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.
The Cardinals scored the first 47 points and beat the Vikings 54-16 in a Big Eight Conference game.
The Crimson Tide had a touchdown on the scoreboard before their offense even had a chance to tough the ball, and Edgerton scored two more touchdowns in the opening eight minutes Friday night.
Homecoming Week is a longstanding tradition at area high schools, and the pageantry that goes with it is just as strong today as it was 25 years ago.
Five notable performances by area high school athletes over the past seven days and five events to watch for over the next week.
Delavan-Darien picked up its first Southern Lakes Conference win since Sept. 8, 2017 with a 22-21 win over Union Grove on Friday.
Big Foot moved to 3-2 on the season after a thrilling 27-25 victory over winless Clinton. The game was billed as a community celebration to showcase the Chiefs' new facility and honor the title team on its 10th anniversary.
A recap of high school football action around the area for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
Milton trailed 13-7 after the first quarter of its Homecoming game Friday night, but the Red Hawks clamped down from there and pulled away in the third quarter, winning 47-26.
East senior Keonte Jones, after catching a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, scored in overtime to give the host Purgolders a 23-17 victory over Parker at Breese Stevens Field.
The Blue Devils punched their postseason ticket Friday night with a dominating 43-0 Rock Valley Conference victory over visiting East Troy. After going 0-9 a year ago, Evansville is 5-0 and comfortably in the driver's seat atop the league standings.
Madison La Follette scored 21 unanswered points Friday night in pulling away for a 35-14 Big Eight Conference win over Janesville Craig.
Walworth Big Foot will unveil it's new and improved athletics facilities Saturday, including a new turf on the football field. The 2009 Division 4 state championship football team will be on hand to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of its state title.
Unless things drastically change, it appears Craig and Parker's final season in the Big Eight will be a forgettable one.
Madison La Follette used a balanced offensive attack led by quarterback Ben Probst and tailback Jaylend Brown in pulling away for 35-7 Big Eight Conference victory at Monterey Stadium.
Quarterback Tyr Severson completed 13-of-24 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns and Evansville improved to 4-0 with a 51-35 victory.
A roundup of area high school football games played Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.
The Cardinals (3-1) held the Cougars (1-3) to 79 yards of total offense, including just 35 yards on the ground.
Luke Hessenauer led a defense that bent but didn’t break and junior quarterback Evan Jordahl directed a Red Hawks offense that was efficient throughout.
Grant DuMez finished with just 3 passing yards but rolled up 128 rushing yards and three touchdowns to lead Badger to a commanding 35-13 victory over Elkhorn on Friday in a Southern Lakes Conference game in Lake Geneva.
Photo gallery: Rock Valley Conference football foes Beloit Turner and Evansville met Friday evening at Turner High. The Blue Devils won 51-35.
A shortage of officials has forced Janesville Parker's football team to postpone its Friday night game with Madison La Follettte to Saturday night at Monterey Stadium.
Delavan-Darien senior linebacker Ross Gengler, who scored on a pair of fumble recoveries just 27 seconds apart in Week 2, has more than 200 tackles in his last 20 games and has committed to the Badgers as a preferred walk-on.
For the first time since 2005, the Milton High's football team is 3-0. First-year coach Rodney Wedig is a big reason why.
A roundup of area high school football games played Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.