With another prep football season upon us, it is again time to go through the numbers.
1: The number of non-playoff seasons for Waupaca since 1990. The Comets went 4-5 in 1990 and have qualified for the WIAA playoffs for 22 straight seasons since, winning Division 3 state championships in 2006 and 2008. In that time, Waupaca has won 19 conference titles and finished second three times.
2: The number of WIAA state football championships won by Appleton city schools. Appleton West won the WIAA Division 1 title in 1992, while Fox Valley Lutheran won the Division 3 crown in 2001.
4: The number of double-digit wins posted by Shiocton in the past seven seasons, including 12 in 2011 when the Chiefs were Division 6 state runners-up. Included in that span are two CWC-8 titles and five second-place finishes.
9: The number of regular-season games prep football teams can schedule this season. After being limited to an eight-game slate in 2012, many interrupted rivalries will be returning this season, including the China Bull game between Winneconne and Omro, slated for Aug. 30 at Omro.
12: The number of games Freedom played last season. Due to a deep playoff run, the Irish finished with a 9-3 record and played the most amount of games in school history for a single season.
12: The number of double-digit win seasons that Hilbert has had in its history, including last season’s 11-1 record.
200: The number of conference games Little Chute has won in its 45-year history. Little Chute won 20 games as a member of the CWC, 124 in the East Central, 28 in the Valley 8 and 28 in the Eastern Valley. As a program, the Mustangs have 263 wins overall.
333: The number of wins Brillion has accumulated since the 1948 season, when the Lions were members of the Little Nine Conference.
351: The number of wins Manawa has since 1950. The Wolves have managed 5.6 wins per season since then, winning 18 conference titles and a WIAA Division 5 state championship in 1985.
951: The number of yards Kimberly’s J.P. Peerenboom rushed for last year. Peerenboom will be a senior this season.
1,947: The number of yards thrown by Xavier quarterback Matt Ferris last season. Ferris returns for his senior year in 2013.
2,249: Yards rushed for by Freedom’s Nathan Peters in 2012, tops in the state despite not starting in the Irish’s first three games.
— Dan Kohn:
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