Amherst rains on Thunderbirds’ parade
Glodowski runs for 322 yards, four touchdowns
By Greg Seubert
Thanks in part to Marcus Glodowski, the Amherst football team has assured itself of at least a share of a fourth straight conference championship.
The senior quarterback ran for 322 yards and had a hand in all five of the Falcons’ touchdowns Oct. 6 in a 32-12 Central Wisconsin Large Conference win over Iola-Scandinavia at Thunderbird Field.
Glodowski found the end zone four times and added a touchdown pass.
The Falcons scored on their first two drives on Glodowski’s runs of 3 and 76 yards.
Iola-Scandinavia quarterback Connor Kurki scored on touchdown runs of 27 and 15 yards. His second score and a successful two-point conversion tied the game at 14-14 with 1:19 to go in the first half, but Glodowski drove Amherst down the field and connected with Carter Zblewski for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5.5 seconds remaining before halftime that gave the Falcons a 20-14 advantage.
Glodowski was the only player to score in the second half on runs of 45 yards in the third quarter and 6 yards in the fourth quarter.
Bryce Huettner led the T-Birds with 122 yards, but the Falcons outgained I-S 397-201 on the ground and 33-6 through the air.
Both teams had already qualified for the WIAA playoffs and will wrap up the regular season Friday, Oct. 13. The T-Birds will head to Weyauwega-Fremont, while the Falcons will host Wittenberg-Birnamwood. Amherst can wrap up the conference title outright with a win over the Chargers.