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Warhawks ready for rematch in semi-final

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Justin Beaver takes on two defenders short of the endzone during the Warhawks 47-7 win over Wabash Dec. 1.

By Dan Plutchak/The Week

(published 12/4/2007 3:38 p.m.)

UW-Whitewater won't need to rely solely on game film to prepare for Saturday's NCAA Division III semifinal game. They know their opponent well.

Mary Hardin-Baylor visited Perkins Stadium Oct. 27, and left following a 41-14 defeat. They earned their chance for a return visit to Whitewater by defeating Wesley 27-10 Saturday, Dec. 8 at noon.

Meanwhile, the Warhawks rolled over Wabash 47-7 in the kind of cold, snowy game that is becoming part of Whitewater playoff football legend.

The other semifinal features Mt. Union against Bethel of Minnesota, setting up the possibility of a third championship game in a row between Whitewater and Mt. Union.

In Saturday's game, the Warhawks burst out to 28-0 lead and never looked back.

Coach Lance Leipold told UW Sports Information that the weather wasn't a distraction for quarterback Danny Jones, a California native. "We practiced inside all week. We went outside yesterday for a walk through for about a half hour," he said.

 "It's one of those things; the majority of this team has played games this time of year. The more you dwell on it the more it becomes a distraction. If you're going to have a chance to play this time of year you have to take on all comers, whether it's the weather or the opponent," Leopold said.

DLK Enterprises and Residence Life have purchased 500 student tickets to give away for Saturday's game.

They will begin distributing tickets Monday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.

DLK Enterprises will provide tickets to residents of DLK Enterprises and UW-W commuters.

Tickets distributed by Residence Life are only for students who live in University housing.

DLK Enterprises is located on Tratt Street. Residence Life is located on the first floor of Goodhue Hall. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Thanks for your support of Warhawk Athletics.

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Running back Brad Pittz fights for the endzone.
Terry Mayer/The Week
Wide receiver Aaron Rusch runs in for a touchdown in the third quarter of Saturday's game.












































































Warhawk v. Wabash wrapup--California native and starting UW-Whitewater quarterback Danny Jones sprinted onto the snow-covered Perkins Stadium field in short sleeves to prove he wasn’t intimidated by his first Wisconsin winter storm...full story


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