Royal Purple

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...

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...

Concordia’s running game forces Warhawks to 0-2 season start

Jarrod Ware

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

The No. 15 UW-Whitewater football team is 0-2 to start the season for the first time since 1999, following the Warhawks’ 25-17 defeat against Concordia College on Sept. 9 in Moorhead-Minnesota. UW-W outgained Concordia 363 to 336 in yards, but committed three turnovers and 11 penalties in the process. “You can’t...

Perfect storm: Flooding on the QB

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Dec. 14, 2016 NASA. Boeing Co. Football. John Flood does it all. The senior defensive lineman is a finalist for the 2016 Gagliardi Trophy, an award that goes to the most outstanding NCAA Division-III football. To date, 41 ballots have been cast for the award, including one from the fans from Nov. ...

Record crowd witnesses history

Sophomore running back Drew Patterson sheds multiple tacklers on a run in the 17-14 victory against UW-Oshkosh. Patterson carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

When sophomore running back Drew Patterson received a toss on the Warhawks patented stretch play on third-and-13 with the game on the line, a collective groan emerged from some of the 17,535 fans in attendance. Seconds later, the groan turned to a cheer for Warhawk fans as Patterson waited for a creas...

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