Rushing the quarterback

Tyler Ebel (50) rushes the passer for DeForest in the Norskies’ 23-20 loss to Waunakee on Friday at DMB Community Bank Stadium, as an unidentified Norski makes a tackle.

The game of the year lived up to the hype.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a happy Homecoming for the DeForest High School football team, as Waunakee rallied from a 20-13 fourth-quarter deficit to edge the Norskies 23-20 Friday at DMB Community Bank Stadium.

A late field goal by Aidan Driscoll and a Quentin Keene touchdown pass made the difference, as the Warriors trailed 14-6 at the half.

Cale Drinka rushed for three touchdowns in a losing effort.

Both teams were unbeaten heading into Friday’s showdown, with identical 5-0 overall records. The two teams were tied atop the Badger – Large Conference at 3-0. Waunakee was ranked No. 1 in the Week Five Football Coaches Poll in Division 2, while DeForest was ranked No. 3.

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