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RE: resident
November 14, 2012 | 08:05 PM

The Badgers were the second-smallest team in D1 and beat the likes of Franklin (perennial powerhouse), Muskego (larger school) and Bradford (defending state champion). They did this without their leading rusher from last season and a D1 college recruit (Ed Ruzga) who graduated. Johnson hadn't been a featured back his entire career. Every week, a different offensive lineman went down, and they STILL averaged 400 rushing yds/game and led the STATE in rushing for a while.
And a team that couldn't really pass became two-dimensional in the playoffs.
Finally, they were neck-and-neck with Sun Prairie, a bigger school with more gifted and physical athletes, and almost pulled it off.
Should I go on? What other team in any other sport overcame injuries to half their starters and still won?
It came down to hard work, perseverance and amazing coaching. How do they not stack up?