February 11, 2016

WIAA State Football Day 1 recap

Four WIAA championship games are in the books following Thursday’s first day of action at Camp Randall Stadium.

Division 4

Senior quarterback Tyler Ledbetter scored on a five-yard run in overtime, then the defense stopped Walworth Big Foot’s two-point conversion to pull out a 35-33 overtime victory on Thursday night.

Somerset (12-1) finished in second place in the Middle Border Conference but fought back to win the school’s second state championship.  Senior Vernon Breault rushed for 184 yards in the win.

Division 5

Quarterback Caleb Glennon threw for 129 yards and two touchdowns to lead Amherst to their first ever state football championship, a 19-7 win over Lancaster.

The Falcons played without injured Quarterback Chris Zblewski, the teams leading passer and rusher.

Glennon, playing in Zblewski’s place, led the Falcons on a 9-play, 66-yard touchdown drive in the 1st quarter and a 9-play, 73 yard scoring drive in the 3rd quarter. 

It’s the second straight season that Lancaster has had to settle for runner-up.

Division 6

Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs senior quarterback Evan Henderson tossed two touchdown passes and rushed for another as the Ledgers beat Eau Claire Regis 24-14.

Henderson completed 14 of 17 for 144 yards, leading the Ledgers to a perfect season (13-0).

Springs jumped out to a 14-0 lead, then saw Regis score twice to tie the game.  The Ledgers held the Ramblers scoreless from there. 

Division 7

Junior running back Isaac Tuttle rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Hilltoppers of Glenwood City to a 46-21 win over Potosi in the Division 7 title game. 

The Hilltoppers finished 1-8 a year ago and rebounded to win their 3rd WIAA State Championship in three appearances.

Friday’s WIAA Championship Schedule

Division 3   Waupaca (12-0) vs. Catholic Memorial (12-0)  10am
Division 2   Homestead (11-1) vs. Waunakee (12-0)  1pm
Division 1   Arrowhead (12-0) vs. Sun Prairie (12-0)  4pm

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