By Nate Alberts
The Southern Door Eagles will play host to the Laconia Spartans Friday night after receiving the #2 seed in the Division 5 Group D pairings.
Other teams in the bracket include: #1 Seed Cedar Grove-Belgium, Horicon/Hutisford, Howards Grove, Kewaunee, New Holstein and Valders. Howards Grove is the #3 seed and will play #6 seed Valders. The winner of this game will play the winner of Southern Door and Laconia.
Laconia plays in the Flyway conference where they finished in second place behind Saint Mary’s Springs. The Spartans are (6-4, 5-1) overall and average 17.7 points per game.
In the regular season, the Spartans featured a balanced attack on offense. Quarterback Cormac Madigan has completed 86 passes for 1,260 yards and 14 touchdowns. Madigan, with five rushing touchdowns, also leads the ground game that has rushed for a total of 1,242 yards and 10 scores. Jaylen Mahone is the leading receiver for the Spartans. Mahone has 31 catches for 612 yards and nine touchdowns.
Southern Door finished the regular season undefeated in the MONLPC-Large and (7-2) overall for a third consecutive conference championship. Their only losses came to Wausau East and Menominee (MI) in non-conference games.
Pregame with Head Coach Pat McCarty is at 6:30 pm with kickoff to follow at 7:00 pm.