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Wilmot grad Nelson ready for chance with Warhawks


It seems like a lifetime ago that Chris Nelson was flinging the football all over the place at Wilmot.

From there, he traveled to Northern Michigan on a scholarship — but that lasted just one year before he decided to get closer to home.

The past two seasons, he’s been lurking in the shadows as a back-up at UW-Whitewater.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Wilmot football team makes a statement


The Wilmot football team’s 21-16 victory over Bradford at Frank Bucci Field on Friday may have sent a few reverberations through the southern portion of the Wisconsin football community.

A smaller school from a smaller division beating a large school with large athletes can certainly be seen as an upset.

Wilmot knocks off Bradford


WILMOT — Soaked in sweat and still exhausted with his pads mostly removed, Wilmot senior lineman Wyatt Heckel wore a huge grin as the Bradford football players — many obviously larger than Heckel — walked behind him to the locker room.

On this Friday night, at least, Heckel and his undersized teammates would not be denied.

Bradford vs. Wilmot

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot aims to improve passing game


When the Wilmot football team had the ball last season, a trip to the restroom or a quick journey for a popcorn might have caused you to miss almost a whole quarter by the time you returned to your seat.

The Panthers’ heavily run-oriented, ball-control offense moved the chains and produced long, time-consuming drives, a big reason they went 5-2 in the Southern Lakes Conference (6-4 overall), won a share of the SLC title for the third time in four years and qualified for the WIAA Division-2 playoffs for the fifth straight season.

Wilmot falls to Burlington on missed field goal on final play

BURLINGTON — One punch to the gut from Burlington wasn’t enough apparently.

Two weeks after suffering a quadruple-overtime defeat to the Demons, the Wilmot football team lost out on a chance at redemption when Adam Pacey missed a 37-yard field goal on the final play of the game in a 21-20 heartbreaker in the first round of the WIAA Division-2 playoffs on Friday night at Don Dalton Stadium.

Wilmot (6-3) vs. Burlington (5-4)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Burlington High School (400 McCanna Parkway)

Wilmot nets title share



PADDOCK LAKE — Either in the visiting locker room or somewhere on the bus between Paddock Lake and Wilmot, a huge cheer erupted from the Wilmot football team.

Central vs. Wilmot

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Paddock Lake

Wilmot falls in 4 OTs



WILMOT — Not that it needs any embellishing, but years from now, the game that decided the 2014 Southern Lakes Conference championship will take on a life of its own.

Wilmot vs. Burlington

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot defense something to shout about


Shortly after the Wilmot football team’s starting defensive unit was introduced last week in Lake Geneva, a voice in the Badger press box announced to anyone within earshot: “They only have two starters over 200 pounds on that defense!”

After a few moments, the same voice added, “But, I’m sure they are quick and fast like previous Wilmot teams.”

Wilmot stuns Badger with late run and field goal

LAKE GENEVA — Badger celebrated its Homecoming with a spectacular postgame fireworks show on Friday night at Jonas Field.

Marcus Lindstrand helped light the fuse.

Prep football preview: Wilmot vs. Badger

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Wilmot assembles a winning lineup

WILMOT — At this point, the term back-ups doesn’t really apply to members of the Wilmot football team who didn’t begin the season as starters.

You can just refer to them as players.

Wilmot vs. Union Grove

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot hands Elkhorn its first defeat

ELKHORN — Already without three starting linemen and two of its top ball carriers, the Wilmot football team’s fortunes took a turn for the worse when two-way lineman Collin Robinson gingerly walked off the field with an ankle injury on Friday night.

With their sideline resembling a MASH unit and their depth chart put to the ultimate test, the patchwork Panthers were still able to knock off previously unbeaten Elkhorn, 21-7, in a Southern Lakes Conference matchup.

Wilmot vs. Elkhorn

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Elkhorn High School (482 E. Geneva St.)

Wilmot wows with win over Waterford

WILMOT — With all of its intricacies, football is an easy sport to overanalyze. If you try to watch too much, you’ll risk seeing little.

That’s why the Wilmot football team’s dominating 18-0 shutout of powerful Waterford in a key Southern Lakes Conference game at Frank Bucci Field Friday was beautiful in its simplicity.

Wilmot vs. Waterford

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot (1-1) vs. Delavan-Darien (2-0)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Turnovers doom Wilmot in SLC defeat to Delavan-Darien


WILMOT — A season-long problem continued to haunt the Wilmot football team Friday night.

Turnover-prone Wilmot falls to Oak Creek

WILMOT — There are some games where you can point to a myriad of factors that create the outcome.

This wasn’t one of them.

Wilmot (1-0) vs. Oak Creek (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Determined Wilmot puts away New Berlin Eisenhower

NEW BERLIN — Even for someone making his debut as a head coach, the call was a no-brainer.

Holding a three-point lead, the Wilmot football team faced fourth-and-inches from the New Berlin Eisenhower 44-yard line with just over four minutes to play.

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Wilmot Football Roster


    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    1 Jayden Jesse DB-WR 6-3 180 Sr.

    2 Christian Janssen LB-WR 6-3 185 Sr.

    3 Zack Christopherson DB-RB 5-9 165 So.

    4 Luke Rogness DB-WR 5-10 160 Sr.

    5 Jeff Shoopman K 5-10 180 Jr.

    6 Linc Bennett DB-RB 5-10 175 Sr.

    7 Anthony Klein DB-WR 5-9 165 Sr.

    10. NIck Rainey LB-QB 5-10 180 Sr.

    11. Kyle Gendron DB-QB 5-8 165 So.

    13 Robert Brent DB-RB 5-9 165 So.

    14 A.J. Frisby DB-QB 6-3 190 So.

    15 David Faber DB-WR 6-0 170 Jr.

    17 Kevin Kummerow DB-WR 5-11 165 Jr.

    20 Jake Raiman LB-RB 5-9 185 Jr.

    21 Mason Nindl LB-RB 5-9 185 Sr.

    22 Ty Mulcahy DL-RB 6-1 195 Jr.

    23 Jordan Jesse DL-TE 6-0 175 So.

    24 Tyler Keske DB-WR 5-10 160 Sr.

    26 Landen Pelky LB-WR 5-9 180 Sr.

    28 Casey Critzer DB-WR 5-10 165 Jr.

    29 Josh Schroeder LB-TE 5-11 185 Sr.

    32 Gunnar Johnson LB-TE 6-2 190 Jr.

    34 Bobby Brenner DL-WR 6-3 180 Sr.

    36 Shawn McCluskey DB-WR 5-10 165 Jr.

    50 Andy Buchanan DL-OL 6-4 205 Jr.

    51 Steven Hand DL-OL 5-10 225 Sr.

    52 Nick Weichert LB-OL 6-0 205 So.

    53 Troy Stewart DL-OL 6-0 190 Jr.

    55 Jared Gendron DL-OL 6-0 215 Sr.

    59 Brody Steadman DL-OL 5-9 220 Sr.

    62 Jake Koltz DL-OL 5-10 215 Jr.

    64 Matt Stehlik DL-OL 5-10. 170 Sr.

    66 Chrystian Thompson DL-OL 5-10 175 Jr.

    70 Wyatt Heckel DL-OL 6-0 185 Sr.

    72 Zach Baum DL-OL 5-11 230 Sr.

    75 Zach Eye DL-OL 6-0 225 Sr.

    76 Kyle Mackay DL-OL 6-0 220 Sr.

    77 Brian Aaronson DL-OL 6-1 205 Jr.

    79 Ryan Bever DL-OL 6-2 290 Sr.

    Head coach — Erick Kaiser

    Assistant coaches — Jared Franz, Jason Bellucci, Pete Byrne, Jon Watson, Dan Truttschel, Kyle Madsen, Ken Mulhollon, Jason Bunton, Al Arden, George Valach

Wilmot schedule and results


    Aug. 21 — Wilmot 21, Bradford 16

    Aug. 28 — at Cudahy, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 4 — at Waterford, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 11 — Elkhorn, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 18 — at Union Grove, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 25 — Badger, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 2 — at Burlington, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 9 — Central, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 16 — at Delavan-Darien, 7 p.m.




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