Talk about a tough part of the schedule.
Weyauwega-Fremont’s football team came up on the short end of a 48-8 score to Amherst Oct. 4 in a Central Wisconsin 8 Conference matchup.
Not only did the Indians face the defending Division 5 state champions, they’ll also host undefeated Shiocton, which already defeated Amherst earlier this season, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, for the final home game of the season.
The game at Amherst was moved up 90 minutes because of the weather, but it didn’t help the Indians, who trailed 21-0 after one quarter and 48-0 at halftime.
Connor Zblewski found the end zone twice for the Falcons in the first quarter, as he scored from 39 yards out and recovered a fumble in the end zone. Wyatt Brooks also caught a 17-yard TD pass from Garrett Groshek.
Groshek added touchdown passes of 37 and 30 yards to Garth Groshek and Harry Piotrowski, respectively, in the second quarter, while Piotrowski scored from 8 yards out and Zblewski wrapped up the scoring with a 5-yard run.
The Indians got on the board in the fourth quarter on Blake Hudziak’s 9-yard pass to Dillon Pankow.
Amherst shut down the Indians’ rushing game, holding W-F to 16 net yards. The Indians did have some success throwing the ball, as Hudziak completed 16 of 34 passes for 133 yards. Aaron Schroeder caught 10 passes for a game-high 79 yards, while Brandon Loehrke caught four for 48 yards.
Andrew Wild led W-F with 13 tackles, followed by Corey Schmidt with 10; Loehrke and Logan Erdmann with seven; Cody Chase with six; and Adam Krause and Trevor Flease with five.
Zblewski had 14 carries for 107 yards to lead Amherst, while Garth Groshek caught a pair of passes for 49 yards.