Wisconsin high school football is three weeks old and already we are starting to see surprise teams doing well, and teams that should be contenders to make it to the state championship starting to fall off the radar. Below are just a few headlines from around the state of Wisconsin.
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Red Hawks- Coach Jon Steffenhagen has the Red Hawks off to a hot start at 3-0. Reason for such a great is start is not only a tough defense, but also G-E-T running a new offense. Out is the ground and pound and in is more of a spread offense for the Red Hawks. G-E-T is atop the Coulee Conference and will look to keep rolling as they host longtime conference rival West Salem Panthers on Friday night.
Can the Eau Claire Regis Ramblers keep the momentum going? If their remaining schedule is any indication, I don’t see why not. The Ramblers just took down the defending Division 5 state champion Colby which looks to be the toughest team on their schedule. With the thumping they laid down on the Stratford Tigers and now taking down the defending state champions, the Ramblers look like they will steamroll through the Cloverbelt Conference and be one of the favorites heading into the state tournament.
Waunakee Warriors just refuse to lose. The Warriors are riding high as they now have a 39-game winning streak as well as a 88-game home winning streak. Waunakee got scares from Monona Grove and DeForest, both of which had leads on Waunakee, but were able to prevail and last Friday blew out Oregon 63-7. The Warriors have five games remaining in the regular season and in my opinion, they will not be beat this year in the regular season.
The Luck Cardinals are off to a 3-0 start in 8-man football this year, lead by sophomore quarterback Trent Strapon who has 269 yards passing and also 194 yards rushing. The Cardinals shut out Bruce 46-0 to open the season and followed that by shutting out Three Lakes 62-0. Last Friday Luck beat New Auburn 47-32 and seem to be on their way on capturing the Lakeland 8-man title.
Those are just a few of the headlines in this young season. Check back later this week as I tell you what to watch for coming up in Week 4 of the Wisconsin high school football season.