Wolfpack to Play for State Title Monday
November 14, 2012 by lmorgan
It all comes down to one game, four quarters of football, to decide who the best team in Class D-1.
The Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack, riding a 25-game winning streak, will return to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Monday afternoon to defend their state title. They will be facing a team who has never been to the championship game. Exeter-Milligan rallied from two scores down in the fourth quarter to defeat Bruning-Davenport-Shickley (BDS) 24 to 20 Monday night.
The Timberwolves (12-0) are coached by Dean Filipi. In his eight years of coaching he has compiled a 57-25 record. This year’s team has been impressive, averaging 48 points per game on offense while allowing just 16 points per game on defense.
Yet, Exeter-Milligan will be hard-pressed to stop the Wolfpack’s running game. EPPJ has scored 624 points over the course of 12 games, an average of 52 per contest.
Experience could be a key factor in the game as the Timberwolves have never played at Memorial Stadium in a championship game. The Wolfpack have that advantage, having won the state title last year with a 44 to 14 victory over West Point GACC
Kickoff for the game will be at 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. All championship games will be televised on the NET1 Network.