Week 7 Headlines: West De Pere, Wrightstown win crucial games

West De Pere beat Menasha 35-7 in the Week 7 Game Time Game of the Week. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- West De Pere, Menasha, Wrightstown, Green Bay Preble, Kiel, Kewaunee and Peshtigo entered Friday's game among the area teams looking to continue perfect seasons, but we know not all could keep it going as West De Pere played at Menasha.

After the dust cleared Friday night there were some things learned, including the Game Time Game of the Week where a team made a huge statement with a blowout win.



West De Pere rolls

The Phantoms entered Friday 0-4 against Menasha in Bay Conference action, but it didn't take long to see the direction this one was going. West De Pere stunned everybody by thumping Menasha 35-7 as there was a running clock from late third quarter on. West De Pere was so impressive it now has to be looked at as a serious threat to reach Madison.

Wrightstown guts one out

The Tigers topped rival Freedom 16-7 as they are trying to become the first team to repeat as North Eastern Conference champs in the NEC's fourth season. Wrightstown has won 15 of its last 16 NEC games and for the sixth time in seven games held an opponent under 20 points.

Kiel takes control

Kiel gutted out a 16-14 win against Two Rivers and now owns a two-game lead in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference with two weeks left in the regular season. The Purple Raiders have established themselves as the class of the EWC and now have their eyes on a high seed in the postseason.

Kewaunee not slowing down

The Storm thumped Coleman 51-12, recording its sixth game this season with more than 40 points. Kewaunee has a one-game lead over Peshtigo and Southern Door with one game left in the MONLPC-Large. Kewaunee has developed into one of the better small school teams in the area and offensively have become difficult to slow down.

Who's Smarting?

Menasha, Preble and Peshtigo had perfect seasons ended and likely won't even capture a share of a conference title. How these teams respond to their first loss in Week 8 will be interesting.

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