Kimberly takes on Appleton West Friday in VFA-North finale

Kimberly takes on Appleton West Friday in VFA-North finale

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Kimberly takes on Appleton West Friday in VFA-North finale

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Kimberly notes
» The Papermakers, who have already clinched a spot in the WIAA playoffs, are coming off a 48-0 win over Kaukauna last Friday.
» Against the Ghosts, Kimberly was led by quarterback Ben Diedrick, who completed six-of-nine passes for 69 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for another, a 22-yard touchdown.
» The Papermakers amassed 374 total yards of offense, while limiting Kaukauna to 48 yards and just two first downs.
» Kimberly has won the last seven games in the series, including a 41-3 triumph at Kimberly last year.
» In seven games this season, Kimberly is averaging 42.7 points per game, while limiting opponents to 7.3.
» The Papermakers’ only loss this season was a 22-19 setback against league-leading Appleton North on Sept. 28.
» J.P. Pereenboom is second in the conference in rushing, gaining 487 yards on 75 carries for a 6.5 average and six touchdowns.
» Diedrick leads the VFA-North with 19 TD passes against just three interceptions. He has completed 69-of-104 passes for 871 yards and has a .663 completion percentage.
» Scott Schreiber leads the league with 10 touchdown receptions and has caught 26 passes for 371 yards, a 14.3 average.
» Kimberly shared the VFA-North championship with Appleton North in 2011, finishing 6-1 in conference and 9-2 overall.
» The Papermakers have won or shared five of the past six conference championships, including four of five in the Fox Valley Association. Prior to that run, the Papermakers had not won a conference championship since 1969, when they were members of the Mid-Eastern Conference.
» Kimberly has won two WIAA Division 2 state titles 2007 and 2008. The Papermakers were state runners-up in 2009.
» Since qualifying for the WIAA playoffs for the first time in 1997, Kimberly has posted a 23-8 record in 10 playoff appearances.
» Kimberly has now qualified seven straight years and eight out of the past nine seasons.

Appleton West notes
» The Terrors are coming off a 49-7 loss to Appleton North.
» Against the Lightning, Appleton West was led by Taylor Warmbier, who rushed 15 times for 96 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
» Warmbier is ninth in the VFA-North in rushing, with 327 yards on 80 carries and two TDs. He has a 4.1 yards-per-carry average.
» Matt Reader is the fifth-leading passer in the conference, completing 40 percent of his passes for 538 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
» Austin Berlick is the eighth-leading receiver in the VFA-North, catching 18 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns.
» In seven games this season, the Terrors are averaging nearly 10 points per game, while allowing 40.4.
» Appleton West’s lone win this season was a 27-23 win over Kaukauna on Sept. 7.
» The Terrors tied for sixth last season in the VFA-North with a 2-05 record and were 2-7 overall.
» Appleton West last defeated the Papermakers on Aug. 27, 2004, a 21-7 win at Kimberly.
» The Terrors’ last home win over Kimberly was on Oct. 6, 2000, an 18-7 victory.
» Appleton West has compiled a 211-212-3 record since Appleton High School was split up in 1967.
» The Terrors have won 13 conference championships — all in the Fox Valley Association. West won titles in 1973, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1997.
» Appleton West won a WIAA Division 1 state championship in 1992 under coach Paul Engen, defeating Kenosha Tremper 17-7.
» The Terrors were state runners-up in 1991 and 1993. Those teams were also coached by Engen.

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