#OPFB Week 3 GOW preview: Xavier vs. Menasha

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Operation Football: Game of the Week – Menasha at Xavier
Since the Xavier Hawks joined the Bay Conference in 2015 and the Menasha Bluejays joined the Bay in 2014 the two teams have flip flopped as conference champions. Menasha finished with a conference record of 8-0 in 2016. Xavier was 8-0 in the Bay in 2015 and Menasha was 8-0 in 2014.

Menasha (2-0, 1-0 Bay) at Xavier (2-0, 2-0 Bay)
Where: Rocky Bleier Field, 1600 W Prospect Ave, Appleton, WI 54914
When: Friday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.
Last meeting: Menasha 28, Xavier 19

The Menasha Bluejays come into week three with one conference win, a 21-0 shutout of Menasha and a non-conference win against Upper Michigan’s Kingsford Flivvers. Menasha made the two-and-a-half-hour trek to the U.P. last Friday causing Kingsford (MI) to turn the ball over three times. Bluejays sophomore running back Tyler Roehl had 102 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns against Kingsford. Roehl now has three rushing touchdowns on 46 carries for 237 yards (5.2 yards per carry). Menasha is currently ranked no. 6 in the Wissports.net Coaches Poll.

Menasha 21, Waupaca 0
Menasha 21, Kingsford (MI) 14

Through two games this season, the Xavier Hawks have defeated both Green Bay West and East handily by an average margin of victory of 32.5 points. Xavier lead 22-0 at halftime against GB West and 35-7 against GB East. Xavier is currently ranked no. 7 in the Wissports.net Coaches Poll.

Xavier 36, Green Bay West 6
Xavier 49, Green Bay East 14

Xavier coach Dave Hinkens:
“You are playing one of the best teams in the state. A coach that has coached one of the best teams in the state so it’s just a huge opportunity for us to test ourselves and I’m just excited. They are just so good at what they do and hopefully that brings out our best.”