Verona senior quarterback Adam Bekx tossed four touchdowns in the first half to lead the Wildcats to a 49-7 win over Beloit Memorial on Friday, Oct. 11, at Curtis Jones Field.

Bekx completed 15 of 23 passes for 223 yards. He opened the scoring with a 17-yard strike to senior Aubrey Dawkins.

Verona (6-2, 6-2 Big Eight Conference) exploded for 28 points in the second quarter.

Bekx connected with senior Haakon Anderson on a 64-yard touchdown pass and Mason Armstrong scored on a 3-yard run. Bekx hooked up with Dawkins on a 14-yard touchdown pass and tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Graham Stier to give Verona a 35-7 lead at the half.

Verona sophomore Kyle Krantz scored on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter, and junior Chris Gonzalez had a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth to cap the scoring.

Madison Memorial (8-0) clinched the Big Eight Conference championship. Verona is tied with Middleton and Madison La Follette for second place in the conference, but the Wildcats beat both teams this season. A win in the regular-season finale at Madison East on Friday could earn Verona a first-round home playoff game.

Big Eight Conference Football Standings

Team W L
Madison Memorial 8 0
Verona 6 2
Middleton 6 2
Madison La Follette 6 2
Sun Prairie 5 3
Madison West 4 4
Madison East 3 5
Beloit 1 7
Janesville Craig 1 7
Janesville Parker 0 8