The dates and times for the first round matchups in the WIAA football playoffs have been set:
In Division 6:
3rd seeded Algoma (6-1 / 8-1) will take on Tri County (4-2 / 6-3) Friday night at Southern Door. That game will be broadcast on 93-9 FM WDOR. The Witt Ford-Lincoln Coaches Corner Show begins at 6:45. Kickoff is at 7.
In Division 4:
Sturgeon Bay (5-4 / 5-4) will play at 4th seeded Kiel (4-3 / 6-3) Saturday afternoon. That game will also be broadcast on 93-9 FM WDOR. The Witt Ford-Lincoln Coaches Corner Show begins at 1:45. Kickoff is at 2.
Also in Division 4:
Peshtigo (4-3 / 4-5) is at 3rd seeded Kewaunee (7-2 / 7-2). That game will be played Saturday afternoon at 2.
In Division 3:
Plymouth (6-1 / 7-2) is at 4th seeded Luxemburg-Casco (7-1 / 8-1). That game will be played Friday night at 7.
A judge in Milwaukee approved Messmer-Shorewood’s request to be included in the football playoffs. The WIAA contended that the team needed to sit out of the postseason for one final year, after it changed conferences without the association’s approval. But Messmer-Shorewood said it deserved to make the playoffs by virtue of its 4-2 record in the Midwest Classic North. Circuit Judge Kevin Martens sided with the school. The WIAA’s attorney said the ruling went beyond the scope of a normal injunction hearing – but at this late date, the group had no choice but to allow Messmer-Shorewood to play in the playoffs. They will face Milwaukee Riverside Friday night in Division 1.