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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.