Key Games For Week 6 of the WIAA Football Season
Xavier (3-2) at New London (3-1)
The Xavier Hawks and New London Bulldogs meet up Friday for a chance to become eligible for the WIAA Playoffs. For New London, they look to build on an overtime win over Menasha 21-20. The loss was the first one at home for Menasha since they joined the Bay Conference. Senior Quarterback Jack Noffke has a passer rating of 122.6 and has thrown 8 touchdowns and rushed for 5 more. Noffke is the third leading passer in the Bay.
Xavier’s Hunter Plamann is the leading passer and third leading rusher in the Conference. Plamann has already thrown for over 1000 yards, and leads the Bay with 13 passing touchdowns.
Seymour (3-1) at West De Pere (4-0)
The West De Pere Phantoms can lock up a spot in the playoffs with a win, but Seymour will look to make themselves Playoff eligible themselves. A game which is expected to be a ground and pound matchup features the top two rushers in the Bay and one of the leading passers. Devin VerVoort of Seymour is just 25 yards shy of eclipsing 1000 passing yards for the first time in his career. The Thunder are off to a much faster start, after going 0-4 to start the 2016 season. Seymour looks to be the first team to knock off the Phantoms this year.
Beating West De Pere means stopping the rushing game. Running Back Austin Beaumier and Freshman Quarterback Josh Blount are the top two rushers in the Bay. Beaumier needs 116 yards to hit 1000 yards on the season. The Phantoms lead the Bay with 26 rushing touchdowns, while only giving up three scores on the ground. West De Pere beat Seymour 34-7 last year.
Denmark (2-3) at Shawano (2-3)- Non Conference
Shawano has only beaten Denmark once since 2007. The Hawks will look to bounce back from giving up 29 unanswered points to Seymour in the second half of least weeks loss, after leading 9-0. The bright spot for Shawano has been Quarterback Jarrett Laatsch, who leads the team in rushing touchdowns.
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Menasha at Green Bay West (Menasha In With A Win)
Green Bay East at Waupaca (GB East Eliminated With A Loss)
CENTRAL WISCONSIN LARGE
Bonduel (2-1) at Shiocton (1-2)
Bonduel will enter a festive Shiocton Homecoming atmosphere Friday night. The Bears suffered their first loss of the season in a 47-20 Week 5 loss to Amherst, and look to bounce back towards playoff eligibility. Eli Masty is the second leading rusher in the Conference with 617 yards and 7 touchdowns. Bonduel’s passing game has also led to a strong balanced attack. Parker Bohm leads the conference with 572 passing yards, and his favorite target Issac Garside has 414 of those yards.
Shiocton will look to get their offense clicking again after getting shutdown by Wittenberg-Birnamwood in a 6-3 loss. The game almost feels like a must win for the Chiefs with three potential playoff teams remaining on their schedule with a combined 6-3 conference record. Scoring has been tough to come by for Shiocton with 9 rushing touchdowns in the first five games.
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Manawa at Amherst (Amherst In With a Win) (Manawa Eliminated With A Loss)
Wittenberg-Birnamwood at Weyauwega-Fremont (Wega Eliminated With A Loss)
FOX RIVER CLASSIC CONFERENCE
Bay Port (5-0) at Notre Dame (5-0)
Despite significant graduation losses from a core group that appeared in two straight Division 3 state title games and dealing with the off-season death of former coach John Nowak, the Notre Dame Tritons have continued to thrive under first year coach Michael Rader. The team is unbeaten through the first five weeks, though the schedule becomes significantly more difficult the rest of the way. Notre Dame has not played a team with a current winning record, but faces 5-0 Bay Port, 4-1 Green Bay Preble, and 5-0 Green Bay Southwest in the next three games. Bay Port is the defending FRCC champion and has been rolling this year, averaging a state-best 55 points per game. A balanced rushing attack gets a number of players involved, though none averaged 100 yards per game on the ground. The FRCC is very top-heavy this year, with these teams joining Preble and Southwest as a pretty clear top four right now. The winner of this one ensures they’ll remain on top of the standings for at least another week.
Pulaski (2-3) at De Pere (2-3)
Pulaski could easily be 4-1 heading into their matchup with De Pere. The Red Raiders lost to Green Bay Southwest by 1 and to Notre Dame by 3 points. Pulaski made a late run last year and followed that with a deep playoff run. Dylan Hendricks is just under 150 yards from reaching 1000 on the season.
Green Bay Preble at Sheboygan South (Preble In With a Win)
Luxemburg-Casco (3-1) at Freedom (3-1)
Wrightstown is out front of a very competitive North Eastern Conference race, with three teams looking to stay within striking distance. Two of them meet up this week in what could serve as an elimination game in the conference title race.
Clintonville (0-5) at Marinette (1-3)
The Clintonville Truckers are still in search of their first win of the season. Kyle Finger is the teams leading passer and rusher, but has yet to cross 100 rushing yards on the season. Marinette is coming off of a low scoring loss to Luxemburg-Casco. Marinette will look to get off to a fast start, something they have struggled with this year.
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Fox Valley Lutheran at Little Chute (Fox Valley Lutheran In With A Win)
Oconto Falls at Wrightstown (Wrightstown In With A Win)
Neenah at Kimberly (Neenah in With A Win)
Oshkosh North at Fond Du Lac (Winner Is Eligible)
8 Man- MONLPC
Menominee Indian at Sevastopol
Gillett at Bowler Gresham