LANCASTER — Lancaster football coach John Hoch likened last Friday night’s 33—7 loss to visiting Mineral Point to that of a heavyweight title fight, where one team was on the attack, and the other sitting back on their heals.
“It’s a lot like being in a boxing match. We got hit first and that caused us to be on the defensive,” coach Hoch explained. “I think our kids didn’t play offensively, as much as they did defensively, if you know what I mean.”
Both teams entered Friday night’s showdown with records of 6–0 in Southwest Wisconsin Activities League action, and were 8-0 overall, knowing that not only the conference title was on the line, but also a higher seed in the WIAA playoff bracket. As it turned out, the Pointers jumped out to an early lead, forcing Lancaster to play from behind, which was something they hadn’t done all season long.
For complete coverage and stats of this game, get your copy of the Oct. 24, issue of the Grant County Herald Independent.