The South Milwaukee football team is 3-0 for the first time since 2014 — and wearing out the Spaltholz Field touchdown cannon.
The Rockets beat Greenfield, 47-21, on Friday behind three touchdown passes by Raef Pawlak, and a ground attack led by Devan Fitzpatrick (142 yards, one touchdown) and Aalijaah Jones (137 yards, two scores).
Pawlak completed 16-of-20 passes for 136 yards, with nine completions to Sam Ortiz. Colin Bertrand had six catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Jones also had a 62-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
South Milwaukee is averaging 45.3 points per game this season and has scored at least 40 in every game this season. The Rockets are now ranked No. 20 in the area.
And it’s been a true team effort …
- Pawlak is 27-of-43 for 284 yards on the season, with four touchdowns.
- Fitzpatrick has rushed 36 times for 492 yards (22nd best in the state, for a 13.7-yard average) and three touchdowns.
- Jones has six touchdowns — three rushing, two kickoff returns and a fumble return.
- Bertrand has 10 caches for 206 yards and three scores. Ortiz has 13 receptions for 103 yards.
More information on Wisconsin Sports Network.
Next up for the varsity team: It’s at Whitnall at 7 p.m. on Friday. Then it’s Homecoming against Cudahy on Sept. 17. Go Rockets!
A continued thanks to Julie and Jodie from J&J Double Take for the amazing photos!