It’s official: Woodstock is the Division III champion.
A five-member Vermont Principals Association committee denied Mill River’s appeal over a controversial call during Woodstock’s 20-19 overtime win against the Minutemen Saturday.
The decision was confirmed by VPA Executive Director Bob Johnson Thursday at 4:35 p.m.
Mill River coach Art Peterson filed a protest Sunday morning, contending 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.
Johnson denied the protest Monday, only to have Mill River appeal the decision.Woodstock football team celebrates after winning the Division III state championship Saturday against Mill River. (Rick Russell Photo)