Glenwood City employed a stifling defense to shut down Hilbert’s running game in the Division 7 state semifinal playoff game between the two teams in Weston on Saturday.
With the Hilltoppers (10-2) averaging about 41/2 yards per carry, Glenwood City was able to rush for 272 yards in a 28-8 win over the Wolves (11-1).
Hilbert built an 8-0 lead through the first quarter-and-a-half, getting two points on a first-quarter safety and a touchdown in the second quarter on a two-yard run by Austin Schaffer.
After that, it was all Hilltoppers, who closed within two on Matt Schouten’s 23-yard touchdown pass from Nick Mrdutt.
Glenwood City, a No. 4 seed, then took the lead in the third quarter on a one-yard run by Mrdutt with 19 seconds left in the period.
Hilbert finished with 28 yards rushing on 28 attempts.
Isaac Tuttle led Glenwood City’s ground game with 138 yards rushing on 19 carries, while Schaffer had 27 yards rushing on 12 carries to lead Hilbert.
H – Safety
H – Austin Schaffer 2 run (run failed)
GC – Matt Schouten 23 pass from Nick Mrdutt (run failed)
GC – Mrdutt 1 run (Isaac Tuttle run)
GC – Mrdutt 1 run (Jeff Kopacz run)
GC – Tuttle 35 run (run failed)
|Total net yards||28||295|
Rushing – Hilbert: Schaffer 13-27, Sean Wiese 7-20, Brady Gruett 5-1, Team 2 (-20). Glenwood City: Tuttle 19-138, Jeff Kopacz 11-52, Adam Holmquist 20-60, Mrdutt 8-24.
Passing – Hilbert: Gruett 0-3-0-0. Glenwood City: Mrdutt 1-4-1-23.
Receiving – Glenwood City: Schouten 1-23.