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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

2011 POO Awards - Week 7

Each week during this year’s high school football season, I’m giving out a weekly POO Award to the Wisconsin high school football team that committed the most egregious act of poor sportsmanship by trying to humiliate its opponent.

POO stands for Piling On Offensively (Or if you prefer, Pouring it On Offensively).

Week 1

Luck 73,
Birchwood 22

Week 2
Coleman 63,
Sevastopol 13

Week 3
Edgar 71,
Chequamegon 7

Edgar usually ends up on my list once a season. It led 59-0 at halftime of their blowout.

Week 4
Ashwaubenon 64,
Green Bay West 0

The halftime score: 57-0.

Week 5
Walworth Big Foot 61,
Clinton 12

Last week Big Foot scored 57. They outdid themselves this week.

UPDATE: The POO Award is posted each week on Saturday morning. However, some high school games are played on Saturday afternoon. After Saturday's action, I am adding another POO recipient:

University School 70, Hope School 16

Week 6
Milwaukee Riverside 67
, Milwaukee Bay View 13

Leading 54-0 in the second half, Riverside threw for two more touchdowns.

Extremely reliable sources tell me that when the score became 47-0 in the 2nd quarter, the commissioner of athletics for MPS instructed the official timer to implement the running clock, even though WIAA rules order a running clock not be used until the second half.

Assistant coaches for Riverside positioned just in front of the press box complained loudly to the press box officials including the timer, inquiring as to why the clock was running. That’s a clear indication they wanted more time on the clock so as to run up the score. The coaches were informed by a stadium official of the commissioner’s decision and were instructed to call him Monday morning if they had issues. They said they would not.

Riverside is the best team in the City Conference. They’ve had a problem with sportsmanship and pouring it on the past several years. Here’s hoping they clean up their act and fast.


Edgar 63, Phillips 0

Elkhart Lake 67, Stockbridge 0

Week 7
Milwaukee Riverside 70,
Milwaukee Bradley Tech 0

"We try not to run up the score on teams, but sometimes it just happens on accident," Bakari Triggs of Riverside told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

These accidents seem to happen a lot with Riverside.

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