Plum City, Elmwood qualify for football playoffsAnother chapter could be added in the football rivalry between Plum City and Elmwood.
Another chapter could be added in the football rivalry between Plum City and Elmwood.
The WIAA released its playoff pairings Friday afternoon, and if both Pierce County schools win their opening game Tuesday, the two longtime rivals would clash in the second round.
Plum City earned the No. 1 seed in one of the four Division 7 brackets thanks to its fifth Lakeland South conference title in a row and a perfect regular season (9-0 overall). The Blue Devils will play Turtle Lake (5-4) 7 p.m. at Ellsworth.
The Raiders who finished 7-2 overall and earned the No. 4 seed, will host McDonell Central (6-3). Other playoff games in that bracket include No. 3 Alma-Pepin (6-3) hosting Frederic (5-4) and No. 2 Shell Lake (8-1) playing Luck (6-3).
All second round games will be Oct. 31, with Level 3 games either Nov. 6 or 7 and Level 4 games Nov. 13 or 14. The Division 7 Championship game is 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
Plum City is one of four Division 7 teams that had a perfect regular season, joining Gilman, Potosi and DeSoto. Gilman and Potosi also earned a No. 1 seed, while DeSoto, who ended PC’s last year, is a No. 2 seed in the bracket Potosi is in.