FOND DU LAC — A Wisconsin high school football team opted to go forward with its playoff game hours after the death of a teammate — and honored him with more than a victory.
St. Mary’s Springs Academy of Fond du Lac scored 62 points. That was the jersey number worn by junior Trent Schueffner.
School officials say Schueffner died in a hunting accident Friday, before the team’s first playoff game against Dominican. Schueffner’s family and teammates requested that the game go on as scheduled. Students were asked to wear green in Schueffner’s honor.
St. Mary’s Springs won 62-7 to remain undefeated.