Sussex - Hamilton scored another lopsided victory on the gridiron Friday, clobbering visiting West Allis Central in a Greater Metro Conference game, 45-12.
The win pushed Hamilton's overall record to 6-1 heading into Friday's clash against undefeated Brookfield East, 31-7 winners against Milwaukee Marquette also on Friday.
After Kenny Lo got the Chargers going with a 39-yard field goal, Jordan Webb scored on a 10-yard touchdown run, giving Hamilton a 10-0 first-quarter lead.
Drew Patterson scored on a 26-yard touchdown run before Mark Gryszkiewicz found Jake Knueppel for a 12-yard score.
Patterson had touchdown runs of one and 50 yards in the third quarter.
The second Gryszkiewicz-to-Knueppel hookup went for 12 yards with 38 seconds to play in the third quarter.
Lo was five-for-five on extra point kicks in Friday's contest.
Hamilton outgained the Bulldogs on the ground, 378-42, and the Chargers defense allowed just four first downs in the game.
It will go down as another standard night for Patterson, who carried the ball 21 times for 254 yards.
"Aaron Zagorski had an outstanding game on Friday," Hamilton head coach John Damato said. "Austin Mitzel, Nick Boyd, Cory Caliendo, those guys on defense played extremely well."
On Friday, the Chargers (6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Greater Metro Conference) play at 7 p.m. at Brookfield East. The Spartans are undefeated at 7-0, including a 6-0 record in the Greater Metro Conference.
"They are a very good team that's explosive," Damato said. "They have the best front we'll see this year. We have to play our style to be successful."
Brookfield East, a team on a mission this season to obtain its first league title since 1984, will look to cap the regular season with a Greater Metro title. Meanwhile, Menomonee Falls - the lone team to take down the Chargers this season - will have its own challenge against Brookfield Central on Friday but can claim its share of the crown if Hamilton wins.
East has three players who rise to the forefront, most notably defensive lineman Alec James, committed to play for the University of Wisconsin next fall. Quarterback Zach Damico and running back Zach Schober have been two of the league's premier offensive weapons this season.
Soccer wins, draws
Bret Harvestine scored in double overtime, and the Sussex Hamilton boys soccer team edged Waukesha South on Oct. 4, 1-0, in a final tuneup before the WIAA postseason.
The Chargers were scheduled to visit Nicolet on Tuesday in the opening round of the playoffs.
Hamilton also notched a 1-1 draw against Brookfield Central on Oct. 2, using speed and direct play to set the first-half tempo. Garrett Lee touched the ball past Lancers goalie Tyler Moore to account for the Chargers tally. After Central tied the game early in the second half, Michael Badalamente made a key save to hold off Central's attempt to take the lead, and the Lancers also hit the post twice.
Volleyball falls to Hale
The Hamilton girls volleyball team fell to West Allis Hale on Oct. 2 in a Greater Metro Conference battle, 25-13, 25-18, 25-13.
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