Chilton had undefeated Amherst right where they wanted them, but the Falcons escaped.
On the verge of one of the greatest victories in Chilton football history, the Tigers ran out of time in heartbreaking 24-19 defeat at frigid Amherst Friday night in a WIAA Division 5, Level 3 football game. It was the first-ever appearance by a Chilton team at this level (state quarterfinal).


Trailing 24-19 with just over five minutes remaining, the Tiger defense had Amherst's backs to the wall. The Falcons faced a third-and-three from their own 10 yard line. Instead of a big third down stop and having Amherst punt from their own end zone, the Tigers were called for encroachment resulting in a key first down.
Amherst managed to take two more minutes off the clock and drive the ball to midfield where Chilton did force a punt.
Instead of a short field, Chilton now had to drive 80 yards for a go-ahead score. The Tigers went three-and-out and Amherst ran out the clock to preserve the win and advance to Level 4 next week against another unbeaten in Stratford, who remained unscored upon this season with another shut out win Friday.
Chilton had a pair of Tyler Meyer to Camden Bowe touchdown passes and another Meyer to Ryan Broeckel TD.
More on this game in next weeks Tri-County News. Chilton finished 9-3 overall this season, one win shy of a school record set by the 1999 CHS Tigers and coach Scott Fritz.