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Sniff Sniff

by Nick Vitrano

Can you smell that?  Can…you…smell…that?  Oh yeah.  The air is so rich with aroma you can almost touch it, taste it.  It’s the final stop on the train to MadTown – the penultimate contest in the 2013 high school football calendar – the NFC Championship of the preps arena.  Welcome to the State Semifinals.

It’s always heartbreaking to fall during the post-season, but with each pass to the next round, the potential exponentially climbs.  Sure, falling next week is crushing, but I’ve always regarded making the title game as a true measure of a team’s success.  As a championship game participant, you’ve put yourself in the position to take it all, and that’s all for which you can truly ask in sports…just a chance.  So to lose this weekend, right on the doorstep, is brutal. 

We’ve got a great shot to represent big-time in Madison next week, guaranteed a representative in Division 2 and a solid opportunity for many area teams.  Here’s the way it shake out for our listening bubble:


  • Menasha vs. Oshkosh North – Tonight, 7pm @ Ashwaubenon
  • Kimberly vs. Waukesha West – Tonight, 7pm @ West Bend West


  • Xavier vs. Greendale - Tonight, 7pm @ Slinger


  • Somerset vs. Winneconne - Tonight, 7pm @ Marshfield
  • Platteville vs. Roncalli - Tonight, 7pm @ Watertown


  • Kewaunee vs. Lancaster - Tonight, 7pm @ Brookfield Central


  • Hurley vs. Shioctin – Saturday, 1pm @ D.C. Everest
  • Darlington vs. St. Mary Springs – Saturday, 1pm @ Middleton

Best of luck to all of our area teams.  Keep the nominations coming HERE and don’t forget to #WIXXPreps your Instagram pics this weekend.  

Tease Image: Author - Patrick via Wikimedia Commons