SPENCER – A week after giving undefeated Amherst a run for their money before fading in the fourth quarter, the Spencer/Columbus Catholic pulled off a monumental victory on Friday night as it upended the No. 1-ranked team in the state in Division 7 Bangor with a 28-27 win at Spencer High School.
Brock Bennington ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns, and kicked a 43-yard field goal to lift the Rockets to the nonconference win. Spencer/Columbus, which scheduled this game earlier this week after Nekoosa had to forfeit the slated Central Wisconsin Conference Large Division game, is now 4-3 overall including the forfeit.
Spencer/Columbus led 16-15 at halftime after touchdown runs of 24 yards by Bennington and 12 yards by Will Gorst, and the long field goal by Bennington.
SC never trailed in the second half, but had to hold off blow after blow from Bangor (5-1).
Bennington had a 7-yard TD run in third quarter which was followed by a 64-yard touchdown run fro