Ruling On Mill River Protest Of Woodstock Win Scheduled For Thursday

November 12, 2013

in News,Sports,Woodstock

Staff Report

They won on the field, now they’ll wait to confirm their state championship by conference call.

Woodstock will find out if its 20-19 win against Mill River in the Division III state championship holds up at a Thursday, 3 p.m. conference call between Mill River, Woodstock coaches and VPA officials. That’s where a five-member Vermont Principals Association committee will rule on Mill River’s protest of a game-deciding play.

VPA President Bob Johnson already denied the protest based on a game report from the officials, but Mill River chose to appeal the decision.

Mill River coach Art Peterson contends that Wasps running back Tom Baumann fumbled the ball through the end zone and out-of-bounds on third-and-goal in overtime. Officials at the game ruled Baumann down at the 1-yard line and Woodstock scored on the next play and kicked the extra point for the win.

Peterson says he wants the call reversed.

“We feel obligated to take every measure we can,” Peterson said.

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