Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The season opened in fine fashion with a 40-0 blanking of
Next up for Head Coach Jeff Klemp and his troops, the defending WIAA Division 1 Champions from
We learned, however, that this season's Sabers were a different bunch. Always explosive on a pass-oriented offense, now, Franklin could play defense.
Then came blowouts of
Kenosha Bradford was considered by many experts to be the best team in the state with possibly the best player, speedy running back Melvin Gordon.
But the Sabers know how to outscore an opponent. And they made key defensive plays when they had to for a key victory.
After beating Racine Horlick,
Wins over Whitnall and Brookfield Central led up to an entertaining contest against South Milwaukee that produced, how shall I put it, spirited debate over whether Franklin ran up the score.
In Round 4 of the playoffs,
The score was closer, but the result was the same. Waunakee advanced, 23-7 and won the Division II title for the second year in a row.
Heads held high,
What a thrilling, exciting, impressive run. There may not have been a more fun team to watch in 2010 than the Franklin Sabers.
Special congratulations go out to.......
Franklin QB Lance Baretz.
Other Sabers also enjoyed honors.
And thanks to all for another great season.
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