May 23, 2017
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Prep football roundup: Central ends SLC losing streak

The Central football team got a third-quarter touchdown and had its defense repeatedly deny host Elkhorn en route to a 7-6 Southern Lakes Conference win on Friday night.

The Falcons took the lead for good on a 29-yard pass from Adam Simmons to Austin Kurylo and Nick Penge’s extra point with 1:03 left in the third quarter.

From there, Central (2-7, 1-6) turned Elkhorn (1-8, 0-7) over on downs twice, forced four punts and got an interception to halt an 18-game conference losing streak.

Prep football: Central (1-7, 0-6 SLC) at Elkhorn (1-7, 0-6)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Elkhorn High School, 482 East Geneva Street

MMQB: Lancers not worrying


St. Joseph’s chance to win its first conference championship since 2005, when it was a member of the now-defunct Lakeshore Conference, is all but over following the Lancers’ 24-13 loss to Racine St. Catherine’s on Friday night at Ameche Field on Friday night.

While St. Catherine’s (6-2, 5-1 MCC) clinched at least a share of the Metro Classic Conference title with the win, St. Joseph (5-3 overall) dropped into a three-way tie for second in the eight-team league at 4-2 with Greendale Martin Luther (6-2 overall) and Racine Lutheran (5-3 overall).

Wilmot posts a big SLC victory over Central

PADDOCK LAKE — Wilmot’s recent success against Central continued on Friday with a 35-9 victory for the visiting Panthers.

While the final score might not indicate the competitiveness of the contest, both teams knew they were in a hard-fought Southern Lakes Conference battle.

Prep football: Wilmot (6-1, 4-1 SLC) vs. Central (1-6, 0-5 SLC)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Central High School

Leading Off: An early prep football playoff primer


If you haven’t gotten out to see a county high school football game yet, there are plenty of playoff and conference title implications with two regular-season weeks remaining.

Allow me to be your tour guide.

Prep football roundup: Shoreland, Central suffer losses

Shoreland couldn’t hold a 15-point lead in dropping a Metro Classic Conference football game to Whitefish Bay Dominican 33-30 in Somers on Friday night.

Dominican (4-3, 3-2) scored 26 unanswered points after Shoreland took a 22-7 lead in the third quarter on a 4-yard run by Scott Hoffman.

Prep football: Central (1-5, 0-4) vs. Delavan-Darien (4-2, 3-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Delavan-Darien High School, 150 Cumming St., Delavan

Prep roundup: Waterford overwhelms Central in football

Central was limited to 64 rushing yards and six first downs in falling to visiting Waterford 35-6 in a Southern Lakes Conference football game on Friday night.

The Wolverines scored the game’s first 35 points in moving to 3-1 in the SLC and 5-1 overall.

Prep football: Waterford (4-1, 2-1 SLC) at Central (1-4, 0-3)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Central High School, 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake

Falcons make late push, but come up short

PADDOCK LAKE — With just less than 10 minutes left Friday night, the Central football team appeared to have all the momentum.

The Falcons had just tied the game on a gutsy touchdown run by senior quarterback Josiah McDermit and recovered a Burlington fumble on the ensuing kickoff.

Burlington (1-3, 0-2 SLC) vs. Central (1-3, 0-2)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Central High School, 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake

Falcons battle, but fall to Badger

LAKE GENEVA — It’s been nearly a decade since the Central football team gave perennial Southern Lakes Conference power Lake Geneva Badger a fight.

The result didn’t change when the teams met Friday night, but the Falcons definitely went down swinging.

Prep football: Central (1-2) at Badger (3-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Badger High School, 220 South St., Lake Geneva

Falcons rally, but Broncos prevail

PADDOCK LAKE — The beginning and the very end of Friday night’s Southern Lakes Conference contest against Union Grove ended with the Central football team making critical mistakes.

But in the middle the Falcons showed plenty of fight — it just wasn’t enough to overcome the miscues.

Prep football: Union Grove (2-0) at Central (1-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Central High School, 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake

Monday Morning Quarterback: Experience pays off


There were plenty of accolades to go around after Wilmot’s 64-7 thumping of visiting Cudahy on Friday.

Included in the praise was the work of the Panthers’ talented underclassmen who have helped their team post a 2-0 record in a pair of non-conference contests heading into Friday’s Southern Lakes Conference opener with defending co-champion Waterford.

Football roundup: Pacers’ rally falls short

The Shoreland Lutheran football team got to within a score late but couldn’t catch Brookfield Academy in dropping a non-conference game 36-28 in Brookfield on Friday night.

The Pacers (1-1) trailed 14-0 at halftime but took a 21-14 lead late in the third quarter. The Pacers were able to maintain the lead early in the fourth quarter before the game slipped away.

Prep football: Zion-Benton (Ill.) (0-0) at Central (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Central High School, Paddock Lake

Falcons seek 2-0 start

Almost from the moment its successful season opener ended, the Central football team turned its attention to Zion.

After pummeling Milwaukee Washington 58-0, the Falcons will host Zion-Benton (Ill.) in a non-conference game at 7:30 tonight.

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