MOSINEE – The Mosinee football team rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but a late 1-yard touchdown run by Luna Larson lifted No. 4 seed Baraboo to a 35-28 upset of top seed Mosinee in a WIAA Division 3 Level 2 playoff game Friday night at Mosinee High School.
Mosinee took the early lead, scoring on its first possession as Trevor Garski hit Keagan Jirschele for a 40-yard touchdown pass just 2:51 into the game.
Baraboo struck back with three second-quarter touchdowns as Luke Vittengl caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Larson and returned an interception 27 yards for another score. Kane Mahoney added a 4-yard TD run in the final minute, giving the Thunderbirds a 21-6 halftime lead.
Mosinee fought back as Garski hit Jirschele for two more touchdowns of 13 and 54 yards in the third quarter, and he threw a 23-yard TD pass to Davin Stoffel in the fourth to tie the game at 28-28.
Larson’s touchdown run pushed the Thunderbirds back on top with 1:20 to go and they thwarted Mosinee’s final drive with an interception.
Garski finished 24-for-40 for 330 yards and four touchdowns, three of which went to Jirschele, who hauled in 13 passes for 223 yards.
Garski finishes the season with 2,484 passing yards and 34 touchdowns, and Jirschele topped the 1,000-yard mark in the game ending up with 1,082 receiving yards on 77 catches and 17 scores.
Thunderbirds 35, Indians 28
Baraboo 0 21 7 7 - 35
Mosinee 6 0 15 7 - 28
M - Keagan Jirschele 40 pass from Trevor Garski (kick failed), 9:09.
B - Luke Vittengl 10 pass from Luna Larson (Brady Henry kick), 10:54.
B - Vittengl 27 interception return (Henry kick), 10:10.
B - Kane Mahoney 4 run (Henry kick), 0:40.
M - Jirschele 13 pass from Garski (Davin Stoffel pass from Garski), 10:56.
B - Vittengl 9 pass from Larson (Henry kick), 4:06.
M - Jirschele 54 pass from Garski (Eli Miland kick), 3:23.
M - Stoffel 23 pass from Garski (Miland kick), 8:43.
B - Larson 1 run (Henry kick), 1:20.
Rushing: Barnes Bunkelman 3-3, Wyatt Harris 3-3.
Passing: Trevor Garski 24-40-330-2.
Receiving: Keagan Jirschele 13-223, Davin Stoffel 7-85.
Records: Baraboo 9-2; Mosinee 10-2.