Central (0-4, 0-2 SLC) at LG Badger (0-4, 0-2 SLC)

When: 7 tonight

Where: 220 E. South St., Lake Geneva

Series note: Badger defeated the Falcons, 42-26, last year behind 525 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, including 261 and four scores from former standout Will Keller. ... Former Central quarterback Jaden Jackson threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns for the Falcons.

Player to watch: Jr. G/DT Charles Feeney, a returning second-team, All-Southern Lakes Conference lineman. ... “His performance this season has been unbelievable,” Central coach Tyson Mengel said. “(He’s) always finishing blocks upfield and using his hands violently on defense, (which) has made our defense difficult to run up the middle on. The most impressive aspect of Charles this season has been his leadership. He has held his own line meetings after school to go over plays and the game plan with our young (linemen). Badger, being an option team who loves to run mid line, will challenge Charles this week to play disciplined defense. I know he is ready and excited for the challenge.”

Key stats: Central has been outscored, 79-6, in its two SLC losses to Elkhorn (41-6) and Union Grove (38-0). ... Badger has been outscored, 120-63, in its first four games.

FYI: Badger, a perennial WIAA playoff participant, is off to its worst start since 2014 when it opened with a 1-3 record. ... Badger has advanced to the postseason 21 times, including 12 straight years from 2006 to 2017. ... In 2015 and 2016, the Badgers advanced to the Division-1 state semifinals.

Dan Truttschel

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