Luke Hoffman is a JV warrior

Logan Stout

Luke Hoffman, a 15-year-old sophomore at Amherst high school, is the starting running back and “buck” for the junior varsity football team as well as the second string “buck” for the varsity.

“Luke is a good kid and not afraid to run into traffic,” says teammate Gage Glodowski.  Luke’s older brother Jake Hoffman is responsible for getting him involved in football. Luke’s fondest memory of football is when he scored his first touchdown in Pee Wee league.

As of this report, the Amherst Falcons are 4-2 with a ticket to the playoffs. Amherst has very high expectations for this season. After losing the first two games of the season against Clintonville and Medford, Amherst has yet to lose another game. The last three games are against Nekoosa, Manawa, and Stratford. Stratford will be a difficult game for the Falcons and Stratford is 4-1-1 in the 2022 season.

Hoffman is also an “academic stud.” He is a very good student that shows up on time, and is always ready for class.  “Luke works hard in class and out on the field,” says Mrs.Wierzba.  Some of Hoffman’s classmates say that “Luke is funny but still gets his work done,” according to Karter Konkol.  His team believes he has a bright future and good things await his future.

Hoffman is a second string buck for varsity, yet still a JV starter.  “Yes it is pretty difficult because I will be doing something with the JV and they will call me over for varsity,” he added.  Being a star linebacker takes some work. He consumes roughly 3500 calories a day, and he says his favorite team meal is hamburgers and cheese curds.

His older brother Jake Hoffman has set high standards for Luke. But if Luke keeps working his future looks very bright.