The Marquette University High School Hilltoppers squared off with Wauwatosa East in a Greater Metro Conference game on Friday night. A hot start for the Hilltoppers was too much for the Red Raiders, as they fell 37-7.
Just over two minutes into the game, Marquette started the scoring with a 21 yard touchdown pass from Matt McDevitt to Michael Richardson. Three minutes later, Patrick Daniels ran four yards to extend the lead to fourteen points. Before the first quarter ended, Alonzo Silva moved the lead to 21 points on a six yard touchdown run.
The second quarter was much of the same for the Hilltoppers offensively. McDevitt took to the air and found John Ganzer for a seven yard touchdown, pushing the lead out to 28. On the next drive, McDevitt threw his third touchdown of the night on a 37 yard deep ball to Richardson. He would finish the night 8/11 passing for 119 yards and three touchdowns. Richardson was the leading receiver for Marquette with three catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
After halftime, the Marquette defense stepped up and forced a safety to extend their lead to 37-0 over the Red Raiders. Neither team would score again until there was twenty-seven seconds left. Jacarri Oldham burst through the defense for Tosa East’s first touchdown of the night on a 71 yard run.
The Hilltoppers logged 246 yards of offense, in a balanced attack. They rushed for 116 yards, 59 of which came from Silva on his ten carries. Patrick Daniels used his nine carries for 42 yards as the second leader for the Hilltoppers. Wauwatosa East struggled to move the ball, only accumulating 147 yards of offense. Oldham was the leading rusher with 71 yards, while Jayden Lor took the bulk of the carries with 11 for 23 yards. AJ Nichols led the Red Raiders’ receivers with 48 yards on Friday night.
Marquette improves to 2-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Greater Metro Conference. They continue league play next week against Brookfield Central, who currently sits atop the league at 4-0 (4-1 overall). Wauwatosa East is 0-5 on the year and 0-4 in the Greater Metro. Brookfield East is their next opponent, and at 4-1 (3-1 GMC), they will be a tall task.