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Kettle Moraine takes down West De Pere in D2 title game

The Phantoms finish the season 12-2 after falling 27-10 Friday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Posted at 7:51 PM, Nov 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-18 20:51:57-05

MADISON (NBC 26) — The Phantoms are bringing home a silver trophy to De Pere's west side.

West De Pere football will finish as the state runner up for the third time since 2009 after falling to Kettle Moraine 27-10 in Friday's WIAA Division 2 state championship.

The Phantoms started strong, scoring quickly on their first drive to tie the score at 7-7. After a surprise onside kick, West De Pere led 10-7 after one quarter.

But they were kept off the scoreboard the rest of the day. Kettle Moraine used a balanced rushing attack to dominate the time of possession - 28:12 to 19:48 - en route to the 17-point victory.

Langdon Nordgaard scored West De Pere's only touchdown on a 28-yard reception from Duke Shovald. Star running back Najeh Mitchell finished with 135 total yards on 20 touches. He had a 50-yard reception on a screen pass to set up the touchdown.