MADISON - Amherst was held to just 38 yards rushing but registered three touchdown passes in knocking off Lancaster, 19-7, to cap a perfect season and claim the WIAA Division 5 State Championship at Camp Randall Stadium on Thursday.
The Falcons (13-0) broke a 7-7 tie late in the third quarter when Caleb Glennon connected with Max Strand on a 6-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 knot the score at 7.
It was the first state title for Amherst, which was making just its fourth trip to the WIAA playoffs.
Lancaster, which has won six state titles, outgained Amherst 215-182 in the game, but was just 2-of-12 on third down conversions and 1-of-8 on fourth down.
Division 4 Somerset 35, Big Foot 33 (OT)
MADISON - Somerset stopped Big Foot's two-point conversion attempt in overtime to collect a 35-33 win in the 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 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 5-yard run by Tyler Ledbeter, while Robert LeRoy added the two-point conversion run. WhenBig Foot 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 7-of-9 for 129 yards.
It was the second state title in school history for Somerset, who were runners-up last season.
Division 6 St. Mary Springs 24, Regis 14
MADISON - St. Mary's Springs captured its second straight WIAA Division 6 state championship on Thursday holding off spirited Eau Claire Regis, 24-14, at Camp Randall Stadium on Thursday.
The Ledgers (13-0) used a scoring drive in the final two minutes of the first half to break a 14-14 tie and held the lead the rest of the way.
Regis (12-1) scored 14 straight points in the second quarter to tie the score and Springs took over on their own 25-yard line with 1:50 to play before half. The Ledgers marched 13 plays for the tide-turning score, getting a 7-yard pass from Evan Henderson to Ryan Grandlic with 17 seconds left in the period to take the lead.
The Ramblers fumbled on their second-place from scrimmage and Henderson rumbled in from 3 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 in the game didn't buckle though, answering with two long scoring drives. Khadel Akindolire scored on a 1-yard run and Hayden Frey powered in from 5 yards out for Regis.
Mitchell Herron hit a 24-yard field goal to cap the scoring for Springs, which forced two turnovers and held the Ramblers to minus-9 yards passing.
Division 7 Glenwood City 46, Potosi 21
MADISON - Isaac Tuttle ran for 195 yards and four touchdowns and Glenwood City rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Potosi, 46-21, in the WIAA Division 7 state championship game at Camp Randall Stadium on Thursday.
The Hilltoppers (11-2) trailed 14-12 at intermission but erupted for a 22-point third quarter to take control of the game en route to the third state title in school history.
Nick Mrdutt scored on a 35-yard run to open the scoring after halftime, while Tuttle chipped in touchdown scampers of 20 and 46 yards.
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 6 minutes.
Adam Holmquist added 149 yards rushing for the Hilltoppers, who gained 465 of their 500 yards on the ground.
Tomahawk 71, Three Lakes 39
THREE LAKES - Jon Nyberg scored 24 points to lead Tomahawk to a nonconference win over the Bluejays in its season opener.
"I thought we did a good job taking care of the ball in the first half and it was nice to see a good effort this early in the season," Tomahawk coach Tim Albert said.
Tomahawk took a 38-13 lead into the half and kept rolling in the last two quarters to easily win the game.
TOMAHAWK: Jordan Roessler 9, Lorne Ahrens 4, Jared Jarensivu 9, Fletcher Schoone 4, Philip Skubal 6, Jon Nyberg 24, John Barkholz 4, Andrew Olson 7, Chris Schoone 4.
THREE LAKES: Kyle Queen 5, Quinn Luepke 6, Jordan Wales 4, Riley Liebstehr 9, Brent LaDuke 6, Patrick Lewandoski 9.
3-pointers: Tomahawk, Jarensivu 2, Rossler, F.Schoone; Three Lakes, Luepke 2, LaDuke 2.
Records: Tomahawk 1-0; Three Lakes 0-1.
Rib Lake 55, Newman Catholic 48 (OT)
RIB LAKE - Nate Prososki scored 18 points in for the Cardinals in an overtime loss to Rib Lake.
Macus Gabriel added 10 points for Newman, which failed to score any points in overtime.
"We missed a lot of close range shots and we were too content with shooing 3-pointers," Newman coach Jeff Gress said. "I thought we played excellent defense and did a great job getting the game to overtime."
Jordan Corday and Joe Frombach scored 10 points each to lead Rib Lake.
NEWMAN: Nick Thoreson 3, Nate Prososki 18, Brody Lemke 3, Jared Buntin 2, Marcus Gabriel 10, Tolga Ozturk 4, Jeff Ford 8.
RIB LAKE: Clinton Edelburg 6, Jordan Corday 10, Joe Frombach 10, Landon Hintz 5, Trey Olson 2, Jay Hovde 2, Cody Weinke 2, Justin Bloomberg 11.
3-pointers: Newman 5, (Thoreson, Prososki 3, Lemke); Rib Lake 4, (Edelburg, Hintz, Corday 2).
Records: Newman Catholic 1-0; Rib Lake 0-1.
WVL 68, N. Lutheran 60
KRONENWETTER - Dex DePasse had a game-high 22 points and Branson Witucki added 18 as the Wolves outlasted the Wildcats.
Northland Lutheran were paced by Maarten Colby with 19 points and Gideon Nelson chipped in with 14. The Wildcats jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but WVL weathered the storm and took the lead by halftime.
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WISCONSIN VALLEY LUTHERAN (68): Dex DePasse 22, Branson Witucki 18, Nicholas Lilienthal 8, Caleb Danner 8, Dani You 7, Justin Witucki 5.
NORTHLAND LUTHERAN (60): Marteen Colby 19, Gideon Nelson 14, Tim Venus 9, Michael Krueger 9, Curtis Engebretson 5, Cody Greisbach 4.
3-pointers: WVL 5, (B. Witucki 3, J. Witucki, Danny Yu); NL 10, (Colby 3, Venus 2, Nelson 2, Krueger 2, Greisbach).
Records: Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1-0, Northland Lutheran 0-1.