The Sparta Spartans have been selected as the Week 4 WSN Football Team of the Week following a statewide vote on WSN. The team held on for a victory against rival Tomah in the 117th meeting between the teams. The Spartans were chosen from a strong group of nominees in Week 4. A total of 3,314 votes were cast, as Sparta's 1,476 votes edged Kaukauna's 924 votes.
Sparta upset Tomah 21-20 in the 117th meeting between the teams, holding off a last second potential game-winning two-point conversion try from the Timberwolves. Sparta led 21-7 heading into the fourth quarter, and held off a late charge from Tomah. Thomas Laufenberg threw for 124 yards and a score on just three pass completions, adding 40 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Brennan Otten returned the second half kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown in what proved to be a pivotal play.
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 5 nominees to be posted Monday afternoon.
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