The two Waukesha football teams in the WIAA postseason went untested in Level 1 on Oct. 21.
Waukesha West handled Stoughton, 35-0, getting 15 carries and 140 yards from running back Peter MacCudden, with two touchdowns. He also finished with a team-high 14 tackles and two sacks. Brian Dobrich caught a touchdown pass from Robert Kobza, Jack Hansen had an interception.
West, seeded third, now welcomes Watertown (6-4) on Oct. 28 in Level 2. Watertown upset second-seeded Wilmot on Oct. 21, 28-21. The Goslings feature one of the most prolific passing combinations in the state with quarterback Dylan Fagerland (3,250 passing yards) and receiver Ryan Hayden (1,508 receiving yards). West defeated Watertown in the first week of the season during a nonconference clash, 28-7, holding Fagerland to 92 yards passing and two interceptions.
Catholic Memorial, the top seed in its Division 3 pool of eight, won a 33-6 battle over New Berlin West at Carroll University. The game was scoreless after the first quarter, and Memorial's lead was a tenuous 6-0 before a late touchdown strike between Ben Nimz and Max Cooper to give the Crusaders a 14-0 lead at half.
Jaylen Campbell ran 23 times for 113 yards and three touchdowns, and Tate Kouplous also scored a rushing TD. The Crusaders now welcome in Wisconsin Lutheran, which defeated New Berlin Eisenhower in Level 1, 33-24. Wisco (7-3) shared the Wisconsin Little Ten title this year.
The two teams met in Level 3 of the 2012 season, with Mitch Meindel kicking a game-winning field goal for CMH in a 24-21 victory, as Memorial headed toward the Division 3 state title. Wisconsin Lutheran defeated Memorial in Level 3 of the 2014 season, 22-0, en route to a state championship of its own.
In 2010, Memorial topped Wisco, 24-17, in Level 3 and advanced to the Division 3 state title game the following week before falling to West De Pere. Pete Karczewski ran for a 74-yard touchdown with 4:26 left in the game to give Memorial the winning points against Wisco. That game served as atonement for Wisco's 28-10 win over CMH in Level 2 of the 2008 postseason.
Runners on to state
Several Waukesha runners have punched their ticket to the WIAA state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids next weekend.
The Waukesha West girls emerged with a sectional title, scoring 51 points and finishing 14 points ahead of Arrowhead at the Mukwonago sectional Oct. 22. Kaya Kuokkanen took fifth among individuals (19 minutes, 8 seconds), finishing nearly side-by-side with seventh-place finisher Brooke Lytle (19:08) and eighth-place finisher Becca Langer (19:09).
Allyssa Reeves took 14th. Other members of the team are Erica Liesen, Samantha Hanson and Brooke Studnicki.
Waukesha South sent two runners through to state with Grace Dargiewicz taking third (18:51) and Libby Geisness grabbing fourth (18:57), and the Blackshirts took fifth overall. Top-two teams and top-five finishers on nonqualifying teams all earned trips to Ridges Golf Course for the season-ending meet.
Michael Juarez took second overall at the Mukwonago sectional in 16 minutes, 6 seconds, and teammate Spencer Muffler was right behind in 16:15 as Waukesha North took second as a team to qualify for state on the boys side. Other members of the team are Chris Lehouillier, Austin Peters, Conner Nilsen, Ben Bartley and Nick McIntyre.
Waukesha South took seventh and Waukesha West eighth. Austin Rnedon took 12th among individuals for South and missed qualifying for state by eight seconds.