Wrightstown looking forward to 'playing up'

Wrightstown plays at Kaukauna in Friday's Game Time Game of the Week. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

WRIGHTSTOWN (WLUK) -- Wrightstown's undefeated season will be on the line Friday when the Tigers travel to play undefeated Kaukauna, a team that plays in Division 2.

It's a battle of the No. 1-ranked team in the FOX 11 Top 11, Wrightstown, against the No. 2 team, Kaukauna.

This will be a challenge for Division 4 Wrightstown, but the Tigers view this game as a way to get ready for the biggest games of the season as the playoffs are two weeks away.

"It should prepare us very well because as I said, Kaukauna is very talented, they're well-coached, they have so much size," coach Steve Klister said. ".It's going to be a tough match for us."

"Especially with a team like this, this is an unbelievable experience," senior Joe Hella said. "They're a great team so it's nice to show them what a team from our conference can do."

Wrightstown, ranked No. 1 in the FOX 11 Top 11, follows this week's game with a North Eastern showdown against Freedom in Week 7. Based on this competition the Tigers feel like now is the start of the postseason.

"It's a big one this week," Klister said. "They're a really good team and we have a chance to play against a really good team so we're kind of approaching this as if this is our playoffs. We're starting the playoffs this week and we're moving on from here."

Moving up to play a bigger school is nothing new for Wrightstown as last year it played against Division 3 West De Pere, a 27-6 win for the Phantoms. While the result wasn't what was hoped for, the experience of playing a "bigger" school has the Tigers ready.

"When we played West De Pere last year, everybody thought we were going to be a running clock by the second half.," Hella said. "We held our own and proved everyone wrong so we're going to do that again this year.

"We're going to show them what Wrightstown smashmouth football is all about."

That smashmouth football has allowed just one team to score more than six points in a game this season, so no question the Tigers will be ready for the Galloping Ghosts.

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