The Newman Catholic football team looked to take home their first golden ball and state championship today.
Unfortunately for Newman, the Fighting Cardinals fell 42-27 to Luck this afternoon in Chippewa Falls.
Luck dominated early in the game today, a big thanks to running back Levi Jensen. Jensen ran for the first three touchdowns of the game: a 55-yard, a 72-yard, and then a 98-yard run to give Luck a 22-0 lead.
Newman finally got on the board before the end of the first quarter: a 36-yard touchdown pass to Joe Stephan put the score at 22-7.
Newman would then cut the deficit to 22-14 in the second quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run by Stephan.
But, another Luck touchdown would put the score at 28-14 heading into halftime.
Luck would score again to start the third: a 43-yard touchdown run by Bennett Jensen put Luck up 34-14.
Newman would then answer with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Ben Bates to Dylan Ackermann. Newman still trailing 34-21.
Newman would get on the board one more time with a 1-yard run by Ben Bates, but it ultimately wouldn’t be enough as Luck went on to win.