Defeating the home team 34-7, Wauseon didn’t allow Willard to score until the fourth quarter. That smothering defense didn’t stop at the scoreboard, either.
Allowing just 5 completions for 46 yards and 29 rushes for 47, the Indians held their opponent to under 100 total yards in the game, giving up just 93. Wauseon, by contrast, managed an impressive 372 yards of total offense, with 266 yards rushing and 106 passing.
Zach Robinson got the scoring started for the Indians, completing a 5 yard pass to Jacob Newlove. Nate Suntken ran for a 59 yard touchdown two minutes later to close out the first quarter.
Quarter number two saw Robinson complete another short touchdown pass, this one a 6 yard completion to Noah Castle. Suntken rushed for a 1 yard touchdown with less than a minute until halftime, making the score 27-0 going into the third quarter.
Suntken again ran for a score, this one from 3 yards out, in the third period. At this point, the Indians enjoyed a 34-0 advantage.
Willard finally got on the board with just under three minutes to go in the game with a 5 yard touchdown run. This made the final score 34-7.
The only area where Wauseon didn’t control this game was the turnover margin. The Indians lost 2 fumbles, and threw an interception. Willard also lost 2 fumbles, but did not throw an interception. Therefore, Wauseon lost the turnover battle 3-2, though this had little effect on the game’s outcome.