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Friday Night Blitz: De Pere snaps Bay Port's 38-game FRCC winning streak

The Redbirds upset the Pirates 20-13 on Friday night. It was De Pere's first win over Bay Port since 2015.
Posted at 10:59 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 23:59:14-04

DE PERE, Wis. (NBC 26) — Both De Pere and Bay Port entered Friday night with 2-0 records in the WIAA's spring football season. But based on past history, it seemed the Pirates were the favorites.

The Redbirds thought otherwise.

Behind three touchdowns from sophomore phenom Gabe Herman (two passing and one receiving), De Pere beat Bay Port 20-13 to snap the Pirates' 38-game winning streak against Fox River Classic Conference opponents.

"Talk about how the greatest levels of performance require the greatest levels of belief and you saw that from the opening kickoff," De Pere head coach Chad Michalkiewicz said. "We saw that from these young men. To believe and put something together like this its just incredible.

"A lot of emotion from everybody and rightfully so," he added.

Bay Port hadn't lost a game against a fellow FRCC opponent since October of 2015 when, you guessed it, De Pere handed them a 26-7 loss.

This game may not technically count as an FRCC matchup - as both teams are competing in the new Fox Valley Classic conference this spring. But that didn't stop the Redbirds from celebrating.

"We did something the De Pere program hasn't done in a long time and that's beat Bay Port," Herman said. "They've been running the state for how long now? It was great win to come out here (and get this done)."

Listed below are other final scores from around the state for Friday, April 9.

Appleton West 28, Sheboygan North 6
Bangor 33, New Lisbon 0
Black Hawk 38, Belleville 29
Black River Falls 62, Montello/Princeton/Green Lake 6
Brodhead/Juda 46, Poynette 0
Cashton 14, Wauzeka-Steuben/Seneca 6
Columbus 35, Edgerton 28
Cuba City 27, Benton/Scales Mound 20
De Pere 20, Bay Port 13
DeForest 27, Oregon 13
Eau Claire Memorial 38, Sparta 14
Evansville 30, McFarland 24
Fennimore 32, Southwestern 12
Fond du Lac 52, Stevens Point 0
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 20, Arcadia 19
Greendale 34, Greenfield 14
Kickapoo/LaFarge 44, North Crawford 12
Kimberly 42, Ashwaubenon 13
La Crosse Logan 26, Eau Claire North 0
Lodi 42, Clinton 12
Lomira 40, Waupun 7
Mayville 38, Ripon 9
Menasha 35, Holmen 14
Milton 20, Janesville Parker 14
Milwaukee Lutheran 12, Brown Deer 6
Monroe 23, Jefferson 9
Necedah 44, Brookwood 39
Neenah 52, Green Bay Preble 0
New Glarus/Monticello 50, Parkview 20
Notre Dame 22, Kewaunee 20
Omro 63, North Fond du Lac 20
Oshkosh West 35, Manitowoc Lincoln 0
Pulaski 21, Appleton East 0
Racine Horlick 42, Racine Case 12
Racine Park 34, Pius XI Catholic 7
Shorewood/Milwaukee Messmer 32, West Allis Central 28
St. Marys Springs 44, Campbellsport 8
Stoughton 36, Monona Grove 20
Sturgeon Bay 32, Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran 6
Sun Prairie 17, Middleton 3
Verona Area 43, Beloit Memorial 6
Waunakee 47, Janesville Craig 7
Whitnall 45, Beaver Dam 6