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Amherst Preps For First Ever Title Game


After a thrilling victory over Stratford in Level 3 two weeks ago, and then beating defending champion Colby in Level 4, Amherst is set for Thursday's Division 5 State Title game in Madison.

"I can't wait til it really happens," Amherst linebacker Joel Biadasz said. "It's going to be one exciting, one exciting life moment that you'll never forget."

But the Falcons may have to play without its dual-threat QB Chris Zblewski, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last Friday's game. Zblewski ran for three touchdowns and passed for a two more in its win over Colby.

"He is day to day, he has not been ruled out," Amherst coach Mark Lusic said. "It's going to be how much can he handle, pain wise. And I know Chris. If he can play, he's going to play and if he's healthy, he's playing."

Like Amherst, its opponent, Lancaster, is also undefeated at 12-0. Unlike the Falcons, this is not the Flying Arrows' first time in Madison. Last year's runner-up is back in the championship game for the ninth time, seeking its first title since 2006.

"They're built on speed, they are very fast, very physical team," Lusic said. "They're going to be the fastest team we see all year."

With the Falcons on the verge of its first ever state football title, this town of just over a thousand people is talking about nothing but football.

"I really haven't seen signs like this, I've never seen it ever," Biadasz said.

Amherst plays Thursday at 4 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium, and the school will hold a send-off rally that morning.

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