REPLAY: Hudson Rips Eau Claire Memorial, 31-0; Raiders to Face Bay Port on Neutral Field

The Hudson Raiders shut out the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes, 31-0, in the WIAA Level 1 Football Playoffs Friday night at Newton Field. Next week the Raiders will face Bay Port, but the game won't be played in Hudson.

UPDATE (9:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 2012*): The Hudson Raiders shut out the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes, 31-0, in the WIAA Level 1 Football Playoffs Friday night at Newton Field.

Next week the Hudson Raiders will face Bay Port High School in a tough Level 2 matchup. The game will be played at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Chippewa Falls.

On Friday, the Bay Port Pirates came from behind to defeat D.C. Everest, 19-17. In 2012, the Pirates went 7-1 in the Fox River Classic Conference losing only their final game of the regular season to a tough Green Bay Southwest squad.

Going into the final week of the regular season, Bay Port was ranked at No. 4 and Hudson was ranked at No. 7 in Division 1. Hudson finished out the season with a convincing victory over Menomonie (which was ranked No. 4 in Division 2) while Bay Port fell to Green Bay Southwest (which was ranked No. 3 in Division 2).

On the other side of the bracket, Stevens Point emerged after four overtimes to defeat Green Bay Preble, 43-35. Appleton North rolled over Superior, 35-0, on Saturday afternoon.

Division 1 Group A

  • (1) Appleton North 35, (8) Superior 0 - Final
  • (2) Hudson 31, (7) Eau Claire Memorial 0 - Final
  • (3) Bay Port 19, (6) D.C. Everest 17 - Final
  • (4) Stevens Point 43, (5) Green Bay Preble 35 - Final (4OT)


* Some information in this post has been updated since 9:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 2012.


ORIGINAL POST: The Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes (4-4, 4-3 Big Rivers) will visit Newton Field to face the undefeated Big Rivers Conference champion Hudson Raiders (8-0, 7-0 Big Rivers) in the 2012 WIAA Level 1 Football Playoffs tonight at 7 p.m.

Through a partnership with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network (MSBN), Hudson Patch is proud to bring you live streaming broadcasts of local high school sports for the 2012-2013 season. Due to WIAA regulations regarding video broadcast rights for playoff games MSBN will be broadcasting only audio tonight. 

The pregame show is set to begin at 6:45 p.m. You can email the broadcast team at msbnchannel4@yahoo.com and ask for a shout out. Make sure to mention that you're listening on Hudson Patch.

For more information on local high school sports broadcasts, visit MnSportsNetwork.com.


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Debra October 20, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Listening from Sturgeon Bay, WI. Go Raiders!!
BSchomas October 20, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Listening to game from Shanghai, China. Go Raiders!
susan johnson October 20, 2012 at 02:23 AM
thanks for the broadcast. Listening from Granger Ia (near Des Moines IOWA)
OnWis October 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Read the comments from Bay Ports A.D. - lets hope WIAA gives us the respect.... The Pirates will play at No. 2 seed Hudson in the second-round on either Friday or Saturday, which is approximately a four-hour drive. Bay Port athletic director Otis Chambers sent a request to the WIAA late Friday to ask that the game be moved to a central location due to the hardship of extra travel and cost. He suggested Stevens Point or D.C. Everest.
Sue October 20, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Why not just ask that it be moved to Green Bay ? Stevens Point is NOT half way. Hudson to S.P. 3hrs 15min Green Bay to S.P 1 hour 30min. You earn the right to have home field advantage, you should have it! I hope the WIAA does not change the rules for this one game, they would have a mess in the future with requests like this. It would be horrible precedence.
Micheal Foley October 20, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Where did you read this? Do you have the link?
Micheal Foley October 20, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I found it on the Green Bay Press-Gazette website, and I left a comment there. Here's the link: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20121020/GPG020501/310200316/Division-1-football-Bay-Port-comes-through-clutch
Micheal Foley October 20, 2012 at 09:39 PM
If the game is moved to a neutral location, I hope it ends up in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls or even Menomonie. That's only fair. Stevens Point and Wausau are geographically closer to the lower seed, which would be totally unfair.
Ann October 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Im sorry but its just wrong on so many different levels! Home field advantage is HOME field advantage! We would HAPPILY travel to GB if we needed to. So, using this distant arguement, if Superior made it to State, could they say Madison was too far, we should move it to Eau Claire? I'm sorry, but our boys deserve some respect. THEY EARNED IT!
Alicia Schneider October 21, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Below is the link with information on the WIAA ruling for the Appleton North vs. Superior game. From the article... "According to North coach Rob Salm, the WIAA has a bylaw that states, "A team that has to travel more than five hours can request a neutral site for their game," and the host school (North) has no choice but to agree." So according to that the 4 hr 15 minute drive that Bay Port would be making to Hudson would not be over the 5 hour limit for a neutral location. Hoping that Hudson keeps home field advantage. Seems only fair! http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/sports/high_school/no-1-seed-appleton-north-wont-host-level-1-game
Micheal Foley October 21, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Salm was mistaken. There isn't any WIAA rule or bylaw that says anything about a specific time or distance. Also, there's nothing that says if a lower seed requests a neutral site that the higher seed must agree. Here's a link to the official WIAA football tournament regulations: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Publications/Fall_Sport_Regs/footballtournregs.pdf And here's what it rules actually do say about Level 2 game sites: "1. School not hosting at Level 1 will host if on approved site list. If school not hosting at Level 1 is not on approved site list, opponent will host if on approved site list. 2. If both schools or neither school hosted at Level 1, and both schools are on approved site list, highest seed will host. 3. If neither school can host due to facility or other limitations or travel distances are deemed excessive by the WIAA, a neutral site will be considered by the WIAA." So, Bay Port obviously will request a neutral site, but it's up to the WIAA whether to grant it. Just yesterday, St. Croix Central rode a bus for 4 hours, 15 minutes to Eagle River (and won). I don't think Bay Port should have a problem spending the same amount of time in a bus to play Hudson next week.
Micheal Foley October 21, 2012 at 07:05 AM
It's official. Hudson will face Bay Port at 7 p.m. Friday ... ... ... in Chippewa Falls.
Dirk A. October 21, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Sorry, but Ms. DeVos, the Hudson AD, needs to grow a spine and stick up for the student body that she represents. This isn't the first time she's dropped the ball (no pun intended). Home field advantage was earned in this case and is a huge advantage. Wake up, Stepahnie, being nice to your opponent has its limits.
Micheal Foley October 21, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Dirk A.: DeVos didn't make this decision, the WIAA did. I'm sure DeVos argued in favor of Chippewa Falls instead of D.C. Everest for the site of the game. Here's a link to the official WIAA football tournament regulations: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Publications/Fall_Sport_Regs/footballtournregs.pdf
Dirk A. October 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Mike - I'm aware that Ms. Devos didn't make the decision but your statement that "you're sure she argued in favor of CF v. DC Everest" is either pure conjecture, an indictment of her inability to understand the importance to the venue of where a game is played, or both. Either way, unless she threw a Bobby Kniight style protest and can prove it, I'd say she should be sent packing.


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