Been an interesting start to the football season for 3 of my teams.
Brookfield Central (2-0) – one of the co-favorites in the Greater Metro Conference – has had too close calls against teams that aren’t considered contenders.
The Lancers won a 19-18 thriller opener over Mukwonago, rallying to win in the final 14 seconds. QB Riley Richarz hit Vantwon Melton with the winning score.
Then last Friday, an improved West Allis Hale team under Brandon Ehret but not a GMC contender, took the Lancers into overtime, before Marcus Crum scored on a 3-yard run.
Central travels to Sussex Hamilton (2-0) on Friday to face what many consider the best team in the conference.
The Chargers whipped Franklin, 31-21, and Marquette, 42-3, to start their season.
Central will have to play much better than it has in the first two games to beat the Chargers.
Cross-town in Brookfield, the East Spartans (2-0), not picked by any ‘experts’ to contend for the title, whipped last year’s top team Waukesha West, 29-0, in the opener and quickly turned some heads.
The Spartans then beat West Allis Central, 33-7, one of the lesser teams in the conference as Zach Schober rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and Alec James added two TDs rushing. Schober also scored on a 65-yard punt return.
But coach Tom Swittel was upset afterwards with the several penalties and sloppy play at times by his squad. On Friday, East hosts Menomonee Falls (1-0, 1-1) which lost to Oak Creek, 21-6, and then beat Tosa East, 49-0.
But my surprise team is Wauwatosa West (2-0) which has scored 96 points in its first 2 games as the Trojans have adapted well to coach Matt Good’s winged-T offense.
They fact that they crushed an undermanned St. Francis team isn’t a surprise, but then they blew away a decent Whitnall team last Friday.
Mickey Morgan and Jameson Brock are two of the fastest players on the Trojans’ team. Good keeps sending them outside, outside, outside and then he pounds junior Greg Lewis inside when teams wore out.
West travels to New Berlin West Friday, a team that evened is record at 1-1 under first year coach Al Moroder.
Like I said, it could be an interesting week.