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The year was 1991. The Minnesota Twins won the World Series, Jeffrey Dahmer was connected with a series of murders; the Giants defeated the Bills in Super Bowl XXV, 20-19; and among the top 20 TV shows were "Roseanne," "Cheers," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Full House." It was also the last time a football team from Superior High School played in a WIAA state playoff game. The 16-year playoff drought comes to an end at 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Spartans trek almost 230 miles to take on the D.C.
The Hudson Raiders scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally past the Superior High School Spartans 18-8 Thursday night at Ole Haugsrud Field. With the win, Hudson improves to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the Big Rivers Conference. The Raiders also qualify for the WIAA playoffs, which begin on Tuesday. The Spartans, who clinched a playoff berth with last week's win over Eau Claire North, fall to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the BRC.
The Superior High School Spartans will open WIAA football playoff action against D.C. Everest at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Schofield. The Spartans (6-3 overall, 4-3 Big Rivers Conference) will be making their first playoff appearance since 1991. The Evergreens were 7-1 on the season, including in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Stevens Point has won the past three WVC championships. Prior to that, D.C. Everest was a conference power, winning seven of 10 titles. The last time the Spartans and Evergreens played was in the 1983 state semifinals in Schofield. D.C.
The Superior High School football team clinched a berth in the upcoming playoffs last week, but its work is far from over. With hopes of a higher seed, and possibly a home game, the Spartans need a win over the Hudson Raiders, whom they host at 6 p.m. today at Ole Haugsrud Field. "We're still playing for the best seed possible and we're also playing to just get back on track and get some momentum going into the playoffs," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "We came out of last week with a win, but it wasn't our best game.
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