On a rainy Tuesday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, the Crofton Warriors had the C2 state championship in their minds. However, Wilber-Clatonia did as well and they brought a stout defense along with them.
The Wolverines took down the Warriors 20-0 in a defensive battle. Neither team was able to take control until midway through the third quarter when Wilber-Clatonia broke free for a 29-yard score by Brice Broz from Tanner Sand. The Wolverines would punch it in two more times to reach the final score.
Crofton was only able to manage 48 yards of total offense on the day, 27 of those yards on the ground. Tanner Crosley led the Warriors with 30 rushing yards on 17 carries. Jaden Janssen completed just one of his eight attempts on the day and was sacked four times by the Wolverine defense.
Defensively, Dylan Potts led the Warriors with 11 total tackles. Ethan Poppe added 10 tackles and accounted for the only Crofton sack on the day. Jaxon Guenther also added 10 tackles of his own. Grant Wragge had a strong game as well, pulling in two interceptions for a total of 44 yards.
The Warriors finish the season at 11-3 and are the Class C2 state runner-ups for the second time in school history.