It was another wild week of high school football in Wisconsin. Teams became eligible for the state playoffs on Friday night while others have their playoff hopes on life support. Here’s some prep football news and notes from around the state.
The Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Red Hawks could not stop wide receiver Jordan Mills and the rest of the Black River Falls Tigers. The Tigers won 33-12 as Mills only had three catches but all three went for touchdowns and he had 117 yards receiving. The Red Hawks will have to beat either the Westby Norseman or the Onalsaka Luther Knights on the road to become playoff eligible while the Tigers with the victory make the playoffs.
Sussex-Hamilton Chargers (4-1, 3-1) had their perfect season snapped as they lost to the Menomonee Falls Indians (3-2, 3-1) 24-21. The loss drops the Chargers out of first place of the Greater Metro Conference and into a second place tie with the Indians. Up next for the Chargers is a very important Greater Metro showdown with the Brookfield East Spartans.
Wisconsin Badgers recruit Alec James and the rest of the Brookfield East Spartans dominated the Brookfield Central Lancers, led by another Badgers recruit Chikwe Obasih, won the “Battle of Brookfield” 37-14. The Spartans are now in first place in the Greater Metro Conference after this win that saw them jump out to a 23-0 halftime lead.
The Verona Wildcats improved to 4-1 on the season and now sit one game back in the Big Eight Conference after defeating conference foe Middleton Cardinals 20-7. The Wildcats find themselves in a three-way tie for second in the conference with the Cardinals and the Madison West Regents. The Big Eight could become even more crowded at the top in the Cardinals are able to knock off first place Sun Prairie Cardinals this Friday night.
Eau Claire Regis Ramblers continue their dominance as they defeated the Neillsville Warriors 50-7 to improve to 5-0 and remain in a first place tie in the Cloverbelt Conference with the Stanley-Boyd Orioles. The Ramblers have only allowed a total of 21 points in their five games and have shut out three of their opponents.