ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Glenwood City seeks back to back state championship


To say Glenwood City has an explosive offense would be an understatement. The defending D7 state champs have scored 673 points this season, averaging over 50 points a game.Senior running back Isaac Tuttle has rushed for over 2,000 yards but it's been a true team effort to get back to Madison.

"We got a offensive line, probably the best group we've had in 16 years, plus we have a couple of backs that make me look smart," says head coach Shane Strong.

The only hiccup this season was a 1 point loss to Division 5's Mondovi. Quarterback, Nick Mrdutt left the game injured and the team felt their leader's absence.

"I hated it. You know I don't usually come off the field and having an injury like that it was tough to watch my teammates out there without me. And it definitely motivated me for the next game to come out a lot stronger," says Mrdutt.

What makes this 12-1 team so tough to beat?

"If you've driven through Glenwood City, there's not a lot to do here. So we play football, we play basketball, and we wrestle. That's what we do," says Strong.

And so the town of 1200 will be in Madison tomorrow, supporting their farm town team as the boys hope to bring back another gold ball.

"(Just) Being just a part of the team, making memories, and just being with my brothers in blue," says Tuttle.

"I love them. There's nothing better than the job I have at Glenwood City. And you know, every day practice is the best part of my day. And it's a blessing to be here," adds Strong.


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