GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Level 3 of the playoffs had many tasty matchups in Northeastern Wisconsin, including the Game Time Game of the Week between Kimberly and Bay Port.
Among the teams grabbing headlines in Level 3 were Kimberly, West De Pere, Little Chute and St. Mary's Springs.
Here are the headlines:
Kimberly handles Bay Port
This was Bay Port's chance to really make a statement, but in the end Kimberly had too much, winning 38-20. The Papermakers' 38 points were a season-high scored against Bay Port and the 20 points Bay Port scored were a season low. With injuries in the secondary, Kimberly QB Cody Staerkel shredded Bay Port for 332 yards and two scores. Kimberly scored the game's final 19 points and put Bay Port in a position it hadn't been in all season -- behind on the scoreboard. The Pirates couldn't recover and the Papermakers move on.
Phantoms a menace to Tritons
Notre Dame led 3-0 early, but West De Pere finished the scoring with 17 straight points. Notre Dame did what it needed early on -- score -- but with West De Pere's run-oriented offense the Tritons needed the Phantoms to be chasing in the second half when maybe they would have to abandon the running game. It didn't happen and the Phantoms move on.
Mustangs double-up Wrightstown
In a rematch from Week 9, Little Chute did it again to North Eastern Conference rival Wrightstown, winning 28-14. The Mustangs won the Week 9 game 38-28 and this time quieted an offense that scored 49 and 54 points, respectively, in its first two playoff games. Little Chute continues its impressive postseason roll.
Springs moves on
St. Mary's Springs handled Amherst 34-0 in Week 2 and the Ledgers once again pitched a shutout, winning 12-0. This was a playoff matchup including defending state champs from the previous year and last years D6 champ was too much for last year's D5 champ. The Ledgers are two wins away from following a D6 state title with a D5 title.
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