Coming into the season, DeForest had several young players on varsity for the first time. After their week one loss to Oregon, the Norskies have begun to settle in, tossing a 40-0 shutout of previously unbeaten Reedsburg last week. Now, Mike Minick and DeForest get Waunakee this Friday night.
Waunakee, the defending D2 state champs and currently on a 22-game winning streak in the Badger North (dating back to 2014), is "comparable to last year's team" according to coach Minick. DeForest was the last team in the Badger North to beat Waunakee in conference play.
Coach Minick believes his younger players have shown plenty of growth since their opening-week loss to Oregon, and hopes to see it continue against the reigning champs on Friday.