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Standings

Michael Gardner 7-1
MPZJames 7-1
DB 6-2
Amped0808 6-2
Atomgt 6-2
Coacha2 5-3
SonsofDonBosco 5-3
Jdel21 4-4

Southeast Standings after Week 1

1. Racine Case 1-0
2. Racine Horlick 1-0
3. Racine Park 1-0
4. Kenosha Tremper 1-0
5. Oak Creek 1-0
6. Franklin 0-1
7. Kenosha Bradford 0-1
8. Kenosha Indian Trail 0-1

5-3 and a 3-0 effort by Racine....not bad.

Week Two Matchups

Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick
Union Grove at Racine Park
Oak Creek at Waterford
Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin
Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford
Wilmot at Racine Case
Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail
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jaredmcgran
Tremper hosts King on Thursday night at 7 PM
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Michael Gardner
Burlington
Toss up but I’m going with Park
 OC
Tremper
Franklin gets the job done their second trip up to the Fox Valley
Badger
Toss up but I’ll go with Wilmot 
I know absolutely nothing about Zion so I’m just going to say KIT for that one.
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coacha2
Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick - I see a repeat of last year here.
Union Grove at Racine Park - I'm still not ready to take Park.  I think UG will be much more physical than SM was.
Oak Creek at Waterford - This should be a very good game, and it likely could go either way.
Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper - This too will probably be a good game, but Tremper will be more disciplined.

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin - Franklin won't shoot themselves in the foot 2 weeks in a row.
Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford - LGB will run all over Bradford just like Waterford eventually did.
Wilmot at Racine Case - This should be a close game, but I think Wilmot's physicality will be too much for Case.
Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail - Don't know much about ZB, but I tend to lean Illinois in these matchups.
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Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick - Talk about a role reversal. Fifteen years ago, the Demons were a classic Wing-T and Horlick was running Machado's air raid scheme (albeit complemented by a damn good big back).  Today, Burlington is a passing bunch that struggled to stop the run against Whitnall.  It won't get easier against Horlick, a throwback outfit that only passes when they think they can catch you off guard. We could see a lot of points put up here.

Union Grove at Racine Park - A source at SM told me that this was the best team Park has fielded since the Clay era. That may not be saying much but perhaps our friend Mr. Gardner is onto something with all his talk of a restoration. The other thing I heard is less surprising-- that Park has some really good skill players. Unless the Broncos suddenly got their DBs and LBs on Joe Koch's weight program, Park's line play doesn't have to be great against the Grove to get those skill guys loose-- just pedestrian.

Oak Creek at Waterford - I am not a believer in OC. This game more than any other gives them a chance to prove they are who they want to be.  I do believe they have the size and strength to slug it out with the Wolverines, but I'm not convinced yet that they will.

Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper - It feels weird to pick the City but I saw King in the playoffs last year with my own eyes. I haven't seen the Trojans which means I need to go with a club that has both size and speed back that stayed competitive with Marquette before ultimately getting worn down. Those kids should be stronger now (and we already know they can fly). The question against Tremper will be whether they can sustain some drives on offense. King has a legitimately good team. If Tremper wins this one it will mean a lot more than people will give them credit for, and tell us a lot about them too.

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin - Franklin gets this Fox Valley team at home in their stadium that plenty of D-III schools would kill for. This team got the hiccups out last week against a very good Fondy team and if they play to their level, they may not drop another game for the rest of the regular season. They need to dial in and sharpen their focus to make that happen, and it should start here.

Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford - It's always hard to stop an option team in the first week or two and Greendale found that out (again) last week against Badger. There's just no way to simulate that stuff at game speed on scout team. I don't think this year's Bradford is at the same level as Greendale so I'm predicting another non-con win for the home of Dungeons and Dragons. 

Wilmot at Racine Case - This is a winnable game for Case at Hammes Field. Assuming Wilmot gets there on time through the hordes of Illini heading up for the long weekend on northbound I-94, they won't receive a warm welcome. 

Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail - Speaking of northbound Illini, isn't Zion-Benton the district where 50-some staff quit this past weekend? Unless that bunch included the football coaching staff, I usually default to Illinois in these matchups too. They start a week earlier and their leagues are more competitive top to bottom.
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Thursday, 8/29
Union Grove at Racine Park - I'm still not ready to take Park.  I think UG will be much more physical than SM was.
UG lost one of their best Lineman last week, how will that affect them against a Park team who also has one of the best D’s to start the year. The total yards against SM don’t really indicate how much they really controlled that game. 
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Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick
Union Grove at Racine Park
Oak Creek at Waterford
Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin
Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford
Wilmot at Racine Case
Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail
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db11
Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick - Horlick struggled to find their footing against what's penciled in as the #3 team in the City. Generally, that'd be a huge cause for concern, but the top of the City is looking to be rather decent this season. Burlington struggled to stop Whitnall's run game, but moved it up and down the field themselves. Shootout? In that case, I like the multi-dimensional team.

Union Grove at Racine Park - Clearly Park's off-season commitment paid dividends, but after seeing the Woodland-East (heck, most of the Woody) fold like a deck chair in Week 1, I'm viewing it with an appropriate amount of caution. UG took a massive blow when scholarship lineman and team leader Mickey Rewolinski broke his leg on the first play of the year. They also sat their starting QB, who should be back this week. So, not sure where the Broncos' heads will be at. I still see UG as a much better measuring stick than South Milwaukee. Another cruise here would definitely put Park on the map...though I'd still cue up Jim Mora if anyone mentions the "P" word. 😎

Oak Creek at Waterford - Bradford threw their sophomore QB to the fire and had him throw it 45 times. It was just too easy for the Wolverine defense. OC will present a different kind of challenge and I think at this point it will be a little too much for a good Waterford team, but one that is still developing its trench play. Bradford really kept their ground game in check until Keller broke their backs from 85 late, and they showed little through the air. Waterford will be better in Week 8, but for now, I'll take OC.

Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper - Neither team's Week 1 opponent is going to do much this year, so reading into those results is a bit tough. Shorewood/Messmer lost a ton, but still for King to pole-axe them by 66 is something you would have expected back during the Greyhounds 64-game losing streak in the late 90s, not them coming off a division crown. For Tremper, a good scoreline here could go a long way in showing that the multi-time state champ program is back. Something close and it's a lot more muddled in that "other 6" of the Southeast that seems to be developing this season.

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin - I still contend Franklin is better than Fondy but you cannot hand out touchdowns like they are candy against an opponent of that caliber. A "Welcome To Varsity Football" moment for the young Saber signal-caller. Appleton North is not on Fondy's level, and weren't terribly overwhelming in their Week 1 affair. Franklin plays a Franklin game and they win handily.

Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford - This will probably go a lot similar to LGB's opener. KB's run D looked decent against Waterford, but eventually got ground down. I'm still not entirely sure what Bradford was hoping to achieve wildly slinging the ball around with an inexperienced QB. They should have rode Darden and Handford (I know he was also playing D) more than they did. Put way too much on the young man's shoulders.

Wilmot at Racine Case - As much as I'd like to, it remains tough to pick Case in these situations. By all accounts they absolutely dominated Westosha Central with a new commitment to the running game😍, yet still only put up 26 points in the end. The defense was stout, but that was expected vs. a team likely to struggle this year. Wilmot may not be what they have been, but they certainly won't be a pushover. Get a win here Eagles, and then I'll be impressed.

Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail - Did you know Zion is a dry town? Gotta go to Fritz's Corner on the edge of town for your libations. Yes, the bar made famous by the 1996 Local H song. And yes it's on the jukebox there. That's the extent of my knowledge of the Zee-Bees other than they were .500 a year ago. Homer pick.
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Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick
Union Grove at Racine Park
Oak Creek at Waterford
Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin
Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford
Wilmot at Racine Case
Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail

I don't know enough about the Southeast and Southern Lakes conferences to make too many comments about them.
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Thursday, 8/29

Burlington at Racine Horlick: One of the few games in the league that could really go either way. I want to say Horlick was still trying to figure out who would be effective in the offense but considering how well the City did last week I want to say that league is trending up. Burlington got gashed on the ground against Whitnall but responded with their aerial attack. Expect another high scorer here.
 
Union Grove at Racine Park: Even Darth Vader was impressed by how that Panthers steam rolled South Milwaukee last week. This could be more of a test for Park but it seems that UG apparently got banged up a bit in their loss to RaLu last week. I think Park pulls away in the second half here.

Oak Creek at Waterford: Waterford didn't look all that sharp offensively against Bradford but they weathered 45 pass attempts by their young QB and pitched a shutout at home. Here comes OC who drubbed WISCO which wasn't totally unexpected. It'll be tough for the Wolverines to have another off night on offense and yet ask their D to step up against a better opponent this week.

Milwaukee King at Kenosha Tremper: Now raise your hands if you thought King was going to win over Shorewood? Ok.....Now raise your hands if you thought King was going to drop 66 on the Greyhounds? Tremper themselves had no real issue against Pius and now host the #2 team in what looks to be a trending upward City Conference. I think Tremper pulls away late.

Friday, 8/30

Appleton North at Franklin: I really think if Franklin would've had one of those pick-6's back, they would've beaten Fondy. Now in comes Appleton North and I expect a slugfest defensively. Franklin by 7 here.

Lake Geneva Badger at Kenosha Bradford: Expect some loud thuds in Kenosha as this will be a physical game.

Wilmot at Racine Case: A better barometer game for Case. If the Eagles were to win this game....whoo boy....that race for the final playoff spot in conference will be a dogfight.

Zion-Benton (IL) at Kenosha Indian Trail: KIT avoids getting the geebies from the Zee-Bees.
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Oak Creek at Waterford - I am not a believer in OC. This game more than any other gives them a chance to prove they are who they want to be.  I do believe they have the size and strength to slug it out with the Wolverines, but I'm not convinced yet that they will.


So far, you're right.

Waterford 35
Oak Creek 0

Halftime
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Kenosha Tremper loses to City Conference opponent Rufus King 28-6. 👀
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db11
megatron96 wrote:
Kenosha Tremper loses to City Conference opponent Rufus King 28-6. 👀


There are three pretty good teams in MPS this year. Going to be fun to watch how that plays out.

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Elsewhere, Burlington outlasted Horlick, 41-29, in a back-and-forth affair.

Waterford coasted to a 35-7 win over Oak Creek.

UG scored late to edge Racine Park, 20-16.

So what do we have here? Franklin and then the seven teams with a lot of parity?

This may not be the Southeast's best crop, but it appears it should be a competitive and intriguing intra-conference season.
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db11 wrote:
There are three pretty good teams in MPS this year. Going to be fun to watch how that plays out.

King is for real. They have size, speed and strength. I saw a number of SEC teams last year and felt King was better than KIT, who made the playoffs, and more talented than Horlick. The difference between them and Horlick was focused intensity.  You get that from playing at a higher level of competition.

It doesn't surprise me that they beat Tremper early in the year, but that's nothing against the Trojans; right now I'd pick King against any team in the SEC other than Franklin. Their challenge, like Franklin, will be to continue developing and lifting their level of play through a regular season that will have its share of lopsided easy wins. 

In a normal year for the City, that would be a bigger concern. But since it's looking like not only King but Marshall and Riverside are up this year as well, it's a distinct possibility that those three schools will make one another better... and create a much more interesting area slate come playoff time. 
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