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2017 Standings

1. Waukesha West 12-1 (8-0)
2. Catholic Memorial 9-3 (6-2)
3. Muskego 9-4 (6-2)
4. Kettle Moraine 7-4 (5-3)
5. Arrowhead 7-4 (5-3)
6. Waukesha North 4-5 (3-5)
7. Mukwonago 3-6 (2-6)
8. Oconomowoc 1-8 (1-7)
9. Waukesha South 2-8 (0-8)

Week One Matchups

Thursday, 8/16

Arrowhead at Marquette

Friday, 8/17

Catholic Memorial at Mukwonago
Waukesha South at Oconomowoc
Muskego at Waukesha North
Kettle Moraine at Waukesha West

Games of Note

Germantown at Menomonee Falls
Whitefish Bay at Slinger
West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper
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Thursday, 8/16

Arrowhead at Marquette -  Interested to know what Arrowhead has this season. A lot of contributors were very young last season and they still managed a playoff berth and won a game. There’s enough weapons on offense to assume Marquette could be explosive l, but if their defense shows, it helps a ton. 

Friday, 8/17

Catholic Memorial at Mukwonago - CMH has serious talent up and down the roster and some change is afoot, but Muk plucked Gnewuch from Fond du Lac and built up one of the better programs in D1. All the resources he needs are there, so I’m also keen to sss how he does. That said, Young has a team talented enough to win D3. Anticipating a great game. 

Waukesha South at Oconomowoc - When you lose your top offensive weapon from a team that’s consistently struggled in the C8, things won’t be easy for South. Interested to see how Malling fares in year 2. 

Muskego
at Waukesha North - History says take the team that runs well. 

Kettle Moraine at Waukesha West - Despite the graduation of MacCudden, this team still has serious talent. KM looks like they’ll be solid too, but something tells me West has the edge.
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Germantown at Menomonee Falls
Whitefish Bay at Slinger
West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper
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Week One Matchups

Thursday, 8/16

Arrowhead at Marquette: Not the biggest fan on how the crossover games were designed out (same opponent for the first two years). Regardless I think the Warhawks have enough here to get past Marquette on the road.

Friday, 8/17

Catholic Memorial at Mukwonago: As seen last year, no matter the amount of teams in the C8 it turns into a logjam. Muk could've made the playoffs in the GMC but finished a game out of playoff contention. CMH looks to be one of the contenders at the top so go with them here.

Waukesha South at Oconomowoc: Cooney started 1-0 last year......Then dropped 8 straight. They should start 1-0 here but after that, it's anyone's guess.

Muskego at Waukesha North: If North wants to be a playoff contender, they have to win games where they are underdogs. Muskego pulled off a surprising run KO'ing the top two Southeast teams en-route to level last year. Go with them here with a second half run.

Kettle Moraine at Waukesha West: Kettle ended a lengthy playoff drought last season. Can they make it two in a row? West should be in the mix again here.

Games of Note

Germantown at Menomonee Falls
Whitefish Bay at Slinger
West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper
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Thursday, 8/16

Arrowhead at Marquette - Simply based on sheer numbers and tradition, you know these teams will have some quality, but there's not really a ton in the way of big names returning for either side. Marquette has its top receivers back, but struggled mightily without the now-graduated Horning a year ago. Holtz carried Arrowhead's offense a year ago and is also gone. Will Arrowhead ride heavy on the sophomore RB? Seems strange to call these two teams a mystery, but it's kind of what they are. I'll take Arrowhead, as they're likely to have more defense in this one.

Friday, 8/17

Catholic Memorial at Mukwonago - Mukwonago, as has been the case for awhile now, will be in the playoff hunt. Meanwhile, CMH will be in the conference title/state title hunt.

Waukesha South at Oconomowoc - Again, likely will be the only chance at a win for either team. Though Cooney may be better in their second C8 go-round.

Muskego at Waukesha North - North has enjoyed a nice little resurgence, and that should continue this year. I don't see the Northstars surviving Muskego's ground-and-pound, however.

Kettle Moraine at Waukesha West - For the first time since the lights went on at West it seems, there won't be a MacCudden playing for the Wolverines (McGivern will still find a way to talk about them on 105.7 The Fan though). Peter's graduation leaves a pretty big two-way hole in the lineup, but West is more than equipped to keep rolling along. KM should be pretty stout as well, but West remains a cut above.

Games of Note

Germantown at Menomonee Falls - Neither team was up to the level of their tradition last year, and that may continue for Germantown. Falls though, sees bigger things behind top-ranked senior RB Julius Davis.

Whitefish Bay at Slinger - I like Slinger this year. Good amount of quality coming back. Bay will be alright as well, but will have a tough time overcoming heavy graduation losses in the early going.

West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper - To be honest, I don't really know what WAC has this year, but I do know they lost many contributors from a not-very-good squad a year ago. Tremper themselves weren't much better a year ago either, but they won then, and they'll probably win now.
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I'm going to try and contribute to the Classic 8 forum this season before Memorial joins the Woodland West and the rest of the WISAA All-Stars gathering there. 

Thursday, 8/16

Arrowhead at Marquette - MUHS has not been a regular fast starter and typically uses the non-con schedule to sort out who's capable of what. In other words, the result here is probably less important to them than the process. That said, the second year in their 3-4 defense should produce better results on that side of the ball.  There's a wealth of returning skills at WR, TE and RB, and the line is well-coached again which will benefit whichever QB winds up taking snaps. This is the game of the week and Arrowhead might well win it, but I really like what Marquette is capable of this year.

Friday, 8/17

Catholic Memorial at Mukwonago - Pretty safe pick to take Memorial here, but I won't sleep on the Indians. They have some talent coming back and a take-no-prisoners head coach drumming them into shape and building off the foundation Iverson built.

Waukesha South at Oconomowoc - Cooney will be better this year, but it's hard to know by how much at this point. Last season was definitely a culture shock for the players. Is a year enough for Malling to get them into Classic 8 shape? Feels to me like they're at least another year (and a couple skills training at NXT Level) away from contention.

Muskego at Waukesha North - My template for Muskego's Wing-T and its feature back RJ Bosshart this year is (seriously!) the 1991 West Allis Central Bulldogs featuring returning conference offensive POY Dan Wiske. Central was coming off a semifinals run and Wiske brought something like 2,000 yards from his junior year to the table... but the Wing-T wins with unpredictability, and there's nothing so predictable as feeding the ball to one really good back. They will more than they lose this year, but to beat WAC's 4-4 '91 conference showing, they'll need to find some weapons to complement Bosshart. 

Kettle Moraine at Waukesha West - West is a great program and the chalk pick here. Thing is, KM is building something and thinks they're going to be the next Lake Country powerhouse. Every year they have taken another step, and now it's time for them to win one against a traditional C8 power. I have a hunch this is the year they'll be "Chopping the Wood" and surprising a lot of people outside Wales. 

Games of Note

Germantown at Menomonee Falls - Davis right, Davis left, Davis up the middle. It's a great recipe for success but it's also not exactly a guessing game for Germantown's D.  Reminds me a lot of when Racine Park featured John Clay.  This game will be won or lost in the trenches, but at the end of the day, a D-I talent in the backfield can be pretty tough to stop for even the most disciplined defense.  Just ask Homestead's 2005 squad. 

Whitefish Bay at Slinger - I don't buy Slinger as a Top Ten team, but this is their chance to prove me wrong. WFB under former Tosa East mighty mite Jake Wolter has taken that next step KM is looking for. On a side note, Bay has what is probably my favorite game-night experience in the Milwaukee area, with a fully-modernized field nestled in a residential neighborhood and all.

West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper - Not a Central guy myself, but I miss the days when a WAC team looked like Muskego does now. Tough, uncompromising and committed to running the Wing-T better than anyone else in a conference where 7 of 9 teams ran that same damn offense.
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Muskego at Waukesha North - My template for Muskego's Wing-T and its feature back RJ Bosshart this year is (seriously!) the 1991 West Allis Central Bulldogs featuring returning conference offensive POY Dan Wiske. Central was coming off a semifinals run and Wiske brought something like 2,000 yards from his junior year to the table... but the Wing-T wins with unpredictability, and there's nothing so predictable as feeding the ball to one really good back. They will more than they lose this year, but to beat WAC's 4-4 '91 conference showing, they'll need to find some weapons to complement Bosshart. 


That would have been Scott Otto's junior year, so WAC would have had two skilled backs, but as I recall Otto missed about half that year due to injury.
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db11 wrote:


That would have been Scott Otto's junior year, so WAC would have had two skilled backs, but as I recall Otto missed about half that year due to injury.

I don't know what games he missed, but I distinctly remember Otto playing fullback to Wiske's halfback. I remember him as a small, quick back who made us look silly cutting it up inside the DE. The team I played for honestly didn't account for him much in our prep and over-keyed on Wiske, which meant Otto ran wild against us. Again, proving the point that Muskego will be better if they have a solid second and third option for their Wing-T.
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Thursday, 8/16

Arrowhead at Marquette

Friday, 8/17

Catholic Memorial at Mukwonago
Waukesha South at Oconomowoc
Muskego at Waukesha North
Kettle Moraine at Waukesha West

Games of Note

Germantown at Menomonee Falls
Whitefish Bay at Slinger
West Allis Central at Kenosha Tremper
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Marquette over Arrowhead
Catholic Memorial over Mukwonago
Muskego over Waukesha North
Waukesha West over Kettle Moraine
Menomonee Falls over Germantown
Whitefish Bay over Slinger
Kenosha Tremper over West Allis central
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Marquette 31
Arrowhead 14

Final

It still doesn't compute seeing a very pedestrian Arrowhead football team.

Marquette's running game looked particularly sharp as Daeleon Brown-Williams found all kinds of lanes inside and outside. Marquette then used starting linebacker Riley Nowakowski at RB as a hammer in the second-half to wear down the Warhawk defense. Marquette's passing game, which struggled last year when the now-graduated Josh Horning was out, looked a bit more cohesive today...certainly helps having Thompson and Ubert back, plus a big TE target in Novotny. Defensively I thought MUHS looke much more comfortable in year 2 of the 3-4. Nowakowski is particularly impressive from his LB spot.

Looking at Arrowhead, at this point I'm struggling to see where they get four wins in the Classic 8...but it's early.
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