Updated: Nov. 12
The state championship games are upon us, beginning Thursday.
Asking area football coaches their thoughts on the greater issues of coaching at the prep level:
Do you feel recruiting has become a problem at the high school level?
Coach 1: I think recruiting in football is starting to follow basketball recruiting. I am very disappointed by the number of scholarships being handed out at such an early stage in an athlete’s career. Way too early in my opinion, and it is taking away from the senior that matures a little later and has a monster senior season. A lot of major schools are missing on these early recruits and a lot of good ones are slipping through the cracks and going to smaller schools. Why do you see so many upsets the last couple of years? That caliber of football is getting better athletes
Do you find it pleasant dealing with college coaches?
Coach 2: Yes, for the coaches who have done their homework and have a clue about who they're recruiting before they walk in the door.
Coach 3: We're super proud of their accomplishments and want to see them go to college, but the part that's difficult is the college coahces will come in unannounced and your'e teaching class. The expectation is that you shouldn't be dealing with that during the school day, but that gets nutty sometimes beacuse guys show up out of the blue and you can't talk to them (because you're teaching a class).
Photo by Russ Pulvermacher
Arrowhead fans celebrate their team's visit to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison for the Division 1 championship battle against Sun Prairie. The Warhawks won, 35-14.
Catholic Memorial's Andre Bodden caught a touchdown pass and hauled in three interceptions, including one he returned for another touchdown as Catholic Memorial shocked previously unbeaten Waupaca for the Division 3 state championship, 42-7. His 77-yard touchdown catch set a new Division 3 title-game record.
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Homestead wasn't supposed to be a state-championship contender this year. But under the guidance of coach Dave Keel, the Highlanders snapped Waunakee's three-year stranglehold on the Division 2 state championship and shut out the mighty Warriors for the first time since 2005 in a 14-0 championship stunner at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
Brookfield East earned its third straight trip to the WIAA team tennis tourney, snapping Homestead’s run of eight straight berths. Read more and get highlights from other sectionals in our roundup.
Arrowhead (12-0), 20 points
Homestead (11-1), 16 points
Whitefish Bay (10-2), 12 points
Brookfield East (10-1), 7 points
Catholic Memorial (10-2), 5 points
(updated Sunday, Nov. 11)
(records portrayed are league, overall)
|West Allis Hale||2||5||3||5|
|West Allis Central||1||6||1||7|
|Kenosha Indian Trail||2||5||2||6|
|New Berlin West||4||4||4||4|
|New Berlin Eisenhower||3||5||3||5|
|West Bend West||2||5||3||5|
|West Bend East||1||6||1||7|
|Lake Country Luth.||6||0||8||0|
|Living Word Lutheran||2||4||2||6|
|Racine St. Cat.||6||0||7||1|
|Kenosha St. Joe||5||1||6||2|
The WIAA state championship games took place Nov. 15-16, 2012
NOW statistical leaders (2012 season)