With conference realignment coming across the state in high school football in 2020, Janesville's Parker and Craig programs are entering their final year in the Big Eight Conference.
Forced to play a slew of sophomores a year ago, Janesville Parker's football team went 0-9 but hopes those players can use the experience they gained in 2018 to make some noise in 2019.
A quick start could be the key to success this season for Janesville Craig's football team. The Cougars open with Beloit Memorial and Janesville Parker, who were a combined 2-16 last season.
Plenty of returning lettermen want to make amends for Evansville's injury-filled winless season in Rock Valley football a year ago.
Crimson Tide has the talent to better last season's 10-2 team
Whitewater, after winning one game combined in 2016 and 2017, went 2-7 last year. Jason Bleck takes over as the Whippets' head coach.
Outside of the Southern Lakes Conference, pretty much all of our area teams either head to new conferences or—in the case of the Rock Valley—stay in a league that has received at least a 25 percent overhaul.
Former Gazette sports editor Dave Wedeward takes a look back at Janesville's top high school football moments in the Big Eight Conference.
Now that players from Albany are in the fold, the Vikings have better depth--and they’re bigger, too. That should help Parkview/Albany climb out of the cellar in the Trailways Large Conference and improve on its 1-7 record from 2018.
A rash of injuries at quarterback decimated the Comets' hopes of competing in the Southern Lakes last year. Second-year coach Hank Johnson believes his team can improve on its 1-8 finish.
Senior quarterback Kenny Draeving leads what should be one of the most productive offenses in the Rock Valley as the Trojans look to put the disappointing 2018 season behind them.
It's all about looking ahead for Clinton this season. The Cougars were a disappointing 3-6 last season, but second-year coach Jake Standiford is opitimistic his team can bounce back in 2019.
Elkhorn lost a pair of games by two points last year, and a devastating injury to star Michael Lois also put a damper on what appeared to be a promising season.
Lake Geneva Badger lost four straight games early last season, recovered to finish 4-3 in the Southern Lakes Conference and make the posteason but finished 4-6 overall.
The return of 18 starters has hopes running high this season for Brodhead/Juda's football program.
One of first-year head coach Mike Welden’s top priorities is reviving Big Foot’s ground game, which would take pressure off untested sophomore quarterback Basil Demco.
Milton's football team has gone 3-6 in each of the past three seasons, a mark it hopes will improve under first-year head coach Rodney Wedig.