Saturday, October 13, 2012
Despite losing in the regular season finale to New Berlin West, Whitnall held onto to a share of the Woodland East in what turned out to be a three-way tie.
Well, it’s not exactly like the Whitnall Falcons drew it up, but when you wait 12 years for a conference title, you’ll take a piece of the crown any way you can get it. Even if you lose in wild, wild fashion. And even if you have to share the title with three other teams. Both happened to the Falcons on Friday. Whitnall finished the regular season 5-3 after a 56-42 shootout loss to New Berlin West on Friday, but thanks to Greendale’s 42-0 win over visiting Brown Deer, Whitnall remained tied atop the Woodland Conference East Division standings along with Brown Deer. Meanwhile, the South Milwaukee Rockets defeated New Berlin Eisenhower, 21-16, Friday to work their way into a three-way tie with Brown Deer and Whitnall. It’s the Rockets first …
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.
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 …
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…
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 …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Falcons were successful in Jeff Wallack's debut as coach, beating host New Berlin Eisenhower, 36-28, Friday.
The Whitnall Falcons wasted no time cranking up the excitement level on their 2012 campaign. With Jeff Wallack making his debut as head coach, the Falcons opened the campaign with a thrilling 36-28 win over host New Berlin Eisenhower, a rare victory for the Falcons over the Lions. The Greenfield Hustlin' Hawks, however, were unable to duplicate the success they had over the Pewaukee Pirates in 2011 and lost to this year's version, 27-0, at home Friday.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The 2012 high school football season begins Friday with both local teams taking on teams from the opposite Woodland Conference division.
It might reach a blistering 90 degrees Friday, but the unofficial start of fall begins at 7 p.m. when the Greenfield and Whitnall varsity football teams kick off their 2012 seasons. The Whitnall Falcons play at 7 p.m. at New Berlin Eisenhower, where former Whitnall coach Rob Leboeuf is now the quarterbacks coach. Earlier this month, Patch did a video preview with first-year Whitnall coach Jeff Wallack. The Hawks host Pewaukee, a team they knocked off last season. Kick-off is also at 7 p.m., and last week, Greenfield coach Scott Otto spoke with Patch about the upcoming season. Greenfield NOW previewed the Hustlin' Hawks' and Falcons' seasons earlier this week. Otto pointed out his team's improved depth, and Wallack said the improvement of a…