MADISON — The Glenwood City Hilltoppers as a team, broke nine state football tournament records and tied two more in division seven last Thursday. Also gaining mention in the record books will be Topper Isaac Tuttle as he tied two individual records. The Toppers defeated Potosi by a score of 46-21 in the opening games of the annual WIAA State Football championship at Camp Randall.
Records broken by the Toppers include: Most Points by two teams (67). The old record was set in 2005 by Pacelli 46 vs. Gilman 20.
Most points scored in a half (34). The old record was 28 held by Gilman (2006) and Regis (2003).
Most total yards by two teams (773). Old record was 666 by Catholic Central, 338 vs. Hilbert 278 (2008).
Most total offense plays (73). Old record was 70 held by Catholic Central (2009).
Most rushing yards (465). Old record was held by Shell Lake at 449 (2004).
Most rushing yards by two teams (591). Old record of 573 was set in 2006 by Gilman (429) vs. Eleva-Strum 144.
Most rushing attempts by two teams (94). Old record was of 88 was set in 2004 by Shell Lake (67) vs. Catholic Central (21).
Most first downs by a team (27). The old record was held by Gilman (24) set in 2006.
Most first downs by two teams (39). The old record of 30 was set in 2008 by Catholic Central (21) vs. Hilbert (9).
Glenwood City also holds a division five record that it set in 1997 that still stands. That was for the most rushing yards for a single team at 420 yards.
The Toppers also tied two other state records in gaining their third state championship last week. That of the most points scored in a division seven game at 46. The Toppers are tied with Pacelli from 2006.
The Toppers are also tied with Regis from a 2003 game for the most points in a quarter with 22.
Isaac Tuttle gained a tied in two individual game records. They both are the number of touchdowns by rushing with four and total score with four touchdowns.
The Toppers were just one yard short of coming up with a tie in the most total yards gained. The Toppers had gained 500 total yards last Thursday and the state record in division five is 501 yards set by Gilman in 2006.
Potosi also set a couple records against Glenwood City last week. One was the most pass completions at 12 and most attempted at 25.
Other divisions at state tournament have their own records and some have outdone what the Toppers did last week, but Tuttle’s four rushing touchdowns equals the record in each of the seven divisions. Only one football player in Wisconsin has scored more total touchdowns in a division championship game than Tuttle and that is Doug McGowan of Darlington, who scored five touchdowns in division five in 1995.
A couple of interesting notes on tournament records is that the fewest points scored was by Fond du Lac with three. But they defeated Oconomowoc, who did not score. The fewest yards allowed record is held by Spring Valley at 35 yards.
The largest winning margin in state history is 57 points set in 1995 in division five when Darlington defeated Hurley 63-6.