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I was sitting in a Culver's restaurant in Elkhorn, looking through a scrapbook of the 1976 DeSoto football championship. As I paged through the book, I found a 3x5 with the title "Believe". Below it, additional words were printed that were meant to motivate the reader. Each DeSoto player got their own copy of the 3x5 card. The cards were presented to the team by Coach Bob Schulz. In 1974 Schulz had presented the team with t-shirts. On the front of the shirt was printed "BELIEVE". The players wore them proudly during practice and their first game which was against La Crescent (MN). But, after a lackluster performance, a 16-8 loss, Coach Schulz ordered an 8am Saturday practice and told them to bring their BELIEVE t-shirts. He took the shirts back and then they practiced for an hour and he told them they would have more future Saturday morning workouts after they lost. Fortunately for the players they would only have one other Saturday practice over the next three years. That was in 1975 after a 25-24 loss to Kickapoo.

He was a tough disciplinarian using different things to motivate like the t-shirts. He could be volatile at times. IN 1975 the game wasn't going well. At halftime the team sat in the bus waiting on the coaches. The seniors took the window seats and made the underclassmen sit in the aisle seats. The coach then entered and began to rant. As he walked up and down the bus, he pounded the padded shoulders of those sitting near. Those that hadn't been through one of these outbursts were surprised but evidently not the seniors. In 1976, during a tough stretch of games, just before they were to play Royall, they were having a bad practice and the team was sent to the locker room. Then the coach came in and began yelling and tossing everything that wasn't nailed down. When he walked out, he went to his office. The team was silent in thought when one of the players made a derogatory comment toward Schulz and then the team dressed in a hushed murmur. The next day the coach was still in a foul mood and from then on the team practiced and played with the intensity to match that of their coach. Schulz worked especially hard to get his team ready for their regular rivals, Westby and Cashton. After the 1975 loss to Kickapoo, that team was also on his radar each season.

Motivation by Coach Schulz, like all coaches, is a way to get their players to go the extra mile. He could sometimes be referred to as a Vince Lombardi-type. Sometimes very fiery. Schulz gave the 3x5 card to the team just before DeSoto was to face Spring Valley in the opening round of the initial WIAA Class C championship playoff. The team was very quiet on the bus as they headed toward the showdown at La Crosse's Memorial Stadium. They had read the card and were in deep thought. A few blocks from the stadium Schulz got up and yelled "We are going to a football game, not a funeral, act like it" Afterall, Spring Valley was coming into the final with a 43-game win streak and they were listed as the #1 small school in the final AP poll. He told his players to lighten up and "Believe". The bus then exploded with noise and excitement. The team began to fire up. What the players would break up in their exuberance...lights, windows and seats...would be valued about $1500 in damage to the bus but the team was sure ready to play.

The 1975 season for DeSoto started very well with three big wins before they met up with a good Kickapoo. The DeSoto Pirates lost to the Panthers 25-24. Kickapoo trailed 16-13 at halftime before Bryan Mullendore scored twice in the second half, including a 91 yard sprint to the end zone with 5:24 remaining to move his team ahead 2516. Mullendore gained 241 yards and scored all four of Kickapoo's touchdowns on 42 carries as he carried the team on his back. DeSoto marched back down the field after the kickoff as senior Jerry Furilano took the ball in from nine yards out with 4:15 left. The try for the two-point conversion, and the win, failed. DeSoto didn't get the ball back and they fell to the eventual conference champions. The Pirates would finish in the second spot as they won their final five games and this was the start of a great 34-game winning streak.

Now it was 1976 and the team was ready to sweep their opponents aside. After two non-conference blowouts the Pirates were now geared to take the conference title. The start of the conference season was against Cashton, a team that Schulz considered one of the "big boys" and that he always primed the team to work hard against. That term was used to refer to schools that had bigger players. DeSoto never had many big players and as a result of evaluating how the team could best compete, Schulz dropped the wing-T with two flankers soon after he took over. Upon graduating from UW-River Falls in 1970 Schulz took a teaching/coaching position at Cadott. After one season there he learned of the DeSoto opening and he took a chance and interviewed. He passed the meeting with the administrator and started a 15 year run at the school. After the 1971 season he heard from UW-River Falls head coach Mike Farley who was switching his offense to the wishbone and he invited Schulz to bring a group of his players to a football camp to learn how the new offense worked. Coming away from the camp, Schulz was convinced that if he didn't have big players he would utilize their quickness and speed. It worked and for the rest of his career at DeSoto the wishbone would ravage the opposition. He also utilized the -3 defense most of the time and occasionally would switch to the "Raider" defense.

DeSoto blew by Cashton and now set their sights on Kickapoo to seek revenge for the previous season's loss. The Pirates took no mercy against the undefeated Panthers as quarterback Dale Mueller ran for two touchdowns and scored twice. Junior halfback Greg Furlano added two scored and three two-point conversions along with two interceptions as DeSoto blew out Kickapoo. Next up were the two other undefeated members of the Scenic Central Conference Northern Division, North Crawford and Westby. Both schools gave DeSoto some problems but Schulz and his team were up for the games as North Crawford went down 35-22 and Westby was done away with 28-25.

The "BELIEVE" t-shirts were back for the Westby game and that same word was also written on the players. In 1978 the coach brought out new t-shirts to motivate the boys. In a 60-30 LaFarge win over Seneca running back Vernon Daines carried 27 times for 271 yards, six touchdowns and two 2-pt conversions. The next week LaFarge felt confident coming into the DeSoto game but the Pirates would have nothing of it as they posted a 19-0 win. Defense was the key as they held Daines to 12 yards in 16 carries. When the game concluded the DeSoto players took of their jerseys and they had special t-shirts that read: "No Gaines for Daines". Schulz, always motivating his team.

DeSoto was the top rated Class C team in the AP polls coming into the 1976 Westby game and while they held on for dear life after taking a 28-19 halftime lead, players like Dale Mueller and middle linebacker Dave NIckelotti were the big stars. After the game, Coach Schulz told the La Crosse Tribune: "I believed in my kids. What else can I say. It didn't look good. But we pulled it off." What brought about the quote was the play of his Pirate defense late in the game when things looked dim. Westby had marched 63 yards to the DeSoto one-yard line. It was first and goal. All Westby needed was one yard. They ran four consectuvie times and failed to score. They even lost a yard. On first down Westby fullback Chris Dreves carried to within an inch of the goal line but was met by Nickelotti and defensive tackle Dave Malin. The same on the second, third and fourth downs. The defense held. The dejected Westby coach, Neil Hoven couldn't believe that his team could come so close to victory and yet it slipped through the team's grasp.

The next three games were really tune-ups to get the team ready for the chance to be in the inaugural WIAA playoffs. DeSoto pasted Royall 42-6 and New Lisbon 46-6 before demolishing Hillsboro 73-6. Like in all the blowouts DeSoto substituted very liberally, often using JV players who were suited up for the game. In the Hillsboro game, halfback Greg Furlano ran only four times but gained 134 yards, scored three touchdowns rushing, one other touchdown receiving and ran for three two-point conversions. Quarterback Dale Mueller passed for two total touchdowns and ran back a 40 yard interception for a touchdown. The starters sat down and rested in the second half as the reserves went in.

Around this time there was a bomb scare at the school and all students were told to evacuate. However, the announcement over the speaker was not only to leave in orderly fashion but that all football players were to first gather their gear before exiting the building! While the school was being searched, busses were pulled up for the players to enter and change into their practice uniforms and then they went to the field to workout. After the all-clear signal was given, it was so late in the school day that classes were halted. However, Schulz kept his players practicing and as a result the other students couldn't leave because the players school gear was inside the busses. When practice was concluded the players changed into their school clothes and the busses were finally loaded for the kids to head home.

DeSoto is a small village. If you look at a map you'll see that the team was a team of rivals. The school district covered an area along the Mississippi River starting with Ferryville in the south up to DeSoto in the center and Victory, Genoa and Stoddard to the north along with the small inland areas known as Retreat and REd Mound. Kids came from all over and Coach Schulz made agreements with parents who owned farms that pre-pratices would work around the student's chore schedule. There was also competition between the players to see how many starters from each village would get to play. Out of all the starters on the 1976 team, most came from Genoa, and most had attended St Charles Catholic School. The students and players were proud of their high school and proud of the area they came from.

Following the Hillsboro game there was a week off before the playoffs were to begin as several contender's teams still had games to play. DeSoto was 9-0 and ranked number 1. Spring Valley was also 9-0 and ranked #2 in the penultimate AP poll of the season. Westfield was 8-0, ranked #4 (tied with Fall Creek) and Wild Rose, 8-0 was ranked #8. In the final poll, DeSoto was dropped to the #2 spot and Spring Valley moved to 31. Westfield was moved to the Middle school rankings and ended #7 in the poll while Wild Rose moved up to #4 in the Small school poll. When the WIAA formulated the playoff schedule, Westfield was dropped tot he Class C grouping. Fall Creek, a Class C team that was 9-0, like other teams, failed to make the cut even though they were ranked #3, one spot ahead of Wild Rose. But the AP poll did not factor into the computer rankings the WIAA used which placed DeSoto, Spring Valley, Wild Rose and Westfield in the playoffs.

Leading by 10 points at half time, DeSoto made some adjustments and finished off Spring Valley to cruise to the playoff semi-final win before a crowd of more than 3000 fans. Shulz was proud of the team effort and felt that the only way anybody could beat his team would be if they beat themselves. Mueller, Furlano and Nickelotti were again the big stars but a lot of fired up players contributed in the 36-12 victory. Alan Bark and Dave Malin all played very well. Schulz was flying high in his exuberance about team's effort. He was quoted: "I think we played better teams this year-maybe one or two. I think North Crawford and WEstby were better on the nights we played them. Maybe they (Spring Valley) just had a bad night, but I think our players are better than theirs."

Wild Rose had held off Westfield in the semifinals, 34-30. Wild Rose led 34-8 and had sent in the reserves when Westfield made a furious comeback.

The temperature the night of the championship game was in the low 20s with winds blowing 10-15 mph. The players had no gloves or warm hats to wear except on the sidelines. Both coaches felt that turnovers would be the keys to winning the title that was set to be played at La Crosse Memorial Stadium, the scene of DeSoto's semifinal win and in friendly territory for DeSoto. Coach Schulz felt that his team's superior speed that they could overcome the Wild Rose offensive attack. As it turned out Wild Rose had a strong running attack, rushing for 292 yards vs DeSoto's 335 and the game was close, 20-14 going into the fourth period but the Pirates scored twice and won 34-14. One of those fourth quarter touchdowns was an 18 yard return of a fumble by Alan Bark, a score that sealed the victory. Dale Mueller carried only 12 times, but gained 145 yards and a touchdown with Greg Furlano chipping in with 100 yards on 11 carries and two second half touchdowns. Schulz heaped praise on just about every starter as he cited the front defensive line of Bark, Dave Malin, Curt Abbott and Curt Mikkelson. Nickelotti also received praise for his defensive play but he stated that he didn't think that he played all that well. Tackle Brad Jambois had been injured in the Spring Valley game but he came back and performed well. Back Kirk Laylan and end Errin McGinnis were also mentioned as well as Mueller and Furlano. It simply was a team effort as it had been all season long by the team of rivals.

You can see how dominant the team was by checking out the scores below:

Stats for the season were hard to come by as the main newspaper, the La Crosse Tribune, didn't print box scores. The following is the best info I could come up with. The big star of the 1976 season was Dale Mueller who ended up attending UW-River Falls. He was recruited as a running back. In his senior season at DeSoto he earned All-Coulee Area First Team (The Coulee area covered the surrounding La Crosse Region) as a back, having completed 36 of 74 passes for 979 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 842 yards and 19 more touchdowns. The passing stats aren't a misprint. That's 27.2 yards per completion. He also had six interceptions and was named to the AP First Team All-State team as a defensive back. Mueller would graduate from River Falls as the school's all-time leader in rushing and scoring (since broken) with 2,885 yards and 44 touchdowns. Thanks to defenses keying on the DeSoto running game he was able to mix things up and hit his receivers, mainly to Erin McGinnis, who also earned First Team All-Coulee as a 6 foot 3 inch, 198 pound wideout (he was the biggest player on the team). From what I've been able to piece together, junior Greg Furlano had about 1,366 yards in total offense with 25 touchdowns and ran for 12 2-pt conversions. Dale Nickelotti was a demon on defense from his middle linebacker position. Standing only 5 foot 9 and weighing 165 pounds (teammates remember him as being even smaller) the senior Nickelotti totaled about 167 tackles and was named AP All-State Honorable Mention as a linebacker.

I recently had the chance to speak with Coach Schulz for about an hour on the phone. We talked about his career and especially the 1976 team. After leaving DeSoto he moved to Menasha as the head coach where he held that position for three years and then was an assistant for another twelve. Following his stay at Menasha he has been an assistant at Onalaska, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau (G-E-T), Holman, Blair-Taylor and now back to Holman. He had several assistants over the years that were key to the DeSoto success. Among them were Paul Dritzkowski, Bart Gray, Rod Nelsestuen, and Gene Taylor. While at DeSoto, Coach Schulz directed the team to a 151-51 record and twelve conference championships earning a spot in the WFCA Hall of Fame. His 1983 and 1984 teams were Class 6 state champions and then, in the 1985and 1986 seasons they moved up to division 5 and finished as runner-up both seasons.

Finally, that 3x5 card that Coach Schulz gave to his players. Here's what it read:

Words that could motivate just about anyone.

After reviewing the best teams of the decade I'd like to highlight the best players, coach and game from 1910-1919.

The Best Game

The 1910 game between state champion Oshkosh and Marinette was a battle between two titans. Not only were the two teams evenly matched but it was a game that featured two of the best linemen for the first 30+ years of Wisconsin high school football. Junior Arlie “Hercules” Mucks for Oshkosh and senior Richard “Jab” Murray of Marinette faced each other. Oshkosh featured three all-state players and Marinette had two that season. Also playing for Oshkosh were three more future all-state payers so there was a lot of talent on the field. Playing on an inch and a half of snow, per the Appleton Post-Crescent, both teams struggled to hold onto the ball. Marinette struck first but a blocked punt and return tied the game for Oshkosh. Oshkosh's Archie Slover secured a safety on the subsequent kick-off by Mucks. In the third quarter, a fumble recovery, scoop and score (the second for end John Rasmussen) for Oshkosh put them up 13-6 which is how the game would end. Oshkosh's offense never scored but Muck's booming punts and Rasmussen's two fumble returns were enough to defeat Marinette.

Oconto fell to Marinette two weeks before this prime matchup. Chippewa Falls, the 1909 state champion, had an opening in their schedule and they challenged the Marines to a game but their only opening was the next week, one that Marinette was to play Oshkosh. Marinette asked the Titans to move their match back a week so it was agreed and Marinette went on to beat Chippewa Falls 11-8. With an open date of their own, Oshkosh challenged Oconto, who was also without a game that week and they prevailed easily over the smaller school 33-0. After beating Marinette, Oshkosh set up a title game with Eau Claire which ended in a 0-0 tie. Oshkosh then claimed the state title due to their not having been beaten by a high school team that year. They ended with a 5-2-1 record after having lost to Ripon College and Oshkosh Normal.

Despite all the talent from Mucks, Simpson, Murray and others, John Rasmussen was the star of this game with his two scoop and scores for Oshkosh. He went on to play for Nebraska and was eventually named an All-American in 1917 while playing at Camp Grant and starring in a victory over Camp Custer. Two World War I army training facilities:

Spalding's 1918 Official Football Guide

The Best Coach

Ira "Irl" Tubbs coached at Superior towards the end of the decade to two state titles as the Vikings dominated the northwest part of Wisconsin and the northeast part of Minnesota. He was a great innovator utilizing the pass to help his powerful ground game. He was also an inventor who developed the needle that is used in sports balls to inflate them. He also developed better pads and footgear for the football field. He left in 1922 to coach at Superior Normal and later as the head coach at Iowa and Miami (FL).

His 1918 Superior team ranked 3rd on my list of the top teams of the decade.

The Best Players

Yes, I know that the main Best of the Best team has seven linemen and four running backs with a total of 14 members as well as 10 very talented honorable mentions. One of those players was a tackle from Fort Atkinson named Earl Pottinger who earned first team all-state as a center on three separate press teams and on a fourth team he was named as a guard. he was hard not to put on the main all-decade team and was relegated to the honorable mention list. Note that the 1911 Fort Atkinson team has four players on that honorable mention list. I included John Hancock to the Best team as he was a super fullback for Superior as a sophomore in 1918 and a junior in 1919. He led the state in scoring for those seasons as well as in 1920. Making the selections for players whose careers overlapped decades is difficult to decide what year to show as their season on the list. For almost every list I have just the player's senior year. Arlie Mucks from Oshkosh started as a freshman in 1908 and played until 1911. He was most dominant from 1909-1911. I actually could have added him to my 1884-1909 list even as a freshman. he was that good.

Many of these players, coaches and teams are profiled in more detail in my book!

Final Note

I want to thank Dana Bertelsen of the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson who did some very helpful research in getting the first names of seven players and coaches from the local high school for the 1902-1911 period. Those names are Coach George Lloyd who coached Fort Atkinson from 1902-1908 who directed them to the 1902 title and Coach Allen Vosberg who coached the 1911 state title team. Two of the star members of the 1911 team were already known, those being Howard Lee “Whitey” Woodin and three-year starter at halfback Earl Beach. First names were found for Earl’s brother, Burns Beach who was also a three-year starter at the other halfback spot. Other first names were found for star center Earl Pottinger, end Arthur Mussehl, guard Ralph Owens and quarterback/kicker John Dickoff. Thanks Dana!

Another thanks goes to Jerrod Roll, the Director of the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum (Sparta) and his Volunteer Researcher, Barb for their sending me great information on both the 1907 and 1913 Sparta squads. Without their help the information here and in several other stories would not have been complete.

As the decade began, Oshkosh was THE team in Wisconsin. The school claimed six state titles (though I and non-local contemporary papers only credited them with three in 1908, 1910 and 1912). After losing to Eau Claire in 1907 (11-0), Oshkosh didn't lose to another high school team until falling to Green Bay West (10-0) in 1914. The 1912 team came closest to going undefeated at 7-1-0 having lost their first game to Ripon College. The school produced many future college athletes and was truly a feared team to be faced. Things changed as the decade progressed and while Oshkosh still produced good teams, none matched the heights of the 1908-1912 era.

In the middle of the decade La Crosse, Delafield St. John's and Edgerton rose to the top ranks and as the decade ended, Superior was the terror of the north and the best overall program from 1918-1920. These teams were also loaded with great talent.

#10: TIE

MILWAUKEE EAST - 1915 - 8-1-0

MARINETTE - 1919 - 7-0-0

Milwaukee East, also known as Riverside, beat Ashland 14-3 for the state title in 1915. The team's only loss was the season opener against the Alumni team, 13-0. Clinton Miller at guard and Walter Kuehn at end were the stars. East tied with 1919 Marinette for 10th place on my list. The two teams were that good that I couldn't leave either off the list.

1919 Marinette ruled the state as they cruised to the title, posting seven wins in a season still feeling the effects of the great influenza epidemic. The Marines shutout six of their opponents and allowed only one score on the year. They totaled 258 points, beating Kaukauna 52-0, Oconto 82-0, Green Bay East 19-0, Green Bay West 36-0, Escanaba (MI) 34-6, Menominee (MI) 20-0. They met Appleton, playing at Lawrence College, for the title and won 14-0.

#9: OSHKOSH - 1912 - 7-1-0

The 1912 Oshkosh team was the state title team that defeated Janesville for the title, 28-0. An impressive score considering they only scored 178 total on the season. They featured four all-state players, quarterback Eber Simpson, center Farrand Rideout, halfback Covey (first name unknown) and end DeVinney (first name also unknown).

#8: MARINETE - 1917 - 6-0-0

Marinette started to become a power in the northeast as well as the state late in the 1910s and then on to the 1920s. A smaller city about half the size as others in the area, Marinette rivaled the Green Bay football programs for area supremacy. The team went undefeated, untied and unscored upon as they scored 274 points in only six games for a 45.67 point per game average.

#7: LA CROSSE - 1914 - 8-0-0

La Crosse in 1914 scored 283 points and allowed only 13 with five shutouts. When St. John's decided to play Chippewa Falls, the top team in the northwest for the title, La Crosse couldn't find a high school to play and so they set a match with La Crosse Normal. They beat the team 13-0 and because St. John's was a private school some discounted their record despite their obviously superior competition. Still, La Crosse dominated the western part of the state.

#6: Fort Atkinson - 1911 - 7-0-0

The end of the 1911 season was full of controversy but Fort Atkinson won the hearts of most sports writers from around the state, except for those in the northeast. After going undefeated, untied and unscored upon while scoring 138 points with a 7-0-0 record, Fort had a right to claim the title, even though a firm title match could not be set up. Fort Atkinson was prepared to play Green Bay West after they dispatched Green Bay East on Thanksgiving Day but despite having a poor record, upset West. Fort beat Racine on the same day and so, Oshkosh now claimed to be the best team in the northeast even with a 4-3-2 record. Bad weather throughout the state set in on the day before Thanksgiving and was expected to get worse. Fort Atkinson refused to meet Oshkosh and so the claims for the title went to the press to decide.

#5: Sparta - 1913 - 9-0-1

Sparta returned to the top in 1913 after taking the title in 1907. The Spartans beat all of their opponents except for a 0-0 tie against Oshkosh. The team scored 462 points and allowed only 25 with six shutouts. Their smashing 60-2 win over Grand Rapids (Wisconsin Rapids), a team that posted seven shutouts and allowed only 72 points, showed the state that they were a force to be reckoned with as the Milwaukee Sentinel crowned Sparta as the champ nearly a week before they played their final game, a 13-10 win over La Crosse.

#4: Delafield St. John's Military Academy - 1917 - 61-0

Ralph Fletcher (St. John's Head Coach from 1914-1927) - from 1920 yearbook

The 1917 St. John's team is the only school in the top 10 list that didn't win the state title. Their schedule was VERY tough as it was becoming harder for the Lancers to find Wisconsin public high school opponents willing to play them. The school scored 428 points, a 61.14 per game average and allowed only 14. They beat three college teams, Oshkosh Normal 61-0, St. Norbert 55-0 and Milton 122-0. They also played the Murray Athletic Club of Milwaukee and won 63-0 and a team called the Racine Professionals (a.k.a. the Racine Regulars, a forerunner of the NFL Racine Legion team) 36-0. They also played Chicago Phillips High School and won 84-0. Their only loss was to Shattuck Military Academy of Minnesota, 14-7. The oldest player on the St. John's team was 19 and many of their opponents were 21-years old or more. They again won the North Central Academy Association Championship.

#3: Superior - 1918 - 8-0-0

The Superior Vikings ravaged the north west part of the state in 1918. Their schedule had five Minnesota high schools, one college (Superior Normal) and only two Wisconsin high schools. They played Eau Claire for the state title and won 19-0. On the season they scored 427 points and allowed only seven. The Vikings defeated Duluth Denfeld (MN) 117-0. Sophomore John Hancock led the state in scoring with 26 touchdowns and 21 extra points. End Ted Whereatt, a senior, was a great receiver and sophomore star Ernie Nevers, a future all-time college great at Stanford and professional hall of famer, played tackle. The team was named the 'Twin Cities Champion' (Superior and Duluth) and the Northern Minnesota State Champion as well as gaining honors as the Wisconsin State Champion. Hancock would terrorize opponents for the next two seasons while Nevers and his family moved to California after the 1919 year and became a powerful running back.

You can read more about John Hancock's 1918 scoring record and other scoring records here.

#2: Delafield St. John's Military Academy - 1914 - 7-1-0

1914 St. John's was co-state champion with La Crosse for the state title in my book but they played a much tougher schedule. They could have been considered the sole state champion. Yes, they lost one game while La Crosse went undefeated but St. John's beat five college teams...Oshkosh, Carroll, Lawrence, Lewis of Illinois and Beloit. They lost the season opener to Whitewater Normal 13-0 but regrouped and sailed through their next seven games. St. John's beat Chippewa Falls for the state title, 18-10. On the season, St. John's scored 224 points and allowed 51. The school was again, as in 1904 awarded the National Military Prep Championship, the Western Prep Championship and the North Central Academy Association Championship.

#1: EDGERTON - 1916 - 10-0-0

In my Thanksgiving story, I talked at length about 1916 Edgerton and their season. You can read that story here. They scored 310 points and allowed just six. Rollie Williams was the star that season...a super star. He was a much sought after athlete by many colleges. The rest of his teammates were nearly as outstanding and they played a very tough schedule.

The top 10 Teams for 1910-1919:

1) Edgerton…1916…10-0-0

2) Delafield St. John’s Military Academy…1914…7-1-0

3) Superior…1918…8-0-0

4) Delafield St. John’s Military Academy…1917…6-1-0

5) Sparta…1913…9-0-1

6) Ft. Atkinson…1911-7-0-0

7) La Crosse…1914…8-0-0

8) Marinette…1917…6-0-0

9) Oshkosh…1912…7-1-0

10) (TIE) Milwaukee East…1915…8-1-0

10) (TIE) Marinette…1919…7-0-0