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All-County football team to be revealed Thursday


The 51st annual Kenosha News All-County football team will be revealed in Thursday’s editions.

The team was selected by the Kenosha News sports writers, led by Andrew Horschak, with input from county coaches.

This team has seen many of Kenosha County’s greats honored through the years. Familiar names such as Melvin Gordon, Trae Waynes, Kyle Sebetic, Zac Epping, Brian Cotton, Adrian Davis, Vince Zullo and Craig Cummings have made All-County.

Applauding the effort



If it is any consolation to the Wilmot football team, Waukesha West also handed Muskego its only loss this season.

Wilmot shut out at Waukesha West


WAUKESHA — While truthful, scoreboards can also be a bit misleading.

That was the case on Friday night at Waukesha West.

Prep football: Wilmot (8-2) vs. Waukesha West (8-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Waukesha West (3301 Saylesville Road)

Panthers, Pacers face tough assignments in second round of playoffs

Technically, the Wilmot and Shoreland Lutheran football teams were underdogs in the first round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs.

Both seeded fifth in their respective eight-team groupings, the Panthers and Pacers hardly looked like longshots.

Wilmot runs past Greendale

GREENDALE — Wilmot’s Panthers were better than Greendale’s Panthers, and it wasn’t much of a cat fight.

Quarterback A.J. Frisby ran for four first-half touchdowns as Wilmot sprinted past Greendale, 39-6, Friday night in a first-round WIAA Division 2 playoff game.

Prep football: Wilmot (7-2) vs. Greendale (6-3)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Greendale High School (6801 Southway)

Comets stun Panthers with double-OT win

DELAVAN — Early in the fourth quarter, the public address announcer at Borg Memorial Field gave the Wilmot football team the news it wanted to hear.

Badger had just knocked off previously undefeated Waterford.

Prep football: Wilmot vs. Delavan-Darien

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Delavan-Darien High School (150 Cummings St., Delavan)

Monday Morning Quarterback: Panther duo thrives in the air



The connection between Wilmot quarterback A.J. Frisby and wide receiver Christian Janssen continues to be productive.

Wilmot hits on all cylinders in routing Central

WILMOT — Don’t look now, but the Wilmot football team may have found its passing game.

Putting together a performance that would have impressed former All-State quarterback and current UW-Whitewater signal caller Chris Nelson, sophomore A.J. Frisby led an offensive onslaught as the Panthers pulled away from rival Central for a 42-14 Southern Lakes Conference victory Friday night at Frank Bucci Field.

Prep football: Central vs. Wilmot

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot beats Burlington to lock up playoff spot

After two crushing losses to Burlington last season, the Wilmot football team delivered some payback to the Demons on Friday night.

The Panthers clinched a spot in the WIAA Division-2 playoffs for the sixth consecutive season with a 34-27 Southern Lakes Conference victory at Burlington.

Prep football: Wilmot vs. Burlington

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Burlington High School (400 McCanna Parkway)

Wilmot dominant in shutout of Lake Geneva Badger


WILMOT — A week ago, Wilmot football coach Erick Kaiser said his team was “lucky” and “didn’t deserve to win” when it committed 18 penalties for 145 yards and had three red-zone turnovers in its Southern Lakes Conference victory at then-unbeaten Union Grove.

On Friday night, there was no doubt that Kaiser’s Panthers deserved to walk off Frank Bucci Field with their heads held high after their dominating 14-0 SLC triumph over Lake Geneva Badger.

Prep football: Wilmot vs. Badger

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Wilmot overcomes turnovers, penalties and Union Grove

UNION GROVE — A relentless rain pounded the turf on Friday night.

Yellow flags were a close second.

Prep football: Wilmot vs. Union Grove

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Wilmot regroups and clubs Elks


WILMOT — Following an excruciating overtime loss at Waterford last week, Wilmot football coach Erick Kaiser bluntly implored his staff — himself, especially — to get more out of its players.

After a shaky start on Friday night, the Panthers gave their coaches just about all they could ask for.

Week 4 preview: Wilmot vs. Elkhorn


When: 7 tonight

Where: Frank Bucci Field

Waterford slips past Wilmot


WATERFORD — At some point in the last few years, the Wilmot football program must have done something to anger the overtime gods.

Unable to hold a 10-point lead in the final nine minutes of regulation, the Panthers dropped their Southern Lakes Conference opener to preseason favorite Waterford in overtime, 24-17, on Friday night.

Wilmot (2-0) vs. Waterford (2-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Waterford High School (100 Field Drive)

Wilmot leaves little doubt

Thanks to sophomore quarterback A.J. Frisby, it didn’t take the Wilmot football team long to take control of its game on Friday night.

With Frisby having a hand in five of the team’s six touchdowns, the Panthers grabbed a 35-point lead at halftime en route to a 41-13 non-conference triumph at Cudahy to improve to 2-0.

Wilmot (1-0) vs. Cudahy (1-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Cudahy High School (4950 S. Lake Dr.)

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.

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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 — Wilmot 41, Cudahy 13

    Sept. 4 — Waterford 24, Wilmot 17 (OT)

    Sept. 11 — Wilmot 41, Elkhorn 12

    Sept. 18 — Wilmot 20, Union Grove 13

    Sept. 25 — Wilmot 14, Badger 0

    Oct. 2 — Wilmot 34, Burlington 27

    Oct. 9 — Wilmot 42, Central 14

    Oct. 16 — Delavan-Darien 47, Wilmot 40 (2OT)


    Oct. 23 — Wilmot 39, Greendale 6

    Oct. 30 — Waukesha West 28, Wilmot 0




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