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Pirates host Black Hawks in rematch of one-point game on Aug. 26

The Port Washington and Grafton high school football teams will meet again this season, and this time the loser goes home.

Port hosts Grafton at 7 p.m. Friday. The Pirates beat the Black Hawks, 22-21, on Aug. 26 in the first game on Grafton’s new synthetic turf.

Both squads bring in adjusted lineups. Port’s quarterback is Ben Fritsch, who took over for Nate Uselding due to injury, and the Pirates will be without injured linebacker Kaiden Schumacher, whose 85-yard fumble return was the winning score against Grafton.

Fritsch had a 59-yard touchdown run against the Hawks, but Grafton hasn’t seen him at quarterback.

Grafton brings in running back Tommy Lutz and quarterback Brady Hilgart — both new foes for Port. Lutz is sharing time with Chase Norton, who was injured for much of the season, and Hilgart splits time with senior Vince Cameranesi.

Both coaches know their teams are facing a tall task in level 2 of the playoffs.

“I asked our players one of the hardest things to do all year. As we approach this game, forget about the animosity and emotion and hate for Port. That by itself is not enough to win a football game,” Norris said.

“Both teams are firing on all cylinders — it should be a good match-up.”

“They’ve definitely improved,” Bunyan said of the Hawks. “They’re tough up front defensively. It’s going to be a great contest.”



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