Finishing the regular season with a flourish, the Greendale football team blanked South Milwaukee, 35-0, on Oct. 14.
The Panthers swept their two Woodland Conference crossover foes by a combined 75-10 to wind up 4-2 in the conference and 7-2 overall.
Greendale begins WIAA playoff action at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Plymouth (7-2, 6-1 East Central Conference). Plymouth is paced by quarterback Gavin Falk with 658 yards passing and running back Cody Kuhn with 677 yards.
The Panthers beat Plymouth in 2013 in a Level 3 contest during their run to the state championship game.
"We have a bit of familiarity there," coach Rob Stoltz said. "The coaches are pretty much the same. We know it's a strong program, and the team will be well-coached."
Greendale comes into the playoff game with momentum after the easy victory over the Rockets, who were without standout quarterback Jake Simuncak, who has racked up large yardage totals this season but was sidelined by an injury.
The Panthers controlled the game from the start. South Milwaukee fumbled the opening kickoff, with the Panthers recovering at the 2-yard line. Tommy Kujawa plowed in from 1 yard for the quick score.
After a South Milwaukee punt, Greendale quarterback Clay Kujawa hit Zach Harrison with a 65-yard touchdown pass, and Sean Sanchez connected on the extra point for a 14-0 lead.
Tony Lucchesi then ran back an interception for 45 yards and a score to blow open the game.
Later, Tommy Kujawa tallied on a 5-yard run, and Clay Kujawa found Isaac Seibold with a 54-yard touchdown pass to make it 35-0 at the half.
Clay Kujawa hit seven of 13 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns, and Tommy Kujawa ran for 61 yards and two scores. Sanchez finished with 63 yards on the ground, and Harrison and Seibold each caught two passes.
"A lot of people were able to touch the ball, and a lot of people contributed," Stoltz said.