Kaukauna Ghost running back Noah Hofmann runs for one of his four first-half TDs in a WIAA Division 2 Level 1 game. Photo by Kevin Doszak. See more at kdoszakphotos.zenfoliosite.com

MILWAUKEE — It’s a good thing the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts football team doesn’t pay much attention to the WIAA playoff seedings.

The No. 6 Ghosts cruised to a 35-19 win Friday over No. 3 Rufus King High School in a Division 2 Level 1 WIAA football game in Milwaukee.


The win keeps the Ghosts’ season alive for at least one more week.

The Ghosts’ Noah Hofmann rushed for four first-half touchdowns, and a Finnley Doriott to Parker Schuh passing TD put Kaukauna up 35-0 at halftime.

A smothering defense kept King’s offense in check throughout most of the game.

The Generals were able to put up a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter and tacked on another 13 in the final quarter, but by then it was too little, too late.

The major disadvantage for the confident Ghosts and their rabid fans is that Kaukauna will likely be on the road for the remainder of their playoff run.

Or at least one more week.

In the other game in the Ghosts part of the bracket, Slinger defeated Germantown 35-28.

That means Kaukauna will be traveling to 2-seed Slinger on Friday, which is about a one hour, 15 minute drive back toward Milwaukee.




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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.