importfromil
Week 4 Standings

T1. cettt: 31-9
T1. amped0808: 31-9
T3. capcon: 30-10
T3. thecrackerjack: 30-10
T5. ashthemagnificent: 29-11
T5. wihsfootball: 29-11
T7. card80fan: 28-12
T7. bcushing: 28-12
9. whfan202: 27-13
10. importfromil: 26-14

It was a 3-way tie for best record on the week, as amped0808, capcon and thecrackerjack all went 8-1. All three missed Mauston/Marshall, which everyone except wishfootball missed as well. amped moves into a tie for 1st with cettt, capcon and crackerjack sit a game back in 3rd.

2 years ago, I won this pool. I'm trying to recall how I did that.

We're now into conference play, with the C-North a combined 23-1 and the C-South a combined 6-18. Not sure anyone saw either of those coming, even after accounting for injuries and so on. One thing we can be sure of, though: after this week, at least two of the C-North's undefeated squads will fall for the first time on the season.

Week 5 Schedule
Wisconsin Heights (0-4) at Cambridge (2-2)
Lakeside Lutheran (4-0) at Columbus (4-0)
Lodi (4-0) at Luther Prep (4-0)
Marshall (1-3) at New Glarus/Monticello (0-4)
Lake Mills (3-1) at Poynette (4-0)
Waterloo (2-2) at Belleville (1-3)
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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ash22themagnificent
My picks:

Cambridge
Columbus
Lodi
Marshall
Poynette
Waterloo
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capcon
Cambridge
Lakeside
Lodi
Lake Mills
Waterloo
New Glarus
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bcushing
Wisconsin Heights at Cambridge- no need to be scared with last weeks results Lakeside is just that good. Cambridge will have an easy game this week or I would hope. Owens will be able to run free come Friday as they look to win conference for the second year in a row. Bluejays by 28

Lakeside Lutheran at Columbus- now this is a tough game to pick. Lakeside has a explosive offense but then Columbus has a strong defense and has shown that all year long. This will be a close game for a while but I think Lakeside is just too strong this season. LL by 14

Lodi at Luther Prep- another tough pick as will be all of the North games. Lodi is strong on both sides of the ball and I think Prep is just strong on the offensive side of the ball. Hoping Prep shocks them but in the end I'm picking Lodi by 14.

Marshall at New Glarus/Monticello- last time Marshall played down in New Glarus they lost and they were the better team. NGM's record doesn't do this team justice they are really strong offensively they just need to figure it out on the defensive side of the ball. If it comes down to a shoot out NGM will come out with the victory. NGM by 14.

Lake Mills at Poynette- if you told me Poynette would be 4-0 going into conference I would have called you crazy. But they have played tough but against decent competition. Moen and Lake Mills is on a tear right now and will continue it this week. Lake Mills by 14.

Waterloo at Belleville- this Belleville team could be like the team a few years ago when they beat Marshall and took away their chance at a conference title. They have enough talent to beat any team in the conference but I think Waterloo will start off conference play on the right note. Pirates by 14.
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card80fan
Cambridge with a running clock.
Columbus by 10.
Lodi, But this will be closer than people think.
NGM by 7
Lake Mills by 21
Waterloo by 17
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importfromil
Wisconsin Heights at Cambridge - nothing says "get some confidence back" like a game against a known weakling. Owens plays maybe a half, racks up all kinds of yardage; the Vanguards leave being grateful there's a running clock. Bluejays by 42.

Lakeside Lutheran at Columbus - I really want to take the Cardinals here, they had a really stiff test last week while Lakeside has had a couple easy victories the last two weeks, but I'm putting the hex on. DeNoyer is a large part of the Lakeside team, but I think he'd also be shining at Wisco; step it down a couple levels, and he really shines. If the hosts can keep the ball and make DeNoyer work and punish him, they could win ... but I think this one gets away. Warriors by 7.

Lodi at Luther Prep - if the Phoenix don't score this week, someone may want to start engraving Lodi's name into the D4 trophy ... and that's from someone who thinks the hosts are good, but not "championship caliber" good. If (when ... anyone with an update?) Kuehn comes back, this team gets especially dangerous. Blue Devils by 17.

Marshall at New Glarus/Monticello - man, what the Glarner Knights wouldn't give to have Binger in the lineup. Not that I think Marshall is any great team, but even after last week's beatdown by Mauston I think they're the better team - because they didn't give up 60 last week. (Now, watch them prove me wrong yet again.) Cardinals by 14.

Lake Mills at Poynette - the Pumas are a shocking 4-0. They get shocked back to reality this week by the arm of Collin Moen. Tanner Kerr may run for 100, but he's going to need major help from his teammates if Poynette is going to stay undefeated. (Add: yes, I know - Poynette beat A-F, who beat L-M, so by the transitive property Poynette should beat L-M. You look at the team stats in those games, and A-F probably should have beaten Poynette and lost to Lake Mills - in which case, the transitive property would tell you to take Lake Mills ... which I am.) L-Cats by 21.

Waterloo at Belleville - it just feels like it's been a long season for the Wildcats. It doesn't feel any shorter after this week. Pirates by 21.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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card80fan
Was told that Kuehn is done for the year. A teammate of his told some coaches at a recruiting visit that he tore his ACL.
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whfan202
Wisconsin Heights at Cambridge - It won't be close, not by a long shot. Cambridge gets some semblance of confidence back. Heights... I don't know man, they have talent, but talent can't produce on offense if the QB is running from defenders in the backfield every single play.

Lakeside at Columbus - A dandy to start things off in C-North play. LL has the explosive offense, and Columbus has a solid offense and good defense. I'm going to buck the trend a little though and see if CBus can help my record with a home win.

Lodi at Luther Prep - Luther Prep has had a nice little run to start the year and they've been lights out on offense and the defense has been enough to get them by, but if Lodi holds this offensive attack to zero, as import said before, you might wanna get ready to rate them the favorite in D4.

Marshall at NG-M - Won't be close, folks. NGM's defense just isn't there, either.

Lake Mills at Poynette - One would have to surmise Poynette's 4-0 record is a result of a relatively soft schedule, as 3 of the 4 wins were against teams that really won't be good for much more than a win or 2 this season, if that. A-F was nice, but LM has more talent than the Pumas. The one team that has a loss will give another C-North team their first L.

Waterloo at Belleville - Belleville just doesn't have the horses on the line.



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importfromil
card80fan wrote:
Was told that Kuehn is done for the year. A teammate of his told some coaches at a recruiting visit that he tore his ACL.

Ouch. (No pun intended.) That's a hit to Lodi, even if it doesn't show right now.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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cettt
Cambridge - Running Clock
Columbus - This one was a tough one. I had Columbus but flipped to Lakeside then back to Columbus. In looking at the schedules the combined record of the teams they have beat is 11-21. Lakeside has beat the only team with a winning record (Winnebago Lutheran). Columbus did show some toughness up in Wautoma last week. When I started looking at the schedules and looking at the opponents I looked at what Lakeside did to Mauston (52-6) what Mauston did to Marshall last week (41-12) and compared that to the Columbus over Marshall score (35-14). After trying to make sense of all that something in my gut said go with the home team. In a Capital Conference North instant classic, Columbus by 4.
Lodi - Defense has been superb. Time to fire up the engines on the offense as Conference play begins.
Marshall - Does the winner of this game make the playoffs (assuming Cambridge and Waterloo finish 1-2)?
Lake Mills - That offense is rolling as conference play begins.
Waterloo - Pirates right the ship and go to 1-0 in conference play.
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importfromil
Looking at the weather forecast from now through Friday night: fields could be anything from merely wet to totally soaked, games could go off Friday or get delayed to Saturday. If a game is postponed to Saturday, you'll get until the kickoff on Saturday to change - if it starts Friday and is delayed to Saturday, it's the pick on the board at 7pm Friday that counts.

Edit picks as needed.
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wihsfootball
Cambridge at heights- I'm still in shock on how bad they played last week. They only had 11 total yards of OFFENCE!!! That's crazy, I don't know how that could happen. They will get back on track and take some angry out this week. Cambridge by 35

Lakeside at Columbus- this will be a grinder, lakeside is back now after two years of missing the post season. denoyer will be facing some good defenses the rest of the year now and that will be interesting to see. I'm going with Columbus by 7

Lodi at prep- I would love to see prep pull an upset off. But I would have to see it to believe it. Prep should score this week, at least. Is this the year Lodi actually makes it to state finally? Lodi by 28

Marshall at new glarus- the real season starts now, new glarus is still ok and needs a win. New glarus has a knack of beating Marshall in sports the last couple of years in football and basketball. If your Marshall you got to be worried about going into a wounded animals den. New glarus by 14

Lakemills at Poynette- Collin moen is the spitting image of his brother, and he will bring Poynette into reality by passing all over them. Lakemills by 21

Waterloo at Belleville- loo had some positive things to build off after Lodi last week. But they have to take care of the football better. Belleville will cause some trouble with loo's secondary. Rembar last years game between these two teams was the third highest total offense combined in Wisconsin history. Waterloo by 28
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Week 5 Schedule
Wisconsin Heights (0-4) at Cambridge (2-2): Heights is playing out the string before jumping to 8-man.

Lakeside Lutheran (4-0) at Columbus (4-0): This is where I gain a game. Will be a dogfight but Lakeside with DeNoyer pulls away.

Lodi (4-0) at Luther Prep (4-0): The injury bug hit Lodi but they still have the talent edge. Prove me wrong Prep!

Marshall (1-3) at New Glarus/Monticello (0-4): Marshall having a down year it seems, but I think with the South down as they are this year that won't matter.

Lake Mills (3-1) at Poynette (4-0): Not sold on Lake Mills. Poynette beat Adams-Friendship while Lake Mills lost to them the following week.

Waterloo (2-2) at Belleville (1-3): Waterloo seems to be the front runner at this point.
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importfromil
So clearly we're all (OK, some of us) are really underrating Poynette. I don't think that defensive stand continues, but hey - they're 5-0, which is about 3 games better than I expected they would be.

The shocker of the night was Columbus/Lakeside. Not that Columbus won it (I said I wanted to take them), but that it was a 28-point margin of victory. (DeNoyer ran for 32-190; he was upstaged by Columbus sophomore Jake Smith, who was 31-204.) Lodi blanking Luther Prep is up there, too - though I think 10 of Lodi's 24 points came off turnovers and then Nellen had a 99-yard run after the Blue Devils got pinned at the 1 on a punt.
I'm not saying some things the WIAA does are wrong, ... I'm just saying, "I find it weird."
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whfan202
I come bearing scores! (Well, five of the six games.... LL and Columbus' wasn't up on the site yet)

Cambridge 35, Wisconsin Heights 6 (no shocker)
Lodi 24, Luther Prep 0 (Okay. This is unreal. Lodi holds Prep's dynamic offense to zilch and we are now at 20 straight quarters of shutout football. Start the whispers of "state champs??" now)
Waterloo 25, Belleville 12 (Ho hum)
Marshall 28, NGM 20 (Honestly, closer than I thought it'd be)
Poynette 17, Lake Mills 9 (Poynette has a very, very formidable defense)
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