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Battle of Unbeatens

by Nick Vitrano

This one of my favorite regular season weeks in the annual high school football calendar.  We've come over the crest of the hill.  The true nature of a squad has surfaced.  You can feel the pulse, get a more tangible sense of a team.  Those on the bubble begin their push or burst into the role of spoiler.  Those atop their respective conferences enter the same “must win” waters, but for wholly different reasons.  Those with Mad-Town aspirations know their post-season positioning rests in these final contests.   

Welcome to week 6.

Today’s WIXX Preps Pick takes us to Papermaker Stadium in Kimberly for a battle of unbeatens.  While the calendar holds several potential matchups in the same vein down the road (FRCC-Bay Port vs. Ashwaubenon; Bay-Hortonville vs. West De Pere), for those in the Valley Association – North, there’s nothing potential about tonight’s clash of the titans.  It’s right here, right now. 

It seems a bit dramatic to call it “the biggest game ever,” as it was labeled on the nomination form, but truth be told, at this moment, for these two schools, it is indeed such in this campaign, each team hoping it proves not to be their last. 

Best of luck to both Kimberly and Appleton North tonight, and best of luck to all of our area teams.  Keep the nominations coming HERE , and don’t forget to #WIXXPreps your Instagram photos.