Whether Amherst wins a Central Wisconsin 8 Conference football championship this season remains to be seen.
If the Falcons’ latest game is any indication, they’re certainly headed in the right direction.
Amherst spoiled Weyauwega-Fremont’s Homecoming Sept. 21 with seven first-half touchdowns in a 55-12 win over the Indians.
Quarterback Chris Zblewski ran for 137 yards, threw for 86 and added another 131 in return yards as the Falcons led 48-0 at halftime.
He scored on 16-, 42- and 44-yard runs in the first half, returned a kickoff 91 yards for another score in the fourth quarter and threw a 2-yard TD pass to Joe Biadasz in the second quarter.
W-F’s touchdowns in the fourth quarter came on Logan Erdman’s 25-yard run and Trevor Potratz’s 45-yard run.
Potratz led the Indians with 94 yards on 12 carries, while Erdman added 75 on only nine attempts.
The Indians outgained the Falcons 254-241 on the ground, but W-F didn’t complete a pass.
Nate Stelzner led the W-F defense with nine tackles, while Erdman added eight, Tyler Schmitt and Adam Krause finished with five and Tre Blohm and Cody Chase had four each. Dan Prillwitz also came up with an interception, while Erdman and Schmitt teamed up for a sack.
“It was not a good night for W-F and not the outcome we hoped for,” coach Tom Chase said. “Amherst is a really solid team and will do well in the playoffs.”
The Falcons improved to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in the CWC-8, while W-F fell to 2-2 in conference play and 3-2 overall. The Indians will travel to Shiocton Friday, Sept. 28, for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Chiefs.