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