MILWAUKEE (BVM) — The postseason is here and the first round of the WIAA high school football playoffs did not disappoint. Here are five of the best performances from last Friday.
1. Frankie Collopy, senior wide receiver, Marquette University High School
The Hilltoppers top receiver had a great start to the final postseason of his high school career. Frankie Collopy had seven receptions for 158 yards and three touchdowns last Friday against Milwaukee Marshall co-op. His three touchdowns were all over 40 yards and were a part of a four–touchdown second quarter that put Marquette up 38-0. The Hilltoppers will now face Bay Port in the second round of the playoffs.
2. Alijah Maher-Parr, senior running back, Arrowhead High School
After falling behind 14-0 to Kenosha Bradford early, Arrowhead rallied back to win 43-27. Senior running back Alijah Maher-Parr played a huge role in that comeback. The Warhawk had 33 rushes for 251 yards and three touchdowns, including the go–ahead touchdown that gave Arrowhead its first lead of the game at 26-21. Maher-Parr and the Warhawks will now face conference rivals Mukwonago in the second round of the playoffs.
3. Robby Michael, senior quarterback, Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian
One of the top quarterbacks in the state this year continued his stellar season against Sheboygan last Friday. Robby Michael went 26-of-30 for 431 yards and seven touchdowns. The senior even rushed six times for another 32 yards, but the most impressive part of his game was the 78-yard touchdown pass he had to Casey Verhagen. Michael also had three solo tackles as KLC won 59-0 and will now play Denmark this week.
4. Rory Fox, senior quarterback, Catholic Memorial High School
Rory Fox was perfect last Friday night. The Catholic Memorial senior threw 13 passes and connected on all 13 of them for 270 yards and four touchdowns as the Crusaders beat Kiel 42-6. Fox’s best pass was a 63-yarder to Antwan Jones. Catholic Memorial will now face Wrightstown on Friday in the second round of the playoffs.
5. AJ Korth, junior quarterback, Menasha High School
AJ Korth did have one pass for 53 yards but the junior quarterback for Menasha High School did most of his damage on the ground last week. In their playoff opener against Shawano, Kort had 23 rushes for 238 yards and four touchdowns. The Bluejays beat Shawano 41-26 and will now host Notre Dame on Friday.