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Tremper Preview Capsule

Tremper Preview Capsule


Oak Creek (1-1) at Tremper (1-1)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Ameche Field (8560 26th Ave.)

Broadcast: WLIP-AM 1050 and WGTD Live on Facebook

Series note: Since Tremper’s 49-35 win in 2011, the Knights have won seven straight in the series. … Oak Creek has been particularly dominant the last four years, winning 49-13 in 2015, 58-0 in 2016, 54-0 in 2017 and 45-7 in Week 8 of last season.

Player to watch: Tremper junior Mitchel Schwartz, listed at 6-1, 205 pounds, is a versatile linebacker for the Trojans and also has 100 rushing yards and two TDs on 17 carries. … “He can play inside and outside linebacker at a high level, and that versatility will be a key component to slowing down Oak Creek’s offense,” Tremper coach Jared McGranahan said.

Key stat: After rushing for 245 yards in a 43-7 Week 1 win over Milwaukee Pius XI, Tremper was held to just 66 yards on the ground in a 28-6 Week 2 loss to Milwaukee King. … The Knights are allowing 198 rushing yards per game.

FYI: Oak Creek was ranked No. 9 in Division-1 in the Week 1 state coaches poll but dropped out of the rankings after taking a 35-7 thumping in a Week 2 game at Waterford that was played on a Thursday night. … The Knights have made seven straight postseason appearances, while the Trojans are seeking their first playoff berth since 2010.

Mike Johnson


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