On a rainy, windy night at New Holstein High School Friday, the host Huskies slugged it out with Brillion before dropping an Eastern Wisconsin Conference football game 10-7.
A 27-yard field goal by Brillion’s Mavric Nohr with 1:39 remaining in the game was the difference after the teams played to a 7-7 halftime tie.
New Holstein had only lost two fumbles in the preceding five games but the second of two lost fumbles in the slippery fourth quarter gave Brillion the ball at the Husky 29-yard line. Six plays later the Lions had moved the ball to the 10-yard line, setting up Nohr’s 4th-and-6 field goal with the wind at his back.
The Huskies tried to stage a last-minute scoring drive, moving the ball from their own 20 to the Brillion 43-yard line before a pass was intercepted to seal the Brillion win.
New Holstein scored the game’s first points against the stingy Lion defense. A muffed punt snap gave the Huskies the ball at Brillion’s 40-yard line. Eight plays later, Mason Buteyn ran it in from 5 yards out and Cohen Barajas kicked the extra point for a 7-0 New Holstein lead.
Brillion responded immediately, marching 62 yards in 13 plays to score and tie the game with only eight seconds remaining in the half.
(For more on this game please see the Sept. 30 issue of the Tri-County News.)