Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.
Despite the fact the Wauwatosa East (3-4) and West (0-7) football teams have a combined record of 3-11 with two games left to play, it's not the fault of the squad's respective junior quarterbacks that the locals are struggling.
On the contrary.
Ethan Harris has been the best quarterback the Red Raiders have seen since the days of Jeff Donovan. He has been involved in 18 of the 20 touchdowns his team has scored from scrimmage, tossing 9 touchdown passes and rushing 9 times for scores. That means he has been involved in 90 percent of his team's scores.
Across town you will find West's Kevin Gorman, who has been responsible for all 14 of the Trojans scores from scrimmage. The speedy signal-caller has run for seven and passed for seven scores. The Trojans have scored one touchdown on defensive fumble recovery and another on special teams.
Tosa East is still eligible for postseason play going into tonight's game at Brookfield Central, but it's an uphill battle for the Red Raiders. Central (4-1) still has a chance to share the Greater Metro Conference crown if the Lancers win the last two games and Sussex Hamilton (3-2) will be shooting to make the playoffs in the final game.
No one has questioned how good the Brookfield Central defense is, but with the veer offense coming together, the Lancers will have an interesting postseason. Central has two big, fast running backs in Xavier (The X-Man) Whitaker and Jeff Lewis, to go along with QB Tommy Braaten, who is a threat passing as well as running.
Speedy Tim Nass at WR and big TE Mitch Aprahamian give the Lancers two outstanding receivers, while sophomore Sam Rohr (6-4, 225) also came up with two big catches in last week's win.
Cross country and girls volleyball conference tournaments are this weekend, so the postseason begins next week. The boys soccer postseason starts next week and the Brookfield schools are in one of the toughest sectionals in the state.