Somerset (WIAA) -- Somerset has made nineteen trips to the WIAA football playoffs, with five of those journeys ending at Camp Randall Stadium for the State Finals.
The Spartans can make it three straight trips to Madison with a Level 4 win Friday night over Winneconne. Somerset head coach Bruce Larson says the Spartans' previous playoff experience should help the team handle what's in front of them.
"I remember the first time we went into this stuff," Larson says, "this place was crazy, the kids were crazy, and it was really exciting. It's still exciting, but it's not like that you know. At the same time you have experience and you know you've been there before, and I think there are some pluses to that on that side too."
Winneconne entered the postseason as a six seed, but the Wolves are coming off a 7-point win over top-seeded Nekoosa.
"We know they capitalize on turnovers a lot," says Somerset senior quarterback/defensive back Adam Marty, "they've scored on seven different special teams or turnovers on defense in the playoffs, so we need to take care of the ball on offense, for sure."
"They give people problems by being aggressive, kind of overpowering people," says Somerset senior tight end/defensive end Gaelin Elmore, "so that's always a good test for a team, especially this late in the year, it comes down to will, so whoever wants it more."
The WIAA Division 4, Level 4 game between Somerset and Winneconne is set for 7:00 P.M., Friday, at Marshfield.
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