2012 Revisited: Knights Close Out Undefeated Regular Season
Patch is looking back at 10 stories that shaped Oak Creek this year.
From now until the end of the year, Patch will be looking back at 10 stories that shaped Oak Creek in 2012.
- Part I: Mayor Breaks Tie As Library, City Hall Relocation Plans Approved
- Part II: Scaffidi Elected Oak Creek Mayor
- Part III: Grass Fire Puts Halt to Oak Creek Fireworks
- Part IV: Knights Are State Baseball Champs
- Part V: Drexel Interchange Opens
Our sixth installment recalls the Oak Creek Knights' 9-0 regular season and top seeding in the WIAA football playoffs. Oak Creek's incredible season included an outright Southeast Conference championship, a memorable 24-7 victory at Franklin and the team's first playoff appearence since 2009.
Unfortunately, Oak Creek's season came to a stunning end in the second round at the hands of Kenosha Bradford.
The following article was originally posted Oct. 13, the day the playoff brackets were released.
After polishing off a perfect regular season, the Oak Creek Knights will begin the WIAA playoffs as a No. 1 seed and host Milwaukee Hamilton in the first round.
Pairings were released Satuday afternoon, a day after the Knights finished the regular season with a 69-7 drubbing of Kenosha Indian Trail.
The Knights and Wildcats, who finished with a 3-5 record and a No. 8 seed, square off at 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Creek High School. The winner takes on either No. 5 Milwaukee Riverside or No. 4 Kenosha Bradford.
Other first-round games in Oak Creek's group: Muskego (No. 6) at Badger (No. 3) and Racine Horlick (No. 7) at Franklin (No. 2).
Two victories by the Sabers and Knights would set up a third-round showdown between the two rivals and a repeat of the Sept. 7 game, in which Oak Creek won 24-7.
Check out WisSports for a complete list of playoff pairings.