There are just two weeks remaining in the high school football season! Time is winding down and it’s a must win week for numerous teams. Some conference titles will be decided this week, some will be decided next week. Either way, enjoy the high school football regular season while it’s still here!
Bay Conference: Xavier vs. Winneconne
The Bay Conference is a complete wildcard. There are a ton of evenly matched teams which leads to exciting games and an unpredictable finish. No one is left undefeated, and there’s no clear favorite with three teams still left in the race. That said, an Xavier win and a Waupaca loss would result in a conference title for Xavier. Xavier currently sits at 3-2 with both Waupaca and Xavier’s opponent this friday, Winneconne, sitting at 2-3. Xavier crushed Waupaca, 49-7, just a few weeks ago. Winneconne sits at a losing record overall on the season, but two big wins over Xavier and Waupaca in the next two weeks will cement their place as conference champions.
Capitol: Colombus vs. Lakeside Lutheran
Colombus is a perfect 7-0 on the season and just handed Lodi their first loss. Lodi didn’t even make it competitive, it was a 42-14 Colombus crushing at Lodi High School. Lakeside Lutheran needs to learn from Lodi’s mistakes as Lakeside Lutheran lost to Lodi 21-7 to open conference play. A Colombus win secures their conference championship as they’ll hold the tiebreaker over Lodi.
Dairyland: Cochrane-Fountain City vs. Blair-Taylor
Cochrane-Fountain City and Pepin/Alma sit at perfect 7-0 overall and 5-0 on the Dairyland. Everyone has eyes on their matchup next week, but Blair-Taylor is looking to play spoiler. Blair-Taylor fell to Pepin-Alma 42-14 last week but draws the 0-5 (and likely 0-6) Eleva-Strum after they face Cochrane-Fountain City. Either way, Cochrane-Fountain City holds their own fate and can claim the conference title by winning out, the same can be said for Pepin/Alma.
Dunn-St. Croix: Spring Valley vs. Cadott
On paper, the Dunn-St. Croix conference is about as competitive as it gets. Turtle Lake and Boyceville are 3-2, Elmwood/Plum City and Cadott are 4-1, and Spring Valley sits at the top with a perfect 5-0 record. The conference likely won’t be decided this Friday. If Elmwood/Plum City were to lose and Spring Valley remained unbeaten, then they would claim the conference title. It’s not an easy week for Elmwood/Plum City as they face Turtle Lake, however, the schedule for Spring Valley is what needs to be discussed. This Friday they host 4-1 Cadott, a team that has only given up 58 points (the same as Spring Valley) through their five conference contests. That said, Spring Valley gets to host both Cadott and Elmwood/Plum City, which gives them a bit more comfort knowing the gauntlet is about to begin.
Fox Valley Association: Neenah vs. Kimberly
Nennah is a 7-0 powerhouse that has put up nearly 40 points in all of their conference games. Kimberly is always a tough opponent, and they’re even tougher to play at Papermaker stadium. That’s the location for this Friday’s contest, one that likely decides who is winning the FVA. While Appleton North, Kaukauna, and Fond du Lac are all 3-2, it seemingly all comes down to either Neenah or Kimberly. A win for Neenah guarantees them the conference title. Kimberly is coming off a relatively shocking 31-21 loss to Fond du Lac, but they finish their season at home hosting both Neenah and Kaukauna.
Great Northern: Medford vs. Mosinee
The Great Northern conference will be decided this Friday night. Medford and Mosinee are the only undefeated teams, everyone else sits at 3-2 or lower. Even if the winner of this game loses next week, they’ll hold the tiebreaker. Both of these teams have absolutely dominated their conference opponents. Medford put up 245 points in their five conference games, only allowing 32. Mosinee’s numbers are just as impressive. Through their five Great Northern battles, they have put up 235 points and only have given up 43. This is a battle of two amazing Division 3 teams who are trying to fight their way into the top 10 state rankings.
Greater Metro: Marquette vs. Brookfield Central
Marquette and Brookfield Central are two of the three teams still chasing the Greater Metro conference. No one can forget about Sussex Hamilton, the other team that currently holds a 4-1 conference record. Three weeks ago, Sussex Hamilton defeated Brookfield Central 49-24. Two weeks ago, Marquette defeated Sussex Hamilton 24-21. If Marquette is able to defeat Brookfield Central and then get past the struggling West Allis Hale next week, they’ll hold the tiebreaker over Sussex Hamilton (if they win out). Sussex Hamilton will be at Menominee Falls this Friday before they draw a tough final week battle at home against Brookfield East.
Lakeland: Ladysmith vs. Unity
The Lakeland conference is interesting as Rib Lake/Prentice has played six conference games while Grantsburg, Hurley, Webster, and Flambeau have only played four. Ladysmith and Unity are the only two teams in the conference to play five games, and they both sit at 4-1. The schedule is not in Ladysmith’s favor as they will be at Unity this Friday, followed by facing the only unbeaten team, Grantsburg (4-0), on the road next Friday. If there’s ever a time for Ladysmith to stay hot, it’s now.
Marawood: Auburndale vs. Edgar
Colby, one of two teams currently 5-0 in the conference, will try and work past Abbotsford this Friday as they await Auburndale next Friday at home. All roads are pointing to a 6-0 battle to decide the conference between Auburndale and Colby, however, Edgar is looking to play spoiler. Colby defeated Edgar 32-6 just a few weeks ago, but Edgar has put up as many conference points (164) as unbeaten Auburndale has. An Edgar win these next two weeks followed by an Auburndale win over Colby next week (assuming Colby wins this Friday) could see all three teams sit at 6-1.
Metro Classic: Martin Luther vs. Racine St. Catherine’s
This is the big one. Martin Luther and Racine St. Catherine’s are currently 5-0, but Martin Luther has a non-conference loss they haven’t forgotten. Racine St. Catherine’s comes in at 7-0 overall. University School and their 6-1 overall record can’t be forgotten about, however, Martin Luther easily handled them 41-20 last week. University School draws Racine St. Catherine’s next week, which could be intriguing and lead to another three way tie scenario if the chips fall accordingly.
Midwest Classic: Kenosha St. Joseph vs. Catholic Central
Kenosha St. Joseph has four shutout wins on the season, but it won’t be that easy against Catholic Central. Catholic Central sits at 4-1 in the Midwest Classic Conference standings, even though they’ve put up 20 less less points than 1-4 Living World Lutheran. It’ll be interesting to see how they fare against Kenosha St. Joseph, a team that is hungry to battle Racine Lutheran at Ameche Field next Friday for the conference title.
Mississippi Valley: Onalaska vs. Baraboo
Onalaska remains the only undefeated team in the Mississippi Valley conference, but Reedsburg and Baraboo aren’t far behind. Both of those teams sit at 4-1. Two weeks ago, Reedsburg was shut out, 35-0, at the hands of Onalaska. Baraboo was defeated by Reedsburg last week, 41-27. If you do the math, Onalaska is facing the team that lost to a team they shut out just a few weeks ago. It’s an easy week coming up for Onalaska as they drew 1-4 Tomah to end the season, so a win against Baraboo gets them the conference title.
North Eastern: Little Chute vs. Wrightstown
There are only six teams in the North Eastern conference, but none of them have less than two wins. It’s a fun conference to follow, especially here late in the season. Little Chute is a perfect 7-0 overall with a beautiful 5-0 conference record. Wrightstown’s only loss on the season came at the hands of Freedom. Both of those teams are 4-1 in the conference, but Freedom dominated that game, winning 42-7. Little Chute is coming off of a 22-16 win over Freedom last week, and will look to hand Wrightstown their second loss of the season this Friday.
North Shore: Hartford vs. Slinger
Hartford, Slinger, and West Bend East all have a 6-1 overall record. The conference records are a bit more intriguing as Hartford sits at the top being 5-0. Slinger and West Bend East are both 4-1. Slinger’s loss came at the hands of 2-3 Cedarburg, a shocking 20-17 loss almost a month ago. West Bend East fell to Hartford that same week, going down 38-7. Slinger has the hardest remaining schedule as they’ll face unbeaten Hartford on the road, along with finishing their season at home against West Bend East.
Packerland: Kewaunee vs. Southern Door
Seeing as Kawaunee and Southern Door are 5-0 and the next closest teams sit at 3-2, this game will decide the conference champion in the Packerland. Both teams are 7-0, but the fascinating number is how many points Southern Door has allowed on the season. Southern Door has only given up 24 points in their 7 total games, with just half of those given up in their five conference battles. Kewaunee has put up an insane 249 points in their five conference games. It’ll be the age old battle of a great offense vs. a great defense in Southern Door this Friday night.
Parkland: Catholic Memorial vs. New Berlin Eisenhower
Both Catholic Memorial and New Berlin Eisenhower have allowed less than 50 points in their five conference games, however Catholic Memorial has put up nearly 100 more points. Catholic Memorial is a perfect 7-0 and 5-0 in the conference while New Berlin Eisenhower suffered a 28-9 loss to 3-2 New Berlin West a few weeks ago. Pewaukee remains 4-1 themselves, and they’ll be on the road against New Berlin Eisenhower next week. Catholic Memorial survived a 28-26 nailbiter over Pewaukee in early September, so a win over New Berlin Eisenhower wins them the Parkland.
Scenic Bluffs: Luther vs. Bangor
Bangor comes into this game with a 4-1 conference record even though they’ve only given up 21 points in their five conference matchups. The sad thing for them? All 21 of those points were given up in a 21-7 loss to currently 5-0 Cashton. Cashton and Luther are both 5-0, so it’ll be interesting to see how Bangor matches up against another undefeated team. It won’t be an easy win for Luther, but if they’re able to get the job done, it likely sets up a conference title game against unbeaten Cashton next Friday.
Six Rivers: River Ridge vs. Potosi/Casville
The Six Rivers is a conference of two tiers. River Ridge, Potosi/Casville, and Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg all sit at the top. River Ridge is the only 5-0 team while the others are a solid 4-1. Potosi/Casville was able to defeat Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg 28-12 a few weeks ago. It’s up to River Ridge to stay undefeated and win the conference. Thankfully for them, they draw both 4-1 teams at home in these next two weeks to finish the season.
South Central: Adams-Friendship vs. Wisconsin Dells
Similar to the Packerland, this game will decide the conference champion. Mauston and Wautoma are both 3-2, but all eyes are on Adams-Friendship and Wisconsin Dells as they sit pretty at 5-0. Only one team will be undefeated after this Friday. Both teams have put up over 200 points in conference play and allowed well less than 100, but Wisconsin Dells does have a non-conference loss to Lake Mills that opened their season.
SWAL: Belleville vs. Darlington
Either Belleville or Darlington will walk out as SWAL conference champions this Friday. Darlington might have a 20-18 conference loss to Saint Mary’s Springs, but they have put up 277 points through their five conference games. That’s an average of 55.4 points a game, but some of the scores are more lopsided than that. Their closest conference battle was a 20-7 win over Mineral Point, but they dominanted Pecatonica/Argyle 72-0, and Parkview/Albany 87-0. Belleville is a perfect 7-0, but the most they’ve scored in a game is 49 points. They’ve put up 49 these past two weeks, and their most recent was a 49-14 domination over Mineral Point. If you like offense, this might be the perfect game for you.
SWC: Prairie du Chien vs. Brodhead/Juda
A win for Prairie du Chien clinches them the conference. Brodhead/Juda comes in at 4-1, their only loss of the season being last week, 25-13, at the hands of Adams-Friendship. Brodhead/Juda wants to forget about last week and hand Prairie du Chien their third loss of the season. Even though they’re 5-0 in conference play, Prairie du Chien lost both of their non-conference games to open their season. There’s no shame in either of those losses as one was a competitive battle against 7-0 Aquinas, and the other was at the hands of Edgewood who holds a 5-2 overall record in a division higher than Prairie du Chien.
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