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Friday, 10/19

Shorewood/Messmer at Racine Horlick
South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central
Cudahy at New Berlin Eisenhower
East Troy at New Berlin West
Pewaukee at McFarland
Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale
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Shorewood/Messmer at Racine Horlick - This game could actually be competitive and I think the co-op could surprise some people-- Horlick isn't anything special this year. They're the chalk pick for a reason, though, and that's conference strength.

South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central - Ouch. This will get ugly. Only real positive here for SM is that they play a lot of juniors, and if those kids pay attention they may begin to understand what it takes to get past Level 1.

Cudahy at New Berlin Eisenhower - In the Woodland V2.0 this was a competitive game. Unfortunately for Cudahy we're now on Woodland V4.0.

East Troy at New Berlin West - West is going to catch Ike within a few years, and the next step in the process is winning a playoff game.

Pewaukee at McFarland - I know absolutely nothing about McFarland, and I'm not going to research them. I'll just pick Pewaukee b/c this is the Woodland forum.

Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale - Lakeside Lutheran is a #1 seed in their Division 4 bracket. 
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Shorewood/Messmer at Racine Horlick - Messwood has the ability to keep the score close, but lacks the offensive firepower to get the win here.

South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central - I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm always impressed whenever Greendale plays SM...even when the score doesn't reflect it, it feels like a game. While they won this opening round matchup in 2010, I think it's a bridge too far to expect a competitive game here; Central rolls.

Cudahy at New Berlin Eisenhower - This would have been a damn good game 90's to mid 2000's....here, it's a chance for the Packers to get another week of practice and development, a vision of what they want to work toward.

East Troy at New Berlin West - Win or lose here, I think West has promising prospects these next few seasons. 

Pewaukee at McFarland - Always hard to predict how these teams that don't play non-conference games will do...and being one of the bigger schools in a conference of small D3's, 4's, and 5's complicates it even more. I honestly will be surprised if this is a blowout and won't be if there's an upset.

Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale - Games like these worry me a bit, as familiarity can breed complacency. While I don't think there is much danger in Greendale losing this match, a tight game won't bode well for a deep playoff run.
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Friday, 10/19

Shorewood/Messmer at Racine Horlick 
South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central
Cudahy at New Berlin Eisenhower
East Troy at New Berlin West
Pewaukee at McFarland
Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale
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db11
Friday, 10/19

Shorewood/Messmer at Racine Horlick - I think the same things that plagued Shorewood/Messmer against IKE will plague them here...namely size, speed and physciality.

South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central - No upset special in this one (still can't believe that happened a few years ago). BC was very happy to be away from Homestead for a change, and honestly it's totally understandable the way that bracket has shaped up. Waterford's solid, but is going to struggle with BC's athleticism should they meet.

Cudahy at New Berlin Eisenhower - Mid-90s SE WI is attending this game in droves. Now Cudahy isn't even bringing much of a crowd. Oh well, better than a date with CMH, I guess.

East Troy at New Berlin West - East Troy brings their vaunted rushing attack to Cleveland Avenue, but I have a feeling conference strength will play into this one a bit, never mind the fact that West is a pretty solid team in their own right. Stop the run, they win.

Pewaukee at McFarland - Similar to what I talked about above. McFarland shows a radically different look than East Troy however. Their spread look could suffer in the wind and cold they're calling for on Friday night.

Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale - I don't think G'Dale will have any problems here. Any sort of competent offense has gone up and down the field on the Vikings...and G'Dale is solid enough on defense to not get burned by the option anymore.
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db11 wrote:
South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central - No upset special in this one (still can't believe that happened a few years ago). BC was very happy to be away from Homestead for a change, and honestly it's totally understandable the way that bracket has shaped up. Waterford's solid, but is going to struggle with BC's athleticism should they meet.

SM smacking BC around six years ago (a week after taking down no less than Eisenhower 21-16, interestingly) is Exhibit A in the case for why the Woodland's current format is self-damaging.

Granted, that was a pre-Jed BC team that probably had more in common with this year's Tosa West than this year's Brookfield Central, but they still had a winning record in a Greater Metro Conference that three years previously had produced BOTH D1 state finalists (Marquette and Falls).

More telling is that South Milwaukee came out of a Woodland that, while still featuring then-new(ish) divisional play, mixed divisions based on enrollment vs. geography. That meant SM had to play (IIRC) not just Greenfield but Greendale and Ike among others-- and those Rocket seniors had played as underclassmen against Franklin, Oak Creek, and a still-relevant Tremper... not to mention Kennedy's Bradford teams.

Unsurprisingly, SM did much better both in-conference and in the playoffs when facing tougher competition all season long. Conference strength is a real factor come playoff time, because when your kids are even somewhat competitive, at all levels of a program they will raise their level of play to what they see week-in and week-out.

And when all they see is weak opponents, guess what? They won't know how to play when they run into teams that punch them in the mouth. That is exactly what happens to the "Woodland East" schools every year, and every year in this format it's gotten progressively worse. Maybe those schools like being able to hand out a "Division Title" as a sort of participation trophy.  I don't know. I just don't think we'll ever see a Woodland East team beat a GMC team again unless they rebalance the divisions... they can't even hold Woodland West teams under 40 points. It's frustrating.

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South Milwaukee at Brookfield Central
Cudahy at New Berlin Eisenhower
East Troy at New Berlin West
Pewaukee at McFarland
Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale
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D3:

#5 East Troy 28
#4 New Berlin West 26

Heckuva first round contest. NBW controlled it early, but ET was able to find more and more as the game went on. Trailing 20-14 early in the fourth quarter, the state's elading rusher, East Troy's Jake Dessart capped a drive with a one-yard plunge to give ET the lead. ET then forced a three-and-out and on 3rd and 12 from their own 35, Dessart swept around right end, cut it up the middle, ran over the safety and went 65 yards to paydirt to put the Trojans up 28-20.

NBW's Tyler Stoltenburg took the ensuing kick back 84 yards for a TD, but couldn't make a diving grab with 6:57 left. NBW was able to hold ET and drove to the ET 18 with 20 seconds left, but Aaron Sobush's 35 yard FG attempt was blocked and East Troy held on for the W.

#7 Pewaukee 22
#2 McFarland 21

McFarland was up throughout, but a TD pass to Logan Dobberstein and subsequent 2-point conversion with 19 seconds left gave the Pirates the upset.

D3:

#2 Greendale 42
#7 Wisconsin Lutheran 35

WISCO came to play and led for large chunks of the contest, but Sean Sanchez found Masaeo Wooden for a big catch-and-run late and that proved to be the difference.

#1 New Berlin Eisenhower 49
#8 Cudahy 0

Chalk.

D2:

Brookfield Central 45
South Milwaukee 8

No upset for the Rockets this time around.

D1:

Racine Horlick 42
Shorewood/Messmer 0

The disparity in talent between the Woodland-East and the rest of the Milwaukee-area playoff qualifiers was on full display tonight. Outscored 136-8. More MPS schools scored tonight than Woodland-East. Ouch.
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