Chippewa Falls Ends Menomonie's BRC Winning Streak, Cards Win 14-13

The Chippewa Falls football team beat the Menomonie Indians 14-13 Thursday night at Williams Stadium, putting an end to Menomonie's 47-game Big Rivers conference winning streak. The Cardinals T-Joe Loiselle gave Chi Hi a 7-nothing first quarter lead with a long touchdown run, but Menomonie came back to tie the game in the second quarter on a short TD run by Isaac Harris. Chi Hi answered late in the half on a 42-yard touchdown play from quarterback Brad Meade to Nick Brandt as the Cardinals took a 14-7 halftime lead. It stayed that way until the fourth quarter, when Chi Hi a chance to extend their lead to ten, but kicker Collin Schindler's 33-yard field goal was wide right. Menomonie drove deep in Cardinals territory, but Jared Sawle's pass was intercepted by Michael Adams. Cards took over with a chance to run out the clock, but on a 4th and short, Menomonie's Luke Miller stopped Loiselle as the Indians took over on downs with under a minute to play. Menomonie would complete a long pass from Sawle to Ben Otto all the way to the Cardinals 20-yard line, then on the very next play, Sawle connected with Jake Wilson on the touchdown to pull the Indians within 1. Menomonie still needed the extra point to tie the game, but kicker Tyler Buckley boot was wide left as Chippewa Falls wins 14-13.