Lake Geneva Badger saved its best football for the end of the regular season Friday night.
The Badgers rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat Southern Lakes Conference rival Burlington 27-20.
Cole Berghorn’s 16-yard scoring run with just over two minutes left in the game provided the game-winning score for Badger, which improved to 3-3 on the season and dropped Burlington to 4-2.
Tannor Garrels had his hand in the first three Badger touchdowns. He ran for touchdowns of 8 and 81 yards in the second and third quarters, respectively, and then threw a 37-yarder to Tyler Deleskiewicz earlier in the fourth that tied the game, 20-20.
Burlington led 20-0 in the second quarter after Zach Wallace scored his second touchdown of the game.
Garrels finished with 185 yards rushing, while Berghorn had 134.
The two-week WIAA postseason begins next week.
BADGER 27, BURLINGTON 20Lake Geneva Badger 0 7 7 13—27
Burlington 14 6 0 0—20
Scoring: Bur—Wallace 1 run (kick good). Bur—Benzow 14 pass from O’Laughlin (kick good). Bur—Wallace 5 run (kick blocked). Bad—Garrels 8 run (kick good). Bad—Garrels 81 run (kick good). Bad—Deleskiewicz 37 pass from Garrels (kick blocked). Bad—Berghorn 16 run (kick good).
Stats: Rushing yards—Bad 324, Bur 108. Passing yards—Bad 91, Bur 169. Fumbles lost—Bad 2, Bur 2. Interceptions thrown—Bur 2. Penalties—Bad 9-73, Bur 3-29.
Elkhorn 34, Sheboygan Falls 13—The host Elks improved to 4-3 by winning a nonconference game to close out the regular season.
A full box score was not made available.
Badger, Elkhorn in playoff field
The WIAA released brackets Saturday for its “culminating event” for the football season.
Teams can play two weeks and were placed into four-team pods for the event.
Lake Geneva Badger is a No. 3 seed in Division 1 and will play at second-seeded Brookfield East on Friday. The winner plays the winner of top-seeded Waukesha West and fourth-seeded Waterford.
In Division 2, Elkhorn is a No. 4 seed in its pod and will play top-seeded Catholic Memorial at Waukesha North. The winner faces the winner between second-seeded Martin Luther and third-seeded Whitefish Bay.