Kaukauna's captains take the field before their WIAA Division 2 Level 1 game. Photo by Kevin Doszak. See more at kdoszakphotos.zenfoliosite.com

KAUKAUNA — The Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts are just one win away from a spot in the WIAA Division 2 state championship game, with West De Pere standing in the way Friday night.

The game will be the Appleton Post Crescent/USA Today Network Wisconsin game of the week, and will stream live on the Post Crescent website or for free on the Post Crescent Facebook page HERE.

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The #6 Ghost and #3 West De Pere will play on a neutral site at Ashwaubenon High School, with a game time of 7 p.m. Game time weather is expected to be cloudy with temperatures in the mid-30s, but unlike last week, there will be no rain.

A win in the Level 4 game would put the Ghosts in the Division 2 WIAA State Championship game at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.


Kaukauna advanced to the state semifinal game following a 41-13 blowout win last Friday over #5 Homestead High School.

In the first three weeks of playoffs, Kaukauna has played on the road, knocking off the 2, 3 and 5 seeds on its side of the bracket.

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West De Pere, who finished second in the FRCC-North conference at 6-1 with an 11-1 overall record, defeated #1 River Falls 38-6 last Friday.

West De Pere is a familiar opponent for the Ghosts, who will be looking for payback after a heartbreaking week 2, 43-42 overtime loss in Kaukauna on Aug. 26.

Kaukauna is riding a three-game, post season winning streak.

The Ghosts opened the playoffs with a 35-19 win at Milwaukee King.

In Level 2, Kaukauna was on the road for a 45-24 blowout of #2 Slinger.

The last Friday, Kaukauna slogged to a 41-13 win in a rain soaked game at Homestead High School.

On the other side of the bracket, two 1-seeds — Kettle Moraine and Brookfield Central — will battle for their birth in the state title game.



By Dan Plutchak

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