Max Huseboe, left, and Carter Hahn give their coach, Mark Bradley, a chilly shower after the team notches its first win under Bradley’s direction.
Max Huseboe, left, and Carter Hahn give their coach, Mark Bradley, a chilly shower after the team notches its first win under Bradley’s direction.

   Finally.

   For years, Homecoming has been anything but a happy affair, with the Tiger football team losing more than once in heartbreaking fashion in recent seasons.

   But not this year.

   The Ripon High School football team tore through Kettle Moraine Lutheran (KML), easily upending the Chargers 48-13 at home to send the Homecoming fans home happy.

   “The kids played well. They came out aggressive and played the way they can,” Tiger football head coach Mark Bradley said. “They didn’t let up, and they just kept playing hard all the way through.”

   The win also represented Ripon’s first victory of the year (1-3, 1-5 overall), and what a victory it was.

   Lightning struck for the Tigers last week Friday — and that’s not just a reference to the 40-minute weather delay everyone had to sit through before kickoff could occur.

   On the field, Ripon kept the pressure on the Chargers (1-3, 1-5 overall) offensively and defensively. By midway through the third quarter, Ripon led by 35 points, enabling the clock to start running.

Read the full story in the Oct. 3, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.