Tigers take Little Chute to the limit

November 3, 2016

By Ed Byrne The Brillion News

Mustangs move on after double OT win

LITTLE CHUTE – The 2016 football season ended for Wrightstown as it began, with a loss to Little Chute on Friday in a WIAA Division 4 Level Two football game.

But what a game it was – a double overtime thriller so memorable that nearly an hour after the game ended, players and fans were still hanging around the stadium and parking lot.

The game marked the end of the high school football careers for 17 WHS seniors, a group that won the admiration of Coach Steve Klister.

“They never gave up,” Klister said. “This group of seniors really stepped up. Going into the season, there was talk that this would be the group that would end the playoff streak, and they just didn’t let it happen.”

The final was 34-31 and the difference was this: in the second overtime, Wrightstown scored three points on a 40-yard field goal by senior kicker Jon Gerrits, and Little Chute followed that with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Devin Plate to Kyle Hietpas for six points and the win.

At the end of regulation, the two teams were tied 21-21. Each scored a touchdown on staged possessions in the first overtime, setting up the finish.

Wrightstown 0 7 14 0 7 3 – 31

Little Chute 7 7 0 7 7 6 – 34

Please see the complete game story, with game photos and statistics, in the November 3, 2016 edition of The Brillion News. 

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