STEVENS POINT – Chippewa Falls scored a touchdown and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to tie the game, then did the same in overtime to pull out a 22-21 win over Stevens Point in a WIAA Division 1 Level 1 football playoff game Friday night at Goerke Field.
Stevens Point led 14-6 after a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown by Ty Madlena before Chippewa Falls tied things up on an 8-yard run by Karson Bowe and two-point run by Judah Dunham with 6:13 left in the game.
Neither team scored for the rest of regulation and the game went to overtime.
Stevens Point scored first on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Riley Warzynski and Cam Saeger added the extra point to make it 21-14.
The Cardinals responded with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Brayden Warwick to Bowe and instead of trying a kick to tie it, Chippewa Falls went for the win. Bowe converted the two-point conversion to knock off the fourth-seed Panthers.
No. 5 seed Chippewa Falls (8-2) now gets the task of playing at No. 1 seed and the state’s top-ranked team in Kimberly (10-0) on Friday, Oct. 29.
Stevens Point, which committed four turnovers, finishes its season with a 7-4 record.
Cardinals 22, Panthers 21 (OT)
Chippewa Falls 0 6 0 8 8 - 22
Stevens Point 0 7 0 7 7 - 21
SP – Braylon Smola 1 run (Cam Saeger kick).
CF – Judah Dunham 72 pass from Brayden Warwick (kick missed).
SP – Ty Madlena 32 interception return (Saeger kick).
CF – Karson Bowe 8 run (Dunham run).
SP – Quinton Martin 6 pass from Riley Warzynski (Saeger kick).
CF – Bowe 25 pass from Warwick (Bowe run).
First downs: Chippewa Falls 12; Stevens Point 20.
Rushing (att-yards): CF 33-130; SP 44-134.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): CF 6-10-151-1; SP 14-19-170-2.
Total yards: CF 281; SP 304.
Penalties (no.-yards): CF 2-10; SP 2-15.
Fumbles (total-lost): CF 0-0; SP 4-2.
Rushing: CF, Karson Bowe 12-55, Owen Krista 5-26, Brayden Warwick 6-22, Collin Beaudette 6-14, Judah Dunham 4-13. SP, Braylon Smola 26-89, Ben Raczek 5-22, Jaybreal Palbrach 4-16, Tommy Drohner 1-8, Riley Warzynski 8-minus 1.
Passing: CF, Warwick 6-10-151-1. SP, Warzynski 14-19-170-2.
Receiving: CF, Bowe 3-41, Dunham 1-72, Mason Howard 1-29, Mason Monarski 1-9. SP, Quinton Martin 7-104, Danny Zdroik 3-29, Peyton Pumper 1-17, Drohner 1-12, Raczek 1-5, Jayden Zelinski 1-3.
Interceptions (defense): CF, Kaleb Xiong, Gavin Goodman. SP, Ty Madlena.
Records: Chippewa Falls 8-2; Stevens Point 7-4.