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Thanks to Jesse Covill's 31.5 inch standing vertical leap, the Superior High School football team is going to the WIAA playoffs for the first time since 1991. Covill used his leaping ability to block Eau Claire North's 23-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds remaining, giving the Spartans an 18-16 victory over the Huskies Thursday night at Ole Haugsrud Field. "I just jumped and it went right into my hand," Covill said. "I lined up on the right side and they didn't even block me. I had a clean shot at the kicker and was able to get there. "This feels great.
If they win, they're in. It's as simple as that for the Superior High School football team which hosts the Eau Claire Huskies at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ole Haugsrud Field. With a win over the Huskies, the Spartans would clinch their first WIAA playoff berth since 1991. If Superior loses, it'll need a win in its final game of the season against Hudson at home on Oct. 18 to make the playoffs. "The playoffs are on everybody's mind, but we're not looking past anybody," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "We're looking at each game as a playoff game.
Nearly 4,000 fans were in attendance last Friday to witness one of the best high school football games ever played at Ole Haugsrud Field as the Superior High School Spartans hosted the Chippewa Falls Cardinals. Unfortunately, the near-record crowd also witnessed one of the biggest heartbreaking losses ever in SHS history as Chippewa Falls rallied to defeat Superior 21-20. Superior now has to put that loss behind them and get ready to play the River Falls Wildcats at 7 p.m.
Lee Michels 4-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining lifted the Chippewa Falls Cardinals to a 21-20 victory over the Superior High School Spartans Friday night before a packed Ole Haugsrud Field. The loss spoiled homecoming for the Spartans and dropped them to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big Rivers Conference. The Cardinals improve to 5-1 and 4-0. "That was a tough one," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "We played a whale of a game against a very good football team.
Superior High School senior fullback Cole Lundgren is always up for a challenge. After a less-than-normal performance in the Spartans' 27-12 loss to Menomonie on Sept. 14, the SHS coaching staff talked to Lundgren about getting more physical when running with the ball. A week after gaining just 54 yards on 15 carries against Menomonie, Lundgren turned things around by rushing for 203 yards and two touchdowns in last Friday's 47-28 win at Eau Claire Memorial. "Cole had a solid game," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "We kind of challenged him.
The Northland's NewsCenter announced Tuesday the addition of University of Wisconsin-Superior men's and women's hockey games to its line up on My 9, the My Network TV affiliate serving the Northland. Through a partnership with iFan Sports Network, according to a press release, the Northland's NewsCenter will broadcast 16 Yellowjacket hockey games from Wessman Arena in Superior and Duluth's MARS/Lakeview Arena. "The opportunity to broadcast these games is a chance for the Northland's NewsCenter to showcase the quality hockey program UWS houses," said David Jensch, vice-president and station m
The Superior High School Spartans suffered their first defeat of the season last Friday, 27-12, to the Menomonie Indians, the sixth-ranked team in Wisconsin with a 4-0 record. Any worries Spartan coach Bob DeMeyer had about how his team would handle the loss went out the window Saturday morning as 35 team members participated in "Paint The Town" and the rest of the team helped out with the Spartan Youth Football League. "It was a good day on Saturday," DeMeyer said. "The attitude was great and I was happy with the way the kids handled themselves.
Friday night's high school football game between the Superior Spartans and Menomonie Indians lived up to its billing as the visiting Indians won the battle of unbeaten teams 27-12 before a large crowd at Ole Haugsrud Field. The Indians (4-0 overall, 2-0 Big Rivers Conference) defeated the Spartans (3-1, 1-1) 54-0 and 43-0 the last two seasons, but this time it was a different story. "I'm very proud of the guys," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "The kids showed me what they're made of. They have a lot of heart, they don't quit and they play hard every down.
What do this year's Superior High School football team and the Spartans' state championship team from 1990 have in common? They're the last two Spartan football teams to start a season off with 3-0 records. The 1990 Spartan squad eventually improved to 8-0 before losing its final game of the regular season 22-0 to the Fargo South Bruins. If this year's team wants to keep pace with the 1990 squad, they have their work cut out for them as they host the Menomonie Indians, who also enter Friday night's Big River Conference fray with an identical 3-0 mark. "Every year they're one of the top pro
The Duluth East Greyhounds will always be invited to Joe Reichert's birthday party. For the second straight year, Reichert and the Superior High School football team celebrated Aug. 31 with a victory over East, including Friday night's 28-13 victory at Duluth's Public Schools Stadium. Reichert celebrated his 17th birthday with a team-high 120 yards rushing on nine carries.