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Homecoming 2014: Sevastopol 36  Lena 30. Celebrating a last-minute touchdown capping a 16-point come from behind victory.

The Pioneers of old fought valiantly in their friendly joists to uphold their own pride and the traditions of others before them, just as our own Pioneers of today--the athletes--play courageously in their games, hoping to triumph, but not forgetting the tradition of clean playing and good sportsmanship that has always characterized the bearers of the Red and Black.    ~1938 Sevastopol Pioneers

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2014 Season Finale: Sevastopol 44 Bowler 40 - "16-Point Come From Behind Victory"

The 2014 Sevastopol Pioneer team returned nine varsity players from their 2013 campaign in addition to welcoming five incoming freshman and two first-year players. The Pioneers kicked off their season while visiting the Oshkosh Valley Christian Warriors. The Pioneers found themselves in a 26-point halftime deficit, but refused to quit and battled back to take a late lead in the game. However, with 30 seconds remaining, the Warriors scored to take a 54-50 lead and the win. Although a heartbreaking loss, this memorable comeback would foreshadow much of what lay ahead for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers would lose their following three contests to Elkhart Lake, Gibraltar, and Oneida. Playing on the road in three of their first four games, the Sevastopol Pioneers record sat at 0-4, facing opponents who combined for a 14-2 record. In week 5, the Pioneers welcomed Three Lakes to town in a Saturday afternoon contest. The Pioneers fell behind 8-0 early, but went on to earn their first win of the season, 34-16. They had six days to prepare for their Homecoming game against the Lena Wildcats.

In one of the most memorable games in recent times, the Pioneers played in front of a record crowd, but found themselves in a 30-14 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. As the sky darkened and the fog rolled in, the Pioneers rallied to tie the game, 30-30. Following key defensive stops, the Pioneers scored the game-winning on a 70 yard touchdown pass with less than a minute left to play, winning 36-30. The Pioneers were congratulated by fans, parents, and alumni to celebrate their Homecoming victory.

The Pioneers would drop their next game to the defending 8-man state champions and 2014 runner-ups, the N.E.W. Blazers. However, in their only win that did not require a comeback, they would quickly rebound with a 66-0 victory over the Wayland Academy Big Red. With starters playing a limited role, the Pioneer reserves handled much of the duty. This loss avenged a 58-0 loss a year earlier. Eleven different players scored for the Pioneers, including all five seniors, in their final home game.

In the season finale, the Pioneers headed out to play the Bowler Panthers. In the 2013 season finale, Bowler defeated Sevastopol, 64-6. Playing in their final game of the season and for the seniors, their careers, every Pioneer left it out on the field. In a game that mirrored their season opener against Valley Christian, the Pioneers again found themselves down 16-points in the second half, losing 12-28. As the offense began to roll as well as the defense with three second-half interceptions, and a kickoff return on special teams, the Pioneers once again came back to pull the game within reach 38-40. The Pioneers grabbed a 44-40 lead on a diving 30 yard touchdown pass with only 51 seconds to play. The Bowler Panthers marched down the field, but were stopped due to a Pioneer interception on the one-yard line with only 20 seconds to play. The emotional Pioneers would run out the clock to preserve their 44-40 season finale victory.

The Pioneers finished the season by winning four of their last five games, finishing with a 4-5 overall record. With a win over Bowler, the Pioneers finished with a .500 (3-3) record in conference play, only the third time to do so since 1983

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself". -Paul "Bear" Bryant

Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator: Justin Skiba

Defensive Coordinator: Mike Laaksonen

Special Teams Coordinator: Jason Stenzel

Offensive/Defensive Assistant: Joel Schauske

Varsity Assistant: Dale Schartner


Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to the 2015 season!

Justin Skiba

Head Coach

Sevastopol Pioneers

920-743-6282 ext. 1155