Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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- Mark Stewart

Area rankings

The top 10

School (record) last week

1. Muskego (7-0) 1

2. Franklin (6-1) 2

3. Hartford (7-0) 3

4. Waterford (7-0) 4

5. Menomonee Falls (6-1) 5

6. Homestead (6-1) 6

7. Catholic Memorial (5-2) 9

8. Marquette (4-3) 10

9. Arrowhead (4-3) 8

10. Brookfield Central (5-2) 13 The next 10

11. Waukesha West (5-2) 12; 12. Brookfield East (5-2) 7; 13. Mukwonago (5-2) 11; 14. New Berlin Eisenhower (6-1) 14;

15. Wilmot (6-1) 17; 16. Burlington (6-1) 16; 17. Milwaukee King (7-0) 20; 18. Kenosha Indian Trail (5-2) -; 19. Slinger (5-2) -; 20. Racine Lutheran (7-0) 19.

Players of the week

Offense

Mike Dupree, Milwaukee King: Two days before the Generals' showdown with Milwaukee Riverside, Dupree was moved to quarterbac­k, a position, he'd never played, and led the team to a 28-21 victory Thursday at Pulaski Stadium. Dupree ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in 24 carries and completed 4 of 7 passes for 76 yards and two TDs to help King earn a spot in the City Conference championsh­ip game.

Defense Dylan O’Connell, Kenosha Indian Trail: The junior linebacker led the charge that held Racine Horlick to 235 yards in a 45-26 victory Friday at Horlick Field. O'Connell finished with 111⁄2 tackles, six solo, with two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown. Special teams

Daniel Kim, Brookfield Academy: The senior set the tone for the Knights' 21-6 victory over University School on Friday by returning the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. The play was the start of a busy night for Kim, who also made 12 tackles, 10 solo, and rushed for 81 yards in 12 carries.

Teams of the week Muskego

The Warriors assured themselves of no worse than a share of the Classic 8 title Friday with a 24-7 victory at Mukwonago. The win was marked by big plays on offense by junior Alex Current, who rushed for touchdowns of 81, 18 and 95 yards and totaled 260 yards in 11 carries. The Warriors held Mukwonago to a season-low 225 yards and allowed an average of 3.1 yards per rush. Junior safety Hunter Wohler had 16 tackles, 12 solo, and one intercepti­on. Junior defensive lineman Brian Radish was next with seven tackles, including one sack.

Slinger

Slinger won its fourth straight game Friday, a 29-14 victory over Grafton at home that guaranteed the Owls a playoff berth for the third straight season. Senior Logan Homberg led the charge in the air and on the ground. He completed 10 of 14 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 24 times for 143 yards and scored on a 27-yard run that capped the victory. Senior Connor Goodwin caught seven passes for 149 yards and had a 35-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. Slinger held Grafton to a season-low 96 yards. Senior linebacker Zach Stupnik (nine tackles), senior defensive lineman Ryan Tuttle (seven) and junior linebacker Ty Stanek (seven) led the team in tackles. Senior defensive back Luke Wetherall recovered two fumbles.

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