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Wilmot Football

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.

Running behind center Carson Borowski, Wilmot quarterback Bryce Kothe easily converted the fourth down with a 2-yard gain.

Wilmot vs. New Berlin Eisenhower

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: New Berlin Eisenhower High School (4333 S. Sunnyslope Road)

Wilmot expects to compete under new coach



Hit hard by graduation and breaking in a new head coach, the Wilmot football team would seem to be in rebuilding mode in 2014.

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.

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.

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    No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    1 Jayden Jesse WR-DB 6-0 165 Jr.

    3 Mikey Daniels RB-LB 5-11 185 Sr.

    4 Ethan Scott RB-DB 5-11 180 Sr.

    8 Sam Thurow WR 6-2 170 Sr.

    9 Kyle Loveless DB 5-8 170 Sr.

    12 Bryce Kothe QB-DB 5-10 180 Sr.

    15 Nicholas Rainey QB-LB 5-10 165 Jr.

    20 Jake Raiman RB-LB 5-7 165 So.

    22 Marcus Lindstrand RB-LB 5-10 180 Sr.

    23 Christian Janssen WR-DB 6-2 170 Jr.

    25 Linc Bennett RB-DB 5-10 155 Jr.

    29 Josh Schroeder RB-LB 6-0 185 Jr.

    30 Landon Platts RB-LB 5-11 150 Sr.

    34 Bobby Brenner OL-DL 6-2 170 Jr.

    37 Ty Mulcahy RB-LB 6-0 180 So.

    45 Mason Nindl RB-DB 5-8 165 Jr.

    47 Landen Pelky RB-DB 5-8 160 Jr.

    51 Carson Borowski OL-DL 5-11 225 Sr.

    52 Noah Roush OL-DL 5-9 155 Sr.

    54 Jeremy Ticha OL-DL 6-0 235 Sr.

    55 Steven Hand OL-DL 5-10 225 Jr.

    56 Jared Gendron OL-DL 6-0 195 Jr.

    57 Zach Baum OL-DL 5-9 215 Jr.

    59 Collin Robinson OL-DL 5-6 205 Sr.

    60 Jason Lagowski OL-DL 6-0 215 Jr.

    61 Andy Buchanan OL-DL 6-3 205 So.

    62 Brody Steadman OL-DL 5-7 235 Jr.

    65 Jeremiah Niemiet OL-DL 6-1 212 Jr.

    70 Wyatt Heckel OL-DL 6-0 180 Jr.

    73 Isaac Thiel Ol-DL 6-4 240 Sr.

    75 Zack Eye OL-DL 5-11 230 Jr.

    76 Kyle Mackay OL-LB 5-10 210 Jr.

    79 Ryan Bever OL-DL 6-0 270 Sr.

    80 Anthony Klein RB-DB 5-11 150 Jr.

    81 Brennan Frisby TE-DL 6-4 175 Sr.

    83 Adam Pacey K 5-10 185 Sr.

    84 Mike Mattox WR-DB 6-1 170 Sr.

    88 Tyler Keske RB-DB 5-5 145 Jr.

    99 Eric Koeller OL-DL 6-0 210 Sr.

    Head coach — Erick Kaiser, first season

    Assistant coaches — Jared Franz, Jason Bellucci, Pete Byrne, Jonathan Watson, Dan Truttschel, Kyle Madsen

Wilmot schedule and results


    Aug. 22 — Wilmot 24, New Berlin Eisenhower 14

    Aug. 29 — Oak Creek, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 5 — Delavan-Darien, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 12 — Waterford, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 19 — at Elkhorn, 7 p.m.

    Sept. 26 — Union Grove, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 3 — at Badger, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 10 — Burlington, 7 p.m.

    Oct. 17 — at Central, 7 p.m.




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