Gibraltar Athletics Earn Two Firsts

For a decade, they didn’t win a game. One season, they scored 12 points. But last night the Gibraltar Vikings football team advanced to the playoffs for the first time in its history by defeating Reedsville 36 – 26 in Fish Creek.

That win came just hours after the Gibraltar/ Sevastopol soccer team beat Wrightstown in Baileys Harbor to advance to the sectional final, 1 – 0. It will be the Vikings first trip to the sectional final, the culmination of a steady evolution into a soccer power. If the Vikings win Saturday in Wrightstown, they will become the first Gibraltar team to go to state in a team sport since the baseball team won it all back in 1979.

Dalton Witallison scored the game’s only goal with about 20 minutes to play.

The Viking football team was led by seniors Tom Sawyer and Mitch Weborg as they overcame a 4th quarter deficit against Reedsville. Weborg provided the power, bowling over defenders on a sloppy field, while Sawyer’s shiftiness was difficult to contain as he scored two fourth quarter touchdowns. Adam Breseman came up big with a late fumble recovery near midfield.

In Green Bay, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers saw their stellar season come to an end in a 3 – 0 loss to Green Bay Notre Dame.