As part of the weekly preview I produce every Thursday showcasing the best games from around the state, I always highlight one contest as the Game of the Week. To expand on that, each week I'll post a poll where you -- the fans -- can vote for who you think will win the Game of the Week.
Menasha (Preseason D3 #5) at West De Pere (Preseason D3 #2) -- Friday, 7 pm
These teams battled for the Bay Conference title since Menasha moved in after the 2013 season. West De Pere was a machine in dominating the regular season, going a perfect 9-0, including a 56-42 shootout victory over Menasha. However, in Level 3 of the playoffs, West De Pere’s high-powered offense would be held in check, falling 24-14 to Menasha, a the Bluejays went on to claim a runner-up finish in Division 3. West De Pere has a coaching change this year, as Chris Greisen takes over for Jack Batten. He inherits a talented skill group that features two-time Bay Conference Offensive Player of the Year Josh Blount at quarterback along with second-leading rusher David Vandrlogt and leading receiver Aaron Wagner. Menasha has a few more holes to fill following the graduation of quarterback Cole Popp, 2000-yard rusher Tyler Roehl, top receiver Brady Jurgella, and four starting offensive linemen.
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