Video highlights: Big Foot Chiefs fall short in overtime of championship game
MADISON The Big Foot Chiefs slowly climbed their way back into the WIAA Division 4 championship game Thursday evening against Somerset, but couldn't quite make it over the top, losing 35-33 in overtime.
The Chiefs, playing in its third WIAA state title game in the past five seasons, went up 6-0 early, but fell behind to Somerset's grinding, time-consuming offense.
Somerset built a 27-20 fourth quarter lead, but Big Foot, which moved the ball easily behind Mason Dixon when it had possession, tied the game at 27-27 on a short Carter Hehr run with a little more than 5 minutes left.
Somerset then moved the ball within field goal distance and a chance to win the game with seconds to go when the Chiefs' Gus Wedig crashed the line and blocked the kick, sending the game into overtime.
Big Foot deferred, Somerset scored and converted the two-point play to take at 35-27 lead.
Big Foot scored on its possession, but Hehr's two-point conversion pass was incomplete, ending the Chiefs' hopes for an undefeated season.