The Homestead Highlanders have been selected as the Week 2 WSN Football Team of the Week following a statewide vote on WSN. The team scored a thrilling win over Arrowhead on Friday in the Kwik Trip Game of the Week. The Highlanders were chosen from a strong group of nominees in Week 2. A total of 2,686 votes were cast, as Homestead's 1,151 votes edged Eau Claire North's 725 votes.
Once again the Kwik Trip Game of the Week lived up to the billing, as Homestead rallied two different times in the fourth quarter to pull off a thrilling 23-22 win over Arrowhead, thanks to a successful fake extra point that resulted in a two-point conversion with just 41 seconds left. Arrowhead led 14-7 midway through the fourth quarter, thanks in part to a 50-yard Hail Mary to end the first half, but the Highlanders were able to score on a short Tyler Miller touchdown to tie it up. Arrowhead answered quickly to go back up 22-15, setting the stage for another Homestead comeback. Sal Balistrieri hit Joe Rossman for a 30-yard touchdown to pull Homestead within one. The Highlanders lined up for the extra point but faked it, and the holder rolled right to find a receiver in the front of the end zone and game-winning two-point conversion.
Remember folks, the only way your favorite team can be named WSN Team of the Week is to vote and share the word. Look for the Week 3 nominees to be posted Monday afternoon.
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