(WFRV) – Through the first four weeks of the high school football season, North Eastern Conference teams were a combined 23-1, dominating the nonconference slate and crossover games with the Bay.
That was bound to change Friday, with the league’s six teams facing each other for the first time – including two undefeated matchups.
The NEC carried the torch for an exciting night in high school football.
Click the video above for highlights and read about Friday’s results below.
Freedom 42, Wrightstown 7: Carter Kriewaldt scored four first half touchdowns, including one on a hook-and-ladder as time expired, to power the Irish to a 42-7 win.
Little Chute 14, Luxemburg-Casco 8: The Mustangs survived a second half defensive battle to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Fox Valley Lutheran 28, Denmark 14: Despite quarterback Liam Heiges leaving the game with an injury, the Foxes scored two second half touchdowns to ride out the win on the road.
Kimberly 42, Appleton East 13: Gavin Tyson carried the load for the Kimberly offense as the Papermakers shook off a sluggish first half for a blowout win.
Neenah 21, Appleton North 10: Neenah rode the ground game heavy in the fourth quarter and punched in a dagger touchdown in the final moments to preserve the big win. The Rockets are 5-0.
Kaukauna 47, Oshkosh West 9: The Ghosts built a 33-0 lead in the first half at Titan Stadium en route to a big bounce back win.
West De Pere 16, Pulaski 10: The Phantoms improved to 5-0 with impressive discipline down the stretch, plunging the dagger with a safety after a perfectly-executed pooch punt.
De Pere 28, Green Bay Southwest 21: Easton Arendt plunged in the go-ahead touchdown on a broken play with under five minutes left, and the Redbirds survived a scare at home against Southwest.
Notre Dame 35, Sheboygan North 7: The Tritons stayed perfect in FRCC-South play with a defensive masterclass against the Golden Raiders.