OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (NBC 26) — When Nick Bohl took over as Oconto Falls' head football coach in 2018, he inherited a winless team.
His first season, they won one game. The next year, two. Then three.
That number continues to rise. The Panthers are 5-2 (5-0) this season and in position to win a Northwoods Conference title and potentially win their first playoff game since 1997, when the program brought home a state title.
Two weeks ago Oconto Falls beat two-time defending conference champion Coleman, which players described as a "huge win" for the program. Last week, they scored an astonishing 78 points in a victory over Clintonville.
Players credit Bohl's "culture change" as a key reason for their recent success.
This week, Oconto Falls travels to Crandon, which is just one game behind them in the Northwoods Conference standings.