A pair of Chippewa County teams can clinch outright conference championships with wins on Friday evening as a part of the ninth and final week of the prep football regular season.
Barron at Bloomer
Records: Barron (0-8, 0-6); Bloomer (7-1, 5-1)
Previous Matchup: Bloomer 56, Barron 14 (2016)
All-Time Series: Bloomer leads 71-17-1
Matchup: The Blackhawks host the Golden Bears in the 90th all-time meeting between programs in a Heart O’North Conference clash...Bloomer is ranked 10th in the latest Division 5 state coaches poll and can clinch the program’s 26th Heart O’North Conference championship with a victory...The Golden Bears are led offensively by quarterback Warren Williams (703 passing yards, six TDs) and running backs Chase Peltier (270 rushing yards, two TDs) and Wyatt Boe (230 rushing yards, two TDs)...The all-time series dates back to their first meeting on Nov. 11, 1925, a 57-6 victory for Bloomer.
Eau Claire Regis
Records: Eau Claire Regis (6-2, 5-2); Cadott (2-5, 2-6)
Previous Matchup: Eau Claire Regis 38, Cadott 11 (2016)
All-Time Series: Eau Claire Regis leads 7-1
Matchup: The Hornets close the regular season with a home Cloverbelt Conference contest against the Ramblers...Eau Claire Regis is ranked fifth in the latest Division 6 state coaches poll...The Ramblers have won five of their last six games overall with a 23-8 defeat to Spencer/Columbus on Sept. 28 being the only loss during that span. Eau Claire Regis is led offensively by quarterback Isaac Michels (675 passing yards, eight TDs) and running backs Andrew Root (362 rushing yards, four TDs), Calvin Diaz (278 rushing yards, two TDs), Cade Osborn (256 rushing yards, four TDs) and Nati Raehl (250 rushing yards)...The Ramblers have won the last seven matchups with Cadott...The Hornets won the first-ever meeting, a 15-9 Cadott win on Aug. 23, 2007.
Altoona at Stanley-Boyd
Records: Altoona (2-6, 2-5); Stanley-Boyd (8-0, 7-0)
Previous Matchup: Stanley-Boyd 44, Altoona 6 (2016)
All-Time Series: Stanley-Boyd leads 43-3
Matchup: The Orioles can win an outright Cloverbelt Conference championship with a win when they host the Railroaders...Stanley-Boyd is ranked second in the latest Division 5 state coaches poll and fourth in the Associated Press Small Division state poll...Altoona has lost two in a row with losses to Spring Valley and Spencer/Columbus since posting a two-game win streak with victories over Neillsville/Granton and Osseo-Fairchild...The Railroaders are led offensively by quarterback Nate McMahon (587 passing yards, eight TDs) and running back Kolten Wright (655 rushing yards, six TDs)...Stanley-Boyd has won the last 12 meetings with Altoona. The first meeting between the two programs came on Oct. 4, 1963, a 34-0 win for the Orioles.
Cameron at Lake Holcombe/Cornell
Records: Cameron (1-7); Lake Holcombe/Cornell (3-5)
Previous Matchup: N/A
All-Time Series: N/A
Matchup: The Knights close the regular season at home by hosting the Comets in a nonconference matchup in Cornell...Cameron picked up its lone victory of the season last week, a forfeit victory over Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore...The Comets play in the North Lakeland Conference and have made the playoffs in each of the previous seven seasons, losing in the postseason to Stanley-Boyd on four of those occasions...Lake Holcombe/Cornell is already playoff eligible by virtue of its .500 record in South Lakeland Conference play...Friday’s matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs and just the second time Cameron has matched up with a football team from Lake Holcombe or Cornell. The Comets defeated Lake Holcombe 13-6 in a postseason matchup in Ladysmith on Oct. 25, 1988.
New Auburn vs Alma Center Lincoln
Records: New Auburn (3-5); Alma Center Lincoln (5-2)
Previous Matchup: N/A
All-Time Series: N/A
Matchup: The Trojans face the Hornets at the Lakeland Jamboree on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Cameron High School...The Hornets are ranked sixth in the latest 8-man state coaches poll and have won back-to-back games with victories over Mercer/Butternut (46-16) and Winter (34-6)...Alma Center Lincoln has also defeated Bruce (28-22), Siren (28-24) and Clayton (40-8) with losses to Northwood/Solon Springs (28-24) and Luck (86-14)...This matchup is the fourth and final game being played at the Jamboree on Saturday. Mercer/Butternut faces Clayton at 9 a.m., Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore plays Bruce at 11:30 a.m. and Winter battles Siren at 2 p.m.
NOTE: All games are Friday at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All non-Chippewa County stats are courtesy of WisSports.net.