Wednesday, August 15, 2012
New coach Jeff Wallack has been in place since April, and the high school's new football stadium will be open in September.
The Whitnall football team had its three-year playoff run snapped last fall when it managed only three wins in nine tries. Jeff Wallack replaced Rob Leboeuf as head coach of the program in April. The ex-Milwaukee Hamilton coach went 31-27 in his six seasons in the City Conference. The former Germantown High School hopes to introduce a strong work ethic to the program and turn Whitnall into a perennial conference and playoff contender. The Falcons have a strong senior class, and there is quite a bit of buzz in the community surrounding the opening of the new high school football stadium. Patch caught up with Coach Wallack during the Falcons first official week of summer training camp and talked to him about his expectations for 2012. All …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Jeff Wallack, who has spent the last six years as head coach at Milwaukee Hamilton, will replace Rob Leboeuf. He will be introduced to players and parents Wednesday.
Jeff Wallack was attracted to the Whitnall High School head football coach position for several reasons, three of which stood out more than most. He wanted to coach in a district with only one high school, was encouraged by the district’s junior program’s participation numbers and loved the Whitnall community, one where he and his wife Jamie would like to raise their sons AJ and Parker. Oh yeah, let’s not forget about the brand-spanking new facilities, which will include a new football stadium equipped with a turf field and video scoreboard and are on schedule to be completed in time for the 2012 football season. “I didn’t really think about that until (athletic director) Mr. (Rick) Elertson was giving me a tour,” Wallack said. “That’s …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
He spent eight years as head coach of the Falcons.
Rob Leboeuf has resigned as head football coach at Whitnall High School after eight seasons. Whitnall Superintendent Lowell Holtz emailed Leboeuf's statement, which was read to the athletes on the football team after school Tuesday, to Patch. “In order to focus on my teaching here at Whitnall, I will no longer be serving as the head football coach. I will be assisting (Athletic Director) Mr. (Rick) Elertson and the new coach, once he is selected, in the transition. The April football meeting will still occur, and all prospective players will continue to receive communications about sign-ups, camps, and workouts at that time. I need you to continue to work hard in the off-season and keep this program strong. If you have any questions or are…
Friday, October 14, 2011
Greenfield has already qualified but can lock up a berth with a win while Whitnall is fighting for its playoff life against Pewaukee.
Greenfield football coach Scott Otto is pretty sure his players understand the significance of tonight’s regular season finale with New Berlin West. But it’s been so long he can’t be certain. At 4-3 in the Woodland Conference (4-4 overall), the Hustlin’ Hawks have already qualified for the WIAA playoffs thanks to their guaranteed .500-or-better record in league play. But a win tonight would ensure the team its first WIAA playoff berth since 2002. "When you tell them it’s been nine years, it’s almost been so long they don’t have anything to compare it to," Otto said. "It’s a big deal for our kids, but when you haven’t experienced something, you don’t know what you’re missing." With a win over the struggling Vikings at 7 p.m. at home tonight…
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Greenfield football team had four players with 65 rushing yards or more in their 39-34 win over host Whitnall on Friday.
It took both the Greenfield and Whitnall football teams’ offenses about a half to really start clicking, but once they did, they showed they are two of the best at doing what they do. In the end, the Hustlin’ Hawks proved to be a bit better. With four players rushing for 65 yards or more and each of them scoring at least one touchdown, the Hawks defeated the host Falcons, 39-34, Friday. The victory gave Greenfield its fifth win in its last seven games dating back to last season. The Hawks improved to 3-1 in the Woodland Conference Black Division and 3-2 overall. Greenfield is one game behind first-place Greendale – the teams meet next week at Greenfield – and just one win away from qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2002…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Both teams are in the top half of the conference standings, with Whitnall tied for first place with Greendale.
Picture this: Moments after the scoreboard clock displays all zeroes, the players on the winning team of Friday’s Greenfield-Whitnall varsity football showdown race to the sidelines, grab a trophy, or maybe a brick or some other prized artifact and raise it high above their heads for all their fans to see. It won’t happen this Friday after the Falcons host the Hustlin’ Hawks at 7 p.m. in a Woodland Conference contest, but if Whitnall coach Rob Lebouef gets his way, it could happen soon. “I wouldn’t mind getting some kind of trophy, a City of Greenfield type of thing that we’d pass back and forth, with it going to the victor of the game,” said Leboeuf, who is in his eighth season at Whitnall. “That would be a neat idea. “We don’t want to …
Friday, August 19, 2011
The high school football season opens today with Greenfield and Whitnall both taking on nonconference opponents on the road.
The first kickoff for the 2011 high school football season is just hours away, and Greenfield Patch will have both of your local teams covered. Freelance photographer Matt Schwenke will be at the Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks opener at Waukesha North at 7 p.m. and will be posting a photo gallery later tonight or early Saturday morning. The Hawks went 3-6 last fall and just missed a spot in the WIAA playoffs, which would have been their first postseason appearance since 2002. The Northstars struggled in the Classic 8 conference last fall. After winning their season opener, they lost their final eight games including all seven league contests. Greenfield Patch will also be represented at the Whitnall Falcons' opener, a nonconference game at 7 p.…
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Falcons hope to make the playoffs for a fourth straight season and contend in the Woodland Black Division.
The Whitnall Falcons football team went 4-6 a year ago and lost to Franklin in the first round of the WIAA playoffs, Whitnall's third straight postseason appearance. All-state quarterback Joel Stave, a two-year varsity starter, has departed and is now a Wisconsin Badger and senior Luke Mentkowski has been handed the quarterback reins. The Falcons play their first three games on the road this season, including the season opener at Germantown at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. For a photo gallery of shots from a preseason practice, click here.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Greenfield and Whitnall football teams began practice Aug. 3. Today, Greenfield Patch visited both camps and snapped a bunch of photos.
High school football teams across the state began practice yesterday, and today, Greenfield Patch attended both Greenfield's and Whitnall's practices to capture some of the action. Stay tuned for videos and feature stories on each team in coming days. Which photo is your favorite?
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Hustlin' Hawks and Falcons will be on the field this afternoon.
The Wisconsin high school football season officially gets underway today as teams across the state, including Greenfield and Whitnall, hold their first summer practices. Whitnall coach Rob Lebeouf and the Falcons are expected to hit the practice field at 3:30 p.m. Greenfield coach and high school athletic director Scott Otto said his team will be on the field at approximately 4:30 p.m. after watching films and weight training. The Falcons went 4-6 a year ago and lost to Franklin in the first round of the WIAA playoffs, Whitnall's third straight postseason appearance. All-state quarterback Joel Stave, a two-year varsity starter, has departed and is now a Wisconsin Badger. Greenfield snapped a 15-game losing streak by going 3-6 in its first …