The Menomonee Falls Indians and Wauwatosa East Red Raiders entered this game with opposite momentum. Menomonee Falls had won five of their first six games, while Wauwatosa East was unable to win any of their first six. These starts continued for an extra four quarters on Friday as the Indians were able to get out to a hot start and record a blowout victory over the Red Raiders.
Just over a minute into the game, Menomonee Falls was able to score on a 38 yard touchdown by Tamir Thomas. Thomas was able to get back in the end zone six minutes later when he ran it in from seven yards out. Before the quarter ended, Nate McLean took to the air and found Evan Redding for a 36 yard touchdown. These three scores gave Menomonee Falls a 20-0 lead.
In the second quarter, the offense continued to shine for Menomonee Falls. Thomas plunged into the end zone from two yards out to move the score to 26-0. His fourth touchdown of the game, a 28 yard run, expanded the lead to 32-0. McLean got in on the action once again when he threw to Quentin Redding for a 34 yard touchdown pass. On the ensuing possession, Quentin Redding scored his second touchdown when he stepped in front of a pass and ran the interception 62 yards to the end zone. Right before the half, Wauwatosa East was able to get on the board with a kickoff return of 95 yards from Chase Roberts. As a result, the score was 46-6 as the teams entered the locker room for halftime.
The running clock limited the possessions in the second half, and therefore the scoring was limited as well. After a scoreless third quarter, Menomonee Falls started the scoring with a Nolan Klug field goal of 27 yards. Wauwatosa East got their second score of the game with four minutes left when Aidan Vandre converted a 33 yard kick. This left the game at its final score of 49-9.
With the victory, the 6-1 Menomonee Falls Indians remain in first place in the Greater Metro Conference with a perfect 6-0 record. They hit the road next week to take on Brookfield Central, who is hot on their tail in the conference with a 5-1 league record. For Wauwatosa East, they will try to snap their losing streak with a crosstown showdown against Wauwatosa West. The Trojans are 1-6 on the season, and the rivalry game should make for a phenomenal contest.