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Arcadia, Bangor roll into state semifinals

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Arcadia, WI (WXOW) -

Arcadia continued to show it's dominance in division 5 by crushing Stanley-Boyd 34-18 in a WIAA Level 3 game in Arcadia.

The Raiders scored on the first two possessions.

Jacob Slaby scored on a 39 yard run.

Then, after Arcadia blocked an Orioles punt, the Raiders punched it in again on a Jim Hoesley 35 yard score.

Stanley-Boyd cut the lead to 14-6 before Rob Hoesley hit Zach Pronschinske on a touchdown pass to make it 21-6 and the Raiders never looked back.

Jim Hoesley threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns.

Slaby and Aaron Benson had 89 yards rushing each.

"Right away we knew we had to get out strong because they have a very fast time.  Thought they might wear us down a little bit, which they kind of did.  The quick start was important.  Every time they got a play, we got a play back.  So, I thought we were able to answer they're call and I was proud of the kids tonight," said head coach Derek Updike.

Arcadia will play Amherst next week in a state semifinal game.

In Bangor, the Cardinals jumped out quickly as well and cruised to a 32-8 win over Ithaca.

Bangor capitalized on four Bulldogs turnovers.

Luke Reader had 116 yards rushing on 14 carries and three touchdowns.

"The momentum was ours the whole first half it was ours. Those plays were what brought us out on top. We just got to play our game and do what we do and we will come out on top," said Luke Reader.

Andrew Piske had 82 yards rushing and a touchdown as well.

Bangor advances to the state semifinals for the first time since 2010.

They'll play Catholic Central next.

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