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Warhawk Football looks forward after coming up short in 2019 Stagg Bowl

The Warhawks kept the Miner’s Axe again this season, beating UW-Platteville to earn the ceremonial trophy.

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

As the clock hit 0:00 in Shenandoah, Texas and the North Central College Cardinals rushed onto the field celebrating their first ever Stagg Bowl win, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks National Championship hopes came to a disappointing conclusion. Their season came to an end on a different note: one of pride....

Warhawks down defending champs, return for Semifinal

Junior QB Max Meylor hurdles a defender on his way to the endzone. He rushed for 3 touchdowns on the season, including the final score against UMHB on Saturday, Dec. 7. Meylor has also thrown for 800 yards this year.

Ross Guyette, Ethan Maurice, and Carter Secor

December 9, 2019

Whitewater’s forced fumble early in the fourth quarter proved to be the backbreaker for Mary Hardin-Baylor as the Warhawk offense methodically destroyed last season’s champions. The game ended with a historic victory for the Warhawks, by a score of 26-7 over UMHB at Crusader Stadium in Belton...

Meinerz plans offseason in Ontario

Quinn Meinerz (#77) clears the way for Zach Oles (#5) against No. 19 UW-Platteville as Head Coach Kevin Bullis (left) watches on.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

It’s a beautiful day in Ontario, Canada as Quinn Meinerz starts his day. It’s about 8 a.m. as the sun rises over Hector Lake, where he stays. It’s nice to lay in bed for a while, however Meinerz has to get up – he’s got trees to clear. The walk down to the portage is quick, as the island is smal...

Survive and Advance, Hawks into Quarterfinal

Senior wide receiver Justin Prostinak enters the endzone after returning a punt for a touchdown to go up 17-0 in the first quarter against Wartburg.

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Picks, picks and more picks. Wartburg College’s air raid offense fell short as Whitewaters defense forces the Knights into throwing four interceptions as a result. Kickoff at Perkins Stadium was more tense this time around as the stakes are much higher as the trip to the quarter finals were on the l...

Football remains undefeated

Max Meylor sneaks 18 yards for a touchdown to take 23-10 lead over Blue Devils. The 2nd string QB put up 167 yards and 2 TD’s.

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

Warhawk Football took on the UW-Stout Blue Devils at home at Perkins Stadium Saturday, Nov. 9, where they extended their win streak to 18 wins against the Blue Devils and proved the game to be more than advertised. Both teams were very physical. Knowing the regular season is about done, they wanted to p...

warhawks tighten grip on wiac championship

Alex Peete carries the ball during the game against La Crosse. He was trusted carrying the football for the final four minutes, as La Crosse tried to force fumbles.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The Warhawks took another huge stride along the road toward a potential 37th WIAC Conference Championship after their victory over UW- La Crosse (5-3, 3-2 Conf.) by a score of 21-17. The game went down to the wire, but a 4th quarter interception by Mark McGrath secured the game for the Warhawks (8-0,...

Warhawk football plows through Pioneers at Homecoming 2019

Warhawks huddle to strategize before their battle against the Pioneers.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

UW-Whitewater will retain the Miner’s Axe trophy for winning the George Chryst Memorial Bowl. The contest between the Warhawks and Platteville Pioneers ended by a score of 21-14 Saturday, Oct. 12, with Jarrod Ware scoring the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter. “This is the home of the Axe, and you...

Warhawks light up game against Eau Claire

Senior defensive lineman Jordan Brand forces Eau Claire’s quarterback Jonathan Malueg to fumble the ball just three plays into the game Saturday at Perkins Stadium. Brand finished the game with two sacks and four tackles.

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

The number three ranked Whitewater football team came home to torrential downpours and lightning delays at Perkins Stadium for their 24-14 victory over UW-Eau Claire, which took place after Family Fest on Oct. 5. The Warhawks scored their first touchdown two minutes into the game, and from there the flo...

UW-W football wins big

Quarterback, Max Meylor and Running Back, Ronny Ponick celebrate after a play at the Saturday, Sept. 7 game. The UW-Whitewater Warhawks dominated the University of Dubuque Spartans with a final score of 42 to 7. This marks the first game and Warhawk win of the season.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The Warhawk Football team took down Dubuque (Iowa) by a score of 42-7 on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Perkins Stadium, following a performance by Jesse McCartney as well as Senior Day festivities. The Warhawks (1-0) put together a dazzling debut defensive display, decimating Dubuque’s drives by daring them to drop ...

Warhawks begin season ranked No. 4

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

September 2, 2019

The Warhawk football team is poised to make 2019 a memorable year at Perkins Stadium after a deep playoff run ended in heartbreak last season. The WIAC champion Warhawks kick off the season Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. against Dubuque (Iowa) at home. The game will take place following the performance...

Warhawks’ journey comes to an end

Warhawks’ journey comes to an end

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018

After an undefeated regular season and 36th WIAC championship, the No. 5 UW-Whitewater football team fell short of the Stagg Bowl in the NCAA DIII semifinal against No. 2 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. The Warhawks conclude their season with a 13-1 overall record. UW-W has not a...

Warhawks advance to quarterfinal

photo by Grace Holler / Photo Editor

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018

Two down, three to go. After defeating Eureka College (Ill.) 67-14 Nov. 17, the No. 5 Warhawk football squad dominated St. Norbert College 54-21 in the NCAA playoffs second round Nov. 24 at Perkins Stadium, advancing to the quarterfinals against No. 11 Bethel University (Minn.). UW-W improves to 12-0...

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