By Russ Owens
(WAOW)- It's not every day that you get to even compete for a state title at all, as Colby and Gilman will get to do on Thursday at Camp Randall. What makes it even more special, that their head coaches share the most common bond you could ask for, family.
Says Jeff Rosemeyer, "It is a special thing when your brother is leading a team down to state also, coaching a team down to state. We've been blessed with great football communities."
Says Robin Rosemeyer, "To have another brother with a team down there as well is really something that's a special thing."
The two brothers even got to see each other's semifinal games this past weekend, Robin watching Colby get past Bonduel on Friday. Jeff heading to Point to watching the Pirates take out Randolph on Saturday.
Says Jeff Rosemeyer, "I probably felt a bit more pressure in that game than I even do in this one, it was kind of a fun situation to be in."
Says Robin Rosemeyer, "We had a good hug after the game in Stevens Point and just talked about the relief we felt that it was done, didn't have to think about it anymore and just how special a thing it is, especially for our family."
Now their teams are one win away from a title, what would be the third for either school. And for both Rosemeyers, there's some pressure to not be the one coming home without the gold.
Says Jeff Rosemeyer, "There's maybe a little bit of a rivalry, a sibling rivalry but there would be nothing that would make me happier than to see it happen for both of us."
Says Robin Rosemeyer, "To bring home another gold ball at the same time he does would be really special."
Gilman takes the field in the first final on Thursday against Catholic Central at 10am, and Colby later will face Brillion at 4pm.
Online Reporter- Russ Owens