Summaries from Friday, Sept. 2
Edgerton 70, Edon 42
The Bulldogs got off to a fast start with a 23-7 first quarter and the Bombers returned the favor in the second quarter outscoring Edgerton 21-13. It was the third quarter 28-6 advantage be the Bulldogs that put the game away however. Edgerton’s Cameron Jordan ran for six touchdowns on runs of 39, 38, 10, 3, 15 and 14 yards. He finished the night with 200 yards on just 13 carries. Although he was having a career night, his 200 yards did not lead all rushers. That honor went to Jordan’s team mate Derek Blue who finished with 204 yards on 22 carries. Blue had one touchdown run. Edon saw their quarterback Carson Brandt throw for 365 yards on 18 of 44 including four touchdowns. Between the two teams, 940 yards of offense was racked up.
Antwerp 36, Hilltop 28
The Cadets got their first score of the game with 5:42 remaining in the half on a two-yard Quinn Smith run. Ethan Dunson added the extra point. Hilltop was within two points with 32 seconds left in the half when Smith found Hayden Brown for a 10 yard touchdown strike. But Antwerp was able to answer with a touchdown with nine seconds remaining to go up 22-14 at the break. A Smith touchdown to Christian McKinney from 48 yards with 7:57 left knotted the game at 22-22. Antwerp answered with 11:50 remaining in the game to go up 29-22. The ‘never say die’ Cadets scored again with 8:04 left on another Smith pass, this one to Tyler Suboski for 80 yards. Dunson missed the point after touchdown and Antwerp held a 29-28 lead. Antwerp ended the game’s scoring with 4:44 left to sneak away with the six-point win. Smith ended the night hitting on 12 of 18 passes for 206 yard and three touchdowns. Jacob Champion led all Cadet rushers with 105 yards on 13 carries.
Fostoria 27, Wauseon 21
The Indians suffered their second straight setback to start the season. It took the Redmen less than two minutes to get their first touchdown of the night. Fostoria then went up 13-0 on a three-yard touchdown run. The Indians initial score came on a 22-yard run from Everett Bueter at the 10:04 mark of the second quarter. Andrew Gray’s kick made it 13-7 as the half came to an end. The Indians struck first in the second half on another Bueter touchdown, this one from six yards out. Fostoria answered that touchdown at the :51 second mark of the third quarter to go back on top 19-14. Wauseon rose to the occasion and with 7:45 remaining in the game came storming back to take the lead. Junior Martinez snuck in from one yard out. Gray’s kick gave Wauseon the advantage 21-19. But with 2:12 left Fostoria took the lead and the win with a 23 yard pass play. Everett Bueter led Wauseon in rushing with 98 yards as Junior Martinez finished with 88. Hunter Yackee, filling in for an injured Brendan Wilson at quarterback, ran for 17 yards and finished with three completions in six attempts for 55 yards.
Montpelier 41, Evergreen 15
The Locomotives scored all their point in the first half to top the Vikings in a non-conference battle. Montpelier got their first score at the 9:54 mark with a six yard run by Austin Grubb. Evan Friend’s kick made it 7-0. One minute later, Montpelier was on the board again with a four-yard Bryce Cooley run. Friend missed the kick and the score read Montpelier 13, Evergreen 0. Two more Locomotive scores, one by Grubb from 13 yards out and another by Cooley from 30 yards out made the final first quarter score 27-0. With 8:25 remaining in the half Evergreen’s Tyler Noe was intercepted by Evan Friend who completed the pick-six as the Montpelier lead climbed to 34-0. What would prove to be the last Locomotives’ score of the night, came with 4:09 remaining in the half. Zac Mason’s 13 yard pass to Kolden Uribes and Friend’s kick made it 41-0 at the half. Evergreen got two scores, one it the third and one in the fourth, to avoid the shutout. Hunter Van Wert ran in from 11 yards out and Free Canales ran for the two-point conversion to make the score 41-8. The final Evergreen scored game with :20 seconds left in the game when Jack Etue found Hunter Van Wert with a 21-yard pass. Trevor Carter added the kick as the game came to and end. Montpelier’s Bryce Cooley led all rushers with 74 yards on eight attempts and two touchdowns. Jack Etue was a bright spot for the Vikings hitting on seven of 19 passing attempt for 77 yards and one score.