New Holstein High School’s football season came to end Friday night (Oct. 19) with a 35-13 first-round playoff loss to host Amherst, last year’s Division 5 state champion.
The Falcons scored on each of their first three possessions to lead 20-0 at halftime.
The Huskies came close to scoring right before halftime and hoped to continue that momentum in the second half and get back in the game, but Amherst drove 85 yards in just six plays to score again and take a 26-0 lead.
The Falcons ran the score to 35-0 later in the quarter to start the running clock.
The only consolation for the Huskies came in the fourth quarter as senior fullback Tyler McCoy scored two touchdowns to become the all-time scoring leader at NHHS. Then on the last play of the game and his high school career, McCoy gained 14 yards to set the school’s all-time career rushing record.
More on those records and this game will appear in the Oct. 25 Tri-County News.