(October 3rd, 2014)-GIBSONBURG: Giving up most of its points in the first half, the Edon defense put their offense in a hole early into the game. The result was a 62-35 loss.
To be fair, the Bomber offensive assault trailed off in the second half, creating only 8 points, but those 35 total points displayed a strong showing by the Edon boys on the road. It should also be mentioned that the Golden Bears scored only 14 of their points in the last two periods as well, so adjustments were made to rectify the issues of the first half.
Allowing 388 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns on 43 carries made things difficult for the Bombers, though.
Comparatively, Edon ran for 66 yards in 24 attempts, though they found the end zone 3 times on the ground as well. Senior quarterback Kaden Sapp rushed 16 times for 81 yards and all three of those touchdowns, meaning some Bomber rushers were caught behind the line of scrimmage.
Sapp mostly moved the ball through the air, however, going 21-38 on his way to amassing 259 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also threw 2 interceptions on the night. Freshman Landon Bloir was his target of choice for most of the evening, bringing in 7 balls for 136 and both of Sapps touchdown tosses.
Edon lost the turnover battle against Gibsonburg, coughing the ball up 5 times while the Golden Bears refused to do so even once.
It should be noted that Gibsonburg is a really strong team, and a force in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Improving to 6-0 on the season, and 3-0 in the TAAC, the Golden Bears have played well all season.
Getting off to a poor start defensively really hindered the Bombers in this game. Giving up 48 points in the first half put a lot of pressure on the Edon offense, who scored enough points to, at the very least, keep the game close.
Perhaps the silver lining of this game for Edon is that they seemed to have figured out how to slow down that Golden Bear rushing attack. Run defense has been an issue all season long, but they may just have found a way to rectify that issue.
This week, the Bombers travel to West Unity to do battle with old foe Hilltop.