Indian Trail-Wilmot Preview Capsule

Indian Trail-Wilmot Preview Capsule


Indian Trail at Wilmot

When: 7 tonight

Where: Frank Bucci Field (11112 308th Ave., Wilmot)

Broadcast: WLIP-AM 1050

Series note: This is the teams' first meeting.

Wilmot player to watch: Senior linebacker/running back Austin Videlka enters his final season on the heels of an All-Southern Lakes Conference second-team selection a year ago. ... "Austin has had a huge off-season and looks to improve on his junior year," Wilmot coach Keiya Square said.

Indian Trail player to watch: Senior linebacker Connor Fahnrich, listed at 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, is a tackling machine. He led the Southeast Conference with 108 tackles last season in being named second-team All-SEC. The typically physical brand of football that Wilmot plays should be right up Fanrich's alley. ... "He's in the middle of it, and he's going to have his hat around the ball all night," Indian Trail coach Paul Hoffman said. "He's a kid that every coach I talk to is like, 'How's Connor?'"

Key statistics: In 10 games a year ago, Wilmot outscored its opponents, 243-185. ... Indian Trail was narrowly outscored, 261-253, in its 11 games. ... Both teams reached the playoffs.

FYI: Wilmot is coming off a 7-3 record in 2018, including its ninth straight WIAA playoff berth, a 41-26 loss in the first round to Division-2 foe Waukesha West. ... Indian Trail was 6-5 a year ago, including a 41-17 loss to eventual Division-1 state semifinalist Milwaukee Marquette in the second round. ... Indian Trail earned a 21-0 victory over Milwaukee Riverside in the first round.

Dan Truttschel and Mike Johnson


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