Fore one half Friday night it looked like the Northfield football team was going to go on the road to Whitko and pull off a win, but a second half surge by the Wildcats spoiled the plan. Northfield led 14-7 at the half before Whitko put up 27 second half points in route to a 34-20 win.
The Norse wasted no time getting on the board, scoring just 18 seconds in to the game on a 25 yard run by Jarred Short to take a 7-0 lead. Whitko would answer with a score at the end of the quarter to knot the score at 7 after one.
The lone score of the second quarter came on a Josh Bickel 44yd TD dash to give Northfield a 14-7 lead which they would hold until the half.
Northfield looked like they were going to take control of the game in the third quarter when they would go up 20-7 on a Bickel 11yd TD run with 7:20 remaining when the tide turned. Whitko would score twice in the next six minutes to grab a 21-20 lead heading to the fourth and had all the momentum.
The Norse offense stalled in the fourth as the Whitko offesne repeated their third quarter performance, scoring two TD’s to give the Wildcats a 34-20 win.
Carter Frieden was 7 for 14 for 98yds passing. Northfield gained 215yds on the ground, with Alec Wells leading the way with 69. Shane Vigar added 45, Josh Bickel 43, Carter Frieden 33, Jarred Short 25.
Shane Vigar caught 3 passes for 32yds. Jarred Short and Josh Bickel had 25yds each and Alec Wells 16yds.