WIAA CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL AT CAMP RANDALL
Monday, November 14th, 2011 -- 11:11 am
Posted by Larry Hoeser, Sports Director
The 36th Annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Football State Championships will be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18, at Camp Randall Stadium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Thursday, Nov. 17
10 a.m. Div. 7 Greenwood/Granton (12-1) vs. Seneca (11-2)
1 p.m. Div. 6 Shiocton (12-1) vs. St. Mary’s Springs (13-0)
4 p.m. Div. 5 Colby (13-0) vs. Lancaster (13-0)
7 p.m. Div. 4 Somerset (12-1)?vs. Wrightstown (13-0)
Friday, Nov. 18
10 a.m. Div. 3 West De Pere (13-0) vs. Wisconsin Lutheran (11-2)
1 p.m. Div. 2 Waunakee (13-0) vs. Waterford (12-1)
4 p.m. Div. 1 Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln (12-1)?vs. Kenosha Bradford (13-0)
ON THE AIR: All the championship games will be televised live on cable by FS Wisconsin. Check local cable listings for the channel in your area. In addition, the finals of all seven divisions will be streamed live on the Internet on foxsportswisconsin.com.
LAST YEAR: Waukesha West defeated Stevens Point 45-26 in the Division 1 championship game. In Division 2, Waunakee beat Cedarburg 48-7, and West De Pere blanked Catholic Memorial in the Division 3 title game, 35-0. Kewaunee was crowned the Division 4 champion with a 41-21 triumph over Brodhead/Juda, and Brillion won the Division 5 championship with a 31-10 win over Colby. In Division 6, Edgar won its sixth title with a 6-3 win over St. Mary’s Springs, and Gilman defeated Catholic Central 42-13 to win the Division 7 crown.
DIVISION 1 NOTES: Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln, the champions in the newly formed South Conference of the Valley Football Association, advances to the State final for the third time, having finished runner-up in both 1980 and 2005. Kenosha Bradford will appear in the State final for the first time. They advanced to Level 4 a year ago, but lost to eventual champion Waukesha West.
DIVISION 2 NOTES: Two-time defending champion Waunakee advances to the title game for the seventh time. The Warriors have captured the State championship four times. They outscored their opponents during the regular season by an average of 48-6 per game. Waterford will appear in its first championship final. They have outscored their opponents in the playoff 146-17 in four games.
DIVISION 3 NOTES: Defending champion West De Pere is back in the title game for the third straight season attempting to win back-to-back championships. Through 13 games, they have outscored opponents 524-35. Wisconsin Lutheran is making its fifth appearance in the title game, winning the title in 2007 after winning consecutive titles in 2004 and 2005.
DIVISION 4 NOTES: Somerset returns to the championship final for the first time since the second of two straight appearances from 2004-05, which produced a pair of runner-up finishes. Wrightstown won State championships in each of its two previous title games. The Tigers captured the Division 5 championship in 1998, and they added a Division 4 title in 2006. They are averaging 42 points per game this season, including a 40-point average during the playoffs.
DIVISION 5 NOTES: Last year’s runner-up Colby will play in the title game for the third time in the last four seasons and for the fifth time overall. The Hornets won the Division 5 championship in 2008 and the Division 4 title in 1998. In their first appearance in 1985, they finished runner-up in Division 4. They are the champions of the Cloverbelt Conference. They avenged last year’s loss to Brillion in the State title game by defeating the Lions 15-7 in their rematch at Level 4. Lancaster is back in the title game for the first time since capturing the crown in 2006 and for the eighth time overall. The Flying Arrows are tied for the second-most State championships of any member program with six. The Flying Arrows are averaging 48 points a game this season.
DIVISION 6 NOTES: St. Mary’s Springs is making its third straight appearance in a State title game and its sixth overall. The Ledgers finished runner-up in Division 6 last year after winning the Division 5 championship in 2009. Shiocton returns to the State final for the first time since its only other appearance in 1983 when the Chiefs finished runner-up. This season, they finished in a first-place tie in the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference and advance to the title game following a 28-0 win over Regis in their Level 4 game.
DIVISION 7 NOTES: It will officially be Greenwood/Granton’s first State final appearance, but Greenwood had two previous title game experiences prior to forming the co-op. In those two previous appearances in the championship game, Greenwood won the Division 6 championship in 1990 and finished runner-up in 1996. The Indians finished second in the Cloverwood Conference this seasons, and they advance to the title game following a 34-26 triumph over Clayton in their Level 4 playoff game. Seneca will play in the State final for the first time. The Indians have allowed just 14 points in their four playoff match-ups.
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