Elmwood/Plum City's prep football team improved to 4-1 overall with 21-14 win at St. Croix Falls Friday.
Meanwhile Prescott's Homecoming was not a happy occasion as New Richmond handed the Cardinals their second loss in a row by a 34-13 score.
EPC led the Saints, 1-4 overall, 7-6 at halftime and added to the lead in the third quarter with short touchdown runs by quarterback Levi Wolf and running back Ryan Asher. The Saints scored again in the fourth quarter but the Wolves held on for the win.
St. Croix Falls had the edge statistically on offense but not on defense. SCF had two critical turnovers and took three quarterback sacks, along with two other big tackles-for-loss by the Wolves' defense. Alex Boyer had nine tackles and Ryan Asher finished with eight. At least six players for EPC had five or more tackles. Dylan Hovland had two sacks for EPC and Hunter Freyholts had two TFLs.
Wolf threw for 122 yards and rushed for 81 yards with two TDs. Boyer caught six passes for 79 yards.
Elmwood/Plum City returns to conference play with a showdown against No. 3 ranked and unbeaten Alma/Pepin in Plum City Friday which will be Plum City's Homecoming contest.
Homecoming didn't help Prescott as they were crushed by New Richmond. PHS only trailed 12-10 at halftime and the game was delayed over 45 minutes due to lightning. But the Tigers, 4-1 overall, dominated the second half starting with Sam Altena's 81-yard kick-off return for a TD. A Gabe Diaz field goal of 30 yards for the Cards' cut the lead to six at 19-13 but NR scored twice in the fourth quarter as Altena had another big play score, a 45-yard run from scrimmage. Jake Singerhouse led New Richmond in rushing with 93 yards on 19 carries plus two TDs.
Diaz also made a 27-yard field goal in the first half.
Prescott drops to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the Middle Border Conference. The Cardinals are at Osceola next Friday.