After tonight’s contests, we conclude the 2012 regular season. What a season it has been and a close race in the standings. There are three teams within a game of each other, and week eight could be a deciding factor. If Roncalli can win against undefeated Chilton, a three way tie for the conference championship would take place. All area teams are out of the mix for a conference championship as Sturgeon Bay will finish fourth, Kewaunee fifth and Southern Door seventh.
As we conclude the regular season tonight, we look back at what a time it was. Kewaunee had a down year and will not qualify for the postseason. Southern Door tied their win total from a year ago, and the Clippers will make it back to the playoffs for consecutive years and first under new head coach Greg Freiherr.
The final matchups of the regular season are Sturgeon Bay at Mishicot, Southern Door at Kewaunee, Sevastopol at Reedsville, Algoma at Saint Mary Central and Hilbert at Gibraltar.
Sturgeon Bay will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Mishicot. The Clippers are coming off back to back losses, and will need to win tonight in order to gain momentum going into the playoffs. Junior Blucher must continue to perform well for the Clippers as he makes that offense go. The Clippers beat the Indians by two touchdowns.
Southern Door and Kewaunee both have had disappointing seasons. The Eagles failed to capitalize on a favorable matchup a week ago, and the Storm took care of Mishicot. If Southern Door can have success throwing the ball, then they have an excellent shot at winning. However, Kewaunee can score a lot of points and did so against teams with losing records. Kewaunee plays the Eagles tough at home every time the matchup is along the lakeshore. The Storm beat the Eagles.
Sevastopol will complete their 2012 campaign against a tough team in Reedsville. The Panthers are a run first team and have punched their ticket to the postseason. The Pioneers will throw everything they got at the Panthers, but I think it will not be enough. Reedsville wins in a blow out.
Algoma has a favorable matchup to end their 2012 season. Saint Mary’s Central will host Algoma in a matchup that features two run first teams. Whoever can run the ball well will take control from beginning to end. The Wolves will finish the season with a win, and transfer momentum into next year.
Gibraltar has had a roller coaster season and has overcome the most. The best part of their season will be the night they beat the Pioneers. The Vikings will complete their 2012 season versus the top team in the Olympian Packerland Small Division, Hilbert. Hilbert has been putting up 47 points a game and can easily do that against the Vikings. Hilbert wins and wins a conference championship.
As we conclude the regular season, I would like to say that all area teams played well. Sturgeon Bay gets to go on, and I wish them the best of luck. After tonight, the other area teams will start thinking about winter sports. As I finish writing on another great season of High School football, I cannot wait to cover this terrific sport again next season.