Stratford wins 6th straight title

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Stratford may have been guests at Camp Randall Stadium on Thursday, but Tigers senior Ryan Schalow took ownership of a small piece of turf.

The running back/defensive back made the two crucial plays in the end zone that allowed Stratford to defeat Edgar 7-3 and win its unprecedented sixth consecutive WIAA Division 6 championship.

Schalow caught a pass from quarterback Mason Nesbitt for the game's only touchdown in the first half, then secured the win with an interception at almost the exact same spot with 53 seconds to go.

Schalow gave the Tigers all the offense they would need early in the second quarter, when he hauled in Nesbitt's pass on a rollout to the right from the 15-yard line and just barely got a foot down in the end zone.

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