Waterford players and coaches celebrate Friday after defeating Lake Geneva Badger in overtime to grab a share of the Southern Lakes Conference title.

Waterford is headed to the WIAA football playoffs and, oh, what a trip it’s been.

It seemed only fitting that the final game of the regular season  – and the Southern Lakes Conference football title – came down to a double overtime last Friday.

Waterford, in spite of gaining just 130 yards on offense and six first downs to Badger’s 17, put the only score of the game on the board in the second overtime to pick up a 7-0 win over the host Badgers.

With the win, the Wolverines, Badger and Wilmot all finished with 6-1 SLC records and 8-1 overall. Wilmot is the No. 2 seed in the same Division 2 playoff regional as Waterford, while Badger is the No. 3 seed in its WIAA Division 1 regional.

Now the Wolverines will get ready for the postseason. With the WIAA Division 1 and 2 playoff brackets delayed because of a lawsuit involving Shorewood/Messmer – which the team won to gain entry to the playoffs – Waterford did not find out until Tuesday that Greenfield would be its first round opponent Friday at home at 7 p.m.

If the Wolverines win, Wilmot could be waiting in the second round.