GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Week 6 had three notable games -- Notre Dame at Bay Port, Kimberly at Neenah and West De Pere at Seymour -- all of which had conference implications and even beyond into the postseason.
However, Bay Port, Kimberly and West De Pere didn't leave much doubt which was the better team. Each dominated its opponent and made a statement.
The Pirates, ranked No. 1 in the FOX 11 Top 11, beat Notre Dame 35-14 in the Game Time Game of the Week, scoring the game's first 28 points. Bay Port's defense, led by Max Meeuwsen (three sacks), set the tone early with two stops inside its own 10-yard line and then let the offense take control behind running back Isaiah Gash who had 167 yards -- 145 in the second half.
The No. 2 Papermakers (5-1) made a huge statement at Neenah, winning 38-0. No. 3 Neenah (5-1) had allowed 41 total points this season before Friday. The Papermakers had to replace 17 starters from last year's team and it figured they would get better as the season progressed, and they have.
The No. 6 Phantoms were not looking ahead to Week 7's showdown at Menasha as they pummeled Seymour, handing the Thunder its first Bay Conference loss of the season. Seymour had scored 35 or more points in four of its five games entering, but West De Pere was too much.
After losing at Little Chute in the season opener, Freedom (5-1) has not lost and that includes Friday's 21-13 win at Luxemburg-Casco. The Irish outscored the Spartans 14-0 in the fourth quarter and remain in the hunt in the North Eastern Conference. Freedom is one game behind co-leaders No. 9 Little Chute and No. 8 Wrightstown, both which are 6-0. Freedom is at Wrightstown next week.
Reedsville and Hilbert each moved to 6-0 with dominant wins Friday by a combined score of 108-25, but get this, they don't play each other during the regular season. Because there are 11 teams in the Big East teams can't play all conference opponents. Cedar Grove-Belgium is the other perfect team in conference play and the Rockets do play Reedsville in Week 7 and Hilbert in Week 9.
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