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Braves cut down Oaks to avenge earlier loss, advance to 8-player state semifinals
Senior running back Tristen Gilbertson tries to split a pair of Oakfield defenders as teammate Kolton Westermeier lends a helping hand during Belmont’s snowy 18–14 victory Friday night. - photo by Tom Gunnell

BELMONT — If revenge is truly a dish best served cold, then Friday night was a perfect chance for Belmont to get their revenge upon Oakfield.

The host Braves jumped out to an 18–0 lead in the first half, and then held off the hard-charging Oaks in the second to advance in the Wisconsin 8-player state football tournament with an 18–14 quarterfinal victory on a cold and snowy night at Belmont High School Friday night.

The Oaks (7–4 overall) held off the Braves (9–2) by a score of 25–24 in week two of the regular season, but Belmont was able to turn the tables on Friday to avenge that loss.

For complete coverage of Belmont football's Level 2 playoff win see the Nov. 6 issue of The Platteville Journal or the Nov. 7 of the Republican Journal