johnwall1
Well, here we go....another season. Logan's new field is incredible, what a great thing for the Rangers and the BGC.

I haven't done much homework on the teams yet, but from what I do know, here are some tidbits. Appreciate hearing from you all on what you know heading into the season. Can you believe game 1 is only 3 weeks away?

Logan - I guess they've lost some really good players (linemen) but return a very good QB and a ton of speed, skill and depth. Also, the best coaching staff in the MVC. I've got Logan the favorites.

Holmen - Lost a lot of talent all over the field, but the return of Seth Wilson is huge, if he can finally stay healthy. I expect new staff will run the same offense that beats teams around here but gets dominated in round 1 of the playoffs like what happened 2 years ago with Superior and last year in a train wreck game against an average DeForest team. Holmen has enough to challenge in the MVC, but not likely to get anywhere in D2.

Onalaska - The return of QB (Duin) and WR (Sample) plus a ton of good skill players on the perimeter has me thinking Ona can finish in 3rd behind the big 2. Defensively they have a lot of improvement to make to have a chance to beat the other 2, but offensively they should be able to score. Snuck into playoffs last year and got obliterated by Reedsburg.

Tomah - Don't know much about Tomah, do know they have a junior QB (Brey) and real nice athletes on the perimeter, Georgeson and Kroener. They need a capable RB.

WS - loses POY in QB Schauf who was the heart and soul of a nice team last year. Also loses very good RB in Pierce. I think this is the year WS steps back a bit and wishes they were back in the Coulee.

Aquinas - heard their numbers are awful again, around 30 including freshmen. Replacing a big senior class that won 4 games last year with a small, poor incoming class. Have to break in a new QB to replace a 3-year starter in Tyler Young and new RB's and new WR's. Gonna be a really tough year.

Sparta - I think they'll be more competitive than normal, good senior class, but don't expect much from them

Central - Still can't believe a school like this went winless last year. Expect Matt Johnson at QB and that's a likely upgrade over last couple of years. Don't know much about skill players or line. Their JV team was awful last year too, so not sure there is much help on the way. I guess Central has become a basketball school now.
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oldballcoach1
I must admit that predicting high school football is very hard. But here we go.

1. Logan. Hard to go against them and the success they have had. Some key returnees and they seem to to find a way most of the time.
2. Holmen. New coach, but probably won't see a big difference. They have some skill players and maybe the most explosive player in Wilson.
3. Onalaska. They have some offensive skills and should be able to put up some points and their defense should be better.
4. Tomah. They always bring some size and are physical.
5. West Salem. Have to replace some really good players, but seems to have things in place to stay competitive.
6. Sparta. A couple of wins last year and probably a couple this year. They have a lot of kids out, so that is a good sign.
7. Central. They should win a game or two this year, but it looks like the commitment from the kids is on the decline. A new offense, but not sure they have the skilled players to run the spread.
8. Aquinas. Maybe a winless year. Enough said there.

I don't see a deep run playoff team in the conference and probably another below average year in the league.
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johnwall1
oldballcoach1 wrote:
I must admit that predicting high school football is very hard. But here we go.

1. Logan. Hard to go against them and the success they have had. Some key returnees and they seem to to find a way most of the time.
2. Holmen. New coach, but probably won't see a big difference. They have some skill players and maybe the most explosive player in Wilson.
3. Onalaska. They have some offensive skills and should be able to put up some points and their defense should be better.
4. Tomah. They always bring some size and are physical.
5. West Salem. Have to replace some really good players, but seems to have things in place to stay competitive.
6. Sparta. A couple of wins last year and probably a couple this year. They have a lot of kids out, so that is a good sign.
7. Central. They should win a game or two this year, but it looks like the commitment from the kids is on the decline. A new offense, but not sure they have the skilled players to run the spread.
8. Aquinas. Maybe a winless year. Enough said there.

I don't see a deep run playoff team in the conference and probably another below average year in the league.


Your point is well taken and likely accurate. Holmen makes the playoffs each year with usually 1 loss, and gets throttled by average D2 teams that in turn get smoked by their next opponent in Level 2. Logan because they are D3 usually represents the MVC well in the playoffs, wins a game or 2. Anybody else that makes the playoffs out of the MVC not named Logan will very likely get running clocked in level 1. As good as basketball has been in the MVC, football has been that bad when compared to better conferences.

From what I've heard/learned, here's my predictions:

1. Logan - 7-0/8-1
2. Holmen - 6-1/7-2
3. Onalaska - 4-3/6-3
4. West Salem - 4-3/5-4
5. Tomah - 4-3/5-4
6. Sparta - 2-5/2-7
7. Aquinas - 1-6/2-7
8. Central - 0-7/0-9
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