Craig running back Tressin Kussmaul led the offensive attack with 24 carries for 143 and a touchdown to help the Cougars start the season off in style.
A roundup of area nonconference high school football games for Friday, August 17.
A roundup of Rock Valley Conference football games for Friday, August 17.
The season started with a whimper Friday night for Janesville Parker's football team. The Vikings fell behind 27-0 by half and lost 40-2 to Verona in Big Eight action.
Janesville Parker is putting the 2017 season, which ended with a 1-9 record, in its rearview mirror. The Vikings are focused on 2018 and the chance to redeem themselves.
The high school football season kicks off tonight, but those participating in the sport continues to decline.
Clinton High's football team won 11 games each of the past two seasons, but just 13 upperclassmen return, including one full-time starter each on offense and defense.
All 11 offensive starters return, while 10 come back on the defensive side for the rising Edgerton High football team.
With plenty of key players returning from a team that went 7-3 a year ago, Beloit Turner could be a football team to watch in the Rock Valley Conference this year.
Delavan-Darien/Williams Bay made back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016 but went just 2-7 last year as Hank Johnson takes over as head football coach.
Orfordville Parkview is not dwelling on the past. The Vikings are only looking ahead as they come off an 0-9 season and have been forced to cancel their first football game of 2018.
Milton looks to bounce back from a 3-6 football season a year ago and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Elkhorn's football team will lean on its defense as it hopes to be in contention in the Southern Lakes Conference.
Lake Geneva Badger lost a litany of seniors from a team that won another Southern Lakes Conference championship in 2017, but the Badgers aim to reload and keep their league winning streak going.
After losing 17 seniors to graduation, the Blue Devils need to maximize their preseason training if they want to contend in the deep Rock Valley Conference and make a seventh consecutive trip to the playoffs.
Janesville Craig returned to the WIAA football postseason for the first time in three years in 2017 and hopes to make it back-to-back appearances this season.
After seeing its 25-year streak of making the WIAA football postseason broken a year ago, Brodhead/Juda looks to get back on track.
Whitewater High's football team has two sets of brothers--Cooper and Dylan Pease and Hunter and Jake Martin--who it hopes will help the program reach the postseason for the first time since 2009.
Walworth Big Foot missed the WIAA football postseason for the first time in 15 years in 2017. Can the Chiefs rebound in 2017?
A breakdown of the Rock Valley Conference heading into the 2018 high school football season.
A look at the Southern Lakes Conference heading into the 2018 high school football season.
A look at the Badger South Conference heading into the 2018 high school football season.
A look at the Big Eight Conference heading into the 2018 high school football season.
Janesville Craig senior Keeanu Benton was largely flying under the football radar a year ago, but he turned heads during his junior year and has verbally committed to play for the University of Wisconsin.
When the high school football season kicks off for the majority of the state on Aug. 17, Orfordville Parkview won't be playing. The Vikings were forced to cancel their first game due to a number of suspensions and injuries.
The WFCA's realignment proposal released Monday had zero chance of pleasing all 390 football programs in the state, but it accomplished its objectives. Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt breaks down the potential changes locally.
The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association released its statewide football-only conference realignment proposal Monday, with half of The Gazette's 14 area programs slated to be moved to new conferences in 2020.
The battle for the Monterey Rock comes early in 2018 and 2019. Craig and Parker play football in Week 2 the next two seasons.
If the WIAA approves a conference realignment plan submitted by the WFCA, Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker would move to the Badger South Conference for football starting with the 2020 season
Jimmy DuVal is a busy man. The Whitewater High senior is active in a number of school and church activities, but also found time to earn 12 varsity letters in three sports.
The 6-foot-4, 295-pound lineman received an offer from the Badgers following a visit in April. Benton had previously been offered by Iowa.
The 2018 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-star games will feature plenty of area talent.
Big Foot's Enz and Turner's Malkow sign National Letters of Intent to play football.
For the second consecutive season, Clinton High led the state of Wisconsin in rushing yards per game. The Cougars ran for more than 372 yards per game in going 11-1—including a perfect 9-0 in the Rock Valley Conference—and advancing to the WIAA Division 5 state quarterfinals.
And then there were 56.
As a former offensive lineman, Lake Geneva Badger head coach Matt Hensler deploys an old-fashioned running offense.