The Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts and Waunakee Warriors will face off in the semi-final round of the WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 2 on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET at Waunakee High School in Waunakee, Wisconsin.
What it is: Wisconsin High School Football
Matchup: Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts vs. Waunakee Warriors
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 2
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Waunakee – Waunakee, WI
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The Galloping Ghosts come into the game with an 11-1 record, while the Warriors are 12-0. Waunakee is ranked 1st in the state, while Kaukauna is ranked 8th.
The Galloping Ghosts have a balanced offense, averaging 28.0 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and eight touchdowns. Kaukauna also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Warriors have a high-powered offense, averaging 49.3 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 600 yards and nine touchdowns. Waunakee also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Kaukauna allowing just 15.3 points per game and Waunakee allowing just 13.1 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Kaukauna will need to find a way to slow down the Warriors’ passing game and force turnovers. Waunakee will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This is the first time that the two teams have met on the gridiron.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Waunakee due to their home field advantage and their slightly better record. I predict that the Warriors will win a close game, 35-28.