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Hear Them Roar

by Nick Vitrano

4th down and 5 at the 44, trailing 7-6 late in the 4th quarter of a game in which yards and points are clearly at a premium.  What do you do?  Naturally you punt, right?  You play the field position game, aiming to pin your opponent deep in their own territory.  Your defense has been doing a nice job all night, so you call upon them once again - fire ‘em up to get that ball back for one more possession…one more shot at the game winning drive.  That’s what most of us do, anyway. 

If you’re the Brillion Lions, you go for it, reverse-style, and call upon #27 Graham Hasse to pick up that all-or-nothing yardage to keep the drive alive.  And if you’re Hasse, you get that 5…plus 23…and set-up your team for the go-ahead and what would turn out to be the game winning TD in a 12-7 final.

Graham Hasse of Brillion is this week’s WIXX Prep Pick for his game-leading 129 yards in 16 carries (that’s over 8 yards per carry, folks) last Friday against Weyauwega-Fremont.  Way to bring it strong, Graham.  Congratulations to Graham and the entire team and coaching staff of Brillion on their 2-0 start to 2013.  Good luck tomorrow afternoon at Roncalli.  Good luck to all of our area teams.

Keep the nominations coming HERE and don’t forget to Instagram your pics tonight and every night, #WIXXPreps.    

Tease Image: Author-Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons