Breaking down the WIAA football playoff brackets

Breaking down the WIAA football playoff brackets
Posted at 9:01 PM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 16:04:11-04

The WIAA high school football playoff brackets are set. All first round games kick off on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. Each game is played at the higher seed.

Division 1

Both Bay Port and Kimberly earn number one seeds in their groups after 9-0 regular seasons. The Papermakers are the four-time defending state champions and currently hold the country's longest winning streak at 65. Bay Port and Kimberly have not met this season. 


Division 2

Green Bay Southwest will be the number two seed in Group A. The Trojans only loss came against Division 1 opponent Bay Port, 21-14 in week seven. Menasha earns the number two seed in Group B after the Blue Jays went 8-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play. Their only loss came against New London, 21-20 in week five. 


Division 3

West De Pere is the number one seed in Group B. The Phantoms went 8-1 in the regular season. Their only loss was to the Bay Conference co-champion Menasha Blue Jays. 


Division 4

The Wrightstown Tigers earn the number one seed in Group B. Their only loss this season was to Freedom, 26-10 in week 7. The Freedom Irish are the number two seed in Group B, setting up for a potential rematch with Wrightstown in the section finals. 


Division 5

Southern Door takes the number two seed in Group D. The Eagles won the MONLPC-Large conference and look for their first state championship since 1989. 


Division 6

Manitowoc Lutheran draws a three seed in Group D. After starting the season 1-2, the Lancers won their last six games and conceded no more than two touchdowns to any opponent. 


Division 7

Third seed Lourdes Academy and sixth seed Deerfield square off in a Group D matchup. These two will be very familiar with each other as they just played last Friday. Deerfield won the regular season finale, 38-36.