Franklin Defeats Sun Prairie to Claim Division 1 Football State Title; Game Recap and Stats

~ From the WIAA ~

Franklin (14-0) rolled to a 38-17 win over Sun Prairie (13-1) in the championship final to win the Division 1 crown. After both teams exchanged field goals, the Sabers took control of the game with 21 unanswered points to end the half. The big play came on an 88-yard pass completion from Myles Burkett to Reese Osgood to put the Sabers on top 10-3. The completion was the longest in Division 1 finals history.

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Franklin expanded its lead to 17-3 in the second quarter on a 6-yard run by Terrence Shelton at 3:51 before halftime. Sun Prairie mounted a second-half comeback. The Cardinals narrowed the deficit to 24-10 when Jerry Kaminski found Davis Hamilton on the post pattern for a 34-yard scoring strike at the 6:08 mark of the third quarter. They got to within one score at 24-17 on a 4-yard run by Kaminski with under two minutes to play in the third quarter.

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Franklin put a severe blow to a Cardinals’ come back with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Burkett, who set a Division 1 record with 276 passing yards, to Osgood with 7:55 to play in the game and extend the lead to 31-17. Osgood caught five passes for 169 yards, which is four shy of the Division 1 record.

The Sabers clinched the game with a 7-yard pass from Burkett to Keaton Arndt with 40 seconds remaining in the game. Franklin wins its second championship in its fourth State Finals appearance, and Sun Prairie is runner-up in its fourth experience in the final.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]