Jordan Wells did not waver when he made this statement: “I guarantee they will know when we come off the football field that we’re the better football team,” the senior wide receiver said. Wells is, of course, referring to Saturday’s 1 p.m. showdown at UW-Stevens Point (5-2, 4-0 WIAC) – who is tied with UW-Whitewater (7-0, 4-0) atop the conference standings with only three weeks left in the regular season.
No one saw it coming. It was almost one year ago to the date, when the unexpected happened on Homecoming. The previously undefeated Warhawks fell to UW-Stevens Point, 17-16, and shocked a packed Perkins Stadium crowd. UW-Whitewater was flying high up until that point and had just completed a blowout win on the road. And it’s a similar characteristic to this year as the ’Hawks have the same record, 6-0, and just demolished UW-Stout, 38-3, after a four-hour bus drive to Menomonie.
Myles McKay lives by one motto and everyone seems to know it. “I can’t accept anyone working harder than me,” said McKay, who as a senior last year led the men’s basketball team to the second round of the NCAA tournament. “I can’t accept it. Hard work is everything to me.” Not a bad motto for where it has taken him: It got him a Division I basketball scholarship out of high school.