Area teams win state football championships
MADISON - Somerset and Glenwood City returned to the winner's circle yesterday at the WIAA State Football Championships at Camp Randall Stadium.
Somerset won its first title since 2002 and second in school history after beating Walworth Big Foot in overtime 35-33. Glenwood City won its first gold trophy since 1997 and third in school history with a 46-21 beating of Potosi.
Tyler Ledbetter ran for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, as Somerset High School won the Division-Four state title over Walworth Big Foot last night, 35-33. Big Foot also scored in the OT, but could not make a two-point conversion to tie it. Somerset ran for 403 yards in winning its second title and its first in a decade. Spartan running back Vernon Berault rushed for 204 yards on 42 carries and also scored a TD. It was also the second time in a row the Spartans played in an overtime championship game, losing last year to Wrightstown.
Glenwood City became the first state champion yesterday at the WIAA high school football finals. Glenwood City defeated Potosi 46-21 in the Division-Seven title game at Camp Randall Stadium. Potosi led 14-12 at halftime before GC scored 28 unanswered points in the third and fourth quarters. Isaac Tuttle scored four rushing touchdowns of 8, 20, 46, and 19 yards for the Hilltoppers, who had 500 yards of total offense to 273 for Potosi. Tuttle rushed for nearly 200 yards while teammate Adam Holmquist had 149 yards on 30 carries and a touchdown. The Chieftains were handed their first loss, and they finished at 12-1. Glenwood City went 11-2.