Edgerton senior Reed Farrington dominated on both the offensive and defensive lines this season on the way to being named first-team all-state on both sides of the ball. He is The Gazette's all-area player of the year.
Twenty-five first-team all-conference selections join player of the year Reed Farrington on The Gazette's 2019 all-area high school football team.
Janesville Craig's Parker Glissendorf capped off a prolific senior season by being named to the all-Big Eight first team in football.
Milton's football team built a two-touchdown lead Friday night at Waunakee but lost 35-28 in a WIAA Division 2 second-round game.
Fifth-seeded Lakeside Lutheran downed top-seeded Evansville 14-6 in a WIAA Division 4 second-round football playoff game Friday night.
River Valley junior quarterback Will Bailey shredded the Crimson Tide defense for 235 yards passing and three touchdowns and ran in another to lead the Blackhawks to a 46-3 victory in a WIAA Division 4 second-round game.
Lakeside Lutheran ended Edgerton's football season a year ago, while Evansville handed the team its only loss this season. Will the Crimson Tide get a shot at redemption next week?
Some conservative play calls had NFL coaches being second-guessed Monday. Locally speaking, though, there was nothing conservative about a decision to go for two in Milton's playoff win Friday night. Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt breaks it down.
The opening round of the WIAA football playoffs went about as planned with all the No. 1 seeds advancing, but controversy remains in regards to enrollment and placement.
A roundup of area high school football first-round playoff games played Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
The Crimson Tide gashed the Golden Eagles for 370 yards rushing en route to a 45-8 win in a WIAA Division 4 first-round game.
The Badgers committed five turnovers and surrendered 26 second-half points on their way to a painful 33-7 loss to Burlington in a WIAA Division 2 first-round playoff game.
Nick Huber and Jerry Jones combined for 317 rushing yards and four touchdowns as third-seeded Milton held off sixth-seeded La Crosse Central 36-33 in a WIAA Division 2 first-round playoff game at Carl F. Anderson Field.
With the WIAA football playoffs beginning Friday, Gazette sports writer John Barry breaks down three local games and makes his state championship picks in all seven divisions.
With the WIAA playoffs beginning Friday night, I take a look at the seven divisions and who I expect to be playing at Camp Randall in state championship games.
Milton High's senior football players made it their goal to lay a foundation under first-year head coach Rodney Wedig. They did that, going 8-1 and earning a share of the Badger South Conference title.
Evansville beat Edgerton on a touchdown in the final seconds of their game in Week 2. If they are to meet again, it will be in a WIAA Division 4 state quarterfinal game.
The Red Hawks closed the first half with two touchdowns in less than a minute and went on to beat Watertown 41-27 to clinch a share of the Badger South Conference title with Stoughton on Friday.
Garrett Sanwick rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns and Janesville Parker's football team ended a 24-game losing streak by beating Beloit Memorial 21-7 to close out the Big Eight Conference season.
Janesville Craig's football team gave Big Eight Conference champion Madison Memorial all it could handle Friday night before falling 29-16.
Edgerton beat visiting Big Foot 49-13 on Friday night to finish the Rock Valley Conference season at 8-1, tied atop the standings with Evansville.
A roundup of area high school football games played Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
Rodney Wedig doesn’t consider himself a miracle worker. Instead, the first-year Milton High football coach said he’s simply one link in the Red Hawks’ chain of success this season.
Championship Week is here in football for the Rock Valley, Badger South and Southern Lakes conferences.
Clinton High's football team picked up its first victory of the season Friday night with a 12-6 overtime win over longtime rival Beloit Turner.
The Badgers committed 10 pre-snap penalties, fumbled three times and missed two extra points, but the defense allowed just 109 total yards in a 26-0 over Delavan-Darien.
The Regents put up 343 rushing yards, pulling away from visiting Janesville Craig for a 36-12 Big Eight Conference victory Friday night.
Nick and Dalton Naramore combined for 310 yards rushing and four touchdowns in leading Brodhead/Juda to a pivotal 40-19 Rock Valley Conference win Friday night.
Madison Memorial rolled to a 49-6 win over Janesville Parker on Friday to clinch an outright Big Eight Conference championship and move within a game of its first unbeaten regular season in more than two decades.
A roundup of area high school football games played Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
For a number of area football teams with nothing to play for the final two weeks of the regular season, self-motivation and self-pride are the key components to finishing the season with a purpose.
Four Rock Valley Conference teams are all 4-3 and need one more win to clinch a playoff berth. Take a look at where area teams stand after Week 7 of the high school football season.
A recap of high school football games around the area for Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.
Janesville Parker's football team fell to 0-7 on the season with a 55-0 road loss to Madison West.
Milton nearly rallied from a 28-point deficit but lost 34-28 to visiting Monroe in a Badger South Conference football game Friday, falling to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in league play.
Matt Forster had 254 yards of total offense, three touchdowns, two interceptions and two extra points as Evansville remained undefeated with a 40-14 Homecoming victory over Big Foot on Ron Grovesteen Field.
The Cardinals (5-2) clinched a playoff berth for the 24th straight season--currently the longest active streak among Division 1 teams--while Craig dropped to 1-6 in its farewell tour through the Big Eight.
Big Foot went 3-6 each of the past two seasons but, under first-year head coach Mike Welden, has won three straight games and is 4-2 heading into Friday's showdown at Evansville.
Five notable performances from area high school student-athletes over the last week and five events to keep an eye on over the next seven days.
For the first time this season, weather played a factor in Friday night's area high school football schedule.
Evansville (6-0) remains in first place in the Rock Valley. Whitewater (1-5) was shut out for the second straight game.
Photo gallery: Scenes from high school football games around the area Friday. The Gazette's photographers stopped at games in Janesville, Beloit, Delavan and Elkhorn.
Evan Jordahl found Dane Nelson with a fourth-down touchdown pass in the second overtime, and Milton beat host Stoughton 28-21 to improve to 6-0.
Madison East got scoring plays of 45, 40 and 25 yards to escape a soggy Monterey Stadium with a 28-22 victory in overtime in a Big Eight Conference slugfest.
A recap of high school football games around the area for Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.