Three Milwaukee-area teams clinch WIAA finals berths

Tony Atkins with Jay Sorgi and the Associated Press

Three Milwaukee-area teams clinch WIAA finals berths

By Tony Atkins with Jay Sorgi and the Associated Press. CREATED Nov 15, 2013

A defending WIAA Division 1 football champion will go for their second straight title in an all-Milwaukee area championship.

Hartland Arrowhead, who won the title in 2012, will take on Franklin on Friday, Nov. 22 at Camp Randall Stadium.

DIVISION 1: Hartland Arrowhead vs. Hudson in Stevens Point

Last year’s Division 1 champions, the Arrowhead Warhawks, went into battle against Hudson in Steven’s Point.

To nobody’s surprise, Arrowhead has been a major force all year and they only proved why once again on Friday.  

Arrowhead would win big over Hudson, 38-14.

DIVISION 1: Franklin vs. Mukwonago at Kettle Moraine High School

The reigning Team of the Week on the Frenzy came into Friday on a roll following big wins over Sun Prairie and Oconomowoc.  

The upstart Indians looked to keep the party going against Franklin on Friday night, but the Sabers had plans in mind.

Franklin took control of this one and would book their date with destiny. They’ll be the last line of defense against an Arrowhead repeat for the Division 1 championship. The Sabers roll against Mukwonago, 35-8.

DIVISION 2: Kimberly vs. Waukesha West at UW-Oshkosh

It has been an amazing ride for running back Elijah Fort and the Waukesha West Wolverines, who ran over nearly every opposing defense that came their way.

The pack of Wolverines made their way to UW-Oshkosh with one game separating them and the Division 2 championship game.

In that one game, northern powerhouse Kimberly awaited.

The Papermakers, led by running back Blair Mulholland’s 198 yards, went on to beat the Wolverines 21-10 and advance to the Division 2 championship.

DIVISION 3: Greendale vs. Appleton Xavier at Slinger High School

The Greendale Panthers have been a force to be reckoned with this year, but there are two things that they haven’t done yet this season - win the championship or lose.

The Panthers departed for Slinger for their matchup against Xavier.

The Xavier defense had a hard time containing quarterback Josh Ringelberg and company as the still-undefeated Panthers advance into the Division 3 championship game with a 44-20 win.

Here are scores from Friday night's WIAA football semifinal action:

Division 1

- Hartland Arrowhead 38, Hudson 14

- Franklin 35, Mukwonago 8

Division 2

- Kimberly 21, Waukesha West 10

Division 3

- Greendale 44, Appleton Xavier 20

- Monona Grove 28, La Crosse Logan 14

Division 4

- Platteville 22, Manitowoc Roncalli 15

- Winneconne 16, Somerset 14

Division 5

- Lancaster 52, Kewaunee 26

- Stanley-Boyd 28, Amherst 21

Division 7

- Black Hawk 60, Lake Country Lutheran 33

- Glenwood City 48, Pittsville 26