisions with the highest enrollments will play their championship games today at Camp Randall Stadium - and at least two new champs will be crowned. Unbeaten West De Pere plays Waukesha Catholic Memorial at 10 a.m. for the Division 3 title.
Returning champion Waunakee plays Cedarburg at 1 p.m. for the D-2 title. At 4 p.m., Stevens Point takes on Waukesha West for the Division 1 championship.
Division 4 Championship: Kewaunee 41, Brodhead-Juda 21
Division 5 Championship: Brillion 31, Colby 10
Division 6 Championship: Edgar 6, Fond du Lac Springs 3
Division 7 Championship: Gilman 42, Burlington Catholic Central 13