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Prep football: Waunakee dominates on Friday, but slips one spot in the AP state rankings on Tuesday

September 6, 2018

Despite a dominating victory over the state’s second-ranked medium-sized school last week, the Waunakee football team slipped one spot to the No. 3 ranking in this week’s Associated Press state rankings for large schools.

The Warriors (3-0), defending WIAA Division 2 state champs, rolled to a 46-0 victory over Mount Horeb/Barneveld in the Badger North Conference opener for both teams. The outcome brought the Warriors’ season scoring total to 149-7, including an average halftime score of 41.7-0.

Still, Brookfield Central (3-0) — the school the Warriors beat in last year’s Division 2 championship game, 14-13 — moved ahead of the Warriors into the No. 2 spot, based on a 41-7 victory over Germantown.

Monona Grove (3-0), which opened Badger South Conference play with a 21-7 victory over Oregon, moved up from 10th to eighth, and Big Eight Conference co-leaders Madison Memorial (3-0) and Janesville Craig (3-0) earned honorable mention.

Fond du Lac (3-0) held on to the No. 1 spot among large schools.

In the rankings for medium-sized schools, Lodi (3-0) moved up one position into the No. 2 spot, receiving one of 10 first-place voted, after a 16-7 victory over Arlington Heights (Ill.) Saint Viator last week.

Mount Horeb/Barneveld (2-1) dropped six spots to No. 8 after its drubbing at the hands of Waunakee, and Lake Mills (2-1) moved into a tie for 10th place after a 24-14 victory over Mauston at home.

Lakeside Lutheran and McFarland also received votes. Waukesha Catholic Memorial (3-0) held the No. 1 spot.

In the small-school rankings, Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs was a unanimous No. 1 choice, followed by Bangor (3-0). Black Hawk (3-0) was ranked sixth and Fall River (3-0) ninth, with Pecatonica/Argyle, Randolph, Belleville and Johnson Creek receiving votes.

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WEEKLY STATE RANKINGS

LARGE SCHOOLS (Enrollment 900-larger)

Rank, team*W-L*Pts.*LW

1, Fond du Lac (9) 3-0 99 1

2, Brookfield Central (1) 3-0 86 2

3, Waunakee 3-0 79 3

4, Kimberly 2-1 68 4

5, Muskego 3-0 60 5

6, Franklin 3-0 52 6

7, Bay Port 3-0 30 T7

8 (tie), Monona Grove 3-0 19 T10

8 (tie), Neenah 3-0 19 9

10, Milwaukee Marquette 3-0 13 8

Others receiving votes: Mequon Homestead 12; Madison Memorial 7; Hudson 2; University School of Milwaukee 2; Janesville Craig 1; Menasha 1.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS (Enrollment 301-899)

Rank, team*W-L*Pts.*LW

1, Waukesha Catholic Memorial (9) 3-0 98 1

2, Lodi (1) 3-0 84 3

3, St. Croix Central 3-0 70 4

4, New Berlin Eisenhower 3-0 64 5

5, Green Bay Notre Dame 3-0 58 6

6, Amherst 2-1 50 T7

7, Racine St. Catherine’s 3-0 38 T7

8, Mount Horeb/Barneveld 2-1 29 2

9, Rice Lake 3-0 20 10

10 (tie), West De Pere 3-0 7 NR

10 (tie), Lake Mills 2-1 7 NR

Others receiving votes: Lakeside Lutheran 6; Omro 6; Bloomer 4; Kenosha St. Joseph 3; Little Chute 3; Spencer/Marshfield Columbus 2; McFarland 1.

SMALL DIVISION (Enrollment 300-smaller)

Rank, team*W-L*Pts.*LW

1, Fond du Lac Springs (10) 3-0 100 1

2, Bangor 3-0 83 2

3 (tie), Edgar 3-0 75 4

3 (tie), Hartland Lake Country Lutheran 3-0 75 3

5, Iola-Scandinavia 3-0 58 5

6, Black Hawk 2-0 37 6

7, Racine Lutheran 3-0 33 7

8, Eau Claire Regis 3-0 31 8

9, Fall River 3-0 27 10

10, Grantsburg 3-0 14 9

Others receiving votes: Pecatonica/Argyle 7; Randolph 3; Belleville 3; Johnson Creek 3; Jackson Living Word Lutheran 1.

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