Hunter Valach, left, of Wilmot has a pass broken up by Watertown defender Clayton Goodman during a WIAA Division-2 playoff game at Frank Bucci Field on Friday night. Wilmot lost, 28-21. ( BRIAN PASSINO )
WILMOT — Another year, another early playoff exit for the Wilmot football team.
Watertown junior quarterback Dylan Fagerland showed why he is one of the state’s most prolific passers as he shredded the Panthers’ defense in the first half. Second-seeded Wilmot outscored the seventh-seeded Goslings 14-0 in the second half, but that wasn’t enough to prevent a 28-21 Watertown victory Friday night in a WIAA Division-2 first-round playoff game at Frank Bucci Field.
It’s the fifth time in the last seven seasons that Wilmot, which finished 8-2 overall, has bowed out in the first round and ninth time in its last 11 playoff appearances dating to 2002.
WILMOT — In its regular-season finale against Delavan-Darien last season, the Wilmot football team suffered one of the most excruciating defeats possible when it blew a 28-point fourth-quarter lead and lost in double overtime.
Twisting the knife in even more was that the loss cost Wilmot a chance to earn a share of the Southern Lakes Conference title.
St. Joseph’s chance to win its first conference championship since 2005, when it was a member of the now-defunct Lakeshore Conference, is all but over following the Lancers’ 24-13 loss to Racine St. Catherine’s on Friday night at Ameche Field on Friday night.
While St. Catherine’s (6-2, 5-1 MCC) clinched at least a share of the Metro Classic Conference title with the win, St. Joseph (5-3 overall) dropped into a three-way tie for second in the eight-team league at 4-2 with Greendale Martin Luther (6-2 overall) and Racine Lutheran (5-3 overall).
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.