Even as state semifinal underdogs, Mukwonago's turning heads
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Often times, football is all about getting hot at the right moment. That certainly has been the case for the Mukwonago Indians, who entered the Division I playoffs as a fifth seed.
“We fought a lot of adversity this year,” said quarterback Aaron Nixon.
Following a sluggish 2-2 start to the season, Nixon has seen that early adversity evolve into triumph. As the season dragged on, this group of Indians found their groove.
"Our morale was down and we started getting some good practices in,” said Nixon.
“We got some big wins in the middle of the season and kept it rolling.”
Over the course of the year, the Indians were tested by the tough Classic Eight Conference. Head Coach Clay Iverson says that the tough conference has prepared them for their two big wins over powerhouses, Sun Prairie and Oconomowoc.
"We feel like we see good teams on Friday nights and we prep for good teams, so we're playing good teams in the playoffs and there are definitely no weeks off in the playoffs and Franklin will be a tremendous test," said Iverson.
Senior linebacker and Wisconsin Badgers commit Dominic Cizauskas has seen his team’s chemistry growing as well – both on and off of the field.
"I feel pretty good. I see the guys in the halls walking around. 'How's it going?' It seems like everybody's closer as individuals than ever before so it feels good." said Cizauskas.
One more time, the Mukwonago Indians are underdogs as they stand one win from Madison. For now, they are this week’s Team of the Week.