The role of underdog doesn't bother the...

Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 17:45:25-05
The Weyauwega-Fremont girls basketball team embraces the role of underdog.
"When we go in to each and every game we have nothing to lose, so we leave everything out on the court," explained senior Karissa Akey.
As a seven seed, the Indians played spoiler in not one, but two games last weekend to win their regional championship.
Their coach Joe Titus said, "We probably surprised a lot of people this past weekend, including ourselves."
"The energy in the gym was insane, our crowd was there they were wild.  It was one of the best basketball games I've ever played in," added senior Alyssa Goode.
Making their feat even more impressive, it's only the second regional title in program history.  And the first since 1979.
"It's really cool to be a part of something that will go down in the history books with such a great team and great community.  It's really fun to be a part of," said Akey.
The ladies are having fun with their newfound attention.
"It's been kind of crazy.  Usually our basketball program is good but not something that's going to be in the news or all over the paper and stuff.  So that was really exciting," explained Goode.
But basketball skills aren't the only things they're learning along the way. 
Coach Titus said, "The chemistry that they have between them is just something I haven't seen in a long time, I don't know if I've ever seen it.  They're about the we, not the me."
Senior Rachel Knorr added, "Being a supportive teammate it's been really cool and just a great experience that I can keep talking about the rest of my life."
Their next task is a tall one.  They'll face number one in the state, Algoma.
"They can beat us, but I know we can for sure beat them," said Goode.
A third straight upset may be unlikely, but it's just the kind of thing you see when the madness of March arrives.