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Fourth-, sixth-grade Blaze teams go unbeaten
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The fourth-grade Blaze football team ended their season undefeated by beating Waunakee Purple 14-0 on Saturday.

The team recorded their fifth shutout of the year and finished the season with a 7-0 record. Once again, the defense set the tone for the game by forcing a three and out on Waunakee's first possession. On Monroe's first offensive play, Colby Argall ran for a 64 yard touchdown. The play was setup with great blocks from Kade King, Gabe Witt, Sydnee Hilliard and Wade Sweeney. The P.A.T. failed giving Monroe an early 6-0 lead. The Blaze's last touchdown came on the first drive of the third quarter with a 14 yard run around left end from Nick Schumacher. Leading the way for Nick was King, Hunter Huschitt, Hilliard, and Sweeney. The P.A.T. failed giving Monroe a 12-0 lead.

On Waunakee's next possession, Evan Blumer recorded a safety with a solo tackle in the end zone, giving the Blaze a 14-0 lead. The Blaze had over 250 yards rushing for the game. Argall led the team with 114 yards rushing, with Sweeney and Daniel Lapp having over 50 yards each. The defense turned in another stellar performance limiting Waunakee to less than five first downs.

Sixth Grade

The Blaze sixth graders ended their season with a 16-0 win over Warner Park to stay undefeated and end the season 7-0.

The game started as a stalemate as both teams battled for field position. The teams exchanged punts and played tough defense. Late in the second quarter, with two minutes left on the clock, Dylan Beaver recovered a Warner fumble on Warner's own 24-yard line giving the Blaze their best field position of the day. The Blaze took over on downs. Key plays by Tyler Elmer, Cole Murray and Alex Tordoff kept the drive alive, using the clock to their full advantage, and set up Carter Sawdey to nose the ball over the goal line and score with seven seconds left before halftime. Hayden Arneson added the PAT.

The second half started like the first when Jake Kind busted loose on a 40-yard gain. The Blaze failed to capitalize on the gain, pinning Warner deep in their own side of the field. Warner went three plays and out, the Blaze took over again. On a third down play, Kind broke free for a 39-yard touchdown run and Tordoff added the PAT.

Southside Raiders 26, Eighth grade Blaze 16

The eighth grade Blaze lost 26-16 to the Southside Raiders Saturday in Madison at Penn Park. The Raiders opened the scoring on their first drive by taking a 6-0 lead.

The Blaze answered with a drive finished off with a 35-yard run by Cody Wolf. The extra point kick was good to make the score 8-6. The Raiders answered with another score in the second quarter to take a 13-6 lead. The Blaze then went on a 99-yard drive capped off by a 1-yard run by Chase Hellenbrand. Hellenbrand then kicked the second of his extra point attempt to take a 16-13 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Raiders added two more scores for the final score of 26-16.

For the game, the Blaze ran 42 times for 210 yards and completed 1 of 7 passes for 8 yards with three interceptions. Turner Jensen led the way defensively with seven tackles and one sack. The Blaze end their season with a record of 6-1. This group is the first Blaze group to complete five years of competition in the Dane County Youth League. For their careers, their record in the league stands at 24-8-2.