Week 4 football previews

by Dave Boehler Review Sports Editor

Elkhart Lake-Glenbuelah (2-2) at Port Edwards (1-3)

When: 4 p.m. Friday

Lowdown: ELG is 1-2 in the Great 8 Conference after a 28-14 loss at Wisconsin

Heights on Saturday. Last season, the Resorters defeated Port Edwards, 38-8, by scoring the first three touchdowns. … Port Edwards is 1-2 in the Great 8 thanks to a forfeit victory over Madison Abundant Life last week. The team did play, however, and beat Alma Center Lincoln, 42-0. Last season, Port Edwards was 0-6.

Coach’s outlook: “We know they play pretty hard and they have a quarterback who likes to run,” ELG’s Josh Bardon said. “They’ve got good heart, just like everybody in our league. We’ll practice like they’re the best team in the state. …We’ve got to clean up our mistakes and play a little more consistent.”

Did you know? Port Edwards gave up 165 points in its first three games before shutting out ACL last week.

Howards Grove (3-1) at Hilbert (4-0)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Lowdown: Hilbert is 3-0 in the Big East and tied for first with Cedar

Grove-Belgium and Reedsville. The Wolves are coming off a 41-6 victory against Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/ Christian and have not allowed more than a touchdown in a game all year. Evan Lau has nine rushing touchdowns. … Howards Grove is 3-1 in the Big East.The team is coming off an 18-0 loss to Reedsville, which is also undefeated.

Coach’s outlook: “I’s going to be the same type of game where if we play the same way we’re going to have the same result,” Tigers’ coach Dave Schmid said. “We have to get a lot better under tough circumstances to beat a team like Hilbert. They are beatable, if we play our best, but not if we don’t get mentally tougher. It will be hard to beat Hilbert unless we improve our mental toughness.”

Did you know? Howards Grove has lost the last three games against Hilbert, including 24-13 last year.

Kewaskum (2-2) at Plymouth (3-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Lowdown: Plymouth is ranked No. 9 in the Division 3 state coaches poll and is 2-0 with Winneconne in the East Central Conference. The Panthers have won three games in a row by a combined score of 103-7, including a 41-0 victory at Kettle Moraine Lutheran last week. Running back Josh Koll and offensive lineman Evan Ladwig did not play last week after sustaining injuries in the Berlin game. But Coach Dan Knaus says they both should be back this week. … Reigning conference champion Kewaskum was 7-0 in the conference last year but lost to Winneconne (34-7) and Ripon (14-7) the last two weeks.The team defeated Plymouth, 27-21, last year.

Coach’s outlook: Knaus admitted he never expected Kewaskum to be 0-2 in the league. “Their quarterback play is not as good at it’s been over the last 10 years; that hasn’t helped them,” he said. “But usually they can rely on their running game any time they run. I kind of wish they were 4-0. I don’t know how are kids are going to be. Hopefully they don’t think they’re terrible because they lost two. … But it’s still Kewaskum so our kids will still be jacked.”

Did you know? The Indians have a three-game winning streak against Plymouth, but the last two wins have been by a total of 14 points.


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