A look at Level 4 football matchups

West De Pere plays Rice Lake in a Level 4 Division 3 playoff game Friday. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The high school football playoffs are down to the final four in each division and seven teams from Northeastern Wisconsin in six divisions are still alive.

Of course the marquee game is in Division 1 with Kimberly and Fond du Lac meeting for a second time this season.

Here's a look at each division's games:


#2 Kimberly (11-1) vs. #1 Fond du Lac (12-0) at Titan Stadium: The rematch everybody wanted. Fond du Lac ended Kimberly's winning streak at 70 games in Week 1 with a 31-28 win, but the Papermakers have eliminated the Cardinals in three of the last four postseasons. Can Kimberly's passing game win it? Can Fond du Lac's lethal rushing game (4,251 yards, 2nd in the state) win it? This one promises to be a classic like Week 1 with one play possibly making the difference.

  • Other semifinal: #1 Muskego (12-0) vs. #1 Marquette (12-0)


  • #1 Marshfield (12-0) vs. #1 Homestead (12-0)
  • #1 Waunakee (12-0) vs. #1 Brookfield Central (11-1)


#1 West De Pere (12-0) vs. #1 Rice Lake (10-2) at D.C. Everest: The Phantoms lost to Rice Lake 34-31 in Level 4 in 2014 but that means nothing for this game. As long as West De Pere's terrific running game (3,849 yards, 7th in the state) doesn't get slowed it could make its first state title game since winning back-to-back titles in 2010-11.

  • Other semifinal: #1 Catholic Memorial (11-1) vs. #1 New Berlin Eisenhower (12-0)


#1 Little Chute (12-0) vs. #1 St. Croix Central (12-0) at Stanley-Boyd: The Mustangs have pretty good balance with more than 2,600 rushing yards (39 TDs) and more than 1,700 passing yards (19 TDs), while St. Croix Central has almost 4,000 rushing yards and 62 rushing TDs. The passing game has just 618 yards and 6 TDs, so if the Mustangs can get ahead and force St. Croix Central to pass they should be in good shape.

  • Other semifinal: #1 Lakeside Lutheran (11-1) vs. #1 Racine St. Catherine's (12-0)


#1 St. Mary's Springs (12-0) vs. #1 Lake Country Lutheran (12-0) at West Bend East: The defending Division 6 state champs Ledgers last competed in Division 5 in 2009 when they also won a state title. Springs has more than 3,000 rushing yards and has 48 rushing TDs compared to 18 through the air. Springs needs the run to be effective to set up the pass against a really good LCL team that hasn't allowed more than 17 points this season.

  • Other semifinal: #1 Spencer Columbus-Catholic (11-1) vs. #1 Stratford (10-2)


#1 Iola-Scandinavia (12-0) vs. #2 Grantsburg (12-0) at Chippewa Falls: The Thunderbirds and Bryce Huettner have been the favorites in D6 this season and Huettner is 151 yards shy of the state rushing record. Interestingly, Grantsburg allows 180 rushing yards per game. With Springs out of the way in this division, it's the Thunderbirds' title to lose.

  • Other semifinal: #3 Lancaster (9-3) vs. #3 Racine Lutheran (10-2)


#3 Reedsville (11-1) vs. #1 Edgar (12-0) at Waupaca: Reedsville has allowed just one team to score more than 15 points this season, while Edgar has shut out seven opponents an only one team has scored more than eight points. This game's final score might look more like a baseball game. If a team can spring a big play for a score that would be huge as points could be tough to come by.

  • Other semifinal: #1 Black Hawk (11-0) vs. #1 Bangor (11-1)

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