One score, three first downs and 104 yards.
That’s all the offense Amherst could muster Friday in a 12-7 loss to Weyauwega-Fremont in a Central Wisconsin Conference 8 football matchup in Weyauwega.
Willie Doll put the Falcons on the board with a 3-yard run in the first quarter, but W-F quarterback Eric Keenan scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter and an 18-yard run in the third as the Indians improved to 2-1 in conference play and 4-1 overall.
“Defensively, we played very well,” coach Tom Chase said. “Amherst has an explosive team that had over 500 yards of total offense last week and our defense shut them down to 104. They had two first downs on their first drive and only two more for the rest of the game and one was by penalty.”
W-F also forced four turnovers, as Eric Jorgenson recovered a pair of fumbles and Keenan and Treg DeSantis came up with an interception.
“We controlled the clock, as we had 77 offensive snaps to Amherst’s 36,” Chase said. “Part of our game plan was to keep their offense off the field and it was good enough with a great defensive effort and very good special teams play to win. Simon Gunderson had a great day as a punter as well, with two big punts late in the game.”
Keenan and Casey Haase each ran for over 100 yards. Keenan finished with 114, while Haase added 101. The Indians outrushed the Falcons 241-39, but Amherst had a 65-6 advantage through the air.
Jorgenson led the Indians in tackles with six, while Haase and Tommy Meehan added five each and Nick Stelzner chipped in with four.
The Indians will head to Shiocton at 7 p.m. Friday for a conference matchup with the Chiefs.