AMHERST – Amherst scored five touchdowns in the second quarter to take first control of its 2021 season opener and cruised to a 42-19 win over St. Croix Falls in a nonconference football game Friday night at Amherst High School.
Landon Moe had a 1-yard touchdown run for Amherst and St. Croix Falls countered with a 9-yard TD run by Dayo Oye and the game was tied 7-7 after one quarter.
In what seemed like could be a tight game quickly turned in Amherst’s favor as the Falcons scored five unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter.
Moe had TD runs of 1 and 4 yards in the opening 1½ minutes of the second period, then he threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Ian Hall, added another 3-yard scoring run, and Matt Glodowski scored on a 7-yard run with 1:52 to go before halftime as Amherst ripped open a 42-7 lead.
St. Croix Falls added a pair of touchdowns in the second half as the Falcons called off the dogs and cruised to the win.
Glodowski finished with 70 yards rushing, and Moe added 69 on the ground with the four touchdowns, and threw for another 181 yards on an efficient 7-for-9 passing for the Falcons. Hall led the way with four catches for 105 yards receiving in the win.
Amherst travels to Medford for another nonconference game on Aug. 27.
Falcons 42, Saints 19
St. Croix Falls 7 0 6 6 - 19
Amherst 7 35 0 0 - 42
A – Landon Moe 1 run (Josh Bentley kick), 6:36.
SCF – Dayo Oye 9 run (Travis Oestreich kick), 1:12.
A – Moe 1 run (Bentley kick), 11:57.
A – Moe 4 run (Bentley kick), 10:37.
A – Ian Hall 38 pass from Moe (Bentley kick), 7:04.
A – Moe 3 run (Bentley kick), 3:53.
A – Matt Glodowski 7 run (Bentley kick), 1:52.
SCF – Sam Glenna 2 pass from Brady Belisle (PAT failed), 2:33.
SCF – Aiden Meador 5 run (pass failed), 2:02.
First downs: St. Croix Falls 12; Amherst 13.
Rushing (att-yards): SCF 36-123; A 30-141.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): SCF 8-18-189-0; A 7-9-181-0.
Total yards: SCF 312; A 322.
Penalties (no.-yards): SCF 2-20; A 4-31.
Rushing: SCF, Dayo Oye 16-43, Aiden Meador 4-32, Brady Belisle 4-18, Keiran Defoe 6-11, Peyton Steffen 1-11, Devyn Rode 1-5, Sam Glenna 3-5, Jayden Adams 1-minus 2. A, Matt Glodowski 7-70, Landon Moe 13-69, Jake Derezinski 1-9, Nasiah Holland 4-6, Sam Wangelin 1-minus 6, Michael Benjamin 4-minus 7.
Passing: SCF, Belisle 7-16-171-0, Adams 1-2-18-0. A, Moe 7-9-181-0.
Receiving: SCF, Bryn Gouker 2-29, Glenna 2-21, Eli Prokop 1-78, Travis Oestreich 1-40, Tyler Olson 1-18, Oye 1-3. A, Ian Hall 4-105, Wangelin 1-40, Aidan Jastrowmski 1-24, Jake Derezinski 1-12.
Records: St. Croix Falls 0-1; Amherst 1-0.