If Brookfield Central would like to get some revenge, they will have the opportunity when they travel to Sussex Hamilton at 7 p.m. Friday to play the team that knocked them out of the Greater Metro Conference race two weeks ago.
The Lancers had a better overall record (7-2) than Sussex Hamilton (6-3), but they tied for second with 5-2 records, so the Chargers last second win on a field goal, 24-21, gave them a higher seed.
"We're used to good competition," so we're not afraid to show and play them in a close game," Central coach Jamie Meulemans said. "We don't back down from anybody.
"We excited and ready for the playoffs. You have to play everybody anyway if you want to get to state."
Meulemans has been blessed with 28 seniors.
"Those 28 seniors have really helped with different situations throughout the year," he said. "It's been great fun."
The Lancers hit the road and rolled over West Allis Hale, 31-3, on Friday, playing without star running back DeMario Harris, who is recovering from some bumps and bruises, but should be ready to go.
As usual, quarterback Riley Richarz led the way, completing 4-of-8 passes for 161 yards and a 62-yard touchdown pass to Gunner Malensek.
He also took over the running game, rushing for 20 times for 144 yards and 98 yards more than the next best total and twice as many carries.
"He's been great this year," Meulemans said. "Fun to watch."
Richarz opened the scoring with his scoring pass to Malensek, but Hale's Jason Palesse drilled a 32-yard field goal to get the Huskies on the board.
Running back T.J. Brown then scored on a 6-yard run and Central held a slim 14-3 lead at halftime.
Running back Malek Turner ran in a 5-yard score for a 21-3 lead going into the fourth quarter.
The Lancers then scored twice in the final period when Steven Knopp booted a 24-yard field goal and John Scheider returned a fumble 29 yards for a score.
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