The Lake Mills Bulldogs continued their dual dominance going undefeated this weekend at home.
Lake Mills is now 20-0 on the season after four more dual wins on Saturday but nearly fell to the Southeast Polk JV escaping with a 40-39 victory, “Our kids wrestled very poorly against SEP,” said Coach Alex Brandenburg. “A lackluster effort by some, mixed with several technical mistakes almost spelled disaster,” he continued by saying.
Lake Mills came back strong, beating North Union 75-6, GHV 78-6, and North Butler Clarksville 59-24. “Our kids wrestled much better after the first dual,” Brandenburg said. “They stayed aggressive while minimizing mistakes.” Lake Mills has its sights set on reaching the dual state tournament for a sixth straight season, extending their program record of consecutive appearances. The Bulldogs reached the dual tournament four consecutive years from 1997-2000. “Today was an eye-opener for the team,” noted Brandenburg. “Hopefully our kids realize they need to give their best effort every time out, as well as get better every day in practice, he also noted.
Saturday also brought another career milestone for Lake Mills senior Casey Hanson. He became the sixth Bulldog to reach 150 career wins with a pin of Cole Negen from North Butler/Clarksville.