After dismantling two overmatched nonconference opponents, Muskego knows its level of competition is about to ratchet up.
The Warriors jumped out to a 35-0 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 63-0 win over Milwaukee Bradley Tech on Aug. 27.
"I'm really proud of the kids' effort," Muskego coach Ken Krause said. "I thought the kids all played hard, whether it was the starting group or the rest of the group. Offensively, we didn't punt one time. No matter who was in the game, we scored every time. Defensively, we didn't give up any points. I'm real proud of the effort. A lot of kids got an opportunity to play."
Muskego will head into its Classic 8 Conference opener against Waukesha West, having outscored Racine Park and Bradley Tech a combined 111-0.
The Warriors scored each time they possessed the football against Bradley Tech, scoring five first-quarter touchdowns to put the game away early.
Michael Madia got Muskego on the board with a 53-yard touchdown run. Justin Kotarak and Cody Krause added first-quarter touchdown runs and quarterback Frankie Cistaro threw touchdown passes to Alex Kalisnig and R.J. Bosshart.
Madia opened the second quarter with a 48-yard run for a score and then caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from Cistaro to put the Warriors up 49-0 at halftime.
Austin Kaltenbrun and Spencer Reichart each had rushing touchdowns in the second half.
"We only had one returning starter on offense," Krause said. "I think we've really grown and taken some huge strides over the last four, five weeks in the scrimmages and the first two games. I'm looking forward to the conference schedule.
"Frankie Cistaro took a step forward last night. Mike Madia, Justin Kotarak, Austin Kaltenbrun, Cody Krause all did a great job running the football. Our offensive line -- Alex Kalisnig, Matt Faust, Jorin McGuire, Joe Meyer, Sam Kurth, Evan Modglin, Tim Sprengel -- all blocked very, very well."
After holding Racine Park to just one yard of total offense in week one, Muskego held Bradley Tech to 53 yards en route to pitching a second consecutive shutout.
Krause praised Mitch Suderland, A.J. Spychala, Addison Price, Shane Dombrowski, Kyle Hammitt, Bryce Schure, Rob Zolecki, Jon Ciepluch, Destin Vitrano, Parker Theel, Jacob Peardon, Riley Clemence, Sam Scholz and Jacob Schroyer for their play on defense over the first two weeks.
With its two nonconference tuneups over, Muskego will have a short week to prepare for the defending Division 2 runner-up Wolverines, as the game will be played Thursday, Sept. 1 to accommodate television.
Waukesha West defeated Watertown, 28-7, in its season opener before falling 24-17 to Carmel Catholic (Ill.) on Aug. 26.
"Waukesha West, as usual, is very good," Krause said. "They have a strong junior class. They have looked good in their first two games. It is going to be a battle royale every week from here on out. There are going to be a lot of tight football games. Games are going to come down to the fourth quarter. We look forward to the challenge."