Thursday, September 27, 2012
Whitnall is zeroing in on its first conference title in 12 years, while Greenfield still has a shot at making the playoffs for the second straight season.
The WIAA football playoffs don’t officially begin for another three weeks. Just don’t tell that to either the Greenfield or Whitnall players or coaches. The sixth week of the regular season is here, and so are games with a playoff-like feel. The Whitnall Falcons, who visit Brown Deer at 7 p.m. Friday, find themselves on the verge of their first conference title since 2000. With two Woodland Conference East Division games remaining (they also host Cudahy on Oct. 5), Whitnall is 4-1 overall and 3-0 in division games, one game ahead of three teams, including Brown Deer. The 12-year drought is something the Falcons have been focused on all week, first-year head coach Jeff Wallack said Thursday. Players have been doing everything in 12s, like …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Greenfield football team won consecutive games for the first time this season. Check out Amy Otto's photo gallery from Friday's victory.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Both local high school football teams posted victories Friday: Whitnall a come-from-behind win over South Milwaukee and Greenfield a blowout of St. Francis.
Despite falling behind, 23-8, midway through the second quarter, the Whitnall Falcons varsity football team posted an impressive 37-30 come-from-behind victory over South Milwaukee on Friday and took the lead in the Woodland Conference East. Quarterback Zach Sutton passed for 308 yards and four touchdowns, hooking up with receiver Patrick Wyrowski six times for a game-high 166 yards and three scores, including an 83-yard TD connection with 2 minutes, 32 seconds left in the third quarter that put Whitnall ahead for good at 29-23. That same duo combined again for a 46-yard TD about five minutes later as the Falcons extended their lead to 37-23. South Milwaukee added a touchdown with about 2 minutes remaining but could not get any closer. …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Both of the city's high school varsity football teams picked up wins in the game that marked the halfway point of the regular season.
Building on the excitement of the opening of Falcon Field, the Whitnall football team steamrolled visiting St. Francis, 43-15, Friday. And with half the season in the books, the Falcons (3-1) find themselves just one win away from qualifying for the WIAA postseason. Against the Mariners, seniors Zach Sutton and Luke Mentkowski, the 1-2 punch that helped open Falcon Field with a bang, struck again. Sutton, the quarterback, 8 of 13 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns. He added 82 rushing yards and a ground score. Mentkowski hauled in 114 yards. The Falcons also had their first 100-yard rushing performance of the season as Dan Lak needed just nine carries to tally 100 yards with a touchdown. Meanwhile, Greenfield (1-3), desperately in …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Packers and Bears on Thursday, Brewers suddenly in a Wild Card hunt and high school football games Friday ... what more could you ask for?
Week 2 of the NFL season brings Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears fans the treat of a Thursday night match-up. With an incredible run over the last several weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers are suddenly in the postseason conversation. And the high school football season is already at its halfway point, with the Whitnall Falcons focusing in on a playoff berth and the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks desperately seeking their first win. What's got you most fired up? And share your opinions in our sports polls!
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Falcons received big plays from seniors Sam Mentkowski and Zach Sutton en route to a 19-6 win over winless Greenfield.
Updated 11:15 p.m. There were fireworks. There was a video message from former Wisconsin Badgers coach Barry Alvarez. Heck, there was even a rainbow. But what made an evening when the Whitnall School District celebrated the grand opening of its $6.5 million, state of the art football stadium perfect was that the Falcons walked off the field with a win. Whitnall (2-1) christened its new athletic facility with a 19-6 victory over crosstown rival Greenfield (0-3) Friday night, rebounding from a lopsided loss to Wauwatosa West one week earlier and accentuating the debut of Falcon Field in style. "It was a tremendous amount of pressure this week. It’s a monkey off our back," first-year Whitnall coach Jeff Wallack said. "It’s one of the greatest…
The Whitnall School District celebrated the opening of its $6.5 million Friday, Sept. 7, when the Whitnall Falcons played host to the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks.
The Whitnall School District celebrated the opening of its $6.5 million Friday, Sept. 7, when the Whitnall Falcons played host to the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks. Greenfield Patch editor David Cotey was taking photos at the celebration and stay tuned for a game story.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Amy Otto provided dozens of action photos of the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks game against the Greendale Panthers.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Falcons host the Hawks at 7 p.m. Friday in the first-ever game at Falcon Field, as both teams try to put a rough Week 2 in the past.
The second week of the varsity football season was not kind to either local team Friday. The Whitnall Falcons (1-1) fell behind early to the upstart Wauwatosa West Trojans (2-0) and never recovered in a 46-15 road loss. The hosts scored the first 20 points of the game and rushed for 466 yards, including 178 by Greg Lewis. Whitnall quarterback Zach Sutton passed for 326 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown pass to Sam Mentkowski in the fourth quarter. Things did not go much better for the Greenfield Hustlin’ Hawks (0-2), who scored their first three points of the season on a fourth-quarter field goal, but not before the Greendale Panthers (2-0) scored the first six touchdowns of the game en route to a 42-3 victory. The Falcons host the …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Before crosstown rivals Greenfield and Whitnall square off and christen the Falcons’ new football stadium on Sept. 7, the teams take on Woodland Conference – West foes in Week 2.
Before crosstown rivals Greenfield and Whitnall square off and christen the Falcons’ beautiful new football stadium on Sept. 7, the teams take on Woodland Conference – West foes in important Week 2 match-ups. The Falcons look to start a season 2-0 for the first time since winning the first give games of 2009 when they visit Wauwatosa West at 7 p.m. Friday. Whitnall has won the last four contests between the teams, but the Trojans (1-0) were 50-7 blowout winners over St. Francis in last week’s opener. The Hustlin’ Hawks will be looking for their first win – and points – of 2012 following a 27-0 shutout at the hands of Pewaukee on Aug. 24. They host rival Greendale at 7 p.m. Friday. The Panthers, considered by many the favorites to win the …