It is a Football Friday and we have your guide to all the local games:
#1 Eau Claire Regis @ Colby
Colby High School 7:00 PM
Stream available: onfocus.news/sports or OnFocus Clark County on YouTube.
A battle for first place in the Cloverbelt Conference the #1 Ranked Eau Claire Regis Ramblers (6-0, 5-0 Cloverbelt) come in as the #1 team in Division 6, The Colby Hornets (5-1, 5-0 Cloverbelt) were in the rankings for a few weeks but a non conference loss to Spring Valley knocked them out. Both teams have qualified for the playoffs but the winner has the inside track to a conference title.
Marathon @ #1 Stratford
Tiger Field, Stratford WI 7:00 PM
Stream Available: onfocus.news/sports or Stratford Tigers on YouTube.
A mismatch for sure but can the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 Marawood) keep their season-long shutout streak alive against Marathon (1-4, 1-2 Marawood) or will Stratford will be looking ahead to next week when they will go on the road to play #3 Edgar.
Marshfield @ Wausau West
Thom Field, Wausau WI 7:00 PM
Marshfield is one win away from their third straight playoff appearance, while the road has not been as easy to the playoffs as last year, Marshfield may also be playing their best football of the year. Wausau West has had a tough season, their one win against cross-town rival Wausau East, but they still have the ability to play spoiler for other VFA West teams playoff chances.
#3 Medford @ Antigo
Schofield Stadium, Antigo WI 7:00 PM
Medford has slowly been climbing up the rankings as they have continued to stay unbeaten. Antigo has had a rough season, but are still technically in the playoff hunt but need to beat Medford tonight to keep those playoff dreams alive.
Spencer/Columbus @ Cadott
Cadott High School, 7:00 PM
Both teams need one more win to make the playoffs, Cadott needs this win as they finish their conference season with a trip to Colby. Expect to see Cadott give everything they have to get into the playoffs tonight.
Mayville @ Auburndale
Thorp Field, Auburndale WI 7:00 PM
Auburndale (4-2, 2-2 Marawood) gets a two-week break from the Marawood Conference as they host the Mayville Cardinals (2-4, 1-3 Flyway) this week and then travel to take on a winless North Fond du Lac team.
Pittsville @ Rosholt
Rosholt High School, 7:00 PM
The Pittsville Panthers (3-3, 2-1 CWC Small) and the Rosholt Hornets (3-3, 2-1 CWC Small) have had almost identical seasons, the winner of this game clinches a playoff spot, the looser has one more winnable game to get in.
Greenwood @ #4 Abbotsford
Abbotsford High School, 7:00 PM
Greenwood has maybe the toughest schedule over the past 3 weeks, losing close games to Loyal, #9 Athens, and now playing #4 Abbotsford. Abbotsford is in the playoffs and is now playing for a high seed, Greenwood needs one more win to clinch.
Stanley-Boyd @ Neillsville/Granton
Neillsville High School 7:00 PM
Neillsville has to win out to make the playoffs, and that starts tonight against Stanley-Boyd, who also needs to win two of their last three to get in. With the Orioles Week 9 game against Colby, this is truly a must-win for both teams.
Loyal @ #9 Athens
Both teams have clear paths to the playoffs, Athens is in already, Loyal can clinch with a win tonight. Loyal still has a game against one win Thorp next week if they do lose tonight to clinch that playoff spot.
Check back tonight at onfocus.news/sports for a full list of scores from the VFA, Great Northern, Cloverbelt, Cloverwood, Marawood, and Central Wisconsin conferences.