Wisconsin Prep Football Division 5-7 Prediction Update

By Taylor Johnson
Will Edgar hoist the Division 6 championship trophy once again this year?// MADISON.COM FILE PHOTO

About four weeks ago, I predicted who I think will win the Wisconsin prep football state championship in divisions 5-7. With only two weeks left in the regular season, I decided to see how my predictions have been holding up thus far.

The team I picked to win in Division 7 was the Potosi Chieftans. The Chieftans have a 6-0 record and are leading the Six Rivers Conference. Their defense has two shutouts to its resume and has only allowed an average of 9.1 points per games. On the other side of the ball, the offense has been firing on all cylinders scoring an average of 41.3 points per game. The Chieftans are currently ranked fifth in the Small Division in the latest AP rankings and look to be on their way to another trip to Madison.

The Edgar Wildcats (6-0)are my pick to win Division 6. Most people would go with the St. Mary’s Springs Ledgers (6-0), but I have a feeling coach Jerry Sinz will have the Wildcats on top once again. They are leading the Marawood Conference and look to win another conference championship again this year. I feel like the Wildcats right now are flying under the radar as most are not only talking about the Ledgers but also the Eau Claire Regis Ramblers (6-0). That’s right where they want to be and I believe come tourny time, the Wildcats will be making plenty of noise around the state of Wisconsin.

Winning the Division 5 state championship in my opinion is a team that lost a heartbreaker in last year’s championship game, the Lancaster Flying Arrows. At 6-0 the Flying Arrows are currently in a tie for the lead of the Southwest Conference and are ranked third in Small Division. In six games, the defense has only allowed a combined 28 points and have shut out opponents three times. The offense looks to be unstoppable as theyhave scored an average of 46.6 points per game and have outscored the opposition by an average of 42 points this season.

So far my picks are doing pretty good this season. The only one I am worried about is my Division 6 pick as there are two very tough teams in the Ramblers and Ledgers that could easily win a championship as well. Check back later as I see how my predictions for Division 1-4 are holding up thus far.


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