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PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

Updated: Nov. 23

State finalists

  •  Arrowhead (13-1). Arrowhead won its second consecutive state championship and sixth overall in its state-record 11th title-game appearance, breaking open a 17-17 game against Franklin early in the second half with a huge run for a 45-24 win. The Warhawks forced four turnovers and showed they weren't at the end of their run, with sophomore quarterback Johnny Duranso, running back Cody Sellhausen and defensisve back Andy Hessler among the projected 2014 returnees making plays. Pictured: Jake Miller catches one of two touchdown passes in the title game.
     
  •  Franklin (12-2). The Sabers proved they had the talent to hang with Arrowhead, scoring first in the second half to tie the agme at 17, but a controversial interception return for touchdown by the Warhawks (in which the ball popped out before the goal line and should have been ruled a touchback) amounted to a tough momentum swing. The Sabers struggled thereafter but acquitted themselves admirably against a state powerhouse. Quarterback Sean McGuire (pictured) kept several plays alive with his feet and showed why he is the state's best passing quarterback.
     
  •  Greendale (13-1). The Panthers endured heartbreak, going up by a 17-0 count at halftime on Monona Grove and stopping the Silver Eagles three times in the red zone, only to see that lead slip away in the second half as part of a 21-17 stinger. Monona Grove scored the game winner with 53 seconds on the clock and used a pair of big passing plays to net the other two touchdowns. The Panthers have now been to state twice and fallen by four points both times on touchdowns in the final four minutes. Pictured: Jake Zywicki takes a carry in the state-title game.
     

Eliminated

  • Mukwonago (9-4). The Indians took fourth place in the Classic 8 Conference but enjoyed a magic carpet ride in the playoffs, showing their strength of schedule was no joke and reaching Level 4 for the first time since winning the state title in 2004.

  • Waukesha West (10-3). Realistically, the Wolverines probably got as far as they possibly could, reaching Level 4 and acquitting themselves well against a powerful Kimberly team.  West placed third in the Classic 8, one of four league teams in Level 3 and three in Level 4.
     
  • Lake Country Lutheran (11-2). The Lightning have made steady progress every year, and reaching Level 4 for the first time is the next step on the program's ascension into a state powerhouse at the Division 7 level. Plenty return next year to a squad that should be even better.
  • Oconomowoc (11-1). One of the finest seasons in school history was the best at Oconomowoc since the late 1980s, finishing with a Wisconsin Little Ten title and wins in its first 10 games before meeting Mukwonago in Level 3.
     
  • Homestead (11-1). For most of the year, the Highlanders were seen as a strong threat to win the Division 2 title, but a motivated Kimberly wound up initiating a running clock on Homestead in Level 3. Though they won't repeat as state champ, Homestead still had another North Shore title campaign and excellent season, with a landmark win over Arrowhead among the triumphs.
     
  • Germantown (9-3). For a half, Germantown looked like it was poised to shock the state, deadlocked at 3-3 with Arrowhead in Level 3. Though Germantown ultimately fell way behind, the Warhawks demonstrated what they were capable of.
     
  • Catholic Memorial (10-2). The Crusaders, defending Division 3 state champion, suffered a heartbreaking ouster at the hands of Monona Grove in Level 3, where controversial officiating and a late Monona Grove score made the difference.
     
  • Pewaukee (9-2). The two losses came against Greendale and Catholic Memorial, teams that looked like strong possibilities to face each other in the Division 3 state championship game. The Pirates continue to have one of the area's best programs, but Catholic Memorial has frequently gotten in the way of playoff runs.
     
  • South Milwaukee (8-3). It was an exceptional year for the Rockets, who won their first seven games and followed that up with a playoff victory, then narrowly lost out to Waterford in Level 2.
     
  • Brown Deer (7-4). The Falcons had a strong record but simply didn't have the firepower to contend with Woodland heavyweights like Greendale, a team that bounced Brown Deer from the playoffs. Zack Baun, however, emerged as perhaps one of the five best playmakers in the Milwaukee area at large.
     
  • Sussex Hamilton (7-4). The Chargers gave Homestead a serious scare in Level 2 before bowing out, marking the end of a decorated career for running back Drew Patterson. Hamilton's two close wins over Brookfield Central helped make the year a success.
     
  • Whitefish Bay (7-4). The North Shore Conference was just littered with landmines this year, and Bay did the best it could one year after graduating a boatload of senior talent. A 6-3 upset win in the first round of the playoffs led into an early lead against Waukesha West in Level 2, but the magic ran out.
     
  • Menomonee Falls (7-3) nearly had the Greater Metro Conference title, but a loss to Marquette in the season finale followed by a loss to sixth-seeded Fond du Lac in the opening round of the playoffs made for a tough finish to an otherwise outstanding year.
     
  • Brookfield Central (7-3). Pesky Sussex Hamilton won two nail-biters over the Lancers, a squad that certainly had the manpower to play beyond Level 1 of the WIAA playoffs and a team that threatened for the Greater Metro title.
     
  • Messmer/Shorewood (7-3). The Greyhounds won their first Midwest Classic 8 Conference title and gave South Milwaukee a fight in Level 1. The program now heads back to the Woodland Conferece, where coach Drake Zortman will look to continue the steady improvement that allowed the program to become a conference contender in the MCC.
     
  • Oak Creek (6-4). The Knights' losses came only against top-flight teams, but Kenosha Indian Trail -- an surprising Southeast title contender -- got Oak Creek twice, including in Level 1 of the playoffs.
     
  • University School (6-4). The Wildcats had  a strong season, though potential Division 4 state champion Big Foot didn't provide a welcoming committee in the opening round of the playoffs.
     
  • St. Thomas More (6-4). The Cavaliers also had an unfriendly first-round draw, facing off with Brodhead/Juda, but it was still a fruitful season ending with the first playoff appearance since 2005.
     
  • Brookfield East (5-5). The Spartans had to work late in the season just to reach the playoffs, then gave Cedarburg a first-round push before falling short.
     
  • Wauawtosa West (5-5). The Trojans were awarded a playoff spot even with a losing record in the Woodland, but the price was facing a powerhouse Kimberly team in Level 1.
     
  • New Berlin West (4-6). The Vikings opened the year with a tough nonconference schedule and worked hard to get to the playoffs, with an unattractive draw against Catholic Memorial in the opening round. The Woodland West may be unforgiving, but West can get back into the title conversation.
     
  • Greenfield (3-7). The Hustlin' Hawks played better than their record indicates, though Greenfield couldn't get any offense rolling in Level 1 against Waterford.

 

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Coach's Confidential

 Asking area football coaches their anonymous thoughts on the greater issues of coaching at the prep level:

What one element does a team most need to contend for a state title?

Coach 1: A lot of luck. Avoid injuries, hope your star player's girlfriend doesn't dump him on a Friday, hope the flu that's going around school misses your team, etc. Belief and preparation are huge, of course, but you can't overlook good fortune.

Coach 2: Talent. You can't get there without great players

Coach 3: The team that can combine good chemistry with stud players wins state.

Coach 4: Talent. Teams that win state championships, especially in D1 when you get to the big-boy level, it's very rare when you see a team that makes it without at least one Division 1 (college) player. A great coach makes sure he gets the most out of the talent, but traditionally it helps when you have great players. A good coach takes advantage of it.

Archived responses

PICTURE THIS

Photo by Mark Hoffman

Arrowhead's P.J. Shaw (with trophy) and his teammates celebrate the WIAA Division 1 state title Nov. 22 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 Sophomore quarterback Johnny Duranso was unfazed by the big moment. The Arrowhead quarterback completed 18 of 29 passes for three touchdowns and 235 yards in the Division 1 state title game, leading Arrowhead to a second straight gold ball and showing that AHS still has plenty of weapons next year. The yardage mark would have set a new Division 1 record, though Franklin's Sean McGuire threw for 250 yards in the game in defeat. Greendale's Josh Ringelberg set the Division 3 yardage record in defeat, as well.

Past Players of Week

Level 4: Josh Ringelberg, Greendale
Level 3:
Elijah Fort, Waukesha West
Level 2: Dominic Cizauskas, Mukwonago
Level 1: Drew Patterson, Sussex Hamilton
Week 9:
Ryan Stepanovich, Pewaukee
Week 8:
Sean McGuire, Franklin
Week 7:
Christian Almonte, Menomonee Falls
Week 6: Canton Larson, Oconomowoc
Week 5: Michael Tucker, University School
Week 4: Isaiah Pitchford, Waukesha South
Week 3:
Zack Baun, Brown Deer
Week 2:
Mitchell Brees, Greendale
Week 1: Dominic Cizauskas, Mukwonago

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SEASON PREVIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SURPRISE, SURPRISE

 Greendale appeared to be on its way to its first state title when it took a 17-0 lead at halftime against fellow undefeated squad Monona Grove, but the Silver Eagles clawed back and scored a touchdown with less than a minute to play, giving Greendale a gut-wrenching 21-17 loss. The Panthers had to settle for a second straight silver ball, matching a 2006 outcome that also came down to a heartbreaking finish in a 7-3 loss to Waupaca.

Past Surprises

Level 4: Franklin thrashes Mukwonago
Level 3: Kimberly puts running clock on Homestead
Level 2: Oconomowoc overcomes key injuries to win
Level 1: Falls bounced by Fond du Lac in playoffs
Week 9:
Tosa West makes playoffs at 2-4
Week 8: North beats South in Waukesha clash
Week 7:
Hartford makes Cooney sweat it out
Week 6: Kettle Moraine takes CMH to brink
Week 5:
Hamilton trounces Menomonee Falls
Week 4: South Milwaukee moves to 4-0
Week 3: South tops Muskego, moves to 3-0
Week 2: Battle of state champs goes to Homestead
Week 1: Menomonee Falls downs Oak Creek

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State football tweets

SOCIAL MEDIA

Weekend Warriors

 Keep tabs on the former stars of the NOW/Lake Country coverage area as they suit up on Saturdays and Sundays:

Houston Texans: Pewaukee's J.J. Watt had his number retired by his old high school during halftime of his team's playoff opener.
Carolina Panthers: Brookfield Central's Brad Nortman is top-ten in the NFL in punt average.
Dallas Cowboys: Arrowhead's Nick Hayden recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown as the Cowboys topped the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 3.
Wisconsin: Whitnall's Joel Stave (pictured) tossed two touchdown passes as the Badgers topped Iowa for the Heartland Trophy.
Wisconsin: Menomonee Falls' Kyle French talked about his decision to leave the program.
Northern Illinois: The Huskies had to work for it on national TV but wound up bouncing Ball State on Nov. 13. Arrowhead's Jared Volk startson the offensive line. Others on the roster include Arrowhead's Jackson Abresch, Hamilton's Cameron Clinton-Earl, Waukesha West's Jake Heckel, Franklin's Levon Myers, Greenfield's J osh Ruka and Homestead's Ryan Stendler.
Northwestern: Arrowhead's Jeff Budzien remained perfect on extra points and kicked another field goal, though the Wildcats lost a fourth straight game in an overtime heartbreaker against Iowa. Check out Chuck Delsman's feature on Budzien.
Bowling Green: Oconomowoc's Paul Swan forced a fumble as BG reclaimed the lead in the MAC East with a win over Ohio.
Stanford: Homestead's Ben Gardner registered a sack in his team's win over Oregon State. The popular website NFL Draft Scout has Gardner listed as the No. 7 defensive end for the 2014 NFL Draft, with a third-round projection, but word came down mid-week that Gardner was done for the season.
Indiana: Homestead's John Laihinen ran his sack streak to four games in a near-upset of Michigan, and he added a tackle for loss against Minnesota on Nov. 2 and a win over Illinois on Nov. 9.
UW-Whitewater: Homestead's Justin Howard scored a 99-yard touchdown on special teams, and Mukwonago's Josh Williams had another big day as Whitewater clinched the WIAC title with a win over Stevens Point.
UW-LaCrosse: Arrowhead's Jordy Pendergast was named the WIAC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance Oct. 26.
UW-Oshkosh: Menomonee Falls' Cole Myhra had another strong day, and Oconomowoc's Luke Guenther added a big return in an easy win over Eau Claire.

BY THE NUMBERS

WIAA playoff numbers for area programs:

State titles

  • 6 Arrowhead (2013, 2012, 2007, 1996, 1994, 1993)
  • 4 Homestead (2012, 2008, 2006, 1999)
  • 2 Waukesha West (2010, 2004), Germantown (2003, 1998), New Berlin Eisenhower (1996, 1995)
  • 1 Catholic Memorial (2012), Franklin (2006), Mukwonago (2004), Cudahy (1994), Kettle Moraine (1988), Menomonee Falls (1976, as Falls East)

Runner-up finishes

  • 5 Arrowhead (2008, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2000)
  • 3 Brookfield Central (2006, 2002, 1999),
  • 2 Greendale (2013, 2006) Catholic Memorial (2010, 2001), Menomonee Falls (2009, 1985), Oak Creek (1998, 1997), Germantown (1997, 1979), New Berlin Eisenhower (1989, 1986)
  • 1 Franklin (2013), Homestead (2007), St. Francis (2004), Sussex Hamilton (2000), Muskego (1994), Waukesha South (1989), New Berlin West (1988), Oconomowoc (1987),  Waukesha North (1983), Wauwatosa West (1982), Cudahy (1982)

Consecutive playoff berths (through 2013)

  • 18 Arrowhead
  • 15 Homestead
  • 13 Franklin
  • 9 Greendale, Pewaukee
  • 6 Lake Country Lutheran
  • 7 Sussex Hamilton, Waukesha West, Whitefish Bay
  • 5 Brown Deer, South Milwaukee
  • 4 Brookfield Central, Brookfield East, Germantown
  • 3 Messmer/Shorewood
  • 2 Menomonee Falls, New Berlin West, Mukwonago, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc, Wauwatosa West
  • 1 Greenfield, St. Thomas More, University School
  • 0 Brookfield Academy (last: 2012), Martin Luther (2012), Muskego (2012), St. John's Northwestern (2012), Whitnall (2012), Cudahy (2011), New Berlin Eisenhower (2011), Kettle Moraine (2008), St. Francis (2008),West Allis Hale (2008), Wauwatosa East (2007), Waukesha North (2006), West Allis Central (2004), Waukesha South (1999), Nicolet (1989)

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TOP FIVE TEAMS

  Arrowhead (12-1), 18 points 

  Greendale (13-0), 16 points

  Homestead (11-1), 12 points

  Franklin (12-1), 10 points

  Catholic Memorial (10-2), 4 points

Others receiving votes: Waukesha West (10-3)

(updated Nov. 17)

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You make the call

Test your knowledge of the high school football rule book with help from Patrick Miles, a member of the Executive Board of the Milwaukee Officials Association and an official who has worked WIAA state championships, the NCAA Division III national championship and other NCAA contests, including the Big Ten.

 Scenario*: On fourth and 10, Franklin punts to Mukwonago, and it bounces once on the Mukwonago 20 before getting touched at the 10 by an MHS player. The back judge drops a bean bag to spot the "first touch," and it rolls to the 5-yard line where a Franklin player tries to pick up the ball. It hits off his leg and rolls into the end zone, where another Mukwonago player pounces on it. Is it a touchdown?

*Scenario is theoretical

Standings

 (records portrayed are league, overall)

Classic 8

Team W L  W L
Arrowhead 7 0 8 1
Catholic Memorial 6 1 8 1
Waukesha West 5 2 7 2
Mukwonago 4 3 6 3
Waukesha South 2 5 4 5
Muskego 2 5 3 6
Kettle Moraine 1 6 2 7
Waukesha North 1 6 1 8

Greater Metro

Team W L  W L
Marquette 6 1 7 2
Menomonee Falls 5 2 7 2
Brookfield Central 5 2 7 2
Sussex Hamilton 5 2 6 3
Brookfield East 4 3 5 4
Wauwatosa East 2 5 3 6
West Allis Hale 1 6 1 8
West Allis Central 0 7 0 9

North Shore

Team W L  W L
Homestead 7 0 9 0
Germantown 6 1 7 2
Cedarburg 6 1 7 2
Whitefish Bay 4 3 6 3
Grafton 3 4 4 5
Port Washington 2 5 4 5
Milwaukee Lutheran 1 6 2 7
Nicolet 0 7 0 9

Southeast

Team W L  W L
Franklin 7 0 8 1
Kenosha Indian Trail 5 2 7 2
Oak Creek 5 2 6 3
Racine Horlick 4 3 4 5
Kenosha Bradford 3 4 3 6
Kenosha Tremper 2 5 4 5
Racine Case 2 5 2 7
Racine Park 0 7 0 9

Woodland - West

Team W L  W L
Greendale 6 0 9 0
Pewaukee 5 1 8 1
Milwaukee Pius 3 3 5 4
New Berlin West 3 3 6 5
Wauwatosa West 2 4 5 4
New Berlin Eisenhower 2 4 4 5

Woodland - East

Team W L  W L
South Milwaukee 5 2 7 3
Brown Deer 4 2 6 3
Greenfield 4 2 4 5
Cudahy 1 5 2 7
Whitnall 1 5 2 7
St. Francis 1 5 2 7

Wisconsin Little Ten

Team W L  W L
Oconomowoc 7 0 9 0
Wisconsin Lutheran 6 1 6 3
Watertown 5 2 7 2
Slinger 4 3 5 4
Hartford 3 4 3 6
West Bend West 2 5 2 7
Beaver Dam 1 6 2 7
West Bend East 0 7 0 9

Midwest Classic

Team W L  W L
Messmer/Shorewood 7 0 7 2
Lake Country Luth. 6 1 8 1
University School 5 2 6 3
Living Word Lutheran 3 4 4 5
SJNMA 3 4 4 5
Brookfield Academy 3 4 4 5
HOPE Christian 1 6 2 6
Kenosha Christian Life 0 7 0 9

Metro Classic

Team W L  W L
Racine St. Cat. 7 0 8 1
Kenosha St. Joe 6 1 7 2
Catholic Central 5 2 5 4
Thomas More 4 3 6 3
Martin Luther 3 4 5 4
Dominican 2 5 3 5
Racine Lutheran 1 6 2 7
Shoreland Luth. 0 7 1 8

 

Circle the calendar

A look at championship weekend (Camp Randall Stadium, Madison)

  • Division 7 final: Black Hawk 44, Glenwood City 22. Tanner Sweeney rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns as Black Hawk won its first state championship over the defending D7 champ.
     
  • Division 6 final: Shiocton 35, Darlington 0. Shiocton capped the season with its staggering 11th shutout and a 14-0 record by slamming perennial heavyweight Darlingon. Jacob Van Asten ran for two scores and passed for the other three.
     
  • Division 5 final: Stanley-Boyd 21, Lancaster 16. A late defensive stand in the red zone and five turnovers helped Stanley-Boyd hold on in a battle of undefeated teams against an annual state-title contender Lancaster.
     
  • Division 4 final: Winneconne 28, Platteville 14. One of the most improbable state finals in history pitted teams with a combined five wins against each other, and it was Winneconne -- which started the playoffs with a 4-5 record -- emerging with the state crown. Riley Kallas posted three touchdown runs for the winners.
     
  • Division 3 final: Monona Grove 21, Greendale 17. Greendale took a 17-0 lead at the break, but Monona Grove staged a stunning comeback, capped with a game-winning touchdown with 53 seconds left by Brock Offerdahl. Josh Ringelberg set a single-game passing record for a Division 3 title game in the loss. Both teams came in with undefeated records.
     
  • Division 2 final: Kimberly 51, Oshkosh North 10. Kimberly capped an undefeated season when Scott Schreiber ran for 103 yards and four touchdowns and also threw for 154 and another score in a romp. The game was marred by a half-hour delay in the second half when two Oshkosh North players were taken off the field by ambulance.
     
  • Division 1 final: Arrowhead 45, Franklin 24. The teams were tied at 17 early in the second half before Arrowhead closed on a run, which featured a controversial return for a touchdown that pushed momentum in the Warhawks' favor. Long runs by Cody Sellhausen and Ty Jager put the game out of reach, and sophomore quarterback Johnny Duranso was on target.
     
  • Full schedule/scoreboard

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Dominican boys

Oak Creek girls

STAT SHEET

Area statistical leaders (through 2013)

Rushing yards

  1. Elijah Fort, Waukesha West, 2,191
  2. Zack Baun, Brown Deer, 2,086
  3. Drew Patterson, Sussex Hamilton, 1,673
  4. Riley Richarz, Brookfield Central, 1,400
  5. Christian Almonte, Menom. Falls, 1,383
  6. Jake Zywicki, Greendale, 1,368
  7. Zach Damico, Brookfield East, 1,339
  8. Ryan Stepanovich, Pewaukee, 1,314
  9. Justin Prostinak, LCL, 1,310
  10. Adam Tovar, LCL, 1,280
  11. Michael Tucker, University School, 1,275
  12. Peter Roy, Muskego, 1,244
  13. Chad Walton, Franklin, 1,215
  14. Demaris Purifoy, Wauwatosa West, 1,130
  15. Ryan Kiefer, SJNMA, 1,130

Rushing TDs

  1. Zack Baun, Brown Deer, 28
  2. Elijah Fort, Waukesha West, 28
  3. Drew Patterson, Sussex Hamilton, 25
  4. Riley Richarz, Brookfield Central, 23
  5. Michael Tucker, University School, 23
  6. Chad Walton, Franklin, 22
  7. Christian Almonte, Menomonee Falls, 19
  8. Peter Roy, Muskego, 17
  9. Justin Prostinak, LCL, 17
  10. Eric Wade, Homestead, 17
  11. Ryan Stepanovich, Pewaukee, 16
  12. Aaron Nixon, Mukwonago, 15
  13. Ryan Kiefer, SJNMA, 15
  14. Ian Pribyl, South Milwaukee, 15
  15. Collin Sternad, Pewaukee, 15

Passing yards

  1. Josh Ringelberg, Greendale, 3,172
  2. Sean McGuire, Franklin, 2,970
  3. Dwayne Lawhorn Jr., Germantown, 2,131
  4. Canton Larson, Oconomowoc, 2,082
  5. Ben Wilkins, Lake Country Lutheran, 1,781
  6. Jake Wiedower, St. Francis, 1,721
  7. Spencer Francis, Brook. Academy, 1,678
  8. Conor Blount, Waukesha West, 1,393
  9. Will Konecny, West Allis Central, 1,369
  10. Justin Oliden, South Milwaukee, 1,311
  11. Alex Mendoza, St. Thomas More, 1308
  12. Jacob Thode, Waukesha North, 1,237
  13. Jackson Telderer, Wauwatosa East, 1,170
  14. Zach Damico, Brookfield East, 1,131
  15. Zack Baun, Brown Deer, 1,125

Passing TDs

  1. Josh Ringelberg, Greendale, 41
  2. Canton Larson, Oconomowoc, 25
  3. Dwayne Lawhorn Jr., Germantown, 25
  4. Ben Wilkins, Lake Country Lutheran, 24
  5. Sean McGuire, Franklin, 22
  6. Spencer Francis, Brookfield Academy, 19
  7. Jake Wiedower, St. Francis, 13
  8. Alex Mendoza, St. Thomas More, 12
  9. Zach Erickson, University School, 12
  10. Zach Damico, Brookfield East, 11

Receiving yards

  1. Mitchell Brees, Greendale, 1,308
  2. Josiah Marsh, Brookfield Academy, 1,001
  3. Adam Korpela, St. Francis, 926
  4. Chris Cooper, University School, 897
  5. Casey Bednarski, Oconomowoc, 845
  6. Lucas Luedtke, St. Thomas More, 803
  7. Nick Plath, Franklin, 782
  8. Nick Holcomb, Germantown, 745
  9. Cody Kmetz, Greendale, 654
  10. Ricky Finco, Arrowhead, 651
  11. Austin Meyer, Franklin, 645
  12. Jake Miller, Arrowhead, 641
  13. Jack Bourdo, Oconomowoc, 577
  14. A.J. Plewa, South Milwaukee, 552
  15. Jack Jelacic, Dominican, 547

Receiving TDs

  1. Chris Cooper, University School, 16
  2. Mitchell Brees, Greendale, 14
  3. Nick Holcomb, Germantown, 12
  4. Cody Kmetz, Greendale, 11
  5. Josiah Marsh, Brookfield Academy, 10
  6. Casey Bednarski, Oconomowoc, 10
  7. Nate Miller, Greendale, 9
  8. Jake Miller, Arrowhead, 9
  9. Charlie Jacques, LCL, 8
  10. Ricky Finco, Arrowhead, 7
  11. Evan Kramer, LCL , 7
  12. Jack Jelacic, Dominican, 7
  13. Nathan Walters, Germantown, 7
  14. Adam Korpela, St. Francis, 7
  • All statistics based JSOnline database powered by wissports.net. Coaches can report inaccurate statistics to jradcliffe@jrn.com for inclusion.
  • Find full coverage at LivingLakeCountry.com for schools west of the NOW coverage area, including Arrowhead, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Sussex Hamilton, Mukwonago, Kettle Moraine, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy and Lake Country Lutheran.

 

In the Rankings

A look at area teams in the state polls:

Wisconsin State Coaches Poll (updated Oct. 15)

Division 1

2. Arrowhead (7-1)
3. Franklin (7-1)
4. Oconomowoc (8-0)
5. Menomonee Falls (7-1)

Division 2

2. Homestead (8-0)
3. Greendale (8-0)
8. Waukesha West (7-1)

Division 3
2. Catholic Memorial (7-1)
6. Pewaukee (7-1)

Division 7
6. Lake Country Lutheran (7-1)

Associated Press Poll (updated Oct. 21)

Large Schools
1. Homestead (9-0)
3. Arrowhead (8-1)
5. Greendale (9-0)
Votes: Franklin (8-1), Oconomowoc (9-0)

Medium Schools
4. Catholic Memorial (8-1)
6. Pewaukee (8-1)

Small Schools
Votes: Lake Country Lutheran (8-1)