Wauwatosa West has made its path to the playoffs significantly tougher.

By falling, 16-0, to New Berlin West on Sept. 23, the Trojans must upset Woodland West leader Pewaukee on Friday in order to keep their postseason hopes alive.

The lone score of the first half came when New Berlin West quarterback Nate Egofske hit Joseph Robey for an 86-yard touchdown that put the Vikings up 6-0 in the first quarter.

New Berlin West (2-4, 1-3 Woodland) added to its lead in the third quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Egan Iwanski and a 31-yard touchdown run by Max Meleski.

The 16-0 lead was enough for the Vikings' defense, which recorded New Berlin West's first shutout since Oct. 18, 2013.

Wauwatosa West (3-3, 1-3) had just 152 yards of total offense. The Vikings intercepted Trojan quarterback Jamil Razza three times and became just the second team to hold running back Paris Howell under 100 yards this season.

The Trojans completed just four of their 17 pass attempts and threw for 25 yards. Howell carried the ball 13 times for 63 yards.

Jacob Cieszynski led Wauwatosa West's defense with eight tackles. Javaree Jackson had seven tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack.

Up next

The Trojans will host Pewaukee (6-0, 4-0) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

If Wauwatosa West can upset the Pirates, it would then need to win its second Woodland East crossover game in order to qualify for the playoffs.

Pewaukee has clinched the Woodland West division title with wins over Greendale and New Berlin Eisenhower in consecutive weeks.

It is likely Wauwatosa West's last Woodland West game, as the Trojans are slated to join the Greater Metro Conference in 2017.