GAMES TO WATCH
7 p.m. unless noted
Onalaska (7-1, 5-1) vs. West Salem (7-1, 6-0) at Logan
MVC SERIES: The Hilltoppers lead 2-1 and has beaten the Panthers the last two years
NOTEWORTHY: This is the second straight year that the conference title has been decided by a game between these two teams during the final week of the regular season. … The defenses will be challenged with players like Onalaska QB Noah Skifton (1,427 passing yards, 18 TDs-4 INTs; 693 rushing yards, 8 TDs) and RB Nathan Lubinsky (144 carries-795 yards, 11 TDs) and West Salem QB Ryan Beirne (919 passing yards, 10 TDs-3 INTs; 463 rushing yards, 3 TDs), and RB Brendan Holt (162-1,071, 9).
Logan (4-4, 2-4) vs. Aquinas (0-8, 0-6) at UW-L
MVC SERIES: The Rangers lead 14-6 and have beaten the Blugolds eight times in a row
NOTEWORTHY: Logan needs to win this game to have a chance at a 13th consecutive berth in the WIAA playoffs. … A win doesn’t get the Rangers in for sure, but it gives them a chance. … Logan QB Matt Escher (83-for-120-1,054 yards, 13 TDs-6 INTs) and WR CJ Siegel (31 catches-494 yards, 8 TDs) rushed for 59 yards against Holmen last week.
Sparta (4-4, 2-4) at Holmen (6-2, 5-1)
MVC SERIES: The Vikings lead 21-7 and have beaten the Spartans nine straight years
NOTEWORTHY: Holmen has a chance at the MVC championship, but it has to win this game and get an Onalaska win over West Salem to tie for it. … The Vikings will rely, as they have all season, on RBs Drew Becker (108-1,283, 16) and Mitchell Torud (148-767, 12). … The Spartans have lost three in a four and four of five. … Sparta has to win this game for a chance at a second straight playoff appearance.
Central (4-4, 3-3) at Tomah (3-5, 1-5)
MVC SERIES: The Red Raiders lead 17-11 and have won four of the last five meetings with the Timberwolves getting a win two years ago
NOTEWORTHY: Central needs a win to assure itself a playoff spot, but it still has a chance to qualify with a loss. … The Red Raiders are led by sophomore QB Johnny Davis (124-252-1,872, 17-6) left Saturday’s loss to Onalaska, but coach Tony Servais expects him to play. … Senior Greg Kohler (47-660, 8) was held to 3 catches for 1 yard against the Hilltoppers, so he is looking to bounce back.
Ind./Gil. (8-0, 5-0) at Melrose-Mindoro (7-1, 5-0)
NOTEWORTHY: This is for the outright Dairyland Conference championship, and the Mustangs have won 14 straight conference games. … Senior RB Jeremy Anderson (63-798, 16) has been on a tear with 564 yards and 13 TDs in the last four games for the Mustangs. … Melrose-Mindoro has allowed 1,025 yards this season, and 360 of them came in a season-opening loss to unbeaten and state-ranked Bangor.
ALREADY IN: West Salem, Onalaska, Holmen, G-E-T, Westby, Bangor, Brookwood, Melrose-Mindoro, De Soto, Prairie du Chien; IN WITH A WIN: Central, Viroqua, Arcadia; HAVE A CHANCE WITH A WIN: Sparta, Logan, Cashton; ALREADY OUT: Tomah, Aquinas, Black River Falls, Onalaska Luther, Blair-Taylor.