West De Pere High School senior receiver Nick Story gets past Hortonville defensive back Ryan Koeppl on a pass play in the second quarter of the Bay Conference football game at West De Pere on Friday night, Oct. 11. Story had seven catches for 70 yards in the previously unbeaten Phantoms' 34-27 overtime loss to new Bay champion Hortonville.
If the sea of jubilant red-clad supporters that flooded the south half of the football field at West De Pere High School wasn't telling enough, all one had to do was gaze just beyond the end zone on that side to understand what transpired.
As the celebration by visiting Hortonville carried on for several minutes Friday night, the row of '0's illuminated on the scoreboard symbolized an uncommon status for West De Pere.
The Phantoms are back to starting all over again - as in the 0-0 score that appeared on that scoreboard afterward - after they lost 34-27 in overtime to the Polar Bears. ...