Waunakee High School with the state football championship trophy.

Dane County Splits at State Football Championships

Waunakee defeats Homestead 33-21 while Sun Prairie falls to Franklin 17-38

Dane County was represented by both Waunakee and Sun Prairie at the WIAA football state championship this weekend, winning one state title.  

The Waunakee Warriors took home the WIAA Division II State Championship for football, beating Homestead High School 33-21. Waunakee’s momentum was fueled by a 97-yard kickoff return by senior Ben Farnsworth late in the second quarter. Farnsworth fumbled the kickoff prior to the one he returned for the touchdown. “We are always talking about the clean slate mentality,” Farnsworth said. “We just went out there with a clean slate, followed the blockers, and took it to the house.”

The return came right after Homestead was able to march down the field to tie the game 7-7.