Somerset, Amherst, St. Mary Springs, Glenwood City win state football titles

Somerset, Amherst, St. Mary Springs, Glenwood City win state football titles


Somerset, Amherst, St. Mary Springs, Glenwood City win state football titles


Division 4

Somerset 35, Big Foot 33

At Madison, Somerset stopped Big Foot’s two-point conversion attempt in overtime to win in WIAA Division 4 state championship game on Thursday night at Camp Randall Stadium.

Big Foot (12-1) rallied from an early 21-6 deficit to tie the game at 27-27 on Carter Hehr’s 11-yard touchdown run with 5:28 left in regulation.

Somerset (12-1) scored on the first possession of overtime on a five-yard run by Tyler Ledbeter, while Robert LeRoy added the two-point conversion run. When the Chiefs got the ball, they got a 19-yard touchdown pass from Hehr to Mason Dixon but couldn’t sent the game into a second overtime.

Vernon Breault led Somerset with 204 yards and a touchdown, while Ledbetter finished with 151 yards on 15 carries and had touchdown runs of 46, 51 and 5 yards. The Spartans finished with 403 yards rushing in the game.

Dixon had 163 yards on the ground for the Chiefs, while Hehr finished seven-of-nine for 129 yards.

It was the second state title in school history for Somerset, which was a runner-up last season.

Division 5

Amherst 19, Lancaster 7

At Madison, Amherst was held to just 38 yards rushing but registered three touchdown passes in knocking off Lancaster to cap a perfect season.

The Falcons (13-0) broke a 7-7 tie late in the third quarter when Caleb Glennon connected with Max Strand on a six-yard scoring pass and Amherst added another score with two minutes left on a 15-yard pass from Ryan Makuski — who threw just one pass in the game — to Joel Biadasz to seal the win.

Glennon and Biadasz hooked up for a 40-yard scoring pass in the first quarter to give the Falcons the lead.

The Flying Arrows (12-1), who came in averaging 40 points per game in the playoffs, got a 36-yard pass from Nate Tranel to Troy Baker with three minutes left in the third quarter to tie the score at 7-7.

It was the first state title for Amherst, which was making its fourth trip to the WIAA playoffs.

Lancaster, which has won six state titles, outgained Amherst 215 yards to 182 but was just two-of-12 on third down conversions and one-of-eight on fourth down.

Division 6

St. Mary’s Springs 24, Regis 14

At Madison, St. Mary’s Springs captured its second straight WIAA Division 6 state championship, holding off spirited Eau Claire Regis.

The Ledgers (13-0) used a scoring drive in the final two minutes of the first half to break a 14-14 tie.

Regis (12-1) scored 14 straight points in the second quarter to tie the score and Springs took over on its own 25-yard line with 1:50 to play before half. The Ledgers marched 13 plays for the score, getting a seven-yard pass from Evan Henderson to Ryan Grandlic with 17 seconds left in the period.

The Ramblers fumbled on their second play from scrimmage and Henderson rumbled in from three yards out for Springs’ first score. Henderson, who finished 14-of-18 for 144 yards, made it 14-0 when he connected with Eric Feldner on a 16-yard scoring pass.

Regis, which rushed for 324 yards, answered with two long scoring drives. Khadel Akindolire scored on a one-yard run and Hayden Frey powered in from five yards out.

Mitchell Herron hit a 24-yard field goal to cap the scoring for Springs, which forced two turnovers and held the Ramblers to minus-nine yards passing.

Division 7

Glenwood City 46, Potosi 21

At Madison, Isaac Tuttle ran for 195 yards and four touchdowns and Glenwood City rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Potosi.

The Hilltoppers (11-2) trailed 14-12 but erupted for a 22-point third quarter to take control of the game en route to their third state title in school history.

Nick Mrdutt had a 35-yard run to open the scoring after halftime, while Tuttle chipped in touchdown scampers of 20 and 46 yards for a 34-14 lead.

Potosi (12-1) stemmed the tide with a touchdown to open the fourth quarter before Glenwood City closed out the win with a pair of touchdowns in the final six minutes.

Adam Holmquist added 149 yards rushing for the Hilltoppers, who gained 465 of their 500 yards on the ground.


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