Saturday, September 29, 2012
Both teams suffered losses on Friday, hurting the Falcons' chances at winning the league title and the Hawks' chances at earning a playoff berth.
The Whitnall and Greenfield football teams came into Friday night with two very different, but distinct goals. Neither of them were able to accomplish them. The Whitnall Falcons (4-2, 3-1), in search of their first conference title since 2000, were unable to secure at least a share of the crown when they lost at Brown Deer, 34-13. With one Woodland East Division game remaining, the Falcons are now tied for first with Brown Deer and South Milwaukee. Greenfield, meanwhile, in need of two wins in its final three games in order to qualify for the WIAA postseason, suffered a 14-7 loss to South Milwaukee on Friday. That leaves the Hawks (2-4, 2-2) desperate for victories against both Brown Deer next Friday and Wauwatosa West on Oct. 12.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Welcome to Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, where we take a look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and breakdown its postseason chances.
Hey, high school football fans, want to know if your favorite team will be playing in this year’s WIAA postseason? Want to know what they need to get in? Well, welcome to Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, where we take a look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and breakdown its postseason chances. Records and scenarios are updated as of 11 a.m. Sept. 28. Look for an update to include this weekend’s game by noon Oct. 1. (to get in, a team needs four or more league wins) In for sure Waukesha West (3-2, 3-1): OK, the Wolverines haven’t locked up a playoff berth yet, and they have back-to-back tough games with Catholic Memorial on Sept. 28 and Arrowhead on Oct. 4, but they finish the season with winless Waukesha North on Oct…
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 …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Former Whitnall quarterback Joel Stave was under center for the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, and fans were loving it.
What did you think of Stave's performance?
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. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Wisconsin Badgers most recent depth chart lists Stave, a freshman, along with Danny O'Brien.
Whitnall football fans who remember Joel Stave and his rocket right arm leading the Falcons up and down the field in 2009 and 2010 might be able to relive those moments Saturday. Only this time, Stave will be wearing the red and white of the Wisconsin Badgers. Numerous news outlets reported Monday that Stave, a redshirt freshman, was listed as a co-starter at quarterback, along with Danny O'Brien, on the Badgers' official depth chart five days in advance of Wisconsin's nonconference match-up with Texas-El Paso. Stave completed 2 of 6 passes for 15 yards in relief of O'Brien in the second half of the Badgers 16-14 win over Utah State on Saturday. Afterward, he said he wasn't worried about who'd start the next game. Head coach Bret Bielema …
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.