TIGER SEASON ENDS IN ROUND THREE
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BIG FOOT DOWNS RIPON 22-8
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THE RACE FOR THE TOP
Connor Hanson and Zach Farrell both enter the 2009 season with a realistic chance of breaking into the top echelons of Tiger running backs:
MOST  YARDS-CAREER
3,387    Ellis Minor (2001-2003)
2,908    Connor Hanson (2007-now)
2,523    Adam Vogelsang (2001-2003)
2,467    Dick Jahns (1982-1984)
2,467    Isaac Minor (2003-2005)
2,225    Zach Farrell (2007-now)
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WEEK ONE
THURSDAY AUGUST 27
Little Chute 32, BERLIN 0
FRIDAY AUGUST 28
CLINTONVILLE 20, Ripon 12
XAVIER 43, Omro 7
WAUPACA 55, Freedom 21
Winneconne 33, FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN 22
WEEK TWO
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3
LITTLE CHUTE 16, Fox Valley Lutheran 7
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Waupaca 16, WINNECONNE 10 (2OT)
Clintonville 34, OMRO 0
RIPON 40, Berlin 6
Xavier 19, FREEDOM 3
WEEK THREE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
OMRO 30, Freedom 28
Ripon 20, FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN 10
WAUPACA 28, Little Chute 0
XAVIER 12, Winneconne 10
Clintonville 20, BERLIN 8
WEEK FOUR
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18
Xavier 15, LITTLE CHUTE 14
Omro 26, BERLIN 16
Fox Valley Lutheran 14, CLINTONVILLE 10
RIPON 26, Waupaca 7
WINNECONNE 34, Freedom 14
WINNECONNE 27, Berlin 0
LITTLE CHUTE 10, Clintonville 9
Ripon 24, OMRO 14
Fox Valley Lutheran 52, FREEDOM 20
Waupaca 24, XAVIER 7
PLAYOFF - FIRST ROUND - TUES OCT 27
DIVISION THREE
Waupaca (8-1) 32, Mosinee (5-4) 0
West De Pere (8-1) 35, Clintonville (5-4) 7
DIVISION FOUR
Ripon (7-2) 48, North Fond du Lac (6-3)
Kewaunee (9-0) 40, Winneconne (5-4) 15
Xavier (8-1) 34, Oconto (6-3) 14
PLAYOFF - SECOND ROUND - SAT OCT 31
DIVISION THREE
Waupaca (9-1) 28, Black River Falls (9-1) 7
DIVISION FOUR
Ripon (8-2) 24, WLA (9-1) 13
Xavier (9-1) 15, Nekoosa (7-3) 7
PLAYOFF - THIRD ROUND - NOV 6 or NOV 7
DIVISION THREE
Waupaca (10-1) 49, Hayward/Lac Courte Oreilles (7-4) 7
DIVISION FOUR
Big Foot (11-0) 22, Ripon (9-2) 8
Kewaunee (12-) 25, Xavier (10-1) 14
PLAYOFF - STATE SEMI-FINALS
DIVISION THREE
Waupaca (11-1) vs West De Pere (11-1) at Kimberly - Saturday at 1 PM
TIGER FLASHBACK
Ron Wahoske scores in the first half of the 1947 finale, in which Ripon clinched a share of the Little Ten title.
Game photos courtesy of Dennis Cotton - For more pictures, click here
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WEEK FIVE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25
WAUPACA 16, Clintonville 9
FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN 34, Berlin 2
Winneconne 10, OMRO 0
Little Chute 28, FREEDOM 0
XAVIER 15, Ripon 8
WEEK SIX
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2
Xavier 10, CLINTONVILLE 7
RIPON 40, Freedom 12
Winneconne 25, LITTLE CHUTE 3
FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN 21, Omro 6
Waupaca 48, BERLIN 0
WEEK SEVEN
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9
Ripon 30, WINNECONNE 20
Clintonville 17, FREEDOM 10
XAVIER 28, Berlin 12
WAUPACA 14, Fox Valley Lutheran 7
OMRO 28, Little Chute 14
WEEK EIGHT
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16
WAUPACA 54, Omro 0
Xavier 25, FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN 17
BERLIN 21, Freedom 14
CLINTONVILLE 12, Winneconne 7
RIPON 26, Little Chute 13
WEEK NINE
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
AROUND THE EASTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE
Z-XAVIER               8  1  0 174 102 10  2  0 237 148  FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN    4  5  0 184 146  4  5  0 184 146
Z-WAUPACA              8  1  0 262  80 11  1  0 371  94  LITTLE CHUTE           4  5  0 130 138  4  5  0 130 138
X-RIPON                7  2  0 226 117  9  3  0 306 152  OMRO                   3  6  0 111 244  3  6  0 111 244
X-CLINTONVILLE         5  4  0 138  87  5  5  0 145 122  BERLIN                 1  8  0  65 269  1  8  0  65 269
X-WINNECONNE           5  4  0 176 109  5  5  0 191 149 FREEDOM                0  9  0 122 296  0  9  0 122 296
Z-CLINCHED SHARE OF CONFERENCE TITLE                    X-PLAYOFF ELIGIBLE
PLAYOFFS - ROUND THREE
DIVISION THREE - WAUPACA (10-1) 49, HAYWARD/LAC COURTE OREILLES (7-4) 7 - Waupaca junior quarterback Harley Anderson cut through the Hayward defense with three passing touchdowns and one rushing score. The Comets scored a touchdown on every possession except one, and that was when they were forced to punt on fourth-and-50. That aggressiveness continued on defense. The Hurricanes' first four possessions were fumble, fumble, punt and fumble. "It was a rocky start because Andy Yeska, our starting safety, forgot his uniform," Waupaca coach John Koronkiewicz said. "He was going home and got in a car accident. And the only thing that we heard was they needed the Jaws of Life and he was being flown to Theda Clark. So, that's how our pregame began." - Waupaca overcomes pregame drama to beat Hayward in WIAA football playoffs
DIVISION FOUR - KEWAUNEE (12-0) 25, XAVIER (10-2) 14 - Kewaunee defeated Xavier in a game that turned in a matter of two plays in the third quarter. The Hawks, who had converted three fourth-and-short situations earlier in the game, decided to go for one more early in the third quarter at midfield. Kewaunee stopped the play, however, and took over on downs. Four plays later, the Indians found themselves in a fourth-and-seven situation at the Xavier 47-yard line. Kewaunee's Craig Christman found an alley around the right edge and cut to the sideline. From there, he saw plenty of green grass in front of him and went in for the touchdown to give the Indians a 19-14 lead.  Christman carried plenty of the weight for Kewaunee. The junior running back ran 19 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Kewaunee scored first, having the advantage of the wind in the first quarter on a blustery night. But Xavier came right back, taking nearly nine minutes off the clock and finishing an 18-play, 80-yard drive a minute into the second quarter on Connor O'Brien's 19-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7. The Indians came back with another drive the ended with Christman's first touchdown run of the night, but the extra-point attempt failed.
MOST POINTS SCORED SINCE 1998
Scoring                  TD FG 1XP 2XP SAF TOT
Ellis Minor (2001-03)    64  0   0   6   0 396
Connor Hanson (2007-Now) 49  0   0  14   0 318
Adam Vogelsang (2001-03) 44  0   0   2   0 268
Isaac Minor (2002-04)    36  0   0   3   0 222
Ryan Jahns (2001-02)     36  0   0   2   0 220
David Soda (2004-06)     32  0   0   3   0 198
Jacob Banks (1998-2000)  29  0   0   2   0 178
John Pimental (2003-05)  28  0   0   1   0 170
Justin Baker (2005-07)   28  0   0   1   0 170
Blake Roemer (2003-04)   25  0   0   5   0 160
Zach Farrell (2007-Now)  24  0   0   1   0 146
Brock Martinez (2001-03)  8  0  83   2   0 135
100-POINT SEASONS SINCE 1998
Scoring                TD FG 1XP 2XP SAF TOT
Jacob Banks (99)       17  0   0   0   0 102
Ryan Jahns (02)        29  0   0   2   0 178
Ellis Minor (03)       41  0   0   3   0 252
Brock Martinez (03)     6  0  75   0   0 111
Adam Vogelsang (03)    17  0   0   0   0 102
Isaac Minor (04)       23  0   0   1   0 140
Blake Roemer (04)      16  0   0   4   0 104
David Soda (05)        24  0   0   3   0 150
John Pimental (05)     22  0   0   1   0 134
Connor Hanson (08)     19  0   0   3   0 120
CONNOR HANSON (09)     22  0   0   9   0 150
BRACKET ONE                                                BRACKET TWO
(1) Big Foot (9-0) 35, Lake Mills (5-4) 0                 (1) Lodi (8-1) 47, River Valley (7-2) 0
(4) New Holstein (6-3) 40, Mayville (5-4) 0               (4) Prairie du Chien (7-2) 44, Marshall (6-3) 16
(3) Ripon (7-2) 48, North Fond du Lac (6-3) 0             (3) G-E-Tremp (7-2) 42, Pr-Mon-G Lake (6-3) 14
(2) WLA (8-1) 49, St. John's Military (5-4) 14            Brodhead/Juda (7-2) 47, (2) N.Glau-Mont. (7-2) 0
ROUND TWO                                                 ROUND TWO
(1) Big Foot (10-0) 21, (4) New Holstein (7-3) 7          (1) Lodi (9-1) 21, (4) Prairie du Chien (8-2) 7
(3) Ripon (8-2) 24, (2) WLA (9-1) 13                      Brodhead/Juda (8-2) 29, (3) Gale-Ettrick-Tremp (8-2) 3
ROUND THREE                                               ROUND THREE
(1) Big Foot (11-0) 22, (3) Ripon (9-2) 8                (1) Lodi (10-1) 17, Brodhead/Juda (9-2) 0
BRACKET THREE                                             BRACKET FOUR
(1) Northwestern (9-0) 42, St. Croix Cent (5-4) 14        (1) Kewaunee (9-0) 40, Winneconne (5-4) 15
Neillville (6-3) 14, (4) Baldwin-Woodville (6-3) 12       Roncalli (7-2) 31, (4) Wrightstown (6-3) 28
(3) Bloomer (8-1) 40, Mondovi (6-3) 14                    (3) Xavier (8-1) 34, Oconto (6-3) 14
(2) Somerset (8-1) 38, Cumberland (6-3) 7                 (2) Nekoosa (6-3) 33, Mishicot (6-3) 21
ROUND TWO                                                 ROUND TWO
(1) Northwestern (10-0) 19, Neillville (7-3) 0            (1) Kewaunee (10-0) 42, Roncalli (8-2) 6
(2) Somerset (9-1) 47, (3) Bloomer (9-1) 8                (3) Xavier (9-1) 15, (2) Nekoosa (7-3) 7
ROUND THREE                                               ROUND THREE
(1) Northwestern (11-0) 21, (2) Somerset (10-1) 14        (1) Kewaunee (11-0) 25, (3) Xavier (10-1) 14
STATE SEMI-FINALS
BIG FOOT (12-0) versus LODI (11-1) at Arrowhead - Saturday at 1 PM
KEWAUNEE (12-0) versus NORTHWESTERN (12-0) at D.C. Everest - Saturday at 4 PM
With Rick Kelm - Special teams play has been a key to Ripon High Schools 38-2 record from 2003 to 2005. Coach Kelm believes that special teams must receive as much emphasis in practice and planning as offense and defense. Being aggressive and calculated make this special teams' package effective. Ten unique situations make up this special teams package. These areas include kick off, onside kick, kick off return, hands team, punt, punt fake, punt block, punt return, extra point/field goal and fake extra point/field goal. The punt game, onside package, punt block systems make it difficult for the opponent to prepare for Ripon. In all, 20% of all plays in a high school game are special team situations. This DVD is a complete presentation on special teams at the high school level and has been a crucial part of the consistent success at Ripon High School. 184 minutes. 2007.
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TIGERS SEASON ENDS WITH ROUND THREE LOSS TO CHIEFS
    (RIPON) - Football is a game of opportunities, and for the 2009 Tigers, the inability to take advantage of those opportunities cost them a chance to reach the Division Four semi-finals. Ripon saw its season end with a 22-8 loss to Big Foot Friday night, marking the first time a Tiger team had lost on its home field since September 28, 2007 (a 21-20 overtime loss to Little Chute) and the first time they lost on artificial turf. One of the first opportunities the Tigers missed on came after Connor Hanson returned the opening kickoff to the Big Foot 23. Seven plays later, the Chiefs stopped Hanson on the two-yard line on a 4th-and 2 and took over. Neither team mounted much of an attack in the first quarter, and the game remained scoreless until ten seconds remained in the quarter. Big Foot QB Steve Dowden went back in shotgun from his 21-yard line, but the snap from center went awry. Dowden was smothered by the Tiger defense as he tried to pick up the ball at the five, and it rolled into the endzone where Bryce Brewer fell on it for a touchdown. Hanson ran in the conversion, and Ripon led 8-0.
    Ripon held onto that lead until 2:52 remained in the second quarter. Big Foot put together a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a Mike Walker 3-yard touchdown run. Walker ran for the two-point conversion, and the game was tied at 8. Ripon handed the ball right back to the Chiefs, when Michael Polcyn's pass to Matt Reilly went off the receiver's hands into the air, and Jon Petkoff snared the pigskin. Walker led off the next drive with a 57-yard blast down to the Tiger 8. Two plays later, Walker rolled in from the three, and Sean Kivlin's kick made it 15-8 at the half. The Chiefs outgained Ripon, 198 yards to 90, in the half.
    Ripon was presented with another opportunity when Jess Ehrenberg picked off a Dowden pass on the first offensive play of the second half. Ripon reached the Big Foot 39, where a handoff between Hanson and Ben Wetzel was fumbled, and the Chiefs recovered. After a 50-yard Walker run took the ball down to the Ripon 11, the Chiefs would eventually score on a 15-yard pass from Dowden to Walker and a commanding 22-8 lead. Ripon then went on a long drive, consisting of 11 plays, but only 30 yards. The drive would end up using five minutes on the clock before the Tigers punted it away.
    All of Ripon's rallies fell short in the fourth quarter. Kenneth Walker picked off a Polcyn pass at midfield on Ripon's first drive. Kenny Schuster intercepted Dowden to get the ball right back for Ripon, but Polcyn was then intercepted by Alec McGreevy with 7:26 to play. Ripon then went on another lenghty drive coverering more than four minutes and reached the Big Foot 10 with 1:52 to play. Wetzel fumbled the ball, the fifth Ripon turnover of the night, and the Tigers could only watch the Chiefs run out the clock and improve to 12-0, while Ripon ended the season 9-3
BIG FOOT -    0   15    7    0    - 22
RIPON    -    8    0    0    0    -  8
1st - RIPON - Bryce Brewer recovered fumble in end zone (Hanson run) RIPON 8-0
2nd - BF - Mike Walker, 1-yard run (Walker run) TIED 8-8
2nd - BF - Walker, 3-yard run (Kivlin kick) BIG FOOT 15-8
3rd - BF -  Walker, 15-yd pass from Dowden (Kivlin kick) BIG FOOT 22-8
WIAA PLAYOFF BRACKETS
DIVISION ONE - DIVISION TWO - DIVISION THREE - DIVISION FOUR - DIVISION FIVE - DIVISION SIX - DIVISION SEVEN
DIVISION FOUR FIELD
BIG FOOT CHIEFS
(12-0)
KEWAUNEE INDIANS
(12-0)
RIPON MISSES OUT ON MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL TITLE GAME
(November 5) - Ingalls Field in Ripon has missed out on a chance to host the Wisconsin State Football League championship game this Saturday. Last year, the Fox Valley Force defeated the Marinette-Menominee Lumberjacks before more than 500 fans in Ripon. This year, the Lumberjacks will meet the West Bend Junk Yard Dogs for the title. Due to the fact that Ripon College will host Lawrence this Saturday at 1 PM, the league chose to play their title game in Kimberly, due to the distance between the two competing cities. Ripon had offered to host the game Saturday night, but the league decided to go with the afternoon offer from Kimberly due to the driving distances for the teams, according to an official with the Lumberjacks. The official told ripontigerfootball.com that the league would consider Ripon as a host city for the title game in 2010, and thoroughly enjoyed its visit to the city last year.
LINK TO THE LEAGUE SITE
WHO WILL RIPON PLAY IN 2010?
Now that the 2009 season has come to an end, questions surrounding who Ripon will play in next season remain unanswered.

WIAA PLAYOFF PROPOSAL
The WIAA proposal is an alternative to everyone qualifying for the football playoffs but would provide all schools with 9 games. Schools would be assigned to districts for two years based on enrollment figures. Today (Friday), the WIAA revamped its proposed playoff brackets, which finds Ripon in Division Three.
Berlin Indians
Campbellsport Cougars
Fox Valley Lutheran Foxes
Kewaskum Indians
RIPON
Waupun Warriors
Winneconne Wolves
Xavier Hawks
IF this plans go forward, Ripon will play Clintonville in Week One (August 27, 2010), seven "district" games, and then either a playoff game in Week Nine, or a game with another nearby Division Three team that has not made the playoffs. The key will be to win four district games and make the WIAA playoffs.
TIMETABLE IMPLEMENTATION
* December 4 - Board of Control review of revised plan based on 2009 third Friday enrollment counts
* December 8 - Football Coaches Advisory Committee Meeting - review the plan and proposed district by-laws - take action on plan
* Mid December - repost the Divisions based on review of UWSP Math Department
* January 11 - Sports Advisory Committee - take action on district football plan
* January 26 - Advisory Council Meeting - take action on district football plan. Prior to Board of Control Meeting - receive from UWSP Math Department District schedules
* January 27 - Board of Control Meeting - take final action on district football plan
* February 1 - Distribute 2010 District Football Schedules to Member Schools

EASTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE (2010)
If the WIAA playoff proposal does NOT pass, the Tigers will need to find a non-conference opponent for Week One, since Omro has left the Eastern Valley Conference for the Flyway Conference. Each EVC team will need to play one non-conference game. As it stands today, this would be the 2010 Ripon Tiger schedule:
AUGUST 27 - versus Cedar Grove-Belgium (Site to be determined)
SEPTEMBER 3 - CLINTONVILLE
SEPTEMBER 10 - at Berlin
SEPTEMBER 17 - FOX VALLEY LUTHERAN
SEPTEMBER 24 - at Waupaca
OCTOBER 1 - APPLETON XAVIER
OCTOBER 8 - at Freedom
OCTOBER 15 - WINNECONNE
OCTOBER 21 - at Little Chute
OCTOBER 26 - First round of WIAA playoffs
CONNOR HANSON RETURNS THE OPENING KICKOFF TO THE BIG FOOT 23 TO PUT THE TIGERS IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT EARLY
MICHAEL POLCYN SETS UP AND LOOKS DOWNFIELD AS NATHAN NAGEL TRIES TO APPLY PRESSURE
MIKE WALKER NEARLY INTERCEPTS A POLCYN PASS INTENDED FOR JOHN SCHROEDER
BRYCE BREWER (30) HEAD TO THE ENDZONE TO RECOVER A BIG FOOT FUMBLE FOR RIPON'S ONLY TOUCHDOWN
MIKE WALKER SCOREDS FROM A YARD OUT OVER JOHN SCHROEDER FOR THE FIRST BIG FOOT TOUCHDOWN
WALKER TAKES THE HANDOFF FROM STEVE DOWDEN AND HEADS LEFT FOR BIG FOOT'S SECOND TOUCHDOWN
JESS EHRENBERG STEPS IN FRONT OF ALEC McGREEVY TO INTERCEPT DOWDEN ON THE FIRST PLAY OF THE SECOND HALF
KENNY SCHUSTER, IN HIS FINAL GAME ON INGALLS FIELD, MAKES A FOURTH QUARTER INTERCEPTION TO KEEP RIPON'S HOPES ALIVE
NOTES: Walker racked up 183 yards rushing and 56 receiving. Big Foot coach Rodney Wedig said Walker had a special game. "He looked right at home on the turf," Wedig said. "He is our workhorse. You never know when he might break one."...Walker has been on an unbelievable roll for the Chiefs (12-0), scoring 10 of their 11 postseason touchdowns, amassing 574 total yards of offense (393 yards rushing, 181 receiving)...Tiger head coach Rick Kelm in the Oshkosh Northwestern: “Give them credit for the stops. We made a couple mistakes, but for the most part, they made some plays. We did get a few things going, I sure like seeing Hanson hit that cutback lane. We had some moments, we had some things going, but give them credit for the adjustments they made.”
LODI BLUE DEVILS
(11-1)
NORTHWESTERN TIGERS (12-0)
CONNOR HANSON - 2009
CONNOR HANSON - 2008
CONNOR HANSON - 2007
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CONNOR HANSON (2007-2009)
2007 SEASON (5-5, Lost in first round of Division Four playoffs)
GAME  OPPONENT           RESULT  RSH- YDS  AVG TD LN REC-YDS  AVG TD LN KO-YDS  AVG TD LN PR-YDS  AVG TD LN
8-24  at FV Lutheran    W 20-13   10-  66  6.6  0 43   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
8-31  WAUPACA           L 13-21    6-  23  3.8  0  6   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 39 19.5  0 21  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9- 7  at Xavier         L 34-39    7-  83 11.9  2 58   0-  0  0.0  0  0  3- 56 18.7  0 21  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-14  FREEDOM           W 31-28   11-  87  7.9  1 35   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 25 12.5  0 25  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-21  at Winneconne     W 29- 0    9-  76  8.4  1 20   0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 15 15.0  0 15  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-28  LITTLE CHUTE      L 20-21 *  4-  30  7.5  0 18   1- 11 11.0  0 11  3-115 38.3  0 25  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-5  at Omro           W 47- 0    9-  45  5.0  2 19   1- 26 26.0  1 26  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-12 at Clintonville   L 33-41    2-  13  6.5  0 10   0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 19 19.0  0 19  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-19 BERLIN            W 24- 6    1-   4  4.0  0  4   1- 35 35.0  1 35  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
WIAA PLAYOFFS
10-26 at New Holstein   L  0-13    1-   6  6.0  0  6   0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 13 13.0  0 13  0-  0  0.0  0  0
TOTALS                            60- 433  7.2  6 58   3- 72 24.0  2 35 13-282 21.7  0 25  0-  0  0.0  0  0
* - Overtime
2008 SEASON (8-3, Lost in second round of Division Four playoffs)
GAME  OPPONENT           RESULT  RSH- YDS  AVG TD LN REC-YDS  AVG TD LN KO-YDS  AVG TD LN PR-YDS  AVG TD LN
8-29  at Berlin         W 33-13   12- 140 11.7  2 43   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9- 5  FV LUTHERAN       W 28-14   12-  91  7.6  1 15   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 33 16.5  0 17  2- 76 38.0  1 73
9-12  at Waupaca        L 32-49   16- 188 12.0  2 80   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 76 38.0  0 57  1-  4  4.0  0  4
9-19  XAVIER            W 39-22   18- 165  9.2  2 43   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-26  at Freedom        W 40-20    7-  64  9.1  0 17   0-  0  0.0  0  0  3-110 37.0  0 41  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-3  WINNECONNE        W 28- 6   21- 213 10.1  2 66   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  3- 34 11.3  0 13
10-10 at Little Chute   L 21-34   11-  47  4.3  0 16   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  1-  1  1.0  0  1
10-17 OMRO              W 53- 6   11- 132 12.0  3 68   2- 23 11.5  1 14  0-  0  0.0  0  0  1-  7  7.0  0  7
10-23 CLINTONVILLE      W 39-22   14- 119  8.5  1 32   2- 23 11.5  0 18  2- 46 23.0  0 23  2- 29 14.5  0 19
WIAA PLAYOFFS
10-28 MAYVILLE          W 28-22   17-  95  5.6  2 13   3- 30 10.0  0 13  2- 54 27.0  0 29  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11- 1 at KM Lutheran    L 12-28   19- 210 11.1  2 68   2- 11  5.5 10  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  1-  5  5.0  0  5
TOTALS                           158-1464  9.3 17 80   9- 87  9.7  1 18 11-319 29.0  0 57 11-156 14.2  1 73
2009 SEASON (9-3, Lost in third round of Division Four playoffs)
GAME  OPPONENT           RESULT  RSH- YDS  AVG TD LN REC-YDS  AVG TD LN KO-YDS  AVG TD LN PR-YDS  AVG TD LN
8-28  at Clintonville   L 12-20   12-  86  7.2  1 50   1- 75 75.0  1 75  1- 40 40.0  0 40  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9- 4  BERLIN            W 40- 6   15-  64  4.3  3 16   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  3- 67 22.3  1 66
9-11  at FV Lutheran    W 20-10   17- 159  9.4  3 75   1- 13 13.0  0 13  1- 16 16.0  0 16  1-  9  9.0  0  9
9-18  WAUPACA           W 26- 7   20- 143  7.2  2 64   4-113 28.3  1 42  1- 16 16.0  0 16  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-25  at Xavier         L  8-15    9-  36  4.0  0 10   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2-115 57.5  1 95  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-2  FREEDOM           W 40-12   17- 139  8.2  1 29   1- 16 16.0  0 16  1- 80 80.0  1 80  2- 28 14.0  0 23
10-9  at Winneconne     W 30-20   20- 117  5.9  0 27   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 12  6.0  0 12
10-16 LITTLE CHUTE      W 26-13   25- 128  5.1  1 11   1- 10 10.0  0 10  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-22 at Omro           W 24-14   21- 139  6.6  3 38   2- 18  9.0  0 28  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
WIAA PLAYOFFS
10-27 NORTH FDL         W 48- 0   15- 194 12.9  2 59   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 24 12.0  0 13
10-31 at Winn Luth      W 24-13   14- 149 10.6  1 80   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 36 36.0  0 36
11-6  BIG FOOT          L  8-22   22- 143  6.5  0
TOTALS                           207-1497  7.2 17 80
ELLIS MINOR (2001-2003)
2001 SEASON (8-3, Lost in second round of Division Three playoffs)
GAME  OPPONENT           RESULT  RSH- YDS  AVG TD LN REC-YDS  AVG TD LN KO-YDS  AVG TD LN PR-YDS  AVG TD LN
8-24  CLINTONVILLE      W 17-12   18- 132  7.3  0 54   3- 60 20.0  0 43  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
8-31  at New Holstein   W 49- 6   13- 116  8.9  1 32   1- 21 21.0  1 21  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9- 7  at Wautoma        W 62- 0    7- 105 15.0  2 60   1- 64 64.0  1 64  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-14  at Mayville       L 19-38    6-  -1 -0.2  1  2   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-21  WINNECONNE        W 23-13   13-  69  5.3  0 20   1- 10 10.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-28  at Berlin         L 26-29    7-  10  1.4  0  6   2- 37 18.5  0 27  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-5  WAUPUN            W 39- 0    2-   4  2.0  1  2   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-12 at Omro           W 47- 7    7-  28  4.0  1 15   1-  8  8.0  0  8  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-19 FDL SPRINGS       W 39-36    8-  84 10.5  1 67   3- 50 16.7  1 18  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
WIAA PLAYOFFS
10-23 FREEDOM           W 30-27   14- 118  8.4  2 35   2- 42 21.0  0 39  1-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-27 at Waupaca        L  6-42   10-  49  4.9  0 17   4- 43 10.8  1 19  2- 27 13.5  0 14  0-  0  0.0  0  0
TOTALS                           105- 714  6.8  9 67  18-335 18.6  4 64  3- 27  9.0  0 14  0-  0  0.0  0  0
2002 SEASON (8-4, Lost in third round of Division Four playoffs)
GAME  OPPONENT           RESULT  RSH- YDS  AVG TD LN REC-YDS  AVG TD LN KO-YDS  AVG TD LN PR-YDS  AVG TD LN
8-30  at Clintonville   L 35-40   16- 137  8.2  2 80   4-100 25.0  0 60  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9- 6  NEW HOLSTEIN      W 55- 0    8-  42  5.3  1 18   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-13  at FDL Springs    L 23-43    6-  24  4.0  0  9   1- 15 15.0  0 15  3- 86 28.7  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-20  WAUTOMA  *        W 54- 0    6-  23  3.8  2 34   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-27  MAYVILLE **       W 36-35    2-   7  3.5  0  5   1- 28 28.0  0 28  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-4  at Winneconne     L 13-37    5-  18  3.6  0  5   0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-11 BERLIN            W 42-17   13- 127  9.8  2 77   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 32 16.0  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-18 at Waupun         W 42- 9    5-  40  8.0  1 22   2- 46 23.0  0 23  1- 28 28.0  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-24 OMRO              W 41- 7   11-  56  5.1  1 10   1- 20 20.0  0 20  1- 19 19.0  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
*-Game played at Rosendale **-Game played at Waupun
WIAA PLAYOFFS
10-29 at Xavier         W 42-25    8-  53  6.6  0 39   1- 22 22.0  0 22  1- 12 12.0  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11- 2 FREEDOM           W 35-14    7-   9  1.3  0  7   0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 47 47.0  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11- 8 at Oconto         L 13-18   14- 134  9.6  1 56   2- 24 12.0  0 15  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
TOTALS                           101- 670  6.6 10 80  12-255 21.3  0 60  9-224 24.9  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
2003 SEASON (14-0, Won Division Four State Championship)
GAME  OPPONENT           RESULT  RSH- YDS  AVG TD LN REC-YDS  AVG TD LN KO-YDS  AVG TD LN PR-YDS  AVG TD LN
8-29  CLINTONVILLE      W 47- 7    9- 183 19.1  3 88   3- 55 23.5  1 32  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9- 5  at Sheboy Falls   W 56-36   13- 116  8.9  1 49   4-113 28.3  0 58  1- 18 18.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-12  OMRO              W 56- 7    6- 137 22.8  3 71   2- 42 21.0  0 26  0-  0  0.0  0  0  1-  0  0.0  0  0
9-19  MARKESAN          W 57-19   13- 113  8.7  3 30   3- 65 21.7  1 27  3-129 43.0  1 82  0-  0  0.0  0  0
9-26  at Wautoma        W 20- 0   20- 126  6.3  2 28   1- 26 26.0  0 26  1- 42 42.0  0 42  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-3  at Mayville       W 41-21   29- 242  8.3  5 28   0-  0  0.0  0  0  2- 37 18.5  0 22  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-10 WINNECONNE        W 42- 8   12- 164 13.7  2 52   0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 17 17.0  0 17  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-17 at Berlin         W 49- 0    9- 221 23.4  3 81   0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 36 36.0  0 36  0-  0  0.0  0  0
10-23 WAUPUN            W 43- 7   12- 162 13.5  3 89   3- 51 17.0  1 29  0-  0  0.0  0  0  1- 15 15.0  0 15
WIAA PLAYOFFS
10-28 VALDERS           W 48-13   15- 147  9.8  3 50   1- 16 16.0  0 16  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11- 1 OCONTO            W 56-42   24- 196  8.2  4 29   3- 68 22.7  0 25  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11- 8 at Winn Lutheran  W 41-26   18-  87  4.8  1 16   0-  0  0.0  0  0  3- 54 18.0  0 32  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11-15 Wittenberg-Birn * W 56-20   14-  89  6.4  2 43   1- 65 65.0  1 65  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
11-20 Brodhead-Juda **  W 20- 7   10-  30  3.0  0  6   3- 47 15.7  1 21  0-  0  0.0  0  0  0-  0  0.0  0  0
*-Played at Appleton **-Played at Madison
TOTALS                           204-2003  9.8 35 89  24-548 22.8  5 65 12-333 27.8  1 82  2- 15  7.5  0 15
CONNOR HANSON (2007-2009)
2007                              60- 433  7.2  6 58   3- 72 24.0  2 35 13-282 21.7  0 25  0-  0  0.0  0  0
2008                             158-1464  9.3 17 80   9- 87  9.7  1 18 11-319 29.0  0 57 11-156 14.2  1 73
2009                             207-1497  7.2 17 80
CAREER TOTALS                    425-3394  8.0 40 80
ELLIS MINOR (2001-2003)
2001                             105- 714  6.8  9 67  18-335 18.6  4 64  3- 27  9.0  0 14  0-  0  0.0  0  0
2002                             101- 670  6.6 10 80  12-255 21.3  0 60  9-224 24.9  0  -  0-  0  0.0  0  0
2003                             204-2003  9.8 35 89  24-548 22.8  5 65 12-333 27.8  1 82  2- 15  7.5  0 15
CAREER TOTALS                    410-3387  8.3 54 89 54-1138 21.1  9 65 24-584 24.3  1 82  2- 15  7.5  0 15
ELLIS MINOR RUNS AGAINST BRODHEAD-JUDA IN THE 2003 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
ELLIS MINOR WENT ON TO PLAY DIVISION II FOOTBALL AT WINONA STATE
Connor Hanson's last carries as a Ripon Tiger came in a valiant effort by the team to pull off a miracle finish in their Third Round playoff game against the undefeated Big Foot Chiefs. His last run was a seven-yard burst that took the ball to the Big Foot 10, and broke a tie he was in with former Tiger great Ellis Minor as the career rushing leader in school history. Unfortunately, the Tigers would fumble the ball away on their next play, ending their season and Hanson's career. "When I heard that i broke Ellis' record, I was astonished! It's such an honor to even be mentioned in the same category as him. I'm so proud of the guys around me the past three years. I believe it is just as much their honor as it is mine," said Hanson, who has been accepted to UW-Madison, but is undecided on his collegiate plans. Hanson's career included three playoff appearances as well, and two second place finishes in the Eastern Valley Conference.
Minor's career included a state championship, an undefeated season and the Tigers' first conference title in 19 years. He still holds several records - most yards in a season (2,003), most points in a season (252) and most points in a career (396). Hanson finished with the second-most points (318).