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Football season ends after loss to Monona Grove

November 12, 2016

For the past three years, Homestead has made it to level four of the football playoffs- with last year resulting in winning state. This week, at Oconomowoc High School, on Friday Nov. 11, the boys strived to maintain their championship title.

Last week, the Highlanders lost one of their top quarterbacks, Eric Zoeller, senior, to a broken collarbone.

The boys gave the game their all, trying to compensate for this loss; however, despite their best efforts, they unfortunately were unable to beat their opponents. The final score was 35-6, Monona Grove.

“It was one heck of a season, but it just didn’t come out the way we hoped it would,” Andy Scheer, senior inside linebacker, said.

Monona Grove started out extremely strong. By the end of the first quarter, Monona Grove had scored a 26-yard touchdown pass and ran an additional 15-yard touchdown- leaving the Highlanders down 14-0.

Towards the end of the third quarter, Bradley Woldt, junior running back, ran a 6-yard touchdown, placing Homestead on the scoreboard, 21-6.

Michael Fehrenbach, senior middle inside linebacker, Emory Weeden, sophomore cornerback and Jordan Schroeder, junior defensive tackle, each had multiple tackles.

“Overall, it was a tremendously successfully season. We went on an 11 game win streak, along with winning conference. We fell short against Monona Grove, as our defense let up some big plays and our offense wasn’t able to capitalize in the redzone. In the end, all that matters is that heads are still high. We had an unforgettable season,” Fehrenbach said.

With roughly 30 seconds left in the game, the Highlanders made one last play and proceeded to let the clock run out.

After the game, the team exchanged many hugs and even a few tears.

“We continued a tradition at Homestead of being excellent. And, although we didn’t make it to the championship, I believe we still excelled on the football field and made those around us proud. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to play with,” Calum Joubert, senior linebacker, said.

To view all the photos from last night’s game, click the links below:

hhs vs. monona photos

additional pictures

Julius Wilkerson, junior quarterback, runs the ball against Monona Grove. Due to Eric Zoeller, starting senior quarterback, being injured, Wilkerson subbed in for him.

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