MOUNT HOREB, Wisconsin (WKOW) - It's been a magical season so far for the Mount Horeb-Barneveld football team. 7-0 marks the team's best start in 10 years. The Vikings are led by first year starter Kale Pustina at quarterback. Without Kale his father may not be here either. Back in November 2010, Dan Pustina lay helpless in a forest near Dodgeville. With two shattered legs, a crushed vertebrate and a broken arm he suffered after his tree stand collapsed on a hunting trip. Fortunately the worst never came thanks to the instincts of his son Kale who was wondering why his father hadn't come home. Thanks to the call Kale made to his grandfather, Dan was rescued after about 7 hours in the cold. He was airlifted to a hospital and after months of rehab has recovered. Looking back this is an event that Kale says has changed him for the better. And no matter the outcome Kale's father will be there for support. A role Dan Pustina still plays because of that inpulse of his son nearly two years ago.
The last time Waunakee didn't win the Badger North conference was way back in 2002 when Mt. Horeb-Barneveld won the title.