LATE TD, TWO-POINT CONVERSION LIFTS SPENCER/COLUMBUS FOOTBALL PAST AMHERST
AMHERST – Eden Jacobson had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and what proved to be the game-winning two-point conversion run with 5½ minutes to go to give Spencer/Columbus a 30-29 win over previously undefeated Amherst in a Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division football game Friday night at Amherst High School.
Each team exchanged two touchdowns apiece in the second half.
Just 18 seconds after Amherst took a 29-22 lead on a 4-yard touchdown run by Landon Moe, Jacobson raced 70 yards for a score and plowed in the two-point conversion to give Spencer/Columbus a 30-29 lead with 5:37 remaining.
The Rockets were able to hold on from there, sending Amherst (6-1, 5-1 CWC Large) to its first loss of the season. Spencer/Columbus finishes the regular season with a 5-2 mark overall and in conference play. WIAA postseason assignments will be announced over the weekend.
Jacobson ran for 152 yards and caught five passes for 87 yards, and accounted for all four of the Rockets’ touchdowns.
Gage Stratman completed 10 of 12 passes for 136 yards, and Chase Higgins added three catches for 36 yards and a two-point conversion for SC.
“Tonight was a great win for the program,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “We are proud of the effort and determination. Eden (Jacobson) had another great night. Gage (Stratman) had a big game passing the ball, and Chase Higgins made some clutch catches.”
Rockets 30, Falcons 29 Spencer/Columbus 0 14 0 16 – 30 Amherst 7 7 7 8 – 29 First Quarter A – Touchdown (Josh Bently kick) (play not provided), 7:48. Second Quarter SC – Eden Jacobson 48 pass from Gage Stratman (run faield), 8:02. A – Carmelo Aleman 57 pass from Tristin Schelvan (Bently kick), 7:11. SC – Jacobson 8 pass from Stratman (Will Gorst pass from Stratman), 0:36. Third Quarter A – Jake Hoffman 1 run (Bently kick), 9:47. Fourth Quarter SC – Jacobson 1 run (Chase Higgins pass from Stratman), 11:03. A – Landon Moe 4 run (Schelvan run), 5:55. SC – Jacobson 70 run (Jacobson run), 5:37. Team Statistics First downs: Spencer/Columbus 19; Amherst 15. Rushing (att-yards): SC 43-220; A 23-125. Passing (comp-att-yards): SC 10-12-136-1; A 8-16-127-0. Total yards: SC 356; A 252. Penalties (no.-yards): SC 2-15; A 3-15. Fumbles (total-lost): SC 0-0; A 0-0. Punting (att-yards): SC 1-38.0; A none. Individual Statistics Rushing: SC, Eden Jacboson 25-152, Dominic Post 5-24, Gage Stratman 3-17, Max McGiveron 3-13, Will Gorst 5-13, No. 47 (no name provided) 1-1, Will Schlafke 1-0. A, Tristin Schelvan 10-76, Jake Hoffman 11-31, Landon Moe 2-18. Passing: SC, Stratman 10-12-136-1. A, Schelvan 8-16-127-0. Receiving: SC, Jacobson 5-87, Chase Higgins 3-36, Gorst 1-9, Cole Timmler 1-4. A, Carmelo Aleman 3-76, Moe 1-22, Matthew Glodowski 1-14, Breeden Nord 1-7, Ian Hall 1-6, Hoffman 1-2. Interceptions (defense): A, Aleman. Records: Spencer/Columbus 5-2 overall and Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division; Amherst 6-1, 5-1 CWC Large.