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Prep football photo: Monona Grove quarterback Alec Ogden

Monona Grove's Alec Ogden (8) is tackled by Brookfield East's Bradley Dati (48) and Cam McDonald (32) in the second half of a WIAA Division 2 state football championship game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL

Waunakee and Sun Prairie held on to their positions in this week’s Associated Press state rankings for large schools.

Waunakee (7-0) drew one first-place vote and totaled 69 points to stand in third place in the rankings, behind No. 1 Kimberly and No. 2 Franklin. Kimberly and Franklin will likely play in Division 1 in the WIAA playoffs, and Waunakee is expected to play in Division 2.

Sun Prairie (7-0) held firm at No. 4 in the large-school rankings.

Monona Grove (7-0), last year’s Division 2 state runner-up, moved up one place to No. 8 this week. The Silver Eagles meet undefeated Stoughton, which earned honorable mention, in a Badger South Conference showdown on Friday.

Middleton also earned honorable mention among large schools.

In the medium-schools division, Lodi (7-0) held on to the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive week. Mount Horeb/Barneveld moved up one position to No. 6, Lake Mills held firm at No. 9 and Rock Valley Conference leader Clinton earned honorable mention.

In the small-schools division, Bangor held on to the no. 3 ranking, Black Hawk held firm at No. 5 and Markesan at No. 10. Fall River and Horicon/Hustisford earned honorable mention.



The Associated Press high school football poll, including first-place votes in parentheses, record, poll points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size, based on current enrollment.

LARGE SCHOOLS (Enrollment 901 and larger)

Rank, school;W-L;Pts;LW

1, Kimberly (8);7-0;89;1

2, Franklin;7-0;76;2

3, Waunakee (1);7-0;69;3

4, Sun Prairie;7-0;61;4

5, Brookfield Central;7-0;54;5

6, Fond du Lac;6-1;49;6

7, Waukesha West;7-0;33;7

8, Monona Grove;7-0;24;9

9, Menomonie;7-0;16;10

10, Bay Port;7-0;10;NR

Others receiving votes: Racine Horlick 8, Brookfield East 3, Stoughton 2, Middleton 1.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS (Enrollment 301-900)

Rank, school;W-L;Pts;LW

1, Lodi (6);7-0;86;1

2, Green Bay Notre Dame;6-1;73;3

3, Waukesha Catholic Memorial (1);6-1;69;4

4, Amherst (1);6-1;63;5

5, Racine St. Catherine's (1);7-0;57;6

6, Mount Horeb/Barneveld;6-1;41;7

7, St. Croix Central;6-1;33;2

8, Kewaskum;7-0;26;8

9, Lake Mills;6-1;16;9

10, Osceola;7-0;13;NR

Others receiving votes: Berlin 6, Rice Lake 4, Clinton 3, Spencer/Marshfield Columbus 3, West De Pere 2.

SMALL SCHOOLS (Enrollment 300 and smaller)

Rank, school;W-L;Pts;LW

1, Fond du Lac Springs (9);7-0;90;1

2, Edgar;7-0;78;2

3, Bangor;7-0;72;3

4, Stanley-Boyd;7-0;58;4

5, Black Hawk;7-0;54;5

6, Grantsburg;7-0;42;6

7, Wild Rose;7-0;33;7

8, Lake Country Lutheran;7-0;25;8

9, Iola-Scandinavia;6-1;20;9

10, Markesan;6-1;14;10

Others receiving votes: Fall River 6, Abbotsford 2, Horicon/Hustisford 1.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.