September 4th, 2015 Friday Night Lights

cropped-CommonPrejudice.jpgTwo of our readers (Winder and Mr. Hatlen) are in Dallas for the Wisconsin Alabama game. Mr. Hatlen, did you visit the Sixth Floor Museum as I suggested? Andy and Jeanne Lyke are taking Alvaro, RYE inbounder at RHS, to South Bend today to witness a big time college football game. In South Bend? I am afraid that all Alvaro will learn at Notre Dame is how to get somebody to write his papers for him.

The eyes of Texas are upon you
The eyes of Texas are upon you
All the live long days
The eyes of Texas are upon you
And you cannot get away

Do not think you can escape them
From night till early in the morn
The eyes of Texas are upon you
Till Gabriel blows his horn

Conference play began for the teams in the East Central Conference

Kewaskum  47           Campbellsport 8           
Winneconne 27          Ripon 6
Berlin 49                     KLM 7
Plymouth 56               Waupun 19

Ripon scored the only points in the fourth quarter of its game against Winneconne. KLM did likewise, scoring the only points in the fourth quarter against Berlin. I wonder if Mr. Stellmacher will take his foot off the throttle in the fourth quarter against Ripon. I suspect the smart money would say no.

I note that RHS’s homecoming game is October 2nd against the Prison City gridders. A wise choice, as these are the only two teams in the conference yet to experience the thrill of victory.

Laconia 21                  Lomira 0
Hillsboro 14                Cassville 0       So much for Mr. Hatlen’s previous two teams being undefeated.
Edgar 47                    Pittsville 0      Mr. Kummer’s alma mater has yet to score a point 0 – 139.
Wrightstown 37              Clintonville 14
Markesan 44                 Deerfield 14
Randolph 6                  Johnson Creek 0

Montello/Princeton/Green Lake 68     Horicon 7    Perhaps they should have played two against two.

Wautoma 57                                New Glarus/Monticello 29      Perhaps the losers should have added a third school
Cedar Grove/Belgium 38                    St. Mary Catholic 14          Again two against one, and this time the two included an entire country
Whitewater 32                             McFarland 22
Wauwatosa West 27                         Pewaukee 20
Kenosha Indian Trail 48                   Racine Park 14
Milwaukee Lutheran 40                     Port Washington 34
Sheboygan North 14                        Pulaski 0
Kiel 34                                   Valders 27

Arrowhead 56                             Waukesha North 0      The top ranked recruit in the state is an offensive lineman from Arrowhead; committed to Little Blue; from what I saw Thursday evening Little Blue needs offensive linemen. And will somebody teach that Michigan Man on the sidelines how to dress.

St. Mary’s Springs 39                         Ozaukee 7
Xavier 26                                     Menasha 22
Oconomowoc 28                                 Beaver Dam 6

And the two most interesting scores from the evening:

Cambria/Friesland 1                            Williams Bay 0
Fall River 1                                   Hustisford 0

Williams Bay actually fielded a team the first two weeks, losing 44 -7 to a Christian entity (Kenosha Christian Life), and 37 – 0 to a defunct automaker (De Soto). The two teams are scheduled to play each other next week. Rumor has it that Roger Goodell will be asked to adjudicate the outcome. This will guarantee FUBAR. When are the NFL owners going to fire that incompetent buffoon? He can’t even discipline a Michigan Man, who by definition is a cheater.

And from our intrepid reporter in the UP:

Hey, hon! More good news from UP here as the Escanaba Eskymos improved to 2-0 with a convincing 16-7 win at downstate Petoskey. The win prevented the vaunted Northmen from starting 2-0 for the first time in eight years and left the crowd, many of whom were in attendance to watch Petoskey’s award-winning marching band, in stunned silence. UP power, again, eh?

Petoskey took the lead early in the second quarter but Escanaba dominated the rest of the way by capitalizing on four turnovers to stymie every Northmen advance and scoring 16 unanswered points for the huge win.

The long trip home, across the bridge, will be quite enjoyable for all the Eskymos. 

Don’t get carried away. A nine point win is convincing? And this when the other team commits turnovers faster than they come off a Pepperidge Farm production line?

And an award winning band? Be careful with that. The last I looked the “Best Damn Band in the Land” from The Ohio State University was firing band directors because when the band members weren’t engaged in sexually deviant behavior, they were making fun of Holocaust victims. Mr. Herbstreit didn’t even nominate “The Best Damn Band in the Land” for a Herbie this year.


August 28 2015 Friday Night Lights

One of our readers suggested that we lead with the Ledgers’ game; given that the Ledgers are the only team that we are following that won a State championship in 2014. If said reader can provide documentation that his donation towards the building of a new high school for St. Mary’s Springs was in five figures, his request will be granted.

This despite the fact that the defending D-VI state champions were no match for the 2014 D-V runner up.

Amherst  39               St. Mary’s Springs  14

daddyMr. Schultz’s alma mater couldn’t handle Kewaskum, Mr. Bunge’s alma mater too tough for the high school of his current employer. Both of the schools that Mr. Hatlen was head coach at are            2 – 0. And six of the teams that we follow failed to find the end zone, or kick a field goal, or record a safety.

Kewaskum  34           Port Washington  26  
Kiel  37                       Ripon  0
Omro  14                     Winneconne   6     Battle for the China Bull
Berlin 26                     Wautoma  7
Sheboygan Falls 21     Plymouth 17           If the report I read was correct, all 38 points were scored in the fourth quarter

New Holstein  26        Waupun 13               
KLM  40                    Martin Luther 12                      
Lomira 14                    Campbellsport 13

Freedom  46                Clintonville  0
Markesan  19               Shiocton 6
Pardeeville 42            Randolph 7
Tomahawk 41             Pittsville 0
Montello/Princeton/Green Lake 27     Westfield  14
Milwaukee King 24                            Racine Park 21
St. Mary Catholic  35                          Reedsville  12
Lakeside Lutheran  39                        McFarland  0
This reader may not wish to change her allegiance to Pewaukee, 35-14 losers to the dirty Lutherans at Wisconsin Lutheran. She will have to let me know.

Waukesha North 48                            Whitnall  28
Green Bay Southwest             36                    Pulaski  7
Marathon 36                                        Laconia 0
Prairie Du Chien  47                           Mayville 0
BOCA had Prairie du Chien as an 8.6 touchdown favorite
And from our intrepid reporter in the UP:
Good news from UP here, hon!  The Escanaba Eskymos opened the 2015 season with a convincing 21 -7 win over their visitors from the lower peninsula, the Alpena Wildcats. UP Power, eh?
The Eskymos combined an efficient offense with a stout and opportunistic defense to record the 600th win in Escanaba High School football history.

It was a great night to be a Yooper! And, it was great night to be an Eskymo!