Auburndale Tops Amherst, Headed To Championship Game

The last time Amherst High School was in Madison on state championship weekend was four months ago. And they returned with the hardware as champions in Divison 4 football.

Tonight a Falcons team filled with many of the same names that know what the gold feels like was hoping for some more Mad Town magic. But a poor night on both ends of the floor told a different story.

It came down to shooting in Thursday nights Divison 4 state semifinal game between Amherst and Auburndale.

The Apaches shot 64.3 percent from the field in the Kohl Center, a new Division 4 tournament record.

And Senior Austin Hawkins set a tournament record of his own, going 10/11 from the field.

The Falcons fell behind early and never were able to come back. They finish their season 22-4.

Auburndale will now seek its first state title since 2000. They'll face Dominican on Saturday.

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