The most successful season in Wisconsin-Oshkosh football history concluded with a 10-7 loss to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Friday night in Salem, Va.
Mary Hardin-Baylor (15-0), ranked first in the country by D3football.com, won its first NCAA Division III championship in program history.
Fourth-ranked Oshkosh, which competed in its first national title game, ended its historic season with a 13-2 record. The Titans' roster included brothers Ty and Austin Summers, both of whom are Lakes graduates. Ty, a junior, and Austin, a sophomore, are both offensive linemen. Other UW-Oshkosh players with Lake County ties included freshman offensive lineman Joe Blitstein (Vernon Hills), sophomore defensive lineman Matt Kahn (Vernon Hills) and junior defensive back Chris Bednarski (Wauconda).