Waunakee faces Brookfield Central in 2017 D2 Championship Rematch

Both teams have turned over most of last year's starters in the 2017 Division 2 state championship game won by Waunakee, but the Warriors meet Brookfield Central again in the 2018 playoffs with a trip to state on the line.

Coach Pat Rice of Waunakee says it's a testament to how each school was able to quickly restock their programs for a deep playoff run in 2018. Rice expects a big challenge from the talented backfield of the Lancers on Friday night, including a near-2,000 yard rusher at running back and a quarterback that has combined for 2,000 passing and rushing yards this year.