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Friday, 11/15

D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior
Waunakee vs. Waukesha West

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial

D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy
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Friday, 11/15

D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego - You have to be pretty good to beat a program like Sun Prairie twice in a season, but the reality of everything here is that the Big 8 finally runs into the Classic 8. Muskego, for their part, was maybe fortunate that Burkett couldn't finish the game last week, but what's done is done. Good on the Spartans for breaking a long line of Madison Public Schools' playoff futility but it comes to an abrupt end here.

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior - It's hard to get any gauge on Superior with them so far away, but you have to be quality to make it to Level 4 in D2. That said, they came out of the (on paper) weakest grouping in D2 and beat mid-tier VFA teams to get here and admittedly I do not think this was the VFA's best year, to say nothing of Pulaski and the FRCC. Brookfield East, meanwhile came through the meat-grinder, has the recent pedigree and has one of the state's most explosive offensive players and a quality defense. In this battle of the Spartans, B'East wins comfortably.

Waunakee vs. Waukesha West - The gap between the North Shore and other "power" conferences was exploited last week to an extent I didn't see coming. Waunakee won't have that advantage this week. West comes in having rolled the SLC and finding a complimentary running game to Blount's passing game over the last few weeks which has made the Wolverines the most dangerous team in a wide-open D2. This should be one of the better Level 4 games. West by 10.

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest - IKE has traversed Union Grove and the two rematches with aplomb, but things really get ratcheted up here. You don't go through either of the divisions of the Badger Conference without being quality and the Norskies resume is top-notch. I don't see IKE scoring a lot of points here, can their defense keep them in it for maybe more Peharda heroics?

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial - Lake Mills was probably the best offense CMH will face in the playoffs (400 yards), but it still didn't make a lick of difference as CMH was simply too big and too powerful for the L-Cats. River Valley is a similar team to Lake Mills, perhaps a little more physical, but once again it won't make a lick of difference. CMH is just too much for D4, just like they'll be too much for the Woodland in a year's time.

D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran - LCL really showed me something last week, controlling the St. Catherine's O-Line and backs and making big plays to surprisingly cruise to victory. PdC presents a similar two-pronged challenge with physical players for the Lightning, but I think LCL is up for it and ready to get back to Madison after falling short a year ago.

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy - D7 has been dominated by the three-headed monster of Black Hawk, Bangor and Edgar for a few years now, and while the latter two will duke it out up north to see who goes to Madison, Black Hawk (and their Illinois-based brothers-in-arms) gets a new challenger in the uber-athletic Lourdes Academy. Deep in the playoffs, small-school football is almost always won in the trenches and with the ground game though and that won't change here. Black Hawk by 14.
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D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego - You know what they're going to do, and yet you're powerless to stop it. Clubbing baby seals is brutal and effective, much like this offense, and neither are fun to watch too. (Unless you're a demented individual....)

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior - Near-sy bias at work here. Saw B'east up close in the scrimmage and was very impressed with what they did; wasn't surprised when they "upset" MU, and happy that they got revenge wins on BC and MF. Drove through Superior once and thought to myself "how can anyone not come out of here tougher than nails?"

We'll see.

Waunakee vs. Waukesha West - West is really one of those teams that they seem to be their best when they underperform to start. Can they beat Waunakee? I think if you look at the whole season you'd have to think "no", but based on their recent performances...

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest - I hope it's close, but I don't see it being so.  Deforest most any other year is a solid, very solid D2 school with good numbers...this isn't quite CMH in D4 level here, but it's not far off.

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial - I read in an interview that Bill Young stated in the Waukesha Freeman, when asked:

"What is best in Life?"

Bill Young wrote:
“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!”
True Story. He's demonstrating as much in leading his horde in their march to Madison.



D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran - LCL always finds a way it seems to trip up...but I don't think they will here.

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy

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D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego - Memorial showed they are for real this season. Unfortunately, I just don't think they can take down the reigning state champions of Muskego.

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior
Waunakee vs. Waukesha West - I heard that Waunakee had a number of injuries in their loss against DeForest. I would assume they have since returned with a dominating win over undefeated Hartford. If this is the case, I'm having to rethink everything about D2.... Waukesha West has also been dominant in their road as a 3-seed while stomping all over the teams of the Southern Lakes. This will be a very good one.

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest - I don't think this is the same Ike team as years prior. I wasn't convinced on Plymouth early on, and two very close wins over Plymouth doesn't help Ike's case. DeForest has been great all year long, and that has continued through the playoffs. They are just too hot right now to lose to Ike.

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial - Unfortunately, D4 hopeful loses to D3 reigning champion 10 times out of 10. Tragic.

D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran - Both of these teams stopped ranked D4 teams dead in their tracks. PDC was able to take control of the line of scrimmage for almost the entire game against G-E-T after the Red Hawks had a dominant running game all season long. I wasn't 100% sure Prairie was as good as last season's team, but they have shown up at the right time. LCL has recently been a D5 powerhouse, so this should be a very good game. I like LCL in this match.

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy - Can Lourdes shake up the "Big Three" of D7? They certainly have the talent to hang with Black Hawk, but I don't think they can pull it off here.
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D1:
Madison Memorial vs. Muskego
Best defense in the state wins easy. Athletes everywhere. 

D2:
Brookfield East vs. Superior
Both teams very well coached. Superior methodical and precise. 

Waunakee vs. Waukesha West
Waunakee big play ability is the difference. 

D3:
New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest
Ike had easiest playoff road of all divisions. Embarrassingly so. Yet still barely scraped by. Deforest will do the spanking in this one. Running clock.  

D4:
River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial
This will be close until the 4th. CMH is relentless. 

D5:
Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran
PDC has a few weapons that LCL does not. 

D7:
Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy
BH-W pounds its way to easy win.
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D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego: Memorial with the deepest run that a Madison school has had in a long time. I think Muskego should win here but my concern is are they playing their best football as of now or the close games were direct result of competition ratcheting up?

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior: This B'East team finally did what should've been done and axed the Falls last week. Superior pulled off another unbelievable comeback against Kaukauna to make their deepest run since they won state in 1990. B'East should be the favorites here but something tells me this Superior team will make things close again late if not pull out the win.

Waunakee vs. Waukesha West: If the rumors are founded, maybe telling West that they won't win in the SLC, was probably not the smartest thing to do at the seeding meeting since now they sport a double-digit winning streak against the league. It also speaks to the gap between the SLC and the C8 in terms of athleticism compared to the ground and pound game. Waunakee probably with their best game so far in the playoffs against Hartford last week. Perhaps West has a solid shot here, but who knows?

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest: IKE had to survive a missed last second field goal by Plymouth to get here. DeForest will get a stiff challenge here but in the end Norskies roll.

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial: It has to be said that Lake Mills was the second best team in the D4 bracket (if you exclude CMH) and CMH walloped them and Freedom got upset by Wrightstown.....It's not gonna be a good night for the SWC Friday because....

D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran: .....LCL is gunning for a berth in the state final. PDC managed to shake off some rust early on in the season before hitting their stride in the playoffs. This could be a game for a bit but LCL pulls away late.

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy: Lourdes carrying the Trailways banner going up against a Black Hawk/Warren team that is aiming to repeat. Warriors will wear down the athletic Knights and possibly have a rematch on their hands next week...
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Friday, 11/15

D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego - Classic 8 might have three state champions this year. Has that ever been done?

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior - East is ready for Madison.
Waunakee vs. Waukesha West - They figured it out at the right time.

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest - I will take IKE as they have been pretty good to me for years. It's another trip to level 4 and more meaningful November football games for IKE. Almost everybody likes DeForest. They had a dominating year in a better conference against bigger schools. They beat Pat Rice's squad, although his team has had a rash of injuries and isn't one of his teams for the ages. DeForest has been strong on both sides of the ball. They have a diverse attack and a lot of production.

The margin for error is very small for IKE this week and they know it. Last week wasn't a resounding win but they got through. The stat lines for IKE haven't been what we would have guessed the last 2 weeks. IKE would like to finish more drives and get off the field quicker on defense. They have bent but not broken. Kern was correct in saying on Big Time Mike McGivern's show that Plymouth won both lines of scrimmage last week. If that happens again for IKE this week they will probably need some special teams td's or a defensive score to win. I will be traveling and not be in my usual seat for this one.

The Woodland board continues to knock IKE. One Greendale fan let us know that IKE has had the easiest road of all the teams. If it was that easy perhaps Greendale should still be alive or at least have won their opening round game, or better yet, won their little conference championship game against a team from the often mocked east division. I believe they scraped by against Pewaukee in o.t. as well. That's what I have come to expect from the fans of the team without a gold ball in football. But don't worry, Greendale will be the preseason favorite again next year. Graduation won't hurt them as much as other schools. The headlines in the papers have let us know that there's not perfect harmony in the halls of Panther nation.

And in Greenfield, Joe Koch isn't walking through that door. Maybe they could merge with Whitnall the way Greendale did in wrestling a few years ago, take a short cut and cheat a little when they don't need to. It helps if you know some football. Widuch of Whitnall would never merge. Congrats to him on his victory over Greendale. I think a few Panther fans have already forgotten the result of that game though.

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial - This isn't even fun for them

D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran - Lake Country gets it done.

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy - Illinois factor can't help them.
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D1:
Madison Memorial vs. Muskego


D2:
Brookfield East vs. Superior
Waunakee vs. Waukesha West

D3:
New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest

D4:
River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial

D5:
Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran

D7:
Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy
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D1:

Madison Memorial vs. Muskego - Likely not close.  Agree with DB that had Burkett been healthy last week, I think we're talking about Franklin-MM here, but alas Muskego makes a return to trip to Madison.  I think Franklin showed how to slow Muskego down, aside from the 2 big plays there wasn't a whole lot of offense in that game.

D2:

Brookfield East vs. Superior
Waunakee vs. Waukesha West

D3:

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest

D4:

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial

D5:

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran

D7:

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy
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Madison Memorial vs. Muskego - Franklin’s defense followed Marquette’s week 1 blueprint, but just like the Hilltoppers, the Sabers couldn’t get by the Classic 8 champs after a stroke of ill fortune (in this case, Burkett going down in the first quarter). The margin of error against this club is razor thin. I don’t think Memorial has what it takes to overcome that, although Kimberly might be another story....

Brookfield East vs. Superior - I was initially a skeptic, but East has made me a believer. Their defense is playing well enough to put them in the conversation for a state title.

Waunakee vs. Waukesha West - Blount and the West passing game get better every week. It seemed like a down year for West and the whole C8 when the regular season wrapped, but maybe the league (and Muskego) was just that good? Games like this one will tell us more.

New Berlin Eisenhower vs. DeForest - There’s always some team from the Badger conference making noise in Madison at the end of the year. May as well be the conference champ, since Waunakee is playing a C8 squad and DeForest has only got a Woodland club. 

River Valley vs. Catholic Memorial - I’ll say it again: In WISAA, teams could choose to play up a division in the playoffs if they wanted to. Springs was always doing that and gave as good as they got. It’s hard to see Memorial as a D4 school in this sport. Never mind D3. They could be a Level 4 team in D2 right now.

Prairie du Chien vs. Lake Country Lutheran - LCL usually stumbles once they get outside of the southeast bracket. 

Black Hawk/Warren (IL) vs. Lourdes Academy - If Lourdes is really as fast and athletic as everyone says they are, I’ll take them here. 
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Good season all around. Waukesha County is king in football right now. Ike was right there knocking on the state title door. What could have been. Time to get ready for the slow off season. The Herro's are the king in Woodland basketball right now. Stay tuned for that. Just don't have the time to pick the hoops games.

I might start playing hoops again. Maybe I will see JB when I am at one of the morning Greendale High School runs.
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melkamania wrote:
Good season all around. Waukesha County is king in football right now. Ike was right there knocking on the state title door. What could have been. Time to get ready for the slow off season. The Herro's are the king in Woodland basketball right now. Stay tuned for that. Just don't have the time to pick the hoops games.

I might start playing hoops again. Maybe I will see JB when I am at one of the morning Greendale High School runs.


That's Greendale HOF'er Joe Bustos, BTW. 😎
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db11 wrote:


That's Greendale HOF'er Joe Bustos, BTW. 😎


Correct DB. His hall of fame nomination is very very impressive. Here is a few marquee names he got in ahead of:

Rob Stoltz
Jason Dummert
David Dodds
Tom Papez
Tristan Pipp
Ben Erickson
Mitchell Brees
Dave Smith
Alex Merg
Mike Masino

Just to name a few.
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melkamania wrote:


Correct DB. His hall of fame nomination is very very impressive. Here is a few marquee names he got in ahead of:

Rob Stoltz
Jason Dummert
David Dodds
Tom Papez
Tristan Pipp
Ben Erickson
Mitchell Brees
Dave Smith
Alex Merg
Mike Masino

Just to name a few.

I think those first two names still live in the nightmares of all Suburban Park D-backs from the 1991 season. They sure made ours look silly. 

Papez was a big guy but he was a senior on their '90 team which wasn't one of their best. The next year ('91) they had a heck of a group-- that class of '92 were good on every level-- but if they'd had a noseguard like Papez they would have made a run at State. The guy they replaced him with was half his size.
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