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mickjagger wrote:
hueby wrote:
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The 2nd most exciting championship game for me was Marshfield's third D-1 state championship in 6 seasons in 2002. After winning the D-1 state championship in 2001, 24-7 over Kenosha Tremper and graduating the nucleus of arguably the Tigers' best team ever, not much was expected of Marshfield in 2002. However, after going 8-1 in the regular season, the Tigers found themselves back in what was becoming familiar territory, Camp Randall Stadium in late November....


I may have seen one of those Marshfield teams play? In the early 2000's I took our oldest son down to Appleton North to watch a semi-final game between Homestead and Marshfield. It was a very good game! Just a great high school football atmosphere. Both schools were playing D1 then. It almost seemed like a college game.

I remember Marshfield scored on a pass play. Receiver caught the ball around midfield, beat the defender then took it all the way. To this day I can still hear the roar of the Marshfield fans cheering in my head as the receiver was running (It was jammed packed at ANHS). Pretty sure this was the main TD that won the game.

At the time I was working with a guy who was (and is?) a referee. I remember one day after work out in the parking lot him telling me it was a goal for every referee to ref in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. He was telling me who all the teams were, etc. He also told me the big honor for each referee crew was to work the WIAA D1 Championship game. That was the goal for him and his crew.

The Marshfield/Homestead game you speak of Hueby was the 2001 D-1 semi-final held at Appleton North, a game which I also attended. Homestead dominated the 1st half on the ground and went into the locker room at halftime with something like a 20-14 lead. Marshfield came out in the 2nd half and flipped a switch on both defense & offense with Corey Geldernick rushing for over 200 yds and Ben King throwing for over 200 yds. Marshfield won, going away, 41-20. I was at that game also, and you are correct. Overflow crowd. 2 big, physical, skilled teams. The physical size of both teams did kind of create the illusion of watching a couple of small-college teams, which is where several players of both rosters headed after their prep careers ended. Marshfield advanced to defeat Kenosha Tremper, 24-7, the following week in Madison for the D-1 state championship.

The following season, 2002, Marshfield & Homestead again met in a D-1 semi-final game, this time at Calder Stadium in Menasha. On a very cold November night, Marshfield scored on about a 50-yd run by Dan Zeppelin with about 2 minutes remaining in the game to defeat Homestead 13-6. Another overflow crowd and high-intensity game. I attended this game, also. Were you at this game Hueby?

Marshfield went on to defeat Arrowhead, 20-13, the following Friday, in Madison, for their 3rd D-1 state championship in 6 seasons.


I'm pretty sure Marshfield led 13-6 at the half, or took a 13-6 lead in the 3rd quarter, but not near the end of the game. Either way, we (homestead) should have won the game...I'm still bitter about that game haha. Aside from the fact that we outgained Marshfield about 2.5 to 1 in yardage, we had like 4 TO's inside the red zone. On the opening kickoff of the 2nd half, our RB took it down to the 13 yard line. Very next play was a fumble that Marshfield recovered. And in the 2nd quarter, I had a holding call on me that took away a 50+ yard TD run....the call was bogus[:@], trust me, I've watched the film! Either way, it was a great game, just made too many mistakes and we came up on the wrong end.
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lionfan1
brillion winning back to back championships in 2003 and 2004 and nearly getting back to Madison narrowly losing to sommerset in the state semi's 2005.
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macandcheese
lionfan1 wrote:
brillion winning back to back championships in 2003 and 2004 and nearly getting back to Madison narrowly losing to sommerset in the state semi's 2005.

12- 0 Somerset...Not so narrow
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macandcheese
Maybe too many blows to the head for spinthetop?
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spintothetop
My state plaque, yearbook and News herald cut out say 41-14. We have conflicting reports!
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fbwarrior
dfnewburry wrote:
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These State games can really bring out emotions and these are all great stories. I'll share mine that won't mean much to anyone, but means a lot to me. Turtle Lake won the state title in 1988 and I couldn't go. I watched it on TV, I think, I do remember the post game interview with our coach and he said that he hoped it inspired the 4th and 5th graders to work hard. I was only a 3rd grader then, but it stuck with me and in 1995, those 5th graders were Seniors and I was a Sophomore and we made a return trip and were able to win. I'll never forget what our, then coach in 1988, said in his interview. It was something we played over and over again in our route to state. I wish every kid playing could experience that. But that would take a lot away from the players that bust their butts to get there, so I love this time of year. I love HS sports for that reason. Just my story, neither game that TL won was all that exciting. 1988 was a game that Oakfield kept turning over the ball and 1995 the game might have been the slowest game ever played as the field was sheeted with ice and it was extremely difficult to even move on the field in the early going and it got a little better but not much. It was very cold too.


Turtle Lake had the immortal Dave Ludy and less than 20 on the roster , they may have been even better in 89 but ran into Mike Bechtel and Augusta in the semi's . Ludy went on to a hall of fame career at Winona State and is now the principal of State Champion Stanley Boyd .

http://www.winonastatewarriors.com/hof.aspx?hof=108&path=&kiosk=

http://www.northernsun.org/hof.aspx?hof=22&path=general&kiosk=


Funny thing is Turtle Lake almost didn't even make the playoffs in 88 when they won state. That was when only to top 2 teams in conference made the playoffs. Clear Lake beat them in conference and there was a 3 way tie for 1st. I don't remember exactly how the rule breaker went but Clear Lake was the team that didn't get to make it because they went the year before.
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I forgot that the year before (87')there was a 3 way tie and that was the year Clear Lake didn't get to go because they went the year before. In 88 when Clear Lake beat Turtle Lake there was a huge uproar because they changed the rules and Clear Lake didn't get to go again. Clear Lake had a lot of good years back then and there was a lot of animosity in the conference towards them.
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My favorite state football memory is winning 3 straight state championships as part of the Stratford Tiger program from 2003-2005. In 2003 we beat St. Mary Springs 29-13, 2004 beat Pec/Argyle 32-3, and in 2005 beat St. Mary Springs 25-7. During that stretch there weren't many close games for us as we rolled to a 42-0 record. During that three year stretch we outscored our opponents 1834-183 for a average game score of 44 - 4. Those could have been the three most dominant years that any program has seen. I am sure that there have been others, I'm not doubting that, but to look back at those teams from 03-05 in Stratford, that was special.

Those years sparked a 6 peat by Stratford from 2003-2008, which could be a record that will stand for a while in the state of WI.

I just want to say congrats to all of the state championship teams from this year. I know from experience that raising that gold ball is a special memory and it will be one that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Football brought many joys in my life and I will never forget it and to end it by winning a championship on Camp Randall is something that I will always remember.
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mickjagger
spintothetop wrote:
mickjagger wrote:

The Marshfield/Homestead game you speak of Hueby was the 2001 D-1 semi-final held at Appleton North, a game which I also attended. Homestead dominated the 1st half on the ground and went into the locker room at halftime with something like a 20-14 lead. Marshfield came out in the 2nd half and flipped a switch on both defense & offense with Corey Geldernick rushing for over 200 yds and Ben King throwing for over 200 yds. Marshfield won, going away, 41-20. I was at that game also, and you are correct. Overflow crowd. 2 big, physical, skilled teams. The physical size of both teams did kind of create the illusion of watching a couple of small-college teams, which is where several players of both rosters headed after their prep careers ended. Marshfield advanced to defeat Kenosha Tremper, 24-7, the following week in Madison for the D-1 state championship.

41-14 Mick. I know I was on playing on the field. Don't you being giving Homestead points they didn't get [rotfl]

I know you were on the field, Mark, but your long-term memory might be slipping a bit or you had a poor view of the scoreboard ... I checked 2 sources, the WIAA web-site and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel archives, they both confirm the final score of 41-20, which is what I also recall as a spectator. Check your scrapbook and newspaper clippings, Spin. []

http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Football/2001/div1.pdf

And, from the Milwaukee Journal:

1.) Highlanders Have Table Turned on Them in Loss

Author: CHRISTOPHER DABE Journal Sentinel staff
Publication: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
Publish Date: November 10, 2001
Word Count: 615
Document ID: 0EFB64DC8BDCB8AD

For the first time this season, Homestead got a taste of its own medicine.

It wasn't very good.

In much the same fashion Homestead managed to win game after game this football season, the Marshfield Tigers went to a rushing attack that left the Highlanders staggering in a 41-20 loss in a Division 1 semifinal at Appleton North.

It was senior Corey Geldernick who carried the Tigers to a berth in the state championship game for the second time in three years ..... (buy article)


2.) Marshfield's King Gets State Honor

Author: Associated Press
Publication: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
Publish Date: November 21, 2001
Word Count: 735
Document ID: 0EFEFEBBC846EF33

Senior quarterback Ben King, who guided Marshfield to the Division 1 state football championship, has been voted Wisconsin's 2001 football player of the year by The Associated Press.

King led Marshfield to its second title in five years on Friday, throwing two touchdown passes in a 24-7 victory over previously undefeated Kenosha Tremper at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

King, who is also a baseball star at Marshfield, was chosen by a statewide panel of sportswriters ..... (buy article)
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mickjagger
spintothetop wrote:
My state plaque, yearbook and News herald cut out say 41-14. We have conflicting reports!

Spin, might you be confusing the Homestead semi-final score with the quarterfinal score from the week before vs Bay Port, which you guys won 31-14 at Beell Stadium, when Ben King went off for about 300 yards through the air?
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Watching Franklin stuff Brookfield Central at the goal line in 2006 to win the state title in D2. It was reminiscent of what they did to my alma mater in level two to prevent the potential game tying touchdown in the final 2 minutes of the game.

Also the Lancaster-Colby game two years ago was a thriller. That was an awesome game to watch as both teams refused to let themselves lose the game. In the end Colby got the play they needed and prevailed in the extra period.
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spintothetop
mickjagger wrote:
spintothetop wrote:
My state plaque, yearbook and News herald cut out say 41-14. We have conflicting reports!

Spin, might you be confusing the Homestead semi-final score with the quarterfinal score from the week before vs Bay Port, which you guys won 31-14 at Beell Stadium, when Ben King went off for about 300 yards through the air?


Nope looking directly at the scores. 41-14 Wendell blocking leads way for Geldernick.
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dfnewburry
spintothetop wrote:
mickjagger wrote:
spintothetop wrote:
My state plaque, yearbook and News herald cut out say 41-14. We have conflicting reports!

Spin, might you be confusing the Homestead semi-final score with the quarterfinal score from the week before vs Bay Port, which you guys won 31-14 at Beell Stadium, when Ben King went off for about 300 yards through the air?


Nope looking directly at the scores. 41-14 Wendell blocking leads way for Geldernick.


MJagger has shown two sources for 41 -20 final score, here is a 3rd .

https://sites.google.com/a/mtsd.k12.wi.us/homestead-football/homestead-football/2000---2001/2001








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spintothetop
dfnewburry wrote:
spintothetop wrote:
mickjagger wrote:
spintothetop wrote:
My state plaque, yearbook and News herald cut out say 41-14. We have conflicting reports!

Spin, might you be confusing the Homestead semi-final score with the quarterfinal score from the week before vs Bay Port, which you guys won 31-14 at Beell Stadium, when Ben King went off for about 300 yards through the air?


Nope looking directly at the scores. 41-14 Wendell blocking leads way for Geldernick.


MJagger has shown two sources for 41 -20 final score, here is a 3rd .

https://sites.google.com/a/mtsd.k12.wi.us/homestead-football/homestead-football/2000---2001/2001


I have a 4th now too. I will have to accept it may have been 20. I do remember the fullback blocking display Wendell put on in this game very vividly to this day. Geldernick would get 8 to 10 yards down field before even being touched cause of his lead blocking. We literally changed our play style to ground and pound that game, just cause they couldn't stop it.
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