The South Milwaukee football team is 2-0 after a big comeback win over Wauwatosa East on Friday.
Aalijah Jones returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second week in a row, and Cooper Vail came off the bench to throw two second-half touchdowns — including a 69-yarder to Colin Bertrand — as South Milwaukee scored the final 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Jones also had a three-yard TD run to tie the game. The extra point from Eddie Arias provided the final margin.
Devan Fitzpatrick had 175 yards rushing and a 44-yard TD in the second quarter to put the Rockets up 19-0. Tosa East then scored 24 unanswered points before Vail connected with Max Johnson on a five-yard score. A two-point run by Myles Molina put the Rockets up 27-24 before Tosa East scored the first 15 points of the four quarter.
Vail was 5-for-7 passing for 104 yards and the two scores. Bertrand and Sam Ortiz had four catches each.
Next up for South Milwaukee is 1-1 Greenfield on Friday, Sept. 3, at Spaltholz Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
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