Michael Gardner
I decided to do my prediction for teams in my county(Racine County) this includes public and Privates. I’m going from Smallest to Largest so first up is Burlington Catholic Central:

BCC 2019 Schedule:

BCC @University School of Milwaukee: W - Even Game based on last years records but I think BCC can win this one.

Living Word Lutheran vs BCC- L- this one I’m not so sure about as LWL was a top team in the MWC but I don’t know what they bring back this year and how good they’ll be this year.


BCC vs RSC- L: RSC loses a ton but they still bring enough back that I think that BCC will lose this one in what could be a close game.

 Shoreland Lutheran vs BCC- W: should have no problems in this one.

STM vs BCC W- Should have no problem here against the worst team in the conference.

BCC @ Martin Luther W- Martin Luther is getting shattered by graduation this year even more than RSC and while I think this will be close, I think BCC wins this one.


Dominican vs BCC-W/L : Dominican is an unusual football team to figure out. They lose some talent to Graduation but I don’t actually know just how much graduation is going to affect them. This is a toss up.


BCC @KSJ W/L - Another toss up game simply because you never know what you’re going to get from KSJ year after year. I think they should win this but a loss isn’t out of the question.


BCC @RaLu L: Best team in conference by far and RaLu should easily beat BCC.

Projected Record: Between 
6-3(4-2) - 4-5(2-4)

I’ll be doing these once daily until I get to every team in Racine County. 
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Michael Gardner
Next up Racine Lutheran:

RaLu vs Union Grove W/L - Toss up game because I don’t know how good Union Grove is going to be this year.


Waupun at RaLu : W - from what I’ve read Waupun isn’t a very good team so they should have no issues here.


RaLu at Shoreland Lutheran W- should be an easy win.

Martin Luther vs RaLu: W - With everything ML loses to graduation RaLu should win this.

RaLu at KSJ W- One of the better teams in conference but they should win comfortably.

RSC vs RaLu: W/L - Toss up for a few reasons, massive rivalry game, conference title likely on the line, we don’t know how good RSC is actually going to be with what they’re losing.


RaLu at STM W- Easy win against the worst team in conference.


RaLu vs Dominican W- Should win this one but chock this one up as a potential upset.

RaLu at BCC W- BCC should be one of the better MCC teams this fall but RaLu just has too much firepower for BCC to handle.

Projected record 

9-0 (7-0) - 7-2 (6-1) 
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db11
I decided to do my prediction for teams in my county(Racine County) this includes public and Privates. I’m going from Smallest to Largest so first up is Burlington Catholic Central:

BCC 2019 Schedule:

Living Word Lutheran vs BCC- L- this one I’m not so sure about as LWL was a top team in the MWC but I don’t know what they bring back this year and how good they’ll be this year.

Projected Record: Between 
6-3(4-2) - 4-5(2-4)

I’ll be doing these once daily until I get to every team in Racine County. 


I think the real question with BCC is can they find some speed and athleticism because the lack thereof killed them last year. They're well-coached and know what they wanna run, but now you have to find that extra gear.

FWIW, Living Word Lutheran lost 95% of their production on both sides to graduation. If they get a win over someone other than HOPE (and maybe SJNMA) this year, I'd be surprised.
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Next up Racine Lutheran:

Projected record 

9-0 (7-0) - 7-2 (6-1) 


I only see RaLu losing to maybe UG and RSC. UG's usually quality enough of a team and has the depth to give RaLu issues. RSC still is super athletic and does still bring back a wealth of experience.

Barring injury trouble (and Springs falling to D6) I don't see how they don't get back to Madison. Lancaster could be a threat, but they were barely competitive in that semi last year and both teams bring back roughly the same amount of contributors. Beating a super physical team from up north will remain a challenge once they get there however.
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db11 wrote:


I only see RaLu losing to maybe UG and RSC. UG's usually quality enough of a team and has the depth to give RaLu issues. RSC still is super athletic and does still bring back a wealth of experience.

Barring injury trouble (and Springs falling to D6) I don't see how they don't get back to Madison. Lancaster could be a threat, but they were barely competitive in that semi last year and both teams bring back roughly the same amount of contributors. Beating a super physical team from up north will remain a challenge once they get there however.
I can give some insight into the RaLu ranks as Im in touch with the coaching staff on a regular basis as I help with their youth teams. A big thing this offseason has been hitting the weights and their offensive line got bigger and stronger. Seth Hultman(RG for Lutheran as a Freshman) has grown from 5’8 to 6’1 roughly and has packed on some muscle since football season ended. From what I’m hearing the coaches want him to play both sides next year and likely DT on Defense(he’s played there as a youth player). They return 4/5 Lineman on offense and they’ve bulked up considerably. I don’t know much about the defense but that has been a big point during the off-season to get the defense to be much better than it was last season.
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On to St Cats and this one has given me fits as I have no clue how good they will be after losing what they have.

West Allis Central vs RSC- W - no offense to Barwick here but WAC has had one of the worst football teams i’ve seen, rivaling my alma mater Park for the worst big school team i’ve watched.


RSC vs Marshall - W/L - I can’t judge this game as I know nothing about Marshall’s FB team.


RSC vs BCC W/L I know I said on BCC’s version of this that RSC should win this but we don’t really know how RSC is going to handle losing as much as they did. We also don’t know if BCC is going to have any sort of athleticism. This is going to be one of those “games to keep an eye on” as we don’t know what we’re getting from either team. 


RSC vs STM W - Do I even have to explain this one?


Dominican vs RSC W/L - This one is a bit of a wild card. Dominican has a good core coming back and RSC is losing a ton. This could go either way depending on how RSC ends up being as a team.

RSC vs RaLu W/L - This one is more of a neutral site game as they both use the same fields for home games. Rivalry game and possibly the only conference loss for RaLu this season. Depending on how the season shakes up, this could either be GOTW candidate or just another game on the schedule. 

Shoreland Lutheran at RSC W- RSC should have no problem in this game.

RSC vs Martin Luther- W/L Last season these two played two absolutely outstanding games against each other and I feel like this could once again happen depending on how the season progresses.

KSJ vs RSC W/L - KSJ is that one team in the MCC that you can never really judge year in year out. Depending on how things shape out, this could be a great game.

Potential Records

9-0(7-0) - 3-6(2-5) 
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Next up by enrollments is Union Grove

RaLu at UG- W/L should be a good game to start the year for both teams. This one seems like one that’s going to be a wire to wire game. 


UG vs Racine Park W/L - I’m putting this as a toss up for one reason- Park has a really tough defense going into next season, this game is really going to come down to which offense can actually score on the other.

Waterford at UG L - Waterford is the big favorite going into the season to win the SLC and I don’t see UG winning this one.

UG at Burlington W - Losing Webley is gonna really kill Burlington’s offense. UG should win this.

UG vs DD- W Easiest win UG will have all season.

Wilmot vs UG - W/L - Don’t know how to call this one tbh so I’m listing this as a Toss Up.


Badger vs UG- W/L - We don’t know how good Badger is going to be next year so I’m putting this as a toss up for now.

UG at Elkhorn W - I see UG winning this one but it might be close.

Westosha Central at UG W- one of the easiest games they’re going to have next season.

Potential Records

8-1(6-1) - 4-5(4-3) 
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Next up is Burlington 

Whitnall vs Burlington- L I don’t know a ton about Whitnall as a football team but I do know they have a few players with college offers. This should be a loss for Burlington.



Burlington at Racine Horlick- W/L I don’t know how to call this one. Horlick loses a ton but Burlington doesn’t really have an identity right now. This might just be a battle of bad teams.


Westosha Central at Burlington- W might be one of their few wins this season.

UG at Burlington- L UG should win this one but weather conditions could wreak havoc.

LGB vs Burlington L - This one should be easy for Badger.

Burlington at DD W- The only easy game they have all year.


Wilmot at Burlington L- Wilmot should win this comfortably.

Waterford vs Burlington L - Blowout alert on this one.

Burlington at Elkhorn W/L - the only conference game I’m not sure how to call, I’m seeing this as an even game on paper.

Projected Records
4-5(3-4) 2-7(2-5) 
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I have a hard time seeing St. Cat's as anything but #2 in the Metro. Even with the losses, it'd take a massive step up from someone else to surpass them. I simply don't see any candidates to do that. Keep in mind they had such depth last year that they didn't suit up a single freshmen for the first time. So besides what's coming back there's probably a wild card or two with the incoming sophomores.

Union Grove should be competitive, but they did lose quite a bit to graduation and didn't have the depth in the junior class, so look for them to go young this year. Nash Wolf did see plenty of action at QB last year though.

Burlington never really recovered from losing Webley last year, but it did give them a chance to break-in some young talent. The Demons actually should be in pretty good shape with many contributors returning on each side of the ball.
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db11 wrote:
I have a hard time seeing St. Cat's as anything but #2 in the Metro. Even with the losses, it'd take a massive step up from someone else to surpass them. I simply don't see any candidates to do that. Keep in mind they had such depth last year that they didn't suit up a single freshmen for the first time. So besides what's coming back there's probably a wild card or two with the incoming sophomores.

Union Grove should be competitive, but they did lose quite a bit to graduation and didn't have the depth in the junior class, so look for them to go young this year. Nash Wolf did see plenty of action at QB last year though.

Burlington never really recovered from losing Webley last year, but it did give them a chance to break-in some young talent. The Demons actually should be in pretty good shape with many contributors returning on each side of the ball.


With St Cats it’s a crapshoot. They lose so much that I had a hard time figuring out records. I was just trying to be realistic towards a team that loses that much. 

Union Grove is in a weird spot for me, part of me thinks they’re going to be competitive but at the same time they did lose a lot. 

as much as I want to see Burlington bounce back from losing Webley, they really don’t have much in the way of athleticism. I see this as a retooling season for Burlington.
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Next up is Waterford

Kenosha Bradford at Waterford- W/L - I expect Waterford to win this one, but you can never really count Bradford out as they generally have pretty solid teams.


Oak Creek @Waterford L - I see this being the only Loss Waterford takes in the regular season. Oak Creek is a tough team to beat and I think Waterford is going to be in an uphill battle with this one. 

Waterford at UG- W : Should be fine in this game.

Wilmot at Waterford: W - They should have no problem beating Wilmot.

Westosha Central at Waterford: W - should have no problem with WC.

Waterford at Elkhorn: W- should be relatively simple game for Waterford.


DD at Waterford: W- Do I even have to explain this one?


Waterford at Burlington: W - Should be a simple game for Waterford. 

Waterford at LGB - W/L - With the conference being in the state it is in, this could be the game that decides the conference championship so I’m throwing this as a toss up. 

Projected Record- 

8-1(7-0) 6-3(6-1) 
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Next up on the list is my alma mater Racine Park

RP at South Milwaukee: W/L - I don’t know enough about South Milwaukee to call this one so Toss up for right now.

Union Grove at Racine Park: W/L - should be a defensive battle and whoever scores on the other wins.

RP at KIT: L - Don’t see the panthers beat KIT yet. 

Franklin at RP : L - No chance against the sabers in their current state.

RP at Tremper: W - I can see this as a winnable game for Park.

Horlick vs Park: W - I’m going to make a bold pick here and say Park wins this rivalry game this year because of how much Horlick is losing.

RP at Oak Creek: L - Oak Creek should win this easily once again.

Case vs Park: W - I think Park actually gets the win this time after losing by 1 last year.

Park at Bradford- W/L - This was a close game last year and I think it will be close again this year.

Projected records:

6-3(4-3) - 3-6(3-4) - 2-7(2-5 if they lose to Horlick)
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Finally getting around to finishing this off, took awhile because I had other things to deal with plus I had to do some research on Case and Horlick.

2nd to Last is Case:

Case @Westosha Central- W - I think Case wins this one on the back of their defense.

Wilmot @Case W/L - I don’t know how to call this one as I honestly don’t know how good Wilmot is going to be this season.

Case @Franklin - L - I really want to root for Case in this one but I can’t see it. Unless Franklin has a down year and bombs this year after a brutal non conference schedule I can’t see Case winning this.

Tremper @ Case W - Should be a good game but I’m giving Case the edge here.

Case vs Horlick- W/L - With Rivalry games you never know what is going to happen so this one I’m going to leave open.

Oak Creek @ Case- W/L unlike with Franklin I could actually see Case possibly beating OC. 


Case @Bradford - W/L - The SEC is in such a weird state right now that these games like this are hard to call.

Case vs Park - L - I think Park gets the job done this year and wins this one.

KIT @Case L - Sorry but I don’t see this one as a win.

Potential Records: 6-3(4-3) - 2-7(1-6)
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Finally we get to Horlick who has been the best of the Racine schools for the second part of this decade but now they finally get hit hard by graduation. How do they do after losing what they have?

Milwaukee Marshall @ Horlick- W/L I’m going to be brutally honest with you guys, I know next to nothing about the Milwaukee City schools in football so I really have no idea how this game is going to play out.


Burlington @ Horlick W/L was a close game last year and both teams are losing a fair bit. Should be an interesting game.

Bradford @ Horlick- As I’ve said already, The SEC is in such a weird spot right now that it’s hard to call a lot of these games. W/L

Horlick @ Oak Creek L - I don’t see them winning this one.

Case vs Horlick - W/L Rivalry games are tough to call when you have two teams that are of similar caliber.

Horlick vs Park- L I see this being the year we see Park make a jump up the SEC with it being in a down state. 

KIT @ Horlick L don’t see this as a win after all that Horlick is losing.


Horlick @ Franklin L - This should be a blowout for Franklin.

Tremper @ Horlick W/L Toss up game right here.

5-4(3-4) - 0-9(0-7) 
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In terms of the Racine Unified schools, I don't see Horlick falling off terribly. The continuity they have in that program gives them an advantage over Case and Park and there's a bit of expectation to uphold recent tradition. That and they run the ball and run it well. A good Wing-T will always win you games at this level. They aren't lacking for returning size either and do have two RBs back who carried it 35+ times a year ago.

With Case, it feels like they are always on the cusp on something, only for a bad loss or two to really derail their season. They gave Franklin a scare for a half last year and have a nice junior-to-be QB to build around as well as a good TE and their top ballcarrier. Some questions about their line play though, which is always a concern.

Park, well, let's just see improvement. It does sound like they have some things going for them down there, but it's still hard at this point in time seeing that turning into results on the field. Would love to get the Panthers back to some semblance of competitiveness though.

On another note, I found this a bit staggering from the five-year enrollment article.

Horlick - from 2187 in 2014-2015 to 1702 in 2019-2020 = -487
Case - from 2035 in 2014-2015 to 1800 in 2019-2020 = -235
Park - from 1808 in 2014-2015 to 1360 in 2019-2020 = -448

Whereas:

Lutheran - from 210 in 2014-2015 to 264 in 2019-2020 = +54
St. Cat's - from 313 in 2014-2015 to 421 in 2019-2020 = +108

Lutheran getting close to that D5 average cutline all of a sudden (should still be firmly D6 this year though).

Catholic Central is down 53 students in five years. I was somewhat surprised to see the Racine County SLC schools all also dropping enrollment.
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