Kee football team has 2020 campaign ended at top-10 rated Janesville by 62-26 result in second round of State Play-Offs

Clearing his own path ... Kee football junior Damon Weber delivers a stiff arm to this Janesville defender in the Hawks’ 62-26 loss at the home of the Wildcats in the second round of the Eight-Player State Play-Offs Friday, October 23. Weber completed eight of 19 pass attempts for 85 yards, carried the ball 24 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns, and also wrapped up a team-high five solo tackles in addition to sharing a tackle for a loss. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

After opening this season’s unique State Play-Off format with a first-round victory last Friday, the Kee football team’s reward was a trip to Janesville Friday, October 23 to face a highly-regarded Wildcat team that was on a seven-game winning streak after a single, season-opening loss nearly two months ago. Despite that formidable task, the Hawks battled the host Wildcats to just a 14-point deficit before a series of unfortunate events right before the halftime break helped a 34-20 Kee deficit at that point snowball into a 62-20 hole by the end of the third frame.

“Give Janesville credit, they are a great football team that is peaking at the right time of the year,” Kee football coach Chad Winters said. “After their season-opening loss to Easton Valley where they dug themselves into a 20-0 hole, they have absolutely rolled everything in their path.”

The loss ends the Hawks’ 2020 campaign at a 5-4 record overall, including a 3-3 mark that placed them fourth in the nine-team Eight-Player District 3 final standings. The win for Janesville advances the Wildcats into the round of 16 remaining teams, where they will host New London this Friday, October 30, with the winner of that game then facing the winner of a match-up featuring Tripoli at undefeated defending State Champion Don Bosco from Kee’s own District 3.

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