(December 2nd, 2014): In their first game of the season, the Pettisville Eighth Grade Boys hit the ground running. They took down North Western Ohio Athletic League foe Liberty Center by 21 points.
The final score read 40-19, Pettisville.
The Blackbird defense was stout for most of the game. With just 2 points in the first quarter, the Tigers only managed to put up 5 more in the second. Scoring 9 points in the first period, and 14 in the second, that great defensive outing allowed Pettisville to enjoy a 23-7 lead at halftime.
Offensively, the Blackbird boys stumbled a bit in the the third quarter. They added a mere 3 points to their total score. Again, however, their defense picked up the slack, limited Liberty Center to 2 points in the same span. With the contest well in hand, the Pettisville boys loosened up their defense. In the fourth quarter. Liberty Center took advantage, scoring 10 points in the final stanza. Not to be outdone, though, the Blackbirds found their offense once again, earning 14 more points to end the game.
Moyer led the Blackbird effort with 12 points.
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