Friday, October 7 Scoring Summaries
Liberty Center 28, Wauseon 6
The Indians drew first blood, but the Tigers got rolling and never looked back in the NWOAL contest. Hunter Yackee found Brendan Wilson in the center of the end zone with a 12-yard pass at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter. After that, it was all Liberty Center and their bulldozing running back, Zack Carpenter. Carpenter ran for four touchdowns on way to 332 yards rushing on 30 carries. Wilson led Wauseon on the ground with 64 yards on 11 carries. Liberty Center ran just three more offensive plays (57-54) buy outgained Wauseon 471 to 197.
Montpelier 27 Gibsonburg 12
The Locomotives ran off 21 unanswered points in the first three quarters to muscle them to the non-conference win. Gibsonburg put all of their points on the board in the final 12 minutes. Austin Grubb crossed the goal line three times for Montpelier with runs of 4, 1 and 7 yards. The other Locomotives score came with a Zac Mason to Kolden Uribes pass covering 33 yards. Mason finished completing six of eight passes for 103 yards. Bryce Cooley led Montpelier in the rushing column with 98 yards on 18 carries while Grubb finished with 91 yards on 22 carries.
Archbold 13, Bryan 7
After a scoreless first quarter, the Bluestreaks, with a 27-yard field goal by Josh Kidder, took the early lead in the second quarter. Archbold followed that score with a 23-yard pass from Gabe Petersen to Toby Walker. Kidder’s kick was good for the 10-0 advantage at the break. The Golden Bears found the end zone first in the second half with a six yard Zak Nobis run. Josh Jones converted the extra point to make the score 10-7 going into the fourth quarter. The Streaks iced the NWOAL win with a 34-yard field goal by Kidder. Petersen ran for 78 yards on 15 carries to lead Archbold while John Rittenhouse led Bryan with 31 yards on 15 carries.
Ottawa Hills 21, Hilltop 12
The Cadets held a 12-7 halftime lead but were held scoreless in the second half for the non-conference defeat. Ben Routhier caught a 3-yard pass from Tyler Suboski with 2:31 left in the first quarter. After the missed extra point, Ottawa Hills answered with a score to take a 7-6 lead with 1:02 left in the half. Quinn Smith ended the first half with a 5-yard pass to Christian McKinney with :04 seconds left to steal back the lead at the break. Ottawa Hills scored one touchdown in each of third and fourth quarters for the win. Smith ended the night connecting on 11 of 20 passes for 225 yards.
Edgerton 53, Antwerp 20
The Bulldogs exploded for 30 first quarter point to roll to the WBC victory. Derek Blue and Clayton Flagel scored the first two Edgerton touchdowns. Blue crossed the goal line first with a 20-yard run and Flagel got the second score with a 30-yard sprint. After an Antwerp score, Cameron Jordan scored on a 10 yard run. Blue closed out the monstrous first quarter with a 55-yard dash. The onslaught continued in the second quarter as Flagel ran to pay dirt with a 5-yard score. Braydon Cape capped the first half scoring for Edgerton with a 21-yard gallop as the half ended with Edgerton up 46-6. Cape scored the final touchdown for Edgerton in the third quarter with a five-yard run. In the scoring total, Jordan added a two-point conversion run, Blue ran for a pair of two-point conversions, extra points, Cape added two conversion runs and Carter Knecht kicked one extra point. Blue led all rushers with 230 yards on 16 carries.