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updated: 12/19/2016 5:35 PM

Lake County talent fuels Oshkosh's title appearance

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  • Lakes graduates Ty, left, and Austin Summers played alongside each other on the offensive line for Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which played in the Division III national championship game Friday night.

    Lakes graduates Ty, left, and Austin Summers played alongside each other on the offensive line for Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which played in the Division III national championship game Friday night.
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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).

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