MADISON - La Crosse Logan High School’s football team was a game from a state championship berth.
It lost to Monona Grove 28-14 in the state semifinals on Nov. 15.
Friday, Monona Grove came back from a double-digit halftime deficit to win the WIAA Division 3 state title, defeating Greendale 21-17 at Camp Randall.
Greendale (13-1) was up 17-0 at halftime and didn’t get on the board until there was just 3:09 left in the third quarter.
That’s when Jackson Riley hauled in a 46-yard pass from Tyler Blang. The quarterback then hit Trey Powers from 34 out with 8:18 left to pull within 17-14.
And it wasn’t until there was 53 seconds left that Monona Grove (14-0) took the lead when Brock Offerdahl ran it in from a yard out for the win.
That run capped off a 10-play, 72-yard drive.
Toren Young rushed for 150 yards on 31 carries for Monona Grove, while Blang was 9-for-17 for 217 yards with the two touchdowns and one interception.
Holmen was a first-down catch away from running out the clock and qualifying for the state semifinals.
After failing to complete a fourth-down conversion, Oshkosh North took over, tied the game and forced two overtimes, where it won 33-27.
North easily waltzed into the state title match with a 38-0 win over Menasha, but that’s as far as it got.
Kimberly capped off a 14-0 season with a 51-10 win for the Division 2 state title over Oshkosh North (13-1).
Scott Schreiber rushed for a 100 yards and four touchdowns for Kimberly, which was up just 14-10 at halftime but scored 21 in the third and 16 more unanswered points in the fourth.
DIVISION 1: Arrowhead 45, Franklin 24
DIVISION 4: Winneconne 28, Platteville 14
DIVISION 5: Stanley-Boyd 21, Lancaster 16
DIVISION 6: Shiocton 35, Darlington 0
DIVISION 7: Black Hawk 44, Glenwood City 22