Kaukauna Head Football Coach Matt Binsfeld. Photo by Kevin Doszak. See more at kdoszakphotos.zenfoliosite.com

FINAL: The Kaukauna Ghosts defeated Homestead 41-13 in their Level 2, WIAA Division 2 playoff game Nov. 4, 2022. READ THE GAME STORY HERE.


KAUKAUNA — A year ago, the Kaukauna High School Galloping Ghosts football team was excited to just make the WIAA Division 2 playoffs, falling to Hartford in the opening round.

But this year, the Ghosts have loftier goals, and find themselves heading into the Level 3 weekend on a two-game playoff winning streak, both by comfortable margins.

The 6-seed Ghosts travel to 5-seed Homestead High School Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 in Mequon with the winner facing only one final playoff game before state.

The game will be available for paying subscribers on the NFHS streaming Network HERE. A monthly pass is $11.99. The NFHS Network is the WIAA’s official streaming partner. Fans are cautioned to beware of numerous fake streaming accounts that are common on social media. To make sure you’ve accessed the official stream, follow the links at WIAAWI.org.

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The game will be played at Homestead HS field in Mequon. 5000 W Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092

Advance tickets or Credit/Debit/Apple Pay at the gates. NO cash ticket sales. PURCHASE TICKETS

Kaukauna got to this point in the season defeating two teams with better seeds to start the tournament.

The Ghosts defeated 3-seed Milwaukee King 35-39, followed by a 45-24 win over 2-seed Slinger.

Homestead also is on an upset streak, defeating No. 1 seed Hartford 10-7 a week ago. A week before that, they blew out 4-seed Milwaukee Vincent/Destiny 49-0.

The winner moves on to play for a state birth against the winner of #1 River Falls vs. #3 West De Pere game.

Paid Partnership

2022 State Football Championships
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 17-18
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis. 

Thursday, Nov. 17
Div. 7:  10 a.m.  
Div. 6:  1 p.m.    
Div. 5:  4 p.m.    
Div. 4:  7 p.m.    

Friday, Nov. 18 
Div. 3:  10 a.m.  
Div. 2:  1 p.m.    
Div. 1:  4 p.m.    

Miscellaneous Tournament Information
Online Ticket Purchase – no gate or cash sales on site.



By Dan Plutchak

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