The Vikings rushed 34 times for 415 yards and four touchdowns in their 40-14 win over the Purple Knights.
Why has the Big Eight not won a state title in football since Sun Prairie in 1995? And how do you explain the conference's porous postseason record the last five years?
Both Cougars teams defeated Janesville Parker, Madison Memorial, Beloit Memorial and Sun Prairie.
The Vikings kept the ball alive and stopped the Purple Knights at the net when they could in a 3-1 victory Tuesday
The largest field ever assembled will compete Saturday in the Midwest Invitational at Blackhawk Golf Course.
Approaching the remaining half of its schedule in playoff mode, Janesville Parker's defense was frustrating one of the Big Eight's best offenses and gaining some confidence Friday night. But when Middleton starting clicking, Parker was powerless to stop it.
Janesville Parker also lost its conference dual against Middleton
Middleton, the No. 1-ranked team in the state, coasted to the Big Eight title by shooting 326 at Evansville Golf Course. Parker, which tied for second place during the dual-meet portion of the conference season, shot 360 to take second ahead of Verona (366), Sun Prairie (388) and Craig (427).
Vikings fall to 1-5 in league play Thursday
Cougars take advantage of crossing opportunities to beat Parker 4-2 on Thursday night