The Race for Big Eight football title clears up

La Follette knocked out of first place in big upset
The Race for Big Eight football title clears up

Madison La Follette is no longer in first place in the Big Eight football standings after a big upset Thursday night in Verona.

Verona quarterback Noah Roberts threw two touchdowns to Jake Toman, and Carmeron Tindall had a 76-yard touchdown run, as Verona upset La Follette 24-19.

That left La Follette a game out of first place in the standings due to results at Mansfield Stadium and Janesville Thursday.

Middleton came back from a 7-0 deficit to beat Madison West 28-7 at Mansfield Stadium in Madison to stay on top of the Big Eight.

Cam Maly had three touchdowns for the Cardinals.

Meanwhile, Janesville Craig stayed tied with Middleton following their 23-19 victory over Madison Memorial. Craig and Middleton are now 6-1 with two games to play. The two teams play each other on Oct. 17 at Breitenbach Stadium in Middleton.

Sun Prairie and Madison La Follette are one game behind in second place at 5-2. Sun Prairie beat Janesville Parks 45-16 Thursday night. Madison West and Verona both remain playoff eligible at 4-3.

The Big Eight played all their games Thursday night this week in order to not conflict with Yom Kippur.