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Redbirds left frozen in disbelief
Aquinas flips 3 turnovers into scores in 7-minute stretch to take down Darlington in WIAA culminating event
Darlington defensive linemen Matt King (70), Ethan Hendrickson (52) and James Hartwig (68) try to catch their breath during the third quarter of the Redbirds’ 34-25 loss to La Crosse Aquinas Nov. 13 at Martens Field in Darlington. Temperatures dipped into the 20s before the game — nearly 40 degrees cooler than just a week prior against Platteville. - photo by Adam Krebs
DARLINGTON — In just seven minutes the Redbirds’ playoff game against La Crosse Aquinas went from hopeful nail-biter to blank stare disbelief. That’s because the Blugolds forced three key turnovers and ran off 21 straight points en route to a 34-25 victory at Martens Field Nov. 13.