KAUKAUNA — After finishing the 2022 season one game away from qualifying for the WIAA Division 2 state championship game, expectations are high for the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts football team.
The Ghosts open the season at home Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 at 7 p.m. at Bank of Kaukauna Stadium against Ashwaubenon High School.
Among the top returning players are Mitch Verstegen, an Indiana University commit and safety Carson Van Dinter, an Iowa State commit and QB Finnley Doriot, named to this year’s Post-Crescent Elite-11 team.
An uncharacteristic five turnovers were too much to overcome on their final game last year as the Kaukauna’ lost 26-7 loss to West De Pere in a Division 2 WIAA Level 4 playoff game at Ashwaubenon.
West De Pere eventually lost 27-10 to Kettle Moraine in the state final.
2023 Kaukauna football season
|Thursday, Aug 17, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Ashwaubenon||Kaukauna High School||Parent Night|
|Friday, Aug 25, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Away vs. West De Pere||West De Pere High School|
|Thursday, Aug 31, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Oshkosh North||Kaukauna High School||Raiders Night|
|Friday, Sep 8, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Away vs. Neenah||Neenah High School||The Score – Streaming|
|Friday, Sep 15, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Away vs. Fond du Lac||Fond Du Lac High School||Fondy Junior Football League Night|
|Friday, Sep 22, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Oshkosh West||Kaukauna High School||Varsity Dance: Kids Clinic Performance|
|Friday, Sep 29, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Away vs. Appleton North||Paul Engen Field||WACY TV 32 Sports Showdown will broadcast the game|
|Friday, Oct 6, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Kimberly||Kaukauna High School||Homecoming 2023|
|Friday, Oct 13, 2023|
|Game||7:00PM||Appleton East||Kaukauna High School||Senior Night|