Sturgeon Bay’s football team battled with Bonduel to the end Friday, but came a point short in a 20-19 Packerland Conference loss at Memorial Field.
Clippers quarterback Danny Lodl, who threw for three touchdown passes, gave the team a 6-0 lead late in the second quarter on a 41-yard scoring strike to Patrick Haese.
With the game tied at 6-6 midway through the fourth quarter, Sturgeon Bay regained the lead on an 83-yard touchdown pass from Lodl to Bryce Plzak.
The Clippers’ 13-6 advantage was short-lived. The Bears closed out the game with a pair of touchdown passes and a two-point conversion, while Sturgeon Bay added one more scoring strike to Dominic Robertson without an extra point.
The Clippers, who dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Packerland, will seek to snap a two-game losing streak Sept. 8 with a conference game at Marinette.