SUTTON — The Sutton community was blessed with its most successful season since 1989 this season. The Mustangs went a perfect 8-0 in the regular season and powered their way to the Class C-2 title game before falling to Aquinas Catholic. Despite ending the year on a loss, the season was a memorable ride for the entire community.
"Everybody was really excited to see good football back at Sutton," Sutton head coach Steve Ramer said. "A lot of the guys who were a part of the '88 team (that won the state championship) and '89 team (that was runner-up) still live around the area, so they were really into it, offered us a lot of advice and they were really supportive of us, too. This community really got involved and they loved it."
One of the biggest reasons for Sutton's success on the field was the play of quarterback Cole Wiseman. The junior rushed for 1,710 yards and 29 touchdowns in the Mustangs' option offense. Wiseman also threw eight touchdowns and for nearly 700 yards, totaling 2,401 yards of offense. For his efforts in leading his team to the state title game, Wiseman has been named the Tribland 11-man player of the year.