From now until the end of the year, Patch will be looking back at 10 stories that shaped Oak Creek in 2012.
- Part I:
- Part II: Scaffidi Elected Oak Creek Mayor
- Part III: Grass Fire Puts Halt to Oak Creek Fireworks
- Part IV: Knights Are State Baseball Champs
- Part V: Drexel Interchange Opens
Our sixth installment recalls the Oak Creek Knights' 9-0 regular season and top seeding in the WIAA football playoffs. Oak Creek's incredible season included an outright Southeast Conference championship, a memorable 24-7 victory at Franklin and the team's first playoff appearence since 2009.
Unfortunately, Oak Creek's season came to a stunning end in the second round at the hands of Kenosha Bradford.
The following article was originally posted Oct. 13, the day the playoff brackets were released.
After polishing off a perfect regular season, the Oak Creek Knights will begin the WIAA playoffs as a No. 1 seed and host Milwaukee Hamilton in the first round.
Pairings were released Satuday afternoon, a day after the Knights finished the regular season with a 69-7 drubbing of Kenosha Indian Trail.
The Knights and Wildcats, who finished with a 3-5 record and a No. 8 seed, square off at 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Creek High School. The winner takes on either No. 5 Milwaukee Riverside or No. 4 Kenosha Bradford.
Other first-round games in Oak Creek's group: Muskego (No. 6) at Badger (No. 3) and Racine Horlick (No. 7) at Franklin (No. 2).
Two victories by the Sabers and Knights would set up a third-round showdown between the two rivals and a repeat of the Sept. 7 game, in which Oak Creek won 24-7.
Check out WisSports for a complete list of playoff pairings.