Just six teams in Wisconsin high school history have won three consecutive state football championships.
On average, Menasha outscored its opponents by 25 points per game last season on its way to finishing unbeaten and capturing the WIAA Division 2 state title.
Will the Bluejays’ dominance extend into 2015?
A massive conference realignment plan affecting a cluster of schools in this part of the state takes shape this season.
Who will emerge as champs of the Bay Conference, Eastern Wisconsin Conference and North Eastern Conference? And just as important, do you know — by memory — the schools that reside in those new-look leagues?
There are storylines aplenty in what promises to be another action-packed, intensely-followed and fun-filled prep football season. And once again, our sports stream team will be setting up the cameras at a field near you to bring you live coverage on postcrescent.com of what goes down under those famed Friday night lights.
It all starts next Friday from Papermaker Stadium as Kimberly hosts Oshkosh West in a nonconference opener. The history-chasing Papermakers are riding a 28-game winning streak and seeking their fifth state championship in the past nine seasons.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., and joining me in the booth will be colleagues Ricardo Arguello and Jim Rosandick.
Our football livestream slate through the first six weeks of the regular season is as follows:
•Week 2 (Aug. 28): Appleton North at Hortonville, 7 p.m.
•Week 3 (Sept. 4): Menasha at Xavier, 7:05 p.m.
•Week 4 (Sept. 11): Little Chute at Freedom, 7 p.m.
•Week 5 (Sept. 18): Appleton North at Kimberly, 7 p.m.
•Week 6 (Sept. 25): Neenah at Oshkosh North, 7 p.m.
Weeks 7-9 will be part of our flex-scheduling option in which we’ll let you determine the games we’ll stream through online voting on our Varsity Roundtable Facebook page at facebook.com/varsityroundtable.
The summer breather is over. It’s go time.
— Brett Christopherson: 920-993-1000, ext. 207, or firstname.lastname@example.org; on Twitter @PCBrettC