OSCEOLA, Wis. (KMSP) - On Thursday, Osceola High School shut out Lodi to win the Wisconsin state championship, it was their first since the 1980's. And on Friday night, the entire town turned out to celebrate.
"Well you know it’s been a long wait here in downtown Osceola. But tonight the wait was over as the football team returned with a state championship for the first time since 1984,” Charlie Weber, Osceola High alumni, said.
At the high school, over a hundred filled the stands as their local heroes filed in. Weber was there snapping photos and savoring the team’s first state championship in decades.
"You can almost feel the cohesion, it's brought this town together in just weeks,” he said.
And that sense of togetherness was also present on the field. Coach Scott Newton says there’s no doubt this team is special. And when you ask his players about "personal highlights" you can tell why.
"My personal highlight from the state championship was just enjoying the victory with my team, we all strove to achieve this goal,” quarterback Tucker Hazzard said.
It's an accomplishment shared by many that no one will soon forget.