Amherst drops first two games and then goes undefeated the rest of the way

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Katie Lechton

The 2022 Amherst football campaign is ⅔ of the way through as of Week 8, and it isn’t showing signs of stopping after week nine. This year started a little rocky with dropping two non conference games against Clintonville (31-38 in overtime) and Medford (14-50). After week three, however, Amherst won out and clinched a spot in the WIAA Division 5 playoffs. (Editor’s note: This report was submitted prior to the last couple of weeks of play.)

Seniors Matthew Glodowski and Jake Derezinski have been the main go-to’s when talking about the Falcon offense. Glodowski leads the team’s passing (819) and rushing (795) yards while Derezinski leads in passing yards (371). The offense helped Amherst get nail-biting wins against Wittenberg-Birnamwood (31-28) and Weyauwega-Fremont (57-40). The defense has also been at the top of their game since Week 3. They have helped claim shutouts against Nekoosa (38-0) and Spencer-Columbus (54-0).

The final two games will decide the conference champion. The first game is on the road against Manawa, who is one game from being on the “bubble” in this year’s playoffs. They are 4-3 on the year and will look to throw the ball more than running it. The last game of the regular season is against conference foe Stratford, to be played at Marshfield due to renovations at Stratford. The Tigers are at 5-1-1 and prefer to run the ball like Amherst. If Amherst wins this game, they will be the 2022 CWC-Large Conference champions.

You can find the rest of the 2022 Amherst football season live on Zaleski Sports and the Amherst Falcons Athletics Youtube Channel. (Turn to Zaleski for the winter season soon to get underway as well.)