Both Bradford and UG were in the playoffs and long shot as it may have been could
have hosted at some point. I don't think that's it. RaLu used UG last year too (granted Horlick was in).
Barring unforeseen or unplayable circumstances both of those teams should be using their normal/local field when possible L1-3 (A Racine Raiders game would obviously take precedence). Heck, play on Saturday (I miss those Saturday matinee WIAA playoff games).
Maybe it wouldn't matter but I wouldn't be terribly thrilled to get RSC or RaLu on a faster track this time of year...but I guess "if there's turf, find and use it" rules the modern game. St. Cat's going down to Bradford is just strange to me.
Maybe Hammes was reserved for the soccer playoffs or something similar. Even so... Bradford? The stadium situation in Racine these days boggles the mind. Sort of like the RYS/SEYFA thing.
Agreed on the matinees. OC v Arrowhead at Hammes (i.e. the downfall of the Koch Era) was on a Saturday. I miss the days of Metro Conference football games at Pershing Park right along the lakefront—now THAT would have been a homefield edge for the Angels. And Bradford themselves used to play at Carthage College. I‘m assuming Carthage no longer enters Art Keller Field as a WIAA playoff site, but being north and east they’d be a good site for St. Cat’s too.