Senior quarterback Jerry Kaminski led Sun Prairie East's high-powered offense, while coach Pat Rice directed Waunakee to another strong season.
Tucker Markham ran for four touchdowns as the Cheesemakers defeated West Salem and earned their first title since 1994.
A quick look at the high school football teams that won state titles Thursday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Colton Brunell ran wild, a kicker got a second chance and the defense stood tall as the Cardinals won their third title in program history over the two-time defending champs.
Photos of the Columbus and Catholic Memorial football teams meeting in the WIAA Division 4 state championship game on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
Columbus returns to Camp Randall for the first time since 1996 in search of its third state title, while a Division 5 rematch highlight this year's matchups.
The Cardinals' senior quarterback leads the Madison-area contingent as a WFCA All-State selection.
The top-seeded Columbus Cardinals played the Freedom Irish in a WIAA Division 4 Level 4 playoff football game in Ripon.
The Papermakers (11-1) took the lead on their first possession and never looked back while jumping out to a 31-3 lead on three touchdowns by senior running back Blake Barry.
A berth to the WIAA state semifinals was on the line for a trio of Madison-area high school football teams.
The second-seeded Cardinals kept the surging No. 3 Norskies in check to punch their ticket into the Division 2 state quarterfinals.
Just a seven Madison-area teams remain as the second round of the WIAA high school football playoffs kick off Friday.
Photos of the Sun Prairie East and DeForest football teams meeting in a WIAA Division 2 Level 2 playoff game on Friday, Oct. 28 at Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium at Ashley Field.
The Warriors score on a 16-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds left to oust the Cardinals 21-14.
The Racine seventh-graders were left out of the postseason because of what coaches say is selective enforcement of league rules. “They’re really hurting inside,” an assistant coach said of players.
Verona's Andrew Riley was named the Big Eight Conference coach of the year.
Area teams are throwing in wrinkles to their offenses while the defenses survived early tests in the first round. Here's what's next.
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Madison Memorial quarterback Charlie Erlandson and Madison La Follette defensive lineman Jackson Mankowski are among the choices.
The high school football season breezed by and 14 Madison-area teams made the playoffs. Here is how the first round finished.
The second-seeded Verona football team continually stalled Marquette drives, but the Big Eight champion was upset.
It was a defensive battle as Verona football and Milwaukee Marquette dueled in WIAA Division 1 first-round action.
Erlandson, a senior, is the Spartans' starting quarterback and a standout on the boys golf team.
Sun Prairie East returns to the rankings in the final regular season poll.
Waunakee will make its first appearance in Division 1 while a number of other area teams received favorable seedings in the postseason pairings released Saturday. Here's the breakdown.