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High school football 2016

Previews of area high school football teams.
2016 High School Football Special Section
2016 High School Football Special Section
8/19/16
Get the full scoop about Rock and Walworth counties' 2016 high school football season. Read more...
Remaining Rock Valley teams enthusiastic after Parkview, Palmyra-Eagle find better fit in Trailways
Remaining Rock Valley teams enthusiastic after Parkview, Palmyra-Eagle find better fit in Trailways
By | 8/16/16
Orfordville Parkview was not going to be playing in the Rock Valley Conference this fall. That much was certain. Read more...
Head coach knows Craig Cougars need tougher defense
Head coach knows Craig Cougars need tougher defense
By | 8/16/16
Ben McCormick believes his Janesville Craig football team boasts the offensive skill players needed to continue putting up points. Read more...
Parker Vikings put league title on its list of goals
Parker Vikings put league title on its list of goals
By | 8/16/16
Year One of the Clayton Kreger era could be best described as semi-successful. Janesville Parker made the playoffs for the first time since 2011, but the team finished 4-6 overall. Read more...
Grovesteen's Evansville/Albany Blue Devils figure to add to coach's win tally
Grovesteen's Evansville/Albany Blue Devils figure to add to coach's win tally
By | 8/16/16
Ron Grovesteen is one of only nine active high school football coaches in the state that has guided teams to 250 or more victories. Read more...
Absence of Vikings, Panthers results in true round robin in Rock Valley
Absence of Vikings, Panthers results in true round robin in Rock Valley
By | 8/16/16
Gone are the days of having to figure out the Rock Valley Conference schedule. Read more...
New coach inherits Milton's winning tradition
New coach inherits Milton's winning tradition
By | 8/16/16
Matt Lee is entering his first season as Milton High football coach. That doesn't mean the 1999 Delavan-Darien High graduate is fresh on the Milton scene. Read more...
Matthys back on Brodhead/Juda's sideline
Matthys back on Brodhead/Juda's sideline
By | 8/16/16
Jim Matthys, who spent eight years as head coach before stepping down to become principal at Brodhead High School, returns this season. Read more...
Line strength should help Edgerton recover from going 3-6 in 2015
Line strength should help Edgerton recover from going 3-6 in 2015
By | 8/16/16
Depth has been a major problem for Edgerton High’s football team the past couple seasons. The Crimson Tide were thin at a number of positions, especially up front. Read more...
With lowest enrollment in league, Clinton believes it can reach playoffs
With lowest enrollment in league, Clinton believes it can reach playoffs
By | 8/16/16
With the departure of Orfordville Parkview and Palmyra-Eagle from the Rock Valley Conference, Clinton High now has the smallest enrollment in the retooled 10-team conference. Read more...
Beloit Turner's offensive playmakers hope to build on 4-2 league record in 2015
Beloit Turner's offensive playmakers hope to build on 4-2 league record in 2015
By | 8/16/16
Beloit Turner’s football program put itself back on the map a year ago. The Trojans hope they were just getting started. Read more...
Orfordville Parkview Vikings hit the Trailways for 2016
Orfordville Parkview Vikings hit the Trailways for 2016
By | 8/16/16
Bob Meyers saw his Orfordville Parkview team take a step forward in what wound up being its final season in the Rock Valley Conference. Read more...
Championship streak at stake for Walworth Big Foot Chiefs
Championship streak at stake for Walworth Big Foot Chiefs
By | 8/16/16
Walworth Big Foot’s challenge to keep its conference championship streak got tougher. Read more...
Numbers game could be cruel to inexperienced Whitewater Whippets
Numbers game could be cruel to inexperienced Whitewater Whippets
By | 8/16/16
The 2015 season was not kind to Whitewater. The Whippets finished 2-7 overall and lost five of their last six games. Read more...
Late breakdowns doomed Elkhorn Elks to 2-7 record in 2015
Late breakdowns doomed Elkhorn Elks to 2-7 record in 2015
By Tim Wester/Special to The Gazette | 8/16/16
The objective for Elkhorn High’s football team this season is simple: Avoid giving up big plays late in games. Read more...
As in 2015, gauntlet awaits Southern Lakes Conference teams
As in 2015, gauntlet awaits Southern Lakes Conference teams
By | 8/16/16
Too close to call. That’s the consensus among Southern Lakes Conference coaches in trying to pick a preseason favorite. Read more...
Delavan-Darien Comets boast wealth of athletic talent
Delavan-Darien Comets boast wealth of athletic talent
By Tim Wester/Special to The Gazette | 8/16/16
Ask just about any Southern Lakes Conference football coach about preparing for the Delavan-Darien football program and it elicits the same worried response: Contain their athletes, if you can. Read more...
Southern Lakes co-champion Lake Geneva Badger reached sectional final in 2015
Southern Lakes co-champion Lake Geneva Badger reached sectional final in 2015
By Tim Wester/Special to The Gazette | 8/16/16
There may not be a bigger fan of Southern Lakes Conference football than Lake Geneva Badger coach Matt Hensler. Read more...
Middleton Cardinals can grab early advantage in league race
Middleton Cardinals can grab early advantage in league race
By | 8/16/16
It shouldn’t take long to find out if a three-peat is in the cards for the Middleton Cardinals. Read more...