After four quarters, Webster and Rib Lake/Prentice were tied at 14-14. The Tigers needed just a few more minutes to pick up a victory in overtime.
Rib Lake/Prentice (RLP) got on the board first with a rushing touchdown in the first quarter. The Tigers responded with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sigfrids to Gage Rossow in the second quarter. Both teams were successful in their respective two-point conversions.
Going into the half the game was tied 8-8. Then in the fourth quarter RLP scored again but was unable to convert the two-point conversion.
The Tigers responded with another touchdown pass from Sigfrids to Rossow with a little over two minutes on the clock. They were unable to make the extra point so the game went into overtime.
“Austin Sigfrids made plays when he had to and Gage Rossow came down with two great catches in the end zone,” Smith said.
In overtime, Sigfrids found fullback Evan Sikorski, who was wide open on the sideline. CJ Abbas ran nine yards for a touchdown on the next play.
Webster coach Andy Smith said the quality play started with his assistant coaches putting together a solid game plan for Friday night.
For the Tigers, CJ Abbas and Mason Gustafson combined for 194 rushing yards.
“Anytime that you can run the ball like that you need to thank the offensive line,” Smith said. “Brady Madsen, Chase Cadott, Tristian Benjamin, Tim Fornengo and Mason Getts did a great job of opening holes for CJ Abbas. CJ is improving every week and is doing a nice job of lowering his pad level on contact.”
On defense, Rossow and Sikorski both had 10 tackles and both pulled down an interception. Gustafson led the team with 12 tackles.
“(He) was all over the field defensively,” Smith commented. “You could tell that he spent some time in the film room this week.”
Webster will host Unity on Friday for a big conference matchup. Smith said his team will be focused on tackling and mental focus this week in practice.