Bloomer, Cadott and New Auburn hit the road while Stanley-Boyd and Lake Holcombe/Cornell host conference clashes in the fifth week of the regular season.
Bloomer at Cumberland
Records: Bloomer (4-0, 2-0); Cumberland (3-1, 2-0)
Previous Matchup: Bloomer 32, Cumberland 22
All-Time Series: Bloomer leads 50-28-2
Matchup: The Blackhawks head to Cumberland to battle the Beavers in a showdown of two of the three remaining unbeaten teams in Heart O’North Conference play...The Blackhawks are ranked eighth in the latest WisSports.net Division 5 state coaches poll and received votes in the Associated Press Medium Division state poll...Bloomer has won four in a row and 12 of the last 13 matchups against the Beavers...Cumberland has won three games in a row. The Beavers opened the season with a 72-52 loss against Grantsburg and since then have defeated Cameron (43-6), Ladysmith (48-13) and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser (50-30)...Quarterback Kobe Berghammer triggers a prolific Beaver aerial attack. Berghammer has throw for 1,303 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 70 percent of his passes for Cumberland. Reid Olson (26 catches, 383 yards and four TDs) and Max Narges (28 receptions ,373 yards and nine TDs) have been his primary targets...The first meeting between the teams came on Sept. 20, 1924 and was won by Bloomer 19-0.
Cadott at Fall Creek
Records: Cadott (2-2, 2-2); Fall Creek (1-3, 1-3)
Previous Matchup: Fall Creek 43, Cadott 12 (2016)
All-Time Series: Fall Creek leads 32-14-1
Matchup: The Hornets head to Fall Creek to face the Crickets in a Cloverbelt Conference matchup...Fall Creek is coming off a 34-7 loss at home to Colby, a game the Crickets led 7-6 entering the fourth quarter before Colby scored the final 28 points of the contest. The Crickets defeated Altoona 63-25 on Aug. 31 for the program’s lone win thus far. The team started the season by falling to Eau Claire Regis (18-3) and Spencer/Columbus (44-21)...Fall Creek has won the last four meetings with Cadott, scoring at least 27 points in each game...The all-time series dates back to 1964 when Cadott won the first-ever matchup 27-6.
Osseo-Fairchild at Stanley-Boyd
Records: Osseo-Fairchild (1-3, 1-2); Stanley-Boyd (4-0, 3-0)
Previous Matchup: Stanley-Boyd 57, Osseo-Fairchild 20
All-Time Series: Stanley-Boyd leads 22-11
Matchup: The Orioles play at home for a third week in a row when they host Osseo-Fairchild in a Cloverbelt Conference matchup...Stanley-Boyd is ranked first in the latest WisSports.net Division 5 state coaches poll and fifth in the latest Associated Press Small Division state poll...Osseo-Fairchild has lost two in a row (35-8 vs Eau Claire Regis and 53-0 at Elk Mound) since defeating Cadott (28-21) in the second week of the season...Quarterback Jackson Johnson (27 of 63 for 493 passing yards and two touchdowns) and running back Caden Boettcher (288 rushing yards, three TDs) lead the Thunder offense...Stanley-Boyd has won six in a row against the Thunder. The first-ever meeting between the two teams was actually in the 1977 Division 4 state championship game at Carson Park in Eau Claire, a game Osseo-Fairchild won 14-0 in front of 3,449 fans.
Turtle Lake at Lake Holcombe/Cornell
Records: Turtle Lake (2-2, 1-1); Lake Holcombe/Cornell (2-2, 2-0)
Previous Matchup: Turtle Lake 42, Lake Holcombe/Cornell 8 (2016)
All-Time Series: Turtle Lake leads 3-1
Matchup: The Knights host the Lakers in Holcombe in a South Lakeland Conference clash...Turtle Lake quarterback Jonah Kahl (80 of 134, 1,191 passing yards, 17 touchdowns) leads a deadly Laker passing attack. Carson Schneider (27 receptions, 435 yards, 6 TDs), Caden Torgerson (25 receptions, 427 yards, seven TDs) and Lucas Torgerson (20 catches, 241 yards, three TDs) are his primary targets...Turtle Lake has alternated wins and losses this season, opening the year with a win over Shell Lake (46-0) and defeating Flambeau (50-14) two weeks later. The Lakers have lost to Webster (44-38) and Clear Lake (38-8)...Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s lone win over the Lakers came on Oct. 9, 2015, a 28-26 victory.
New Auburn at Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore
Records: New Auburn (2-2); Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore (0-2)
Previous Matchup: N/A
All-Time Series: N/A
Matchup: The Trojans head north to face Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore in a nonconference contest...Washburn/Bayfield/South Shore forfeited a game against Hurley on Aug. 18 and lost to Prairie Farm 38-8 on Aug. 31...New Auburn had an open date in their schedule after Birchwood canceled its season. The Trojans were originally scheduled to play at Birchwood on this date...This matchup will mark the first time a New Auburn football team has squared off against a team from any of the co-op’s three schools since the Trojans fell to Washburn 31-24 on Sept. 3, 1966 in Washburn. The two teams played three times from 1962-1966 with Washburn winning two of the three matchups.
NOTE: All non-Chippewa County stats are courtesy of WisSports.net. All games start at 7 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted.