importfromil
Pretty steady week for everyone, generally the field was 8-3 with cards80 and bcushing tying for week's honors at 9-2. If I were awarding bonus points for some reason, it would go to ash22themagnificent for being the only person in the group to take Marshall over Jefferson *and* Poynette over Adams-Friendship. However, missteps on Heights/Boscobel and Parkview/Belleville kept him from pulling clear.


Current standings after Week 2
T1. cettt: 16-6
T1. ash22themaginificent: 16-6
T1. wihsfootball: 16-6
T1. capcon: 16-6
T1. card80fan: 16-6
T1. bcushing: 16-6
T7. amped0808: 15-7
T7. thecrackerjack: 15-7
T9. importfromil: 14-8
T9. whfan202: 14-8

Yes, that would be a 5-way tie for 1st at the moment, with top-to-bottom separated by a mere 2 games ... or just slightly less tight than the overall standings in the Capitol North, where all 6 teams currently stand at 2-0 for what I believe is the first time in either division since the current Capitol Conference was formed. (Someone can check on that.)

Week 3 Games
Lake Mills (2-0) at Adams-Friendship (1-1)
Nekoosa (0-2) at Cambridge (2-0)
Marshall (1-1) at Columbus (2-0)
Belleville (1-1) at Luther Prep (2-0)
Lakeside Lutheran (2-0) at Mauston (0-2)
Wautoma (1-1) at New Glarus/Monticello (0-2)
Wisconsin Heights (0-2) at Poynette (2-0)
Wisconsin Dells (0-2) at Waterloo (1-1)
Lodi (2-0) at Westfield (0-2)
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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Back to in depth picks (Week 2, I was posting from Pittsburgh, PA as part of a week long vacation with my father, haha)

So without further ado.....
Lake Mills at Adams-Friendship - AF is certainly making some strides, after all, they were a playoff team last season and have made improvements, but they haven't made the big leap just yet. Lake Mills is really, really solid. I don't know if they're good enough to beat Lodi or not, but they have looked GREAT the first two weeks. With AF failing to generate much offense against a retooling Poynette team, it's likely a blowout is in store.... but I don't see it for whatever reason. LM wins... but I have a feeling it won't be via the running clock.

Nekoosa at Cambridge - I don't think Nekoosa is all that bad in spite of their 0-2 record... playing a larger Onalaska team somewhat competitively and losing a tight one to a solid River Valley squad. Cambridge hasn't lost yet, thanks to DeForest and Martin... and with Owens on the way back soon, they should be in a great spot. Given the trip Nekoosa has to make and the matchups.... I'd say Cambridge will win tightly again, but I have no doubt in this one, they should be the better team.

Marshall at Columbus - Marshall responded from a sound beating by Lake Mills with a solid win over Jefferson last week. They're slightly down, but as I've said earlier, there's talent that's green, but once they jell, they won't be an easy team to play. Columbus thoroughly beat an overmatched Whitewater team last week and may be a sleeper in the North this year. Should be a great Redbird Ruckus, but I'm going to give this one to the home team.

Wautoma at New Glarus-Monticello - It's no secret... NGM lost ugly to Edgerton on a historic performance by Micah Rudd and then got soundly beat by a traditional SWAL power on the road, but they hang in with a tough schedule and usually come out of it with a good conference record. Coming to town is another solid SCC program, the Wautoma Hornets. They have a few good players and are the favorites in the SCC, but not having Jack Eagan makes a difference. We'll see what that does for them, but I think NGM will be motivated to get the monkey off their backs and get a win for the hometown crowd.

Belleville at Luther Prep - I believe we may see a very high combined score, both teams run pretty good offenses and both have leaky defenses. Luther Prep, however have come and so far have made a complete 180 from years past. I'd be inclined to pick Prep easily, but I feel it's one of those games that could go either way. Luther Prep may have lightning in a bottle, or they are legitimate darkhorses, but that will be decided later. For this one, I think Prep pulls out a narrow one.

Lakeside Lutheran at Mauston - More Capitol/SCC this week. LL really has a good one in A. DeNoyer, the Wisconsin Lutheran transfer. He may be the best back in the conference by the time the year is done. Mauston is a program that's been kind of down for a while, so I don't see this one being too much of a contest.

Wisconsin Heights at Poynette - Although Poynette has struggled to score to this point, they won both their games and stayed the course in tight ones. That says they have a solid, if not, good defense and an offense that's not great, but still getting acclimated and waiting to bust out. That's going to happen against my Vanguards, who have been valiant in the first two games, but it doesn't look like this one will be very close at all.

Wisconsin Dells at Waterloo - Loo did lose to an upstart WLP team last week, and Dells got obliterated by a very, very good Lodi team at home. A report from Travis indicates numbers are really tough for the Dells team, and doesn't appear to be too much better this week. Loo will get win number 2 on the year in blowout fashion.

Lodi at Westfield - Lodi may very well be a very good team. Even without Kuehn as of lately, their run game remains a strong suit, and they have a great defense to boot. They have shown why they're a trendy pick to be a D4 heavyweight this year and it will show against an 0-2 Westfield team via the running clock.


So far, I think the South will likely be a two-horse race between Cambridge and NGM, and the North is Lodi as a prohibitive favorite, but from top to bottom, it looks like any game in the North should be genuinely competitive.
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Lake Mills at Adams-Friendship- Lake Mills is the real deal this year their offense is explosive and they have shown that the past two weeks. Moen has improved his game a lot since last year and it has shown in his stats. They have a long drive ahead of them Friday but it shouldn't play a role in them losing. Lake Mills by 28.

Nekoosa at Cambridge- Even without their stud Cambridge once again pulled out another win against a solid Deerfield team. Caleb Martin has proven he can run all over teams if needed and Deforest is throwing the ball well. Last week without Owens and I hope they can pull it out. Bluejays by 21.

Marshall at Columbus- Jefferson had some costly turnovers last week and Marshall capitalized on them. Columbus though looks pretty big from what I saw last week and they have the 2-0 record and will be playing at home this week. I just don't think Marshall is good enough to beat this team. Columbus by 14.

Belleville at Luther Prep- Luther Prep is scary good this year with Paulsen is a stud and may be one of the best QB's I have seen in this conference. Belleville just doesn't stand a chance this year. Prep by 21.

Lakeside Lutheran at Mauston- Lakeside Lutheran has the best back in the North this year. Kuehn isn't 100% healthy yet and I don't know if he will be all year. But on the other hand Lakeside wins with a running clock.

Wautoma at NGM- Hopefully this is the week NGM can get on a solid winning streak. They have played two tough teams back to back weeks and I think their offense is starting to click. NGM by 7.

Wisconsin Heights at Poynette- I don't think Poynette deserves to be ranked in the top ten because they havn't really shown much but this week they get lucky and play a down Heights team. Pumas by 21

Wisconsin Dells at Waterloo- Waterloo got shocked last week by losing to Prep and now they are hungry for a win and are probably pretty upset with themselves. Gallitz just needs to take care of the ball and avoid the interceptions and they should be fine here. Loo by 14.

Lodi at Westfield- This is an obvious response here. Blue Devils with a running clock before halftime.

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Anyone know what is up with Gavin Binger from NGM? Looked up NGM and saw he had no throwing stats at all? Hope he didn't get injured
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Lake Mills by 17
Cambridge by 14
Columbus by 21 or more. Columbus's defense has been lights out! -34 yards rushing for Whitewater!
Luther Prep by 21. LP has been impressive so far!
Lakeside by 28
Wautoma by 7
Poynette will roll in this one.
Waterloo by 21
Lodi with a running clock.
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bcushing wrote:
Anyone know what is up with Gavin Binger from NGM? Looked up NGM and saw he had no throwing stats at all? Hope he didn't get injured

I don't know if that's just a case of incomplete stats, or what ... but yeah, it would be nice to get injury updates on guys where they're notable pieces of their team. Zach Kuehn (Lodi) is another one that would fit here; all I saw from the Lodi-Dells write up is, "he has a knee injury" but no indication of severity and/or time he'll be out.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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The current picks:

Lake Mills at Adams-Friendship - if the Green Devils didn't beat the Pumas while running for 50-250, they're not winning this week either. Plus, Moen was "only" 18-25-285, 3 TD's last week and the defense held Edgerton's Micah Rudd in check. L-Cats by 21.

Nekoosa at Cambridge - remember when the Papermakers were a beast in the South Central? That seems so long ago. Bluejays by 24.

Marshall at Columbus - the last time they met in the regular season, it was in Marshall and the hosts that night laid a pasting. Of course, that Marshall team was loaded and that Columbus team wasn't; this time, the roles are reversed. Columbus Cardinals by 28.

Belleville at Luther Prep - The last time Luther Prep started a season 3-0? 2011, when the opponents were Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Heights, and ... Belleville. This Wildcats squad isn't nearly as bad, but it's not upper-echelon of the C-South, either. Phoenix by 34.

Lakeside Lutheran at Mauston - the Golden Eagles have played two much larger opponents, which partially explains the 0-2 record. It's also been susceptible to the big play so far, and Lakeside has the tools to put up a few of those. Warriors by 38.

Wautoma at New Glarus/Monticello - last year, this would have been ugly. If Binger isn't hurt, NG/M should win this comfortably; if not, ... well, the fact that Wautoma got tagged by a generally mediocre Berlin team means nothing, and this is a pick 'em game. Glarner Knights by 1.

Wisconsin Heights at Poynette - Anyone else have Poynette starting this season 3-0? Yeah, neither did I - but they'll do it against a Vanguards squad that's badly undermanned. Pumas by 31.

Wisconsin Dells at Waterloo - speaking of badly undermanned squads, Dells may have a somewhat easier time this week because Waterloo isn't Lodi ... but that's little consolation. Pirates by 42.

Lodi at Westfield - the Pioneers pretty much handed away the season opener, couldn't run the ball against M-P-GL in a losing effort, and now gets a team with a truly stout defense. The only question is whether the running clock starts before or after halftime. Blue Devils by 45.


-- Yes, this means the entire C-North would be 3-0.
-- Yes, this also means the South Central would drop to 0-9 on the season vs. the Capitol Conference with a collective record of 2-16, Wautoma and A-F being the only teams with a win on the season.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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My picks:

Lake Mills
Cambridge
Columbus
WLP
Lakeside Lutheran
Wautoma
Poynette
Waterloo
Lodi
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bcushing wrote:
Anyone know what is up with Gavin Binger from NGM? Looked up NGM and saw he had no throwing stats at all? Hope he didn't get injured



Tore up his hip. Out and may need surgery. May miss basketball as well. That is what I heard. No matter, Trey Taylor is tearing it up.
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That just sucks for him and the team. He was a great athlete and was hoping to see him go off this year. But Trey Taylor is tearing it up this year.
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Week 3 Games
Lake Mills (2-0) at Adams-Friendship (1-1)
Nekoosa (0-2) at Cambridge (2-0)
Marshall (1-1) at Columbus (2-0)
Belleville (1-1) at Luther Prep (2-0)
Lakeside Lutheran (2-0) at Mauston (0-2)
Wautoma (1-1) at New Glarus/Monticello (0-2)
Wisconsin Heights (0-2) at Poynette (2-0)
Wisconsin Dells (0-2) at Waterloo (1-1)
Lodi (2-0) at Westfield (0-2)
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Lake Mills
Nekoosa
Columbus
Luther Prep
Lakeside Lutheran
Wautoma
Poynette
Waterloo
Lodi
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Lake mills- this game won't be a blow out, but Colin moen is gonna keep leading this explosive offense. lake mills by 14
Cambridge-their getting by without Owens just fine, and I don't know what else Caleb Martin can do. Blue jays by 21
Columbus-will run all over Marshall, who got some luck last week with Jefferson having four fumbles. Columbus's size will over power Marshall and they will pound the rock to victory on Friday. Columbus by 28
Luther prep- they came to play last Friday, and look like a playoff game to me. Their o line, isn't big but they get off the ball good and stay low. Their qb could be the conferences best player! Prep by 21
Lakeside- they have a good running back, and he could be first team material. Lakesides back to their normal selves, this Capitol north play this year is gonna be some good football. Lakeside by 35
New garlus- has played some tough teams, and it's helping them get better. They fought a darlington team that's a top ten program in the whole state. New garlus gets their first win this week. New garlus by 14
Poynette- surprisingly is 2 and 0, their young and rebuilding. They will get tested again by a heights team that won't go down easy. Poynette by 14
Waterloo- after last weeks disappointing performance, and knowing their coaching staff they should bounce back and come out with more fire. Loo by 21
Lodi- this might be the best Lodi team in 10 years, it's scary I know. I expect them to keep the shut out streak going against a struggling Westfield squad. Lodi by 42

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Lake Mills (2-0) at Adams-Friendship (1-1): Ignorance is bliss. Still think A-F is the better team here.

Nekoosa (0-2) at Cambridge (2-0): Won't be surprised if this is close.

Marshall (1-1) at Columbus (2-0): Marshall is still an unknown quality.

Belleville (1-1) at Luther Prep (2-0): Ok Prep I see what you did there.

Lakeside Lutheran (2-0) at Mauston (0-2): Mauston got smacked by an improved New Berlin IKE team. DeNoyer rolls.

Wautoma (1-1) at New Glarus/Monticello (0-2): Wautoma and A-F will fight it out in the South Central.

Wisconsin Heights (0-2) at Poynette (2-0): Heights can't wait for 8-man.

Wisconsin Dells (0-2) at Waterloo (1-1): Waterloo bounces back.

Lodi (2-0) at Westfield (0-2): Wasn't that long ago that Westfield was a solid team.
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Lake Mills
Cambridge
Columbus
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Waterloo
Lodi
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