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Week 1 Football Preview

09/24/2020, 7:15am CDT
By Travis Wilson

For the full schedule of games this weekend, please click here.



Fall River/Rio at St. John’s Northwestern Academies, Friday, 4 pm – The very first game of the 2020 high school football season kicks off with an afternoon start. Fall River/Rio picked up a big transfer in the off-season in lineman Barrett Nelson, the younger brother of Badgers footballer Jack Nelson, and a solid college prospect in his own right. St. John’s has a new coach, with Mike Fink replacing Glenn Derby.

Brookfield Central (Preseason D2 #8) at Menomonee Falls (Preseason D2 #2) – A huge Greater Metro showdown out of the gates, as these teams shared the league title last year. Menomonee Falls is loaded with returning talent, bringing back 16 starters, while Brookfield Central has more work to do early in the year, especially on offense. The Lancers welcome just two starters back on offense, though versatile offensive weapon Cam Devine is one of them.

Muskego (Preseason D1 #1) at Arrowhead (Preseason D1 #11) – The two-time defending Division 1 state champion Muskego Warriors put their 28-game winning streak on the line with a very intriguing game against Arrowhead. The Warhawks departed with coach Fritz Rauch in the off-season, as former Waukesha North coach Matt Harris moves over with talent on the roster and the coaching staff.

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About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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