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Wilmot grad Schweitzer joins Badgers football team

After 16 months away, Wilmot graduate Justin Schweitzer is getting another shot at football.

On Tuesday, the University of Wisconsin announced Schweitzer as one of seven early enrollees for the football program for the spring semester. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound linebacker has a chance to be a part of the Badgers’ renowned preferred walk-on program.

“I would’ve gone somewhere smaller to play football, but I really wanted to go to (Wisconsin),” Schweitzer said. “I’m really excited I have a chance to be a part of football too. It’s surreal right now.”

Kaiser named football coach at Wilmot

Wilmot named Erick Kaiser football coach on Thursday night, according to the school’s athletic director, Herm Christiansen.

Kaiser, an assistant at all levels of the Wilmot program the last six years, takes over for Mike Greinke, who resigned after last season to spend more time with his family. Kaiser was most recently the team’s co-defensive coordinator in charge of linebackers.

Greinke resigns as Wilmot football coach


The Wilmot football team’s postseason banquet on Dec. 4 will be a celebratory and somber affair.

Sixth-year coach Mike Greinke, who helped revive the scuffling program, informed his players on Wednesday that he is resigning and plans on submitting his official letter of resignation after the banquet.

Wilmot’s Dodge named SLC Defensive Player of the Year


Zach Dodge snapped an 11-year drought and joined some impressive company in the process recently.

When the Southern Lakes Conference coaches tabbed the Wilmot senior defensive lineman as the Defensive Player of the Year, he became the first Wilmot player to earn a conference’s top defensive honor since Dane Clark was named the Lakeshore Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2001.

Wilmot’s Dodge finalist for Krumrie Award

Wilmot standout defensive tackle Zach Dodge was named one of seven finalists for WisSports.net’s Tim Krumrie Award.

The award is given annually to the top senior defensive lineman in the state. The winner will be announced the week of the state finals.

Wilmot stopped short in 6-3 loss to Whitefish Bay


WILMOT — A double-overtime loss to Waterford earlier this season ended up costing the Wilmot football team an undefeated Southern Lakes Conference championship.

Wilmot coach Mike Greinke did not want to test the overtime gods again in the opening round of the WIAA Division-2 playoffs.

Wilmot (7-2) vs. Whitefish Bay (6-3)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Home cookin’ to start the playoffs


As a reward for their stellar regular seasons, Kenosha County’s three postseason football qualifiers won’t have to take any long bus rides in the opening round of the playoffs.

Indian Trail, Wilmot and St. Joseph all received first-round home games when the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association revealed its playoff seeds and pairings on Saturday afternoon.

A share of the crown for Wilmot


WILMOT — The game wasn’t smooth, negative offensive plays and turnovers were prevalent and the officials made some calls that were — to remain politically correct — confusing to both teams.

But when the clock finally drained to zero on an exceedingly long and bizarre game, the outcome was sweet for the Wilmot football team.

A game of inches for Wilmot’s Dodge


WILMOT — If Zach Dodge was a couple of inches taller, there is no doubt in my mind that the Wilmot senior defensive lineman would be a prized recruit for a major college football powerhouse.

He is that good — one of the best that I have seen in 19 seasons covering high school football for the Kenosha News.

Central vs. Wilmot

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot-Central photo gallery


Here is a look at some photographs from recent Central-Wilmot football games.

The teams meet on Friday at 7 p.m. at Frank Bucci Field in Wilmot.

Wilmot shuts out Burlington


BURLINGTON — No matter the records or ramifications, the Wilmot football team knows it’s in for a physical test whenever Burlington shows up on the schedule.

Right now, that’s the way the Panthers like it.

Wilmot vs. Burlington

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Burlington High School (400 McCanna Parkway)

Wilmot grabs a spot atop SLC with Badger

WILMOT — It felt like a dam holding back an inevitable surge of water.

The Wilmot football team spent three quarters Friday lining up a wave of excitement, with only the clock holding back the tide. And when it hit zero, the dam burst, sending players, fans and coaches rushing onto Frank Bucci Field in a Homecoming wave of revelry.

Wilmot vs. Badger

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Everything clicks for Wilmot in win over Union Grove

UNION GROVE — The Wilmot football team installed the veer offense during the offseason and coach Mike Greinke and offensive coordinator Jason Belluchi agreed that the Panthers looked their best to date executing it in Friday night’s 37-20 Southern Lakes Conference victory.

“Two-and-a-half months now running the veer, we’re finally starting to move the ball the way we’re supposed to,” Greinke said. “Our defense has been doing this all season. Our defense has been awesome, and now our offense is starting to show up, too.”

Wilmot vs. Union Grove

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Union Grove High School (3433 S. Colony Ave.)

Big second quarter lifts Wilmot

The Wilmot football team used a 21-point outburst in the second quarter in routing Elkhorn 35-0 in a Southern Lakes Conference game on Friday in Wilmot.

The resounding victory came a week after Wilmot fell to Waterford 7-0 in a grueling double overtime battle.

Wilmot vs. Elkhorn

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Scrambled by a couple goose eggs

I know that I’m in the minority, but I love low-scoring baseball and football games.

What I witnessed last Friday night, however, was a bit extreme.

Wilmot succumbs in 2nd OT

WATERFORD — For 62 plays, the Wilmot football team played near-flawless defense on Friday night.

The 63rd play is one that the Panthers would like to have back.

Wilmot vs. Waterford

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Waterford High School (100 Field Drive)

Balanced ground game lifts Wilmot by Delavan-Darien

Mike Lindeman and Cameron Loveless each rushed for over 100 yards as the Wilmot football team defeated host Delavan-Darien, 33-24, in a Southern Lakes Conference game on Friday night.

Lindeman carried the ball 24 times for 132 yards and one touchdown, while Loveless rushed 16 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Oak Creek too much for Wilmot

OAK CREEK — Wilmot coach Mike Greinke pretty much knew what Oak Creek was going to attempt to do in Friday night’s non-conference game. Neither Greinke nor the Panthers could stop it.

Oak Creek dominated the second quarter, getting two rushing touchdowns from senior Derrick Stephan and another on a pass from senior quarterback Jordan Strong, and rolled to a 27-0 victory.

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    No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    1 Jeremiah Bauman WR-DB 5-6 135 Jr.

    3 Michael Daniels WR-DB 5-11 178 Jr.

    4 Ethan Scott WR-DB 5-11 160 Jr.

    5 Albert Rogalski LB-RB 5-11 167 Sr.

    7 Michael Lindeman DB-QB 6-3 170 Sr.

    8 Sam Thurow WR-DB 6-1 155 Jr.

    9 Joshua Schroeder QB-LB 6-0 169 So.

    12 Bryce Kothe DB-WR 5-10 185 Jr.

    15 Matthew Bonogofsky QB-LB 6-1 165 Jr.

    20 Christian Janssen WR-DB 6-2 155 So.

    22 Marcus Lindstrand LB-RB 5-8 168 Jr.

    23 Charlie Mohring RB-DB 5-7 152 Jr.

    25 Michael Mattox WR-DB 6-1 160 Jr.

    27 Cameron Loveless DB-RB 5-8 150 Sr.

    32 Wyatt Heckel RB-DB 5-10 155 So.

    33 Zeph Loy RB-LB 5-9 155 Sr.

    34 Jordan Cates LB-RB 5-11 175 Sr.

    37 Elliott Crifasi DB-RB 5-8 155 Sr.

    43 Kyle Mackay RB-LB 5-8 190 So.

    45 Mason Nindl RB-DB 5-8 145 So.

    47 Scott Schmitt RB-DL 6-1 195 Sr.

    51 Carson Borowski OL-DL 5-11 204 Jr.

    52 Noah Rousch OL-DL 5-10 140 Jr.

    53 Neil Driscoll OL-DL 6-5 200 Sr.

    54 Jeremy Ticha OL-DL 6-0 217 Jr.

    55 Shane Raiman OL-DL 6-0 200 Jr.

    56 Alex Siggeman OL-DL 6-0 155 Jr.

    59 Collin Robinson OL-DL 5-6 190 Jr.

    61 Chad Alft OL-DL 5-11 184 Sr.

    65 Brody Steadman OL-DL 5-6 218 So.

    71 Dalton Heckel OL-DL 6-2 235 Sr.

    72 Eric Koeller OL-DL 5-11 198 Jr.

    73 Isaac Thiel OL-DL 6-4 230 Jr.

    74 Chaz Leimueller OL-DL 5-10 185 Sr.

    78 Tyler Vershowske OL-DL 5-8 250 Sr.

    79 Ryan Bever OL-DL 6-0 316 So.

    80 Jacob Madriaga DB-WR 5-9 150 Sr.

    81 Brennan Frisby WR-DB 6-3 170 Jr.

    82 Sean Stewart DB-WR 5-8 145 Sr.

    84 Nick Rainey WR-DB 5-8 143 So.

    85 Jayden Jesse WR-DB 6-1 155 So.

    87 Garrett Bogucki RB-LB 6-1 202 Sr.

    88 Brandon Schattner WR-DB 6-1 NA Sr.

    89 Doug Wedge LB-RB 5-10 170 Sr.

    90 Zach Dodge RB/OL-DL 5-10 265 Sr.

    Head coach — Mike Greinke (sixth season, 25-23 overall)

    Assistant coaches — Jason Belluchi (offensive coordinator/offensive backs), Pete Byrne (offensive line), Jared Franz (co-defensive coordinator, defensive line), Erick Kaiser (co-defensive coordinator, linebackers), Adam Knoll (wide receivers), Jonathan Watson (defensive backs).

Wilmot schedule and results


    Aug. 23 — Wilmot 13, New Berlin Eisenhower 0

    Aug. 30 — Oak Creek 27, Wilmot 0

    Sept. 6 — Wilmot 33, Delavan-Darien 24

    Sept. 13 — Waterford 7, Wilmot 0 (2OT)

    Sept. 20 — Wilmot 35, Elkhorn 0

    Sept. 27 — Wilmot 37, Union Grove 20

    Oct. 4 — Wilmot 28, Badger 14

    Oct. 11 — Wilmot 27, at Burlington 0

    Oct. 18 — Wilmot 28, Central 7


    Oct. 25 — Whitefish Bay 6, Wilmot 3




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