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Logan’s 4th quarter comeback falls short in loss to Tomah

Logan’s 4th quarter comeback falls short in loss to Tomah


The Logan High School football team valiantly fought out of a 21-point, fourth-quarter hole Friday night against Tomah, but ultimately fell 35-29. 

The Rangers (2-5, 2-3) received the opening kickoff and took 6 minutes and 43 seconds off the clock before Johnny Leaver’s 2-yard touchdown run capped off a 12 play 80 yard drive.

A squib kick gave Tomah a short field to work with, and the Timberwolves, after 10 consecutive runs, found the end zone with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Steffel to Jaden Brieske with 25 seconds remaining in the first quarter. 

After both teams forced a punt, Logan retook the lead when Bradley Check found the end zone from 5 yards out with 2:07 remaining in the first half. The score capped off a 10-play, 70-yard drive.

That, however, was too much time for the Timberwolves.

Tomah (3-4, 1-4) relief on its running game again. Senior Luke Rufledt finished a seven-play 63-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run with 39 seconds remaining in the first half.

The next quarter and a half was dominated by the Timberwolves. 

After a failed onside kick to start the second half, Tomah started at its own 46. Three plays later, Steffel hit Connor Granahan running alone down the right sideline for a 54-yard touchdown. 

 Then, after an Eli Brown came interception off Leaver, which was tipped at the line of scrimmage, Rufledt finished a 10-play 56-yard drive with his second score of the night — a 6-yard touchdown run with 1:26 left in the third quarter.

Logan failed to convert a 4th down from their own 30 early in the 4th quarter, and Tomah used the stop to extend the lead to 21 a few plays later when Steffel found Brieske again for his third touchdown pass.

Tomah’s final score of the night happened with 7:42 left in the game. Logan would fight back however with a 1-yard touchdown run by Check with 4:51 remaining in the 4th quarter. 

After forcing a punt, Check tallied his third rushing touchdown, with 2:29 remaining in the game, this time from 2 yards out. A two-point conversion made the score 35-29.

Logan would get a 4th down stop on Tomah’s ensuring possession, getting the ball back on its own 29 yard line with 33 seconds left. 

Logan was not able to get a first down and Tomah ran out the clock secure the win.

Logan will host Holmen next week, which will stream on WKTY. Tomah will travel to Reedsburg. 

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