Max Huseboe delivers a pass against Kewaskum. He finished 22 of 36 for a career-high 327 yards.
Max Huseboe delivers a pass against Kewaskum. He finished 22 of 36 for a career-high 327 yards.

   Ripon High School sophomore Niko Heinz has speed to burn.

   He showed some of that last week Friday in the Tiger football team’s 14-7 win over Kewaskum.

   With the game tied at 7 and a little more than four minutes remaining in the third quarter, the speedster caught a pass from Max Huseboe and took it 91 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

   With the win, which came on the heels of an ugly 30-10 loss to Campbellsport a week earlier, Ripon improves its record to 1-1 in the conference and 2-2 overall.

   The victory also marks its first over the Indians in school history. It entered the game 0-4 all time.

   “It was one of our roll-out plays for [Huseboe], moving to his left,” Ripon head coach Ronell Hubanks said of the game winner. “He actually took a pretty hard hit as he  delivered the ball, so it was a little bit under thrown. But Niko did a good job of coming back to the ball and did the rest. His speed just kind of takes over once he gets the ball.”

Read the full story, which includes information on a strong game from Huseboe, in the Sept. 13, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.