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Standings

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Great Northern Standings after Week 1

1. Lakeland 1-0
2. Rhinelander 1-0
3. Medford 1-0
4. Antigo 0-1
5. Ashland 0-1
6. Merrill 0-1
7. Mosinee 0-1

3-4....not out the expected realm here.

2018 UP GNC Standings

1. Escanaba (MI) 9-3 (3-1)
2. Marquette (MI) 4-5 (3-1)
3. Kingsford (MI) 4-5 (2-2)
4. Gladstone (MI) 4-5 (1-3)
5. Menominee (MI) 2-7 (1-3)

Week Two Matchups

Thursday, 8/29

Rhinelander at Tomahawk

Friday, 8/30

Antigo at Stratford
Mosinee at Iola-Scandinavia
Chippewa Falls at Medford
Lakeland at Northland Pines
Merrill at Superior
Hurley at Ashland

Game of Note

Marinette at Menominee (MI) (M&M Game)
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Thursday, 8/29

Rhinelander at Tomahawk - A pedestrian performance was enough for the Hodags in Week 1. Judging from what we got out of the Hatchets last week, the Hodags can probably sleepwalk through this one. I'll be there...better stock up on Red Bull.

Friday, 8/30

Antigo at Stratford - At some point Antigo starts scheduling beatable teams their division, right? Beats losing to D5s on the reg.

Mosinee at Iola-Scandinavia - Mosinee was underwhelming last week, but hoo boy, what happened to the Thunderbirds?

Chippewa Falls at Medford - The speed didn't kill them, and I think they can take the Cardinals here.

Lakeland at Northland Pines - Pines struggled in Week 1, while Lakeland showed off some offensive firepower and a dynamic QB.

Merrill at Superior - Merrill really struggling right now...

Hurley at Ashland - Well, we'll find out where Ashland is this year after a bit of a shocker last week.

Game of Note

Marinette at Menominee (MI)
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Thursday, 8/29

Rhinelander at Tomahawk: Hodags didn't need much to beat Prescott and they won over that downtrodden program.

Friday, 8/30

Antigo at Stratford: To be honest not sure how Antigo would fare against teams in the own division.

Mosinee at Iola-Scandinavia: Watch Iola loses to Montello but turns around and beats Mosinee.

Chippewa Falls at Medford: Nice win for Medford over Rice Lake. I think they'll make it two for two over BRC teams.

Lakeland at Northland Pines: T-Birds got clutch plays at the end to win at Cudahy. In comes Pines that got shutout against W-B. T-Birds roll here.

Merrill at Superior: Perhaps East turned the corner with their win against Merrill or that the Bluejays are down this year.

Hurley at Ashland: Litmus test for both teams. Perhaps some of those Marawood teams that Hurley face could be on the downside this year.

Game of Note

Marinette at Menominee (MI) (M&M Game): Whoever decided to move the game to Friday has some serious explaining to do.
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Thursday, 8/29

Rhinelander at Tomahawk - Although Rhinelander hasn't been able to compete in the GNC for a couple seasons, they have a really good shot at going 3-0 against their non-con opponents including Tomahawk and Wausau East.

Friday, 8/30

Antigo at Stratford - A couple seasons ago I would have probably given this to Antigo, but Stratford is just too dominant for Antigo to handle regardless of their division. I have to agree, I think it would be better for them to lose to schools their size rather than two divisions below.
Mosinee at Iola-Scandinavia - Despite having issues with injury, I did not see a loss to M/GL/P coming. Mosinee should have a pretty easy W if Iola-Scandinavia plays even remotely similar to last week.
Chippewa Falls at Medford - Medford really impressed me with their win over Rice Lake, and I think they just might be the team to beat now in the GNC. Chippewa Falls is typically a decent team year to year despite not making the playoffs all that often. I'll give Medford another close yet solid win.
Lakeland at Northland Pines - Northland Pines had a decent season last year, but I'm not sure they can replicate that after their loss to Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
Merrill at Superior - Superior had a nice win over Somerset, albeit against a much smaller school. Merrill had a tough loss to Wausau East, and Superior should be a tougher team than East. 
Hurley at Ashland - That #2 seed was highly overrated last season, and I think a lot of people saw that upset loss to Sparta coming a mile away. The trend continued as last week they had a tough loss, but I think they will overcome it with a win over the small school independent Hurley.

Game of Note

Marinette at Menominee (MI) (M&M Game) - Marinette was in a pretty close one with Little Chute up until the fourth quarter or so. I don't know how good Menominee is this season, so this just a guess.
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