We asked, you voted, and Port Washington at Plymouth has been selected as the Kwik Trip and Wisconsin Dairy Game of the Week for Week 7 of the high school football season. A total of 4,131 votes were cast, as this one received 2,058 of those votes.
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A couple undefeated teams who are tied atop the East Central Conference, with the winner getting a huge leg up heading into the last couple games of the season.
Ben Fritsch is putting up huge numbers for Port Washington after taking home conference Offensive Player of the Year honors a year ago. Plymouth counters with a running game that is led by Brett Shutter.
The teams are looking very similar so far, with Port Washington having a 170-21 advantage in league games while Plymouth is at 171-25.
"We are off to a great start," said Port Washington coach John Bunyan. "I feel that we have competed well against some strong non-conference games (Cedarburg and Grafton). We have also played clean football, few penalties and few turnovers. Offensively we have been explosive with big plays and have reduced those on the defensive side of the ball."
It has been a good beginning to the season for Plymouth as well.
"We’ve had a great start to the season," Plymouth's Dan Knaus explained. "Our offensive line that has four new starters has progressed better than expected."
Both teams are understandably confident entering this matchup and impressed with their opponent. So, with two very strong teams that seem to be evenly matched, what will it come down to?
"We need to control the ball, contain Port's explosive offense, and win the turnover and special teams battle," said Knaus.
For Port Washington, it starts on the defensive side of the ball.
"We need to stop their run game," said Bunyan. "They have always run the ball well traditionally. We need to continue to be versatile on offense and spread the ball around with different athletes attacking the whole field. I also think field position and special teams will play a big role."
Two undefeated teams. Two ranked teams. Two teams pushing for a conference title.
"This is what high school football is all about!" Port Washington's John Bunyan said. "I think it will be a great night."
Knaus agreed. "I think it will be a great high school football atmosphere that both teams have earned the right to be a part of."