2013 Football Preview – Level 2

High School Preview with Travis Wilson of wissports.net – click here


Local Games Previews


Division One – Friday – 7pm on KFIZ & kfiz.com

#2 Germantown (8-2) @ #6 Fond du Lac (5-5)
It will be a tail of two offensive styles at Fruth Field on Friday night as
Fondy hosts Germantown
in a Division One, 2nd round matchup.  The Cardinals advanced with a 25-24 upset win
over #3 Menomonee Falls. Germantown had no problem with Milwaukee
Morse-Marshall in the 1st round, winning 56-14.  The Warhawks finished in 3rd place
of the North Shore Conference behind Homestead
and Cedarburg.  Germantown is a pass heavy offense led by
junior quarterback Dwayne Lawhorn who has completed 96-181 passes 1792 yards.  He’s throw 23 TDs and 7 interceptions.  Senior Nick Holcomb has caught 38 passes for
675 yards and 10 TDs.  Every receiver on Germantown’s roster who
has caught at least five passes averages more than 14 yards per catch.  Running backs Joe Lemerond has run for 604
yards and Quinn Fliss 413 yards to balance out the offense.  Fondy led the Valley Football Association
South Division in rushing by rolling up 264 yards per game on the ground in league play.  Junior Kyle Pierce ran for 589 yards and 8 TDs
in conference play while sophomore Justin Maratik piled up 482 yards and 5 TDs
in the VFA-South.  Junior WR Brian Luteyn
tied for the VFA-South lead with 30 catches on the year.  The winner of Friday’s game will face either
Hartland Arrowhead or Manitowoc
in the State Quarterfinals next weekend. 
You can hear this game on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ and it streams on
kfiz.com.  You can also listen on your
phone by downloading the Radio Loyalty AP and searching “KFIZ.”


here to listen to Fond du Lac head coach Mike Gnewuch


Germantown with Steve Tietz of GermantownNOW.com


Division Four – Friday – 7pm

#2 Freedom (7-3) @ #6 Campbellsport (7-3)

The 6th seeded Cougars earned a home game in
Level 2 with a 22-6 upset win at #3 Wrightstown last weekend.  C-Sport jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the
first quarter and never looked back in the win. 
Alexander Zommers ran for 60 yards and two TDs in the win.  Freedom was third in the Eastern Valley
behind conference champion Waupaca and 2nd place Appleton
Xavier.   Irish QB Adam Connelly has
thrown for 1145 yards with 11 TDs and 7 interceptions.  Senior running back Nathan Peters has ran for
1106 yards and 20 TDs on the season.  
The winner of this game will play either Manitowoc Roncalli or Little
Chute in the D4 quarterfinals next weekend.


here for a preview with Cougar coach Bob Hepp


Division Five – Friday – 7pm

#4 Laconia (8-2) @ #1 Lancaster (10-0)

Laconia advanced to round 2
of the D5 playoffs with a hard-fought 21-7 win over Cambridge. Levin Vandeburg ran for 150 yards
and 2 TDs in the win for Laconia.  He is the state’s 6th leading
rusher with 1848 yards.  Flying Arrow QB
Nate Thanel has thrown for 1211 yards and ran for 703 yards and 12 TDs.  Junior RB Tyler Glass has 1214 yards rushing
and 22 TDs this year.  Lancaster is ranked #1 in the wissports.net
Division 5 Coaches Poll.  The winner of
this one gets either Westfield
or Racine St. Catherine’s in the D5 Quarterfinals.


here to listen to Laconia head coach Mark Madigan


Division Five – Saturday – 1pm on K107.1 and k107.com

#2 Kewaunee (9-1) @ #4 Winnebago Lutheran (6-4)

The Vikings took the 3 hour bus ride to Niagara
for a first round matchup with Northern Elite and came away with an impressive
34-21 win. Tim Anderson ran 220 yards and 3 TDs, including first quarter runs of
65 and 59 yards to pace WLA.  QB Brandon
Schilling also threw for a TD and ran for another in the win. Kewaunee cruised
to an easy 35-0 win over conference rival Brillion in their playoff opener.  The Storm were 2nd in the Olympian-Packerland
Large behind conference champ Roncalli. 
Senior QB Caleb Johnson has thrown for 1647 yards and 18 TDs.   Austin Kasser is Kewaunee’s leading rusher
with 737 yards and 7 TDs.  Kewaunee won
the D4 state title in 2010 and was runner-up in 2009. The winner of this game will
play either Cedar Grove-Belgium or Bonduel in the D5 quarterfinals next
weekend.  You can hear this game on
K107.1-FM and at k107.com.  You can also
listen on your phone by downloading the Radio Loyalty AP and searching K107.1.


here to listen to WLA head coach Bill Heinkel


Division Six – Saturday – 7pm on KFIZ and kfiz.com

#4 Deerfield (8-2) @ #1 St.
Mary’s Springs (10-1)

The #1 ranked Ledger ride a 36 game win streak and are the
two time defending state champions in Division Six.  Springs rolled by Pardeeville 49-6 in their
playoff opener last Friday night. 
Sophomore Sam Spranger ran for 135 yards and 3 TDs in the win.  Senior Ike Floyd 78 yards rushing on just
five carries before leaving the game with a sprained ankle and his status for
Saturday night is up in the air.  Ledger
head coach Bob Hyland had 397 career winds heading into Saturday night’s
game.  That’s the most in state
history.  Deerfield
blanked Manitowoc Lutheran 21-0 in their playoff opener last week. They
finished 2nd in the Trailways Large behind Oshkosh Lourdes.  They are a run heavy team led by running back
Bryce Macheski with 1568 yards and 16 TDs. 
QB Cole Erickson has thrown for 739 yards and 6 TDs to go along with his
849 rushing yards and 11 TDs.  The winner
of this game gets either Ozaukee or Oshkosh Lourdes in the D6 quarters.  You can hear this game on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ
and streaming at KFIZ.com.   You can also
listen on your phone by downloading the Radio Loyalty AP and searching KFIZ.


here to hear from St. Mary’s Springs coach Bob Hyland


8-Man Football Jamboree – Saturday – 10am @ DC Everest in

Oakfield (4-4) vs. Bowler/Gresham (6-3)

The Oaks were given a bid into the 8-Man Football Jamboree
this weekend when Madison Abundant Life turned down a bid.  With just 21 teams in the state playing 8-man
football there are not enough teams for the WIAA to sponsor a playoff series,
so instead they match the top 4 teams in the north against the top for teams in
the south for a one day football event.  Oakfield
finished 2nd in the Great 8 South Conference with a 3-1 league
mark.  B/G 4th in the Great 8
North Conference.


here to hear from Oakfield Coach Tim Sievert