If Madison Memorial can win on Friday night, it would be the first time that the Spartans won three playoff games in one season in school history. Standing in the way is perennial Big 8 power Sun Prairie.
Already having completed the first undefeated regular season and second undefeated conference season in program history, Memorial seeks to keep its perfect record intact against a conference rival.
In a bit of a schedule oddity, Friday's game will be the 12th game of the season for Memorial... and all 12 games have come against the Big 8 Conference. Only Sun Prairie, this week's opponent, has played a game outside of the Big 8 this season outside of Janesville Parker's plus-one game two weeks ago.
These two teams met in Level 1 of the 2012 and 2017 playoffs, with Sun Prairie winning both meetings. Memorial has taken the past two match-ups between the schools, winning the season opener the past two years.