Wisconsin Prep Football Division 1-4 Prediction Update

By Taylor Johnson
I predict Waunakee to win its fourth-straight state title this season. John Hart-STATE JOURNAL

In my last post I told you about how I predicted who would win the Wisconsin prep football state championship in divisions 5-7 and gave you an update on the progress of those teams. I also did the same thing for divisions 1-4 and now I will show you just how well I have done with predicting these four teams.

In Division 4 I predicted that the Wrightstown Tigers would go on to win the state championship. The Tigers have a 5-1 record and are tied for second in the Olympian-Packerland Large Conference standings. Currently the Tigers are not ranked in the latest AP rankings in the Medium Division, and there a few teams such as the Somerset Spartans (6-0) who would make a great case to hoist the gold football. I stick by my prediction as I do with all my predictions, but this one does have me a little nervous.

My Division 3 pick has me a little more at ease. The Wisconsin Lutheran Vikings are sitting at 6-0 and are ranked third in the AP Poll-Medium Division. The Vikings are lead by their two-headed running attack in Adihia Bell (560 yards, 8 touchdowns) and London Townsend (448 yards, 6 TDs). I am confident in this pick and can confidently say that they will win the Division 3 championship.

I picked the Waunakee Warriors (6-0) to win the Division 2 state championship. The Warriors are looking to set an all-time state record by running the table once again and winning 49 straight games. Not to mention the Warriors are looking to become just the second team in Wisconsin history to win four straight state championships. There is thought that the Warriors next game could be a trap game as they take on the winless Sauk Prairie Eagles before traveling to the Mount Horeb/Barneveld Vikings (6-0), a team in which they are tied with in the Badger-North Conference. I still see the Warriors going undefeated once again this season.

The team I picked to win it all in Division 1 is a team that is currently ranked first in the AP Poll-Large Division, the 6-0 Hartland Arrowhead Warhawks. Even though the Warhawks gave up 36 points combined in their first two games, in their last four games the defense has only allowed a combined 28. Their offense isn’t bad either, scoring an average of 46.6 points per game. There are some great teams in Division 1 football, but I just think the Warhawks are too tough this year and will be taking home the gold this year.


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