The postseason hopes of the Milwaukee County Chargers will come down to the final week of the regular season.

With a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win, the Chargers allowed a fourth-quarter touchdown that gave the Muskego Hitmen an 18-12 victory Aug. 20 at Hart Park.

Milwaukee County enters its regular-season finale at 5-4 and tied with Muskego for the final Midstates Football League playoff spot from the Northern Conference.

Trailing 3-0, Chargers quarterback Shannon King found Dominique King for a touchdown to put Milwaukee County up 6-3 after the extra point was missed with 5:11 left until halftime. The Hitmen connected on a field goal just before halftime to even the score at the break.

King's touchdown pass to Derrick McCall gave the Chargers a 12-6 lead with 5:54 to play in the third quarter.

Muskego tied the game with a touchdown with 3:14 left in the third, but the extra point was no good, leaving the game tied at 12-12.

The Hitmen took the lead on a four-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Johnson with 6:46 to play. The Chargers were unable to score on their final three possessions, allowing Muskego to hold on for the win.


The Chargers will face the Racine Threat (2-7) at Racine Case High School on Aug. 27, needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Milwaukee County defeated the Threat, 28-6, on July 23.

Muskego plays at home against second-place Door County (6-3).