Cullen Ketterhagen makes a catch at the 1-yard line over coverage by Nicholas Aufmuth of Badger to set up a Wilmot touchdown in the first quarter Friday night. Badger won, 27-21 in double overtime. ( BILL SIEL )
WILMOT — With 1 minute, 58 seconds left in a Southern Lakes Conference game at Frank Bucci Field on Friday night, the Wilmot football team led Union Grove by five points and faced a third-and-6 exactly at midfield.
At 4-0 overall and tied atop the Southern Lakes Conference with Lake Geneva Badger and Delavan-Darien at 2-0, you’d think the Wilmot football team would’ve gotten some love in the state polls this week.
There were plenty of accolades to go around after Wilmot’s 64-7 thumping of visiting Cudahy on Friday.
Included in the praise was the work of the Panthers’ talented underclassmen who have helped their team post a 2-0 record in a pair of non-conference contests heading into Friday’s Southern Lakes Conference opener with defending co-champion Waterford.
WILMOT — When Cudahy’s do-everyone senior Rusty Murphy rumbled into Wilmot’s end zone after blocking a Panthers punt with less than three minutes left in the first quarter, the visiting Packers had tied Friday’s non-conference game at 7-7.
A hard-hitting, back-and-forth battle between two opponents who posted impressive wins in their season openers seemed to be in order after Murphy’s impressive play.
The Wilmot football team got its running game on track in the second half, and that helped the Panthers rally for a 21-14 victory over Bradford in the teams’ season opener Friday night at Jaskwhich Stadium.
The Wilmot football team’s streak of success in season openers continued Friday night at Jaskwhich Stadium, while the opposite trend continued for Bradford.
Robert Brent’s 10-yard run with 1 minute, 10 seconds left carried Wilmot to a 21-14 victory — its fourth consecutive win on opening night, while Bradford lost its opener for the fifth consecutive season.