West Allis - Brookfield East is on its way to a showdown with Sussex Hamilton for the Greater Metro Conference football championship this season.
West Allis Hale could not stand in the Spartans' way, as East prevailed, 44-6, on Friday night at home.
East improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the GMC, while the Huskies slipped to 1-4 in the conference and 2-4 overall.
"If we can't be motivated now, then we have a problem," East head coach Tom Swittel said. "Winning a conference championship is a goal we have. We're close to being able to do that.
"It would only be the second time in school history Brookfield East has won a conference championship in football. We really want to get this done this year."
If Friday night was any indication, the Spartans are showing no signs of letting up. The Spartans scored on their first possession on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Zach Damico to Kyle Wirtz on a play that didn't exactly go according to plan.
"That was a broken play," Damico said. "We were out of sync a little bit; I had some miscommunication with the running back. I saw (Wirtz) run a bubble because that's designated on the play, and he was open, so I just got it out to him and let him make a play on it."
As the night wore on, it would only get worse for the Huskies. Damico added two 9-yard touchdown runs to go with Landon McDonald's 20-yard fumble return and a field goal to put East up 31-0 in the third quarter.
The Huskies finally got on the board when senior quarterback Nick Sotiros hit senior wideout Travis Balcerzak for a 10-yard score on fourth down in the final period.
"I did not expect to dominate this game, not at all," Swittel said. "Hale has a quality football team. They're good. We knew we'd have to play well tonight."
Sotiros completed seven of 16 passes for 58 yards for the Huskies, who were outgained 365 yards to 169 for the game.
Hale next welcomes Menomonee Falls (4-1 in the GMC, 4-2 overall) at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the final home game of the campaign. The Indians upset Hamilton two weeks ago and followed up with a 21-7 triumph over Marquette last week.
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