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Chippewa's Karson Bowe

Zaleski Sports

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

Second Quarter

SP – Braylon Smola 1 run (Cam Saeger kick).

CF – Judah Dunham 72 pass from Brayden Warwick (kick missed).

Fourth Quarter

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).

Team Statistics

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.

Individual Statistics

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.

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