REGULAR SEASON
AUG 29 CLINTONVILLE TRUCKERS                                    W1 47- 7
SEP  5 at Sheboygan Falls Falcons                               W2 56-36
SEP 12 OMRO FOXES                                               W3 56- 7
SEP 19 MARKESAN HORNETS(HC)                                     W4 57-19
SEP 26 at Wautoma Hornets                                       W5 20- 0
OCT  3 at Mayville Cardinals                                    W6 41-21
OCT 10 WINNECONNE WOLVES                                        W7 42- 8
OCT 17 at Berlin Indians                                        W8 49- 0
OCT 23 WAUPUN WARRIORS                                          W9 43- 7
WIAA PLAYOFFS
OCT 28 VALDERS VIKINGS                                         W10 48-13
NOV  1 OCONTO BLUE DEVILS                                      W11 56-42
NOV  8 vs WLA VIKINGS (at Fond du Lac)                         W12 41-26
NOV 15 vs Wittenberg-Birnamwood Chargers (at Appleton)         W13 56-20
NOV 20 vs Broadhead-Juda Cardinals (at Madison)                W14 21- 7
#4  Adam Vogelsang  (SR)
#10 Ben Lukoski (SO)
#15 Nate Dolske (SR)
#16 Jason Schieler (SO)
#17 James Hron (SO)
#18 T.J. Mlodzik (JR)
#19 Tyler Henslin (JR)
#20 Brock Baker (JR)
#21 Ellis Minor (SR)
#22 John Pimental (SO)
#23 Isaac Minor (SO)
#24 Luke Schroeder (SR)
#25 Ben Williams (SR)
#30 Ben Thiel (JR)
#31 Taylor Veleke (SO)
#32 Travis Trapp (JR)
#33 David Soda (FR)
#40 Dave Minch (JR)
#41 Bill Olm (SR)
#42 John Warnke (JR)
#43 Jacob Perry (JR)
#44 Blake Roemer  (JR)
#50 Terry Timmons (SR)
#51 Jerry Buhrow (SR)
#52 Zack Muskavitch (JR)
#55 Evan Koon (JR)
#60 Chris Johnson (SR)
#61 Amanda Goljenboom (SR)
#62 Jacob Chipman (SR)
#63 Scott Pockat  (SR)
#64 Vince Kubisiak (SO)
#66 Joey Lambert  (SO)
#67 Brandon Schrei (JR)
#70 Nick Studt (SR)
#71 Rick Clausen (SR)
#72 Eric Neuman (SO)
#74 Josh Kernen (JR)
#75 Chris Malzhan (SO)
#76 Jason McConnell (SR)
#77 Clint Baurichter (SO)
#78 Andy Schilcher (SR)
#80 Michael Wichman (JR)
#81 Dustin LaMont  (JR)
#82 Brock Martinez (SR)
#83 Kai Franke (SR)
#84 Jacob Meier (SR)
#85 Stephen Bayer  (SR)
COACH: Rick Kelm ASSISTANTS: Gordie Gillespie (off. coord), Gib Stoeberl (off. line), Bill Kinzinger, Jr. (def. coord.), Al Schrader (def. line), Bill Butler (def. backs), Jason Wickstrom (fr.), Chad Mateske (fr.), Matt Belling (fr.)
For a team that averaged 47 points per game, Ripon turned to its defense Thursday night to secure its first-ever state championship. The Tigers delivered with back-to-back third quarter defensive stands inside its red zone, stymied standout tailback Josh Restivo and blanked the Cardinals after falling behind 7-0 on Brodhead-Juda?s opening possession. All of which added up to a convincing 21-7 victory Thursday night at Camp Randall Stadium to cap an undefeated season. "Our offense put up some great numbers, but the defense was what got us through the playoffs and came up big for us tonight," Ripon coach Rick Kelm said. "They made the big play when they had to and the defense is what brought this (state championship) home today." Ninth-ranked Brodhead-Juda marched 82 yards on its opening touchdown drive, but was held to 118 yards thereafter until mounting a 54-yard drive in the final two minutes, which ended on Adam Vogelsang's end zone interception. Coming in, the Rock Valley Conference champions averaged 345 yards per game, with 247 yards rushing. But, top-ranked Ripon (14-0) allowed merely 262 yards Thursday and 116 on the ground to earn the Division 4 title. "The defense stepped up tonight," said Vogelsang who finished with two interceptions from his safety position, while also directing the Tigers offense at quarterback. After falling behind 14-7, Brodhead-Juda (11-3) marched to the Ripon 20 as Restivo ripped off 36 yards on the opening drive of the second half. But, on third-and-four the senior gained only a yard as Evan Koon dragged down Restivo on off-tackle run. On fourth-down, the Ripon defense penetrated and Restivo's diving attempt came up two yards short. Josh Riese gave the Cardinals another scoring chance after a 35-yard interception return on the ensuing drive set up the Cardinals offense at the Ripon 21. The drive reached the Ripon 10, but Nick Studt dragged down Sky Ammann for a 15-yard sack on third down and A.J. Curtis? 41-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. "After I threw that interception and our defense stepped up, that was the big play of the game," Vogelsang said. "You could feel them kind of letdown after not scoring right there." The Tigers also frustrated Brodhead-Juda by not allowing Restivo to get loose. The 5-foot, 9-inch speedster was held to 11 yards in the first half and finished with 52 yards on 18 carries. The RVC Back of the Year ends the season with 1,585 yards on 199 carries and 24 touchdowns. Backup Matt Arn led the Cardinals with 68 yards on 10 carries and Riese finished with five receptions for 123 yards. But, it wasn't enough to penetrate the Tigers defense over the final three quarters as Ripon rallied for the 14-point victory. "The defense is what brought us over the top," Kelm said. "Brodhead-Juda played us tougher than anybody else has all season. Restivo is lightening, but what it really came down to was our inside guys. He got his first few steps, but at least we made him deviate. You give him a straight line and it's going to be trouble." 
PASSING     ATT CMP INT TD  YDS
Vogelsang    92  43   3 11 1161
E.Minor       1   1   0  1   17
Mlodzik       1   0   0  0    0
TEAM TOTALS  94  44   3 12 1178
OPPONENTS   271 130  29 11 1766
RECEIVING   REC  YDS TD  AVG LN
E. Minor     24  548  5 22.8 65
Martinez     10  373  6 37.3 82
LaMont        4  132  0 33.0 46
I. Minor      4   90  1 22.5 60
Roemer        2   35  0 17.5 19
SCORING      TD  FG 2PT XP  TOT
E. Minor     41   0   3  0  252
Martinez      6   0   0 75  111
Vogelsang    17   0   0  0  102
I. Minor     11   0   1  0   68
Roemer        9   0   1  0   56
Olm           7   0   0  0   42
LaMont        0   0   1  0    2
KICK RET  ATT  YDS  TD  AVE LNG
E.Minor    12  333   1 27.8  82
I. Minor   10  189   0 18.9  36
Trapp       5   50   0 10.0  14
Roemer      4   31   0  7.8  15
Vogelsang   3   66   0 22.0  29
Martinez    1    0   0  0.0   0
TOTALS     35  669   1 19.1  82 
RUSHING   ATT  YDS   TD  AVE  LNG
E. Minor  204 2003   35  9.8   89
Vogelsang 126 1064   17  8.4   92
Olm        86  743    7  8.6   52
I. Minor  106  714   10  6.7   57
Roemer     32  317    9  9.9   72
Pimental   11   85    0  7.7   41
Veleke     13   74    0  5.7   25
Williams   14   64    0  4.6   32
Thiel       7   55    0  7.9   31
Schroeder   9   40    0  4.4    8
Mlodzik    18   30    0  1.7    7
Trapp       1    2    0  2.0    2
TOTAL     627 5191   78  8.3   92
OPPONENTS 472 1857   19  3.9
KICK OFFS ATT  YDS  AVE  RY   RA
Martinez   85 3052 35.9 807  9.5
Olm        19  669 35.2 125  6.6
TOTAL     104 3721 35.8 932  9.0
OPPONENTS  37 1358 36.7 669 18.1
PUNTS     ATT  YDS  AVE  RY   RA
Thiel      20  653 32.7  36  1.8
Olm         1   35 35.0   0  0.0
Vogelsang   1   26 26.0   0  0.0
TOTAL      22  714 32.4  36  1.6
OPPONENT   52 1543 29.7  92  1.8
PUNT RET   ATT  YDS  TD  AVE LNG
Martinez    17   77   0  4.5  15
E. Minor     2   15   0  7.5  15
TEAM TOTALS 19   92   0  4.8  15
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
SACKS - Pockat 7, Studt 7, Schroeder 3, Baker 2, Baurichter 2, Trapp 2, Roemer 1, Warnke 1, Olm 1, Koon 1
TOP TACKLERS - Roemer 168, Schroeder 126, Studt 109, Koon 98, Pockat 70, Trapp 70
FORCED FUMBLES - Pockat 3, Baker 2,  Schroeder 2, Koon, Vogelsang, Dolske, Meier, Johnson, Neuman, Clausen, Roemer, Studt, Trapp - 1 each
FUMBLE RECOVERED - Roemer 4, Schroeder 3, Vogelsang 3,  Pockat 2, Perry, Studt, Lambert, Chipman, Neuman, Trapp, Johnson, Koon, I. Minor 1 each
INTERCEPTIONS - Vogelsang 10, Lukoski 6, I. Minor 2, Roemer 2, Meier 2, E. Minor 1, Baker 1, Schieler 1, Trapp 1, Henslin 1, Koon 1, Schroeder 1
BLOCKED KICKS - Koon 3
TEAM STATISTICS - Scoring
RIPON     - 209 222 132  70 - 633
OPPONENTS -  40  61  29  83 - 213
                       RIP    OPP                    RIP     OPP
First Downs - Rush     165     92 Fumbles             32      34
First Downs - Pass      26     67 Fumbles Lost        16      22
First Downs - Penalty    3      8 Penalties       84-653  58-435
FIRST DOWNS - TOTAL    194    167 Blocked Kicks        3       1
TOTAL YARDS           6369   3623 TOTAL YARDS/PLAY   8.8     4.9