WIAA Football Quarterfinal Round Matchups
All games Saturday, unless noted
Appleton North at Stevens Point, 4:00 p.m.
Hartford Union at Hartland Arrowhead, 4:00 p.m.
Mequon Homestead vs. Racine Park at Racine Case H.S., 1:00 p.m.
Middleton at Kenosha Bradford, 4:00 p.m.
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Homestead (11-0) at Racine Park (10-1), Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Racine Case High School
Racine Park, the Southeast Conference co-champion, has averaged 39.6 points per game, has scored 40 or more in six games, including its last three, and has senior running back Deon McClain, who has scored 40 touchdowns and has rushed for more than 2,500 yards.
The Highlanders are no slouches themselves on offense, averaging nearly 36 points per game, but they managed just a season-low 14 against a banged-up Marquette last Saturday.
Verona (10-1) at Franklin (7-4), Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
The Sabers, on the brink of missing the playoffs about a month ago, have now rattled off five straight wins after starting the season 2-4.
Sophomore quarterback Lance Baretz has been phenomonal during the Sabers’ recent run, including a combined 389 yards passing and rushing and five touchdowns in a 44-28 win over Milton.
Wisconsin Lutheran (10-1) at Greendale (7-4), Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Lutheran, the reigning Division 3 champion, has knocked Greendale out of the playoffs in two of the previous three seasons, including a 48-20 thumping in the second round last year.
The Vikings have spent most of their time on offense rushing the ball. They have two backs – Bryan Webb and Frank Spath - with 1,100 yards or more. The Panthers have had mixed results against stopping the run recently, allowing 327 rushing yards against Union Grove in the first round, but just 88 vs. Pewaukee on Saturday.
Kaukauna at Kimberly, 7:00 p.m.
Marshfield 34, Menomonie 20
Verona at Franklin, 4:00 p.m.
Waunakee at Sussex Hamilton, 3:00 p.m.
Lakeland vs. Waupaca at D.C. Everest, 2:00 p.m.
Madison Edgewood vs. Reedsburg at Middleton, 4:00 p.m.
Port Washington at Kewaskum, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Lutheran at Greendale, 4:00 p.m.
Bloomer at Baldwin-Woodville, 1:00 p.m.
Prairie du Chien at West Salem, 4:00 p.m.
Walworth Big Foot 35, Kettle Moraine Lutheran 13
Wrightstown at Wautoma/Faith Christian, 1:00 p.m.
Cambridge at Cedar Grove-Belgium, 4:00 p.m.
Colby at Stanley-Boyd, 1:00 p.m.
Fond Du Lac St. Mary Springs at Niagara/Goodman/Pembine at Fond Du Lac High School, 3:00 p.m.
Iowa-Grant at Lancaster, 1:00 p.m.
Clear Lake at Edgar, 2:00 p.m.
Coleman at Stevens Point Pacelli, 12:00 p.m.
Fennimore vs. Racine Lutheran at Horlick Field, 4:00 p.m.
Necedah at Stradford, 4:00 p.m.
Benton/Scales Mound at Burlington Catholic Central, 3:00 p.m.
Plum City at De Soto, 3:00 p.m.
Shell Lake at Gilman, 4:00 p.m.
Suring at Hilbert, 4:00 p.m.