Pewaukee wins first-ever state football title
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Pewaukee's high school football team wraps up a historic season with its first State Championship at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Pirates took down Rice Lake, 15-6, to secure their first-ever state title.
Pewaukee scored on the opening kickoff and used defense the rest of the way. The Pirates forced two turnovers on downs and two fumbles.
Carsen Hansen ran in two touchdowns for the Pirates finishing with 167 total yards.
"We were a five seed and we were the only - us in the locker room were the only people in the state that thought we could really do it. We felt like we were getting slept on. We just came out like we had something to prove every game," said Hansen, Pewaukee senior.
"More than anything. Really proud and really happy for our community. In particular, this coaching staff and these kids," said Justin Friske, Pewaukee head coach. "You get into this business not necessarily to win state championships, but certainly its always a goal. It's in the back of your mind. So to tell you that I anticipated ever doing this would be a lie. But I always hoped for the opportunity and the day that it would come."
Pewaukee finishes the season 12-2 and as state champs.