The Papermakers carry with them, the nations longest active winning streak, which includes four state titles. Kimberly won the division 2 state title in 2013, then won three straight division 1 titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Included in that 68 game win streak is five victories over Appleton North. The Lightning fell 38-31 to the Papermakers back in Week 7, scoring the game winning touchdown on a 41 yard pass from Alec Rosner to Zach Lechnir with 32-seconds left to play. Lechnir had just dropped a long pass on the previous play, but finished with five catches for 127 yards.
Kimberly won a rematch with Fond du Lac 28-21 last week as running back D.J. Stewart rushed for 201 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Appleton North took a 35-14 lead into the fourth quarter against top-seeded Bay Port last week and held on for a 49-41 win. North’s Will Stewart rushed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. [Read more…]