Football: 2nd-round capsule previews

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A look at second-round matchups in the WIAA football playoffs that involve area schools.

Bay Port (8-1)

Conference: Fox River Classic.

Enrollment: 1,726.

Scoring averages: Offense - 41.25; Defense - 15.4.

Hudson (9-0)

Conference: Big Rivers.

Enrollment: 1,671

Scoring averages: Offense - 38.0; Defense - 9.4.

Fast facts: Bay Port beat D.C. Everest 19-17 in a first-round game. ? This game originally was at Hudson, but Bay Port contacted the WIAA and asked that it be moved to a central location due to the hardship of extra cost and travel. Hudson did not agree to move the game, but the WIAA ruled against it. ?The Pirates played at Chippewa Falls in a first-round playoff game in 2008. They beat Chippewa Falls 34-14. ? Peyton Armstrong was the FRCC wide receiver of the year, while Logan Hoffman was the defensive back of the year. ? Hudson beat Eau Claire Memorial 31-0 in a first-round game. ? Running back Dan Loughney is averaging 103 yards rushing per game.

Green Bay Southwest (9-0)

Conference: Fox River Classic.

Enrollment: 1,207.

Scoring averages: Offense - 36.3; Defense - 9.3.

Pulaski (5-4)

Conference: Fox River Classic.

Enrollment: 1,175.

Scoring averages: Offense - 33.0; Defense - 25.5.

Fast facts: Southwest beat Oshkosh North 14-7 in a first-round game. ? Sophomore defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie should be available after missing last game due to injury. ? Southwest has advanced to at least the second round in three of the past four seasons. ? Senior quarterback Matt McMahon has thrown for 502 yards and five touchdowns and leads the team with 521 rushing yards. ? Senior linebacker Nate Paup was the FRCC defensive player of the year. ? Pulaski has won four straight, including a 35-22 win at De Pere in a first-round game. ? The Red Raiders have scored 35 or more points in each of their last four games after scoring 19 or fewer in their previous three. ? Southwest beat Pulaski 22-15 in Week 3.

No. 4 Two Rivers at No. 1 West De Pere, 7 p.m. Friday

Two Rivers (8-1)

Conference: Eastern Wisconsin.

Enrollment: 545.

Scoring averages: Offense - 37.0; Defense - 13.6.

West De Pere (9-0)

Conference: Bay.

Enrollment: 826.

Scoring averages: Offense - 48.3; Defense - 7.0.

Fast facts: Two Rivers beat Menasha 22-19 in the first round. ? Two Rivers senior Brett Kasper is the top-rated quarterback in the state by the Wisconsin High School Sports Report. Kasper played tight end last season. ? Two Rivers is in the second round for the first time since 1982. ? West De Pere has won 37 straight games. ? The Phantoms beat Antigo 48-0 in the first round. They have scored 43 or more points seven times this season.

No. 3 Seymour at No. 2 Plymouth, 7 p.m. Friday

Seymour (8-1)

Conference: Bay.

Enrollment: 718.

Scoring averages: Offense - 36.9; Defense - 8.4.

Plymouth (9-0)

Conference: Eastern Wisconsin.

Enrollment: 775.

Scoring averages: Offense - 41.0; Defense - 7.1.

Fast facts: The Thunder beat Kewaskum 48-13 in the first round. Seymour has advanced to the second round in two of the last three seasons. It last reached the quarterfinal round in 1997. ? Seymour has scored 41 or more points in six of its last seven games. ? Plymouth beat Marinette 49-16 in the first round. ? Plymouth has advanced to the playoffs each year since 2002, but it has not gotten past the second round during that span.

Sturgeon Bay (6-3)

Conference: Olympian-Packerland Large.

Enrollment: 395.

Scoring averages: Offense - 28.3 ; Defense - 20.6.

Little Chute (8-1)

Conference: Eastern Valley.

Enrollment: 514.

Scoring averages: Offense - 36.6; Defense - 12.1.

Fast facts: Little Chute beat Omro 35-0 in the first round. ? The defense has posted five shutouts this season. ? Little Chute is in the second round for the first time since 2003. It has advanced to the quarterfinals only once in 14 previous postseason appearances. The team is 4-14 all-time in the playoffs. ? Sturgeon Bay beat Wrightstown 21-7 in the first round and is in the second round for the second straight season.

Coleman (6-3)

Conference: Marinette-Oconto.

Enrollment: 230.

Scoring averages: Offense - 36.0; Defense - 18.9.

Edgar (9-0)

Conference: Marawood.

Enrollment: 234.

Scoring averages: Offense - 40.8; Defense - 7.5.

Fast facts: Coleman beat Crivitz 40-6 in the first round. ? Running back Dexter Karban rushed for 764 yards in league play and has 1,080 overall. ? Trevor Seewald had three interceptions in league play and threw for 207 yards and three TDs. ... Edgar is making its 26th trip to the postseason. It has gone 63-19 all-time and has won two of the last three state titles. It defeated Wabeno/Laona 56-0 in the first round. ? Edgar has allowed seven or fewer points seven times this season.

Owen-Withee (8-1)

Conference: CloverWood.

Enrollment: 159.

Scoring averages: Offense - 27.1; Defense - 4.6.

Suring (9-0)

Conference: Marinette-Oconto.

Enrollment: 146.

Scoring averages: Offense - 40.4; Defense - 12.5.

Fast facts: Owen-Withee beat Gilman 20-16 in a first-round game. The 16 points allowed tied a season high. The defense has permitted eight or fewer points seven times and has posted four shutouts. ? Owen-Withee's Tommy Schuh and Bryce Niemi have combined to rush for 1,436 yards. ? Suring beat Almond-Bancroft 42-13 in the first round. ? Quarterback/defensive back Jay Tienor intercepted a league-high six passes, and returned two for TDs. He also threw for a league-best 966 yards and 11 TDs. ? Cody Christensen and Dan Sweda combined for 44 receptions for 672 yards and nine TDs.

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