Wauwatosa East got some more bad news on Friday and it had nothing to do with the loss to first-place Marquette.
Wide receiver Nick Pridgeon, who was their leading receiver, caught four passes for 62 yards, a 15.5 average. Unfortunately, the talented senior captain broke his collarbone and is out for the year.
After holding the Hilltoppers, 3-0 in Greater Metro Conference play, to a 13-0 lead in the first half, the Red Raiders were worn down by Marquette 23-7 in the second half.
With 2:52 left in the third quarter, Tosa East finally got on the board when quarterback Jackson Telderer tossed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Danny Scallon and Greg Holley's extra point made it 22-7.
The Red Raiders, who lost their best running back on the first play of the year, have now lost their best wideout and an excellent defensive players.
Telderer was 7-for-24 throwing for 134 yards, but he tossed two interceptions. East running backs Grant Myse (32 yards) and Sully Schermerhorn (26) didn't have much room to run against the huge Hilltoppers defensive line.
"It's rivalry week," East coach Mike Richards said. "Many of these kids (Marquette) live in Tosa, so this game is always exciting for our guys."
The Red Raiders drove down the field to start the game and scored a touchdown, but it was called back because of a penalty.
Later on they converted a third-and-3 and another penalty brought the play back.
"Our defense did a great job," Richards said. "Kaz (Defensive coordinator Jeff Kaszubowski) had a great plan. We have to do a better job of tackling than we did in the second half, however.
"They wore us down. We're playing six or seven sophomores on defense and they physically wore us down."
Marquette quarterback Charlie Greif was 13-for-26 passing for 199 yards and a rushing touchdown while Steve Gilpin ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns and and Flores added 110 yards and a score.
Safety Bryce Beekman, linebacker Tyler Klossowski and outside linebacker Caleb Taylor were all praised by Richards.
Tosa East now plays an upset Menomonee Falls team on the Indians homecoming Friday. Last week Sussex Hamilton whipped Falls, 42-14.
— Tom "Sky" Skibosh
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