We asked, you voted, and Mukwonago at Muskego has been selected as the Kwik Trip Game of the Week for Week 4 of the high school football season. A total of 3,197 votes were cast, as this one received 1,300 of those votes.
The Kwik Trip Game of the Week allows you, the fans, to pick what you feel is the biggest high school football game in the state each week. Not only will that game get featured on WisSports.net, but WSN General Manager Travis Wilson will make it his destination that week, with updates, photos, videos, and stories from the big game.
And of course, no trip to a big game in Wisconsin would be complete without a stop or two at Kwik Trip! Kwik Trip is a family-owned company with more than 700 stores around the Midwest, and has the best selection of snacks, drinks, and of course gas to fuel your pre- or post-game needs. So what will it be for you...glazers, chocolate milk, or maybe Travis' favorite, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich!
Both Mukwonago and Muskego remain undefeated, and there's a good chance these are the two best teams in the loaded Classic Eight Conference.
Muskego's winning streak is up to 40 games, and the Warriors are continuing to get some new players into the mix and just get stronger.
Mukwonago has so far played without star quarterback Greyton Gannon, who is recovering from injury, though Evan Herbig has done an outstanding job stepping in and manning the position. Gannon's return is getting close, though it is unclear if he will be available for this titanic showdown.
Like so many other coaches, both head men have enjoyed a return to normalcy.
"Love it!" said Muskego coach Ken Krause. "Kids need sports and extra-curricular activities. Not being required to wear masks has been wonderful."
"We'e two home games and it’s been great seeing the fans fill the stands again," added Mukwonago's Mike Gnewuch, who will be the visitor in this one. "Our players have embraced the energy coming from the stands. Our fans have been the best I’ve experienced since coming to Mukwonago as well."
A challenging schedule has helped Mukwonago get ready for this battle with the state's top program from the last several years.
"We’ve been fortunate to play three very good teams in the first three weeks," Gnewuch said. "I think all three opponents possess different strengths that have helped our players and coaches as we head into a big game Friday. Our seniors have done a great job taking control of the team and leading in a positive fashion."
"I think this game is a great litmus test for us. I think we are a solid team, but I’m not sure just how solid we are. We know we are going to get Muskego’s best effort and I’m certain it’s going to be a very physical game, regardless of the outcome."
After replacing some talented players from the last few teams, Muskego has just kept rolling along.
"The daily improvement from our team has been phenomenal!" explained Krause. "In my 14 years as head coach at Muskego this is the best the coaching staff has coached. The improvement from Day 1 to now has been unbelievable. All the players have made daily improvements. Each day I have walked away knowing we have improved."
"We have a 1-0 mentality. The Classic 8 is the best conference in the state and we take it one week at a time. We are excited to be playing at home and excited for the opportunity to play in front of a huge crowd."