Mukwonago was the #1 team in Wisconsin High School Football for the duration of the season, but all good things must come to an end. After winning by a combined four points in the past two weeks, the writing was on the wall for Mukwonago to suffer their first loss. Shockingly, Neenah ended up on the losing end things as well. Just like that, two of the top three teams in Division 1 were no longer undefeated.
It was the night of October 7th that saw Kettle Moraine (6-2 in Division 2) take down Mukwonago, 28-7. Kettle Moraine was poised to shut out the dominant Mukwonago squad before finally giving up a TD with roughly nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. While the score indicates a blowout, that was far from the case. Kettle Moraine led just 7-0 at the half before tacking on another TD in the third, leaving the score 13-0 heading into the final quarter. Mukwonago scored relatively early, making it 13-7, but 15 unanswered points led to their first loss of the year.
On the other end of things, Neenah knew they had their work cut out for them. Neenah was tasked with playing Kimberly, a team that came in just two spots lower than them in the Division 1 rankings. Many would argue that Kimberly should be undefeated, however, they slipped up a few weeks ago and lost 31-21 to the struggling 4-4 Fond du Lac squad. That said, Kimberly took it to Neenah. The score saw Kimberly ahead 17-0 at the half, but Neenah put up a fight in the 3rd. Entering the final quarter of play, Neenah only trailed by 7. A two-touchdown fourth quarter boosted Kimberly to the 21-point victory.
As it stands, Bay Port is the only undefeated team ranked in Division 1. Bay Port took over the top spot for the first time this season. It won’t be an easy final week for them though as they host undefeated West De Pere in a battle for the FRCC North.
Kimberly’s big win boosted them all the way to number two. Seeing as they were the number five team who beat the number three team, and the number one team also lost, Kimberly’s ranking is well deserved.
Mukwonago dropped two spots, now sitting at number three. As for Neenah, they fell to Kimberly’s spot last week, number five.
Muskego still holds the number four spot but they’re in for a fight this Friday. Muskego’s opponent is none other than Kettle Moraine, the exact squad that took down #1 Mukwonago just one week ago.
All rankings courtesy of wissports.net.
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