Stratford football outlasts Auburndale, clinches WIAA playoff spot
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD – The Stratford football team clinched a WIAA postseason berth with a 21-20 victory over Auburndale on Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers improve to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the Marawood Conference, and qualify for the playoffs for the 23rd straight season.
Auburndale falls to 5-2 and 4-2 in the conference. The Apaches already qualified for the playoffs, making it for the third year in a row.
Stratford finishes its regular season next Friday, Oct. 17, at Pittsville, while Auburndale will host Marathon. Both games start at 7 p.m. The WIAA playoffs begin Oct. 24-25.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).