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It's hard for me to even watch the SEC now because I coached in it during the league's halcyon late 90s/early 00s. Park and Tremper were always good, sometimes great. OC was a juggernaut, Franklin would bubble-screen you to death (no seriously, Miller fresh out of college gave DC's fits back when everyone's scheme was geared to stop the power run from OC, Park and Tremper) and Horlick was good for 50 passes and a few personal foul flags every week.

I hear you guys when you say the (non-Franklin) level playing field makes it fun, but I miss the days when an SEC team with 4 or 5 conference wins could go out and dominate a playoff game or two against a "favored" team with a gaudier W-L record from a smaller conference.


Given the current state of haves and have-nots in Wisconsin high school football, I think everybody misses the days like those.

Outside of maybe the C8 (and I guess, the GMC...at least last year), football in the southeastern part of the state (and really, most of the state) suffers from very stratified conferences where 75%+ of the weekly matches are highly predictable...and that other 25% isn't too far behind. The Southeast and the former Woodland-East (and maybe a little NSC) at least gave people some pause when predicting, and then of course, some surprises on Friday night.

Variety is the spice of the life....even if that variety is a somewhat meaningless at the end of it all brand of variety. 😆
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upfootballfan
The MPS has totally revamped their schedule for 2020...................(from their earlier schedules posted on their website).
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db11
The MPS has totally revamped their schedule for 2020...................(from their earlier schedules posted on their website).


Changes in bold.

Week 1

Pulaski at Bay View (8/20)
Racine Horlick at Marshall (8/20)
Reagan at Palmyra-Eagle (was Reagan at Hamilton)
Dominican at Bradley Tech
Pewaukee at Riverside
Rufus King at Waterford
Washington at Hamilton (Washington had open date...this is a conference game)
Westfield at Vincent (Vincent had open date)
(South Division)
(North Division)
(Obama SCTE)
(Madison)

Week 2

Brookfield Academy at Reagan (8/27)
South Division at Vincent (8/27)
Madison at Pulaski (8/27)
Obama SCTE at North Division (8/27)
Bay View at Marshall
Bradley Tech at Hamilton
Riverside at Green Bay East
Kenosha Tremper at Rufus King
(Washington)

Week 3

Hamilton at Bay View (9/3)
Marshall at Rufus King (9/3)
Washington at Riverside (9/3) (was Washington at Bradley Tech) (this is a conference game)
North Division at Madison
Vincent at Obama SCTE
Pulaski at Reagan
(South Division) (was at Riverside)
(Bradley Tech)


Week 4

Reagan at North Division (9/10)
Madison at Vincent (9/10)
Obama SCTE at South Division (9/10)
Bradley Tech at Marshall (was Pulaski at Marshall)
Rufus King at Hamilton
Pulaski at Washington (was Bay View at Washington)
Bay View at Riverside (was Bradley Tech at Riverside)

Week 5

Hamilton at Marshall (9/17)
Washington at Rufus King (9/17)
Obama SCTE at Bay View (9/17) (was Riverside at Bay View)
Riverside at Bradley Tech (9/17) (was Obama SCTE at Tech)
North Division at Pulaski
Vincent at Reagan
South Division at Madison

Week 6

Pulaski at Vincent (9/24)
Madison at Obama SCTE (9/24)
Rufus King at Riverside (9/24)
Reagan at South Division
Marshall at Washington
North Division at Hamilton
Bay View at Bradley Tech (9/26)

Week 7

Washington at Bay View (10/1) (was Washington at Hamilton)
Riverside at Marshall (10/1)
Madison at Hamilton (was Madison at Bay View)
Vincent at North Division
South Division at Pulaski
Obama SCTE at Reagan
Bradley Tech at Rufus King (10/3)

Week 8

Pulaski at Obama SCTE (10/8)
Reagan at Madison (10/8)
North Division at South Division (10/8)
Rufus King at Bay View
Hamilton at Riverside
Washington at Bradley Tech (was Marshall at Bradley Tech)
Washington at Vincent (not being played)
Marshall at Vincent (Vincent now has two games listed for this date...I'm guessing the game against Washington just wasn't removed from the site)

Week 9

Crossovers (count as conference games)

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Best I can make of this, is that with the exception of Riverside and Washington (who will have to play in Week 9, right?), every MPS crossover in Week 9 will still be non-conference (wait, except for King too, who also doesn't have a Week 2 matchup), as most Week 2 matchups will be conference games.

So where is this seventh conference game coming from for one of these three (Washington, King and Riverside)?

But wait. Hamilton is playing two Blackbourn division foes after the first two weeks, so does that mean their Week 1 game is conference? Has to be since the later game against Washington was changed.

Stay tuned for more As MPS Scheduling Turns.

P.S. Another sad note here is with Vincent Stadium now open, and MPS alternating each division with Thursday/Friday games, is the bringing about of the end of the 4:30 MPS kickoff. Gonna be very few opportunities for me to pull off the full Friday doubleheader anymore with SJNMA (as the only no lights field in the "greater" MKE area other than LWL) only having one or two early Friday kicks and LWL choosing Saturday games. End of an era. 😥

P.P.S. I realized Reagan has NCs in Weeks 1 and 2, so that'd give us four teams needing to play a "conference crossover" in Week 9...still though, there's a divisional imbalance (3 Richardson vs. 1 Blackbourn), and I'm wondering if MPS is trying to avoid having certain teams matchup in inter-divisional crossovers given the wide program talent-level discrepancies between most of each division.
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db11
Received confirmation on the following (the updates have been made in the above post):

Riverside and Washington play Week 3 (conference)
King and Tremper play Week 2
Week 9 crossover is a conference game
Hamilton and Washington Week 1 (conference)
Vincent and Washington not playing Week 8
Everyone has 6 “division” games plus week 9 crossover to equal 7 conference games
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coacha2
Re: sonsofdonbosco
I've heard the new OC at Franklin intends to really open things up for Burkett. If last year seemed like a splash, consider what that kid will be able to do when paired with a play caller who actively takes advantage of his strengths.  

I can corroborate this.  Coach Ambrose put on a clinic for all of us youth coaches a couple weeks ago and is slated to do another tomorrow night.  He emphasized that they will be very heavily QB driven and that Burkett will have a lot of options within plays to go where he sees an advantage.  I'm very excited to see the changes on the field and won't be surprised to see some very high scoring games out of the Sabers this year.
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coacha2
I was talking with some other dads a couple days ago and an interesting question came up about what the playoffs (if they happen) will look like this year.  Since the WIAA has, as of now, only earmarked 3 weeks, that means only 8 teams will get in.  That will be a difficult task to narrow down only 8 with some of the leagues around the state having multiple high level teams.  I don't foresee any question about who comes from the SEC, but several of the area leagues are very top heavy including the Classic 8 and Greater Metro.  It will be interesting to see what the qualifying criteria will be.  
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levelm
Observing the WIAA board meeting, it would seem more likely that the full field (or however many teams are eligible) would start the playoffs and they would end after 3 rounds with regional/sectional/district champs.  State champions would not be a priority.
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Hank De Wild
Any updates on a revised schedule for the teams still playing Football?
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db11
Any updates on a revised schedule for the teams still playing Football?


Some are out there, but those are all still subject to change as well. I'm sure amped or WSN will put something together once we reach the spring declaration cut-off date, which I believe is 9/1.
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