Titans Ready to "Seek the Peak"

After falling in last year's Division III National Championship, the third-ranked UW-Oshkosh football team has their sights set on the programs first national championship.  

OSHKOSH - Inside the glass trophy case at the Kolf Sports Center, sits the greatest accomplishment in the history of the UW-Oshkosh football program.

The national runner-up trophy is quite the impressive feat and yet for the key returnees on this year's Titans football team, it's simply not good enough.

"Not really, I don't think second place is worth looking at so I'm looking for first place," senior quarterback Brett Kasper said.

"It was here at the stadium, we kind of looked at for a while," senior running back Dylan Hecker said. "It was kind of in the past now, we want the gold."

"No other way , nothing else we want but to get back there," senior cornerback Rajon Hall said. "But a different outcome."

One touchdown from a national championship has turned into one mission for UWO. Their motto, to "Seek the Peak" and finish what they've started in the process.

"Seeking it for now but we're going to summit that thing," head coach Pat Cerroni said. "That's the hope to get back there and see if we can actually finish it."

Oshkosh is off to an impressive 2-0 start but finding worthy opponents hasn't been easy. In his 11th season with the program, Cerroni called more than 30 programs, including numerous division I and II programs.

What he found is a credit to the team's success: College football squads aren't exactly lining up to play the third-ranked team in the country at the moment.

"It's a great problem to have, I'd rather be in this spot then to make a phone call and have people excited to play you," Cerroni said.

"We've got a target on our back, every team is going to give us their best shot, so we have to stay ready for that," Kasper said.

For a program that's dated back to 1913, there's one thing left to accomplish. The Titans are making sure to save space for a season as good as gold.

"We're not one-year wonders, we're going to keep working and pushing until we get what we want," Hall said.

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