It’s another city rivalry week on the Kenosha high school varsity sports scene.
Bradford and Indian Trail are scheduled to square off in five Southeast Conference events this week — all at Bradford, 3700 Washington Rd. — beginning with boys soccer, girls swimming and girls volleyball on Tuesday, continuing with boys volleyball on Wednesday and concluding with football at 7 p.m. on Friday at Bradford Stadium for the Red Devils’ Homecoming weekend.
Additionally, the Kenosha County Cross Country Meet will bring the top distance runners in the county together at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course on Thursday.
Here are Kenosha.com Associate Editor Mike Johnson’s “Top 5 Events to Watch” in the county this week, along with a weekly calendar of high school varsity sports involving county teams.
Top 5 events to watch
INDIAN TRAIL AT BRADFORD (boys soccer)
Tuesday (Sept. 27), 6:30 p.m., Bradford Stadium (3700 Washington Rd., Kenosha)
The Red Devils and Hawks will renew their SEC rivalry on the pitch Tuesday night. Indian Trail will enter the match at 6-4-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the SEC, while Bradford will enter at 6-5-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the SEC. Indian Trail senior Guilherme Santos enters the week third in the conference with 29 points (11 goals, seven assists).
INDIAN TRAIL AT BRADFORD (girls volleyball)
Tuesday (Sept. 27), 6:30 p.m., Bradford High School (3700 Washington Rd., Kenosha)
While the boys soccer teams battle outside Tuesday night, the Bradford and Indian Trail girls volleyball teams take to the court indoors for an SEC matchup. With the postseason just around the corner, the Hawks (14-5 overall) are in a three-way tie for second place in the SEC at 3-1 in conference play entering this week, one game back of 4-0 Oak Creek. The Red Devils, meanwhile, head into the week at 6-7 overall and 1-2 in the SEC.
WILMOT AT WESTOSHA CENTRAL (girls volleyball)
Tuesday (Sept. 27), 6:30 p.m., Westosha Central High School (24617 75th St., Salem)
Bradford vs. Indian Trail isn’t the only county rivalry matchup this week, at least in girls volleyball. On Tuesday night, Westosha Central hosts county and Southern Lakes Conference rival Wilmot. Both teams enter the week searching for their first conference wins this season, as the Falcons are 6-11 overall and 0-4 in the SLC and the Panthers are 1-11 overall and 1-2 in the SLC.
KENOSHA COUNTY MEET (cross country)
Thursday (Sept. 29), UW-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course (Petrifying Springs Rd., Kenosha)
All eight cross country programs in the county — Bradford, Tremper, Indian Trail, Westosha Central, Wilmot, Shoreland Lutheran, St. Joseph and Christian Life — will have runners competing in the event on Thursday afternoon at the venerable Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course. Last year, Indian Trail won both the boys and girls team titles. Tess Callahan of Tremper, meanwhile, won the girls individual title as a sophomore, while Indian Trail’s Remy Strichatrz is the top returner in the boys field after placing third as a freshman in 2021.
INDIAN TRAIL AT BRADFORD (football)
Friday (Sept. 30), 7 p.m., Bradford Stadium (3700 Washington Rd., Kenosha)
The Red Devils and Hawks renew their gridiron rivalry Friday night at Bradford Stadium in the main event of Bradford’s Homecoming weekend. Both teams badly need a win, as Indian Trail has lost two straight to drop to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the SEC and needs to win two of its final three games to secure automatic playoff eligibility. Bradford, meanwhile, has lost four straight to fall to 1-5 overall and 0-4 in the SEC. This is the 11th meeting all-time between the programs, and Bradford tied the series at 5-5 with last season’s 34-13 victory at Jaskwhich Stadium in Week 7. This season, the Red Devils are again led by senior running back Keany Parks, a verbal commit to NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision program the University of Wyoming. He has rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns and has caught 16 passes for another 153 yards. Indian Trail, meanwhile, features a high-powered offense led by junior quarterback LJ Dagen (1,279 total yards, 15 total touchdowns) and senior running back Justice Lovelace (669 total yards, 18 touchdowns). The Hawks are also looking to wear the unofficial crown of “city champions” after their 48-12 defeat of Tremper in Week 4 at Jaskwhich Stadium.
High School Calendar
Boys soccer–Wilmot at Lake Geneva Badger, 5 p.m.; Indian Trail at Bradford, 6:30 p.m.; Racine Park at Tremper, 6:30 p.m.; Burlington at Westosha Central, 6:30 p.m.; Whitefish Bay Dominican at Shoreland Lutheran, 6:30 p.m. Girls swimming–Indian Trail at Bradford, 4:30 p.m.; Racine Unified Co-op at Tremper, 4:30 p.m.; Badger/Westosha Central/Wilmot Combined at Whitewater, 5:30 p.m. Girls volleyball–Indian Trail at Bradford, 6:30 p.m.; Racine Park at Tremper, 6:30 p.m.; Wilmot at Westosha Central, 6:30 p.m.; St. Joseph at Burlington Catholic Central, 6:30 p.m.; Christian Life at Living Word Lutheran, 6:45 p.m.; Racine St. Catherine’s at Shoreland Lutheran, 7 p.m.
Boys soccer–Christian Life at University School of Milwaukee, 4:30 p.m.; St. Joseph at St. Augustine Prep, 6:30 p.m. Girls tennis–Westosha Central at Indian Trail, 4 p.m. Boys volleyball–Indian Trail at Bradford, 6:30 p.m.
Cross country–Bradford, Tremper, Indian Trail, Westosha Central, Wilmot, Shoreland Lutheran, St. Joseph and Christian Life at Kenosha County Meet (UW-Parkside Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course), 4:30 p.m. Girls golf–Bradford, Tremper, Indian Trail, Westosha Central and Wilmot at WIAA Division 1 regional (Ives Grove Links, Sturtevant), 9 a.m. Boys soccer–Wilmot at Christian Life, 4:30 p.m.; Bradford at Pewaukee, 6:30 p.m.; Westosha Central at Indian Trail, 6:30 p.m.; Heritage Christian at Shoreland Lutheran, 6:30 p.m. Girls tennis–Bradford, Tremper and Indian Trail at Southeast Conference Meet (Village Club, Greendale), 8 a.m. Boys volleyball–Racine Park at Tremper, 5 p.m.; Wilmot at Westosha Central, 7 p.m. Girls volleyball–Shoreland Lutheran at The Prairie School (Wind Point), 6:30 p.m.; Racine Lutheran at St. Joseph, 6:30 p.m.; Indian Trail at Muskego, 7 p.m.
Football–Indian Trail at Bradford, 7 p.m.; Racine Park at Tremper, 7 p.m.; Westosha Central at Lake Geneva Badger, 7 p.m.; Union Grove at Wilmot, 7 p.m.; Brown Deer at Shoreland Lutheran, 7 p.m.; Burlington Catholic Central at Christian Life (Jaskwhich Stadium), 7 p.m. Boys soccer–St. Joseph at The Prairie School (Wind Point), 6:30 p.m. Girls swimming–Bradford, Tremper, Indian Trail and Badger/Westosha Central/Wilmot Combined at Racine Invite (Racine Unified Aquatic Center), 6 p.m.
Football–St. Joseph at Living Word Lutheran, 1 p.m. Boys soccer–Westosha Central at Whitefish Bay, 7 p.m. Boys volleyball–Westosha Central and Wilmot at Mequon Homestead Invite, 8:30 a.m.; Bradford and Tremper at Mukwonago Invite, 9 a.m.