The Journal Sentinel has a great story today about the South Milwaukee football team, its improbable victory over Pius XI on Saturday and its historic run this season.
Check it out here. From it:
John Galewski never did see the officials signal “good.”
“I didn’t see them raise their arms,” the South Milwaukee football coach said. “A bunch of kids behind the goalpost were jumping up and down. . . . Then all mayhem broke loose. It was just a wild, wild thing.
“Football-wise, Saturday was the most incredible thing I had ever seen.”
What Galewski and everyone else at Wisconsin Lutheran College saw was a school-record 52-yard field goal by South Milwaukee senior Sam Oliden as time ran out for a come-from-behind, 26-23 victory over Milwaukee Pius in the second round of the Division 2 playoffs.
“I coach him in football and baseball, and he’s done a lot of wonderful things,” Galewski said. “It wasn’t like I was totally shocked he made it, but that’s a heck of a kick in the pros, much less from a high school kid.”
Don’t forget that South Milwaukee hosts Franklin at 5 p.m. this Saturday at Spaltholz Field in what has to be one the biggest football games in school history. Admission is $4. Here is a flyer.