Superior’s playoff run ends with loss to Brookfield East


Dale Summerfield Jr.

Two Brookfield East defenders bring down senior Jarrett Gronski in a 34-8 loss Nov. 15 in Merrill. This was Gronski’s final football game of his high school career.

By Dale Summerfield Jr., Chase Colby

The Superior Spartans’ season has come to an end after a 34-8 loss to the Brookfield East Spartans. The game was played in Merrill at Jay Stadium. Superior’s defense struggled to stop Brookfield’s highly powerful offense. 

The first quarter was a battle of the defenses. They both forced early third downs, gaining possession and quickly losing it again. Brookfield would eventually power through to score a TD with the extra point. Making the score for the first quarter 7-0. 

Superior started to show some fight in game after a Jarrett Gronski rushing touchdown that put Superior behind by one. Superior decided to go for a two-point conversion. They succeeded, giving them a 8-7 lead. (Below is a video of the TD)

Chase Colby

The lead by Superior was not kept for long as Brookfield answered back with yet another TD and successful extra point. Superior’s defense just was not strong enough to hold back the offense of Brookfield. 

“We just made too many mistakes to overcome” Bob Demeyer Said.

The third quarter was looking good for Superior when senior Brennan Morrissey was handed the ball and made a rush of 33 yards. Unfortunately, the play was called back because of a call for illegal blindside. Not too long after that play Brookfield would score again, making the score 27-8 by the end of the third quarter.

Things did not get better for Superior as they approached fourth down after fourth down. They just could not overcome the defense of Brookfield. Brookfield would score their final TD in the fourth quarter, sealing the fate of the Superior Spartans’ season.

Superior concluded their season with a record of 10-3. With key victories over Menomonie and Eau Claire Memorial in the regular season, and wins over number one Pulaski and Number three Kaukauna in the playoffs.