The Brookfield East football team finished with a perfect season, winning the Greater Metro Conference title outright in its first crown in 28 years.
The Spartans knocked off Sussex Hamilton 14-13 in OT, in a battle that was scoreless at half and tied 7-7 at the end of regulation. The final play was a defensive one, with East stopping the Chargers at the one-yard line. They blocked a two-point conversion that would have flipped the outcome and had the Spartans and Chargers sharing the conference title.
Had that happened, it would have been a three-way tie because Menomonee Falls beat Brookfield Central 14-0 and was the one team this season that beat the Chargers.
The last time Brookfield East won the conference crown? 1984 in the 14-team Braveland Conference, according to Bob Brainerd of Time Warner Cable Sports32 which televised the game live. But that was a shared title, making Friday night's win the first outright title.
The Spartans clinched at least part of the conference title by defeating Marquette 31-7 last Friday to maintain a 7-0 record. The Chargers were 6-1, their only loss coming Sept. 21 to Menomonee Falls in a 24-21 result.
The Spartans are led by quarterback Zach Damico (850 passing yards) and the Chargers' Drew Patterson bolted past the 1,000-yard rushing mark and was up to 1,379 after last Friday. WIAA Playoffs: Is Your Team In, Out or on the Fence?