On a snow covered field, the Webster Tigers kept up with Boyceville until the final play as the team was unable to convert a two-point conversion at the end of the game.
Webster had to sit a number of players due to COVID-19 close contact rules. Head coach Andy Smith said the rest of the team stepped up in their absence.
“We knew we needed some younger players to step up,” Smith told the Sentinel. “I thought collectively they did that.”
The score was 6-6 as the teams entered the fourth quarter and it stayed the score until overtime.
Webster’s first score came in the second quarter via a three-yard touchdown run by Gage Rossow. The score was followed by a unsuccessful two-point conversion.
Boyceville responded with their own touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Smith said the teams success started with the defense.
“Our defense played well Friday,” Smith said. “Brady Madsen was all over the place. Tim Fornego and Tristan Benjamin also had big games on defense for us.”
Madsen and Fornengo combined for 20 tackles for the Tigers.
As overtime started Boyceville made their way down the field. Their drive ended with a touchdown run and successful two-point conversion.
Webster got the ball and knew they needed eight points for the game to continue. Webster quarterback found Gage Rossow in the end zone.
They attempted to run the ball in for a two-point conversion. The rusher was stopped at the line and Webster lost 14-12.
“I'd like to thank my senior class for setting an example of what leaders are supposed to look like,” Smith commented. “They have done a great job of overcoming any obstacle put in their way.”
Smith added the Webster Tigers have made the playoffs eight times in the programs history and the team has made the playoffs the last four years.
“That is something they will be able to take with them forever.”