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Friday, 11/2

Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower

Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego
Racine Horlick at Marquette
Slinger at Homestead
Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial
Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's
Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran
Racine Lutheran at Cambridge
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Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower - I'm going to be magnanimous here and try to be helpful to both sides.  The key to Ike getting the win: Make the Panthers offense play like they did last time (5 turnovers). Keys to a Panther victory: 1) Don't turn the ball over 5 times. 2) In fact, ideally don't turn the ball over. 3) Play defense like you did last time...then you'll have a shot.

That's it. I don't know how to make that happen, but those are your keys.

Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego - Franklin I think really has a decent shot against Muskego...I just always think well coached teams with a strong, disciplined defense has a shot against Wing-T teams, even very good ones. But still, this is stil trying to get a square peg in a round hole here, as Franklin did barely beat Oak Creek earlier.  
Racine Horlick at Marquette
Slinger at Homestead
Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial
Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's - Cats have proven they can bottle-up DC-R. Have to think they can do it again.
Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran
Racine Lutheran at Cambridge

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Friday, 11/2

Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower - Should be a muddled low-scoring affair. Been IKE's MO this whole year. Can Greendale avoid the turnovers and get big defensive plays themselves to upset the apple cart? Recent tradition would say no. It just feels like the Woodland Big Dog Mojo is all with the Lions right now.

Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego - The Franklin D was very stout against Mukwonago, although I think the Indians offense played into that specifically with slow-developing play-action pass plays and a QB with limited mobility. Wasn't overly impressed with Franklin's offense. They move the ball like a Franklin team, but a physical and fast defense like Muskego's should be able to slow them down. The key will be how much can Muskego get going on the ground. It may not be as much as usual, but I think enough chunk plays will be there to make the difference.

Racine Horlick at Marquette - It's all about the draw. Kinda crazy Horlick gets the deepest they've been in awhile the year after being an undefeated 1 seed. Sometimes there are benefits to losing in the regular season. The run ends here though and Marquette's D will have no issue stopping the one-dimensional Rebels. Am curious to see what the Rebels D can do against Marquette's offense. Could be tight for a half...then MUHS will just lean on 'em.

Slinger at Homestead - Slinger's a nice team, but why would anyone pick against a Homestead team that no one (including Slinger) has come close to touching yet this year?

Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial - Competition for CMH should step up a bit this week, but this is not the MH/B team of a few years ago. Crusaders should be able to slow Winston, and if they do that the game is won.

Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's - One team has more talent. The other is getting by on one mercurial player and tons of heart. IDK here. ML did very little offensively in the first matchup but still hung around to the end. RSC coasted a bit last week after a quick start and from the sounds of things player incredibly sloppy football (12 penalties). They'll have to be laser-focused this week because this is a game their opponents wanted. I'm trepidacious here. Sticking with the Angels for now. This has the markings of a classic HS football playoff game.

Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran - LCL just biding their time until Springs apparates before them with a trip to Madison in the balance.

Racine Lutheran at Cambridge - As I sort of suspected, RaLu would find the sailing much more smooth against Mineral Point. Definitely surprised that their defense also came to play though. I suspect more of the same here. Cambridge is similar to MP, perhaps even a bit better, but a two-headed backfield monster is tough to stop.
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Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower - I'm picking Greendale, and not just because they know better than to take a knee against these guys this time around. I have to believe that Stoltz and Co. have had more than enough time and film to scheme guys open enough to get what they'll need against this defense. That's not to say that Ike can't win it-- they're more than capable-- but if the Panthers' offense plays to their potential, this becomes a very different result than what we saw the first time around.

Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego - This feels like a game where "little things" like field position and even who gets the opening kickoff could make a big difference. Having seen more than enough of the Wing-T in my life I tend to agree with Joe on one thing-- a talented, disciplined defense can shut it down, but that's the biggest question-- will Franklin be disciplined enough? Meanwhile, how does Franklin come out of the gates? If the Sabers' offense can start fast, that could make things very uncomfortable for a Muskego team heavily reliant on the run and play-action. Conversely, if the Warriors control the clock this becomes a long night for the Sabers. Conference strength says Muskego, but this is the point in the year where conference strength has become less important. Franklin has better balance. I'll take the Sabers by a nose.

Racine Horlick at Marquette - Another study in contrasts. As someone who played and coached against them across parts of two decades, there's so much I'd love to say about Horlick but can't, because most of it falls outside the rules of board etiquette. What I can say is that I think they're too one-dimensional to challenge the Hilltoppers at Hart Park. MUHS has multiple playmakers on both sides of the ball. You never know which of them is going to break loose on a given drive or come up with the big sack/pick/strip, but somebody almost always does. 

Slinger at Homestead - C'mon, it's Homestead. Just punch their ticket already.

Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial - Like I said above, I don't think conference strength is as important at this point-- good teams are good teams by now and you won't find a lot of posers at this level-- so you have to look past the C8 for why Memorial continues to win. And it comes down to size, speed, and strength. They have more of those things than their opponents do, on both sides of the ball.  MHB may have a great passing game but Memorial only loses this game if they make a bunch of uncharacteristic mistakes.

Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's - This is seriously the best slate of playoff games I've seen in a long, long time. How do you pick just one to attend? Even in D4 it's a titanic grudge match like this featuring two of Wisconsin's most explosive players. While I think the Angels have a better supporting cast, it'd be fair to say GML's unsung heroes are better than advertised too. Still, this is the year St. Cat's has been pointing to for three seasons now... it's going to take a monumental effort by the Spartans' D to derail them.

Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran - Give the Lightning one more before they run into the Ledgers.  Whatever a Ledger is.  I think it must be a brand of buzzsaw.

Racine Lutheran at Cambridge - Purple Lutherans looking to put another big run together? This could be a great weekend for Racine... or not. 
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Greendale held Ike to 99 total yards in Week 4. Ike kicked a FG as the second quarter ended as the result of a brutal fumble call after the Panthers QB took a knee. Then Ike returned the second half kickoff 80+ yards to set up a 1-yard TD run, their only offensive TD of the game. And then a terrible throw resulted in a Pick 6 for Ike. Greendale threw 3 picks, and lost 2 fumbles. I don't see similar scenarios taking place this time around. 

Ike's defense is filthy, while Greendale's is much underrated. The Panther offense has been a downhill train the last month+, and their newly explosive running game will give Ike their toughest test of the season. I like Greendale 27-21
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Friday, 11/2

Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower

Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego
Racine Horlick at Marquette
Slinger at Homestead
Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial
Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's
Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran
Racine Lutheran at Cambridge
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Friday, 11/2

Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower - Give me Dwight D. Eisenhower in an ugly one. I know they were out gained by a healthy ratio in the regular season game, but I think that they have improved. Greendale makes too many mistakes for my taste and doesn’t bring it every week. It doesn’t sound like there’s much harmony in the halls at GD these days and I think some of the undisciplined behavior has carried over to the field. I expect to see the visor flying tonight.

 

I’m not sure how well IKE can move the ball this week. I just feel good about their defense putting them in a position to have success. The 1972 Miami Dolphins lost one game, it was an exhibition game vs. Mark Shields and three seven year old girls. Mark Shields won with a roundhouse-kick to the face in overtime.

 

This is the game we all wanted. IKE is happy to host this game and GD didn’t pay a huge price for losing in September. IKE’s O line needs to get some movement for Spach tonight. How aggressive do the offenses get tonight? I think first downs will be limited and have to be earned. I expect trick plays. This is a healthy rivalry and the tide has turned. IKE probably hasn’t gotten the respect they deserve this year and GD wants to stay relevant. The Woody didn’t prepare either of these teams too well. At least most kids are fresh. I think the Varsity Club will be the place to be late tomorrow night.

Greenfield is immersed in their off season workouts, I’m sure or still celebrating their win over WAC. Joe Koch isn’t walking through that door….


Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego - Winner is roadkill for MUHS next week.
Racine Horlick at Marquette - Running clock.
Slinger at Homestead - Used to being here.
Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial - CMH wants revenge against the Woody next week.
Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's - Mcgivern changed the culture at ML.
Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran -  Other then the Marsh Horicon doesn't have much.
Racine Lutheran at Cambridge - Cambridge is an up and coming city.
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melkamania wrote:

Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's - Mcgivern changed the culture at ML.


Best laugh I've had in awhile.
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joebustos wrote:

Greendale at New Berlin Eisenhower - I'm going to be magnanimous here and try to be helpful to both sides.  The key to Ike getting the win: Make the Panthers offense play like they did last time (5 turnovers). Keys to a Panther victory: 1) Don't turn the ball over 5 times. 2) In fact, ideally don't turn the ball over. 3) Play defense like you did last time...then you'll have a shot.

That's it. I don't know how to make that happen, but those are your keys.

Games of Note

Franklin at Muskego - Franklin I think really has a decent shot against Muskego...I just always think well coached teams with a strong, disciplined defense has a shot against Wing-T teams, even very good ones. But still, this is stil trying to get a square peg in a round hole here, as Franklin did barely beat Oak Creek earlier.  
Racine Horlick at Marquette
Slinger at Homestead
Mount Horeb/Barneveld at Catholic Memorial
Martin Luther at Racine St. Catherine's - Cats have proven they can bottle-up DC-R. Have to think they can do it again.
Horicon/Hustisford at Lake Country Lutheran
Racine Lutheran at Cambridge

Greendale had (4 tournovers) Eisenhower (1 tournovers) Eisenhower 31 Greendale 6
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ikemgr1 wrote:
Greendale had (4 tournovers) Eisenhower (1 tournovers) Eisenhower 31 Greendale 6


Did I hear right that Greendale threw three picks in the span of three offensive plays in the first half?
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