(October 31st, 2014)-TOLEDO: Edon got off to a hot start on the road, holding off Toledo Christian to win their last game of the season.
The Bombers scored all 30 of their points in the first half, putting up 14 in the first quarter, and 16 in the second. Toledo Christian, on the other hand put up 6 points in each of the first two periods, and attempted to rally in the third, scoring 13 points. Edon was able to hold the home team scoreless in the fourth quarter, however, and claimed victory with a 30-25 final.
Kaden Sapp, Edon’s quarterback, rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the middle of the first period running for 17 and 34 yards, respectively. He also passed for one in the second quarter, with Braden Miller making the 13 yard reception. Preston Klingler was able to return an interception 35 yards for the Bombers’ last touchdown of the game.
Offensively, Edon actually had a pedestrian evening statistically. Sapp went 10-18 passing for 100 yards and a touchdown. The senior also rushed for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 attempts, despite the team’s rushing total amounting to only 112 yards on 34 rushes. Landon Bloir was the leading receiving for the visiting Bombers, snagging 3 balls for 38 yards.
Edon’s defense played perhaps their finest game of the year, holding Toledo Christian to just 2-8 throwing the ball, amassing just 31 yards with a touchdown and 2 interceptions. They also limited the home team to 216 yards rushing on 45 attempts, although Toledo Christian was able to find the endzone 3 times on the ground.
Despite being out gained in total offense 247 yards to 212, the Bombers were still able to pull off the road victory. There were two factors working very much in Edon’s favor, however. First, they displayed a much greater degree of discipline than Toledo Christian (T.C.), committing only 2 penalties for 30 yards compared to the 11 penalties for 80 yards made by T.C. Second, Edon won the turnover battle, making 1 turnover against T.C.’s 3. These two elements to the game produced a lot of hidden yards for the Bombers, and helped propel them to a hard fought win against a quality foe.
Toledo Christian finishes their season at 7-3, while Edon completes the year at 4-6. Both teams carry a 4-2 mark in Toledo Area Athletic Conference play.
Edon’s record was tainted a bit by an extremely difficult schedule, but they were also hurt by an deficiency for tackling in space. This improved throughout the year, though, and the Bombers were able to finish the season strong, taking down Ottawa Hills and Toledo Christian.