GALION — The Galion Tigers open play Friday in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division against the Buckeye Valley Barons in Delaware. Like the Tigers, the Barons are 1-2 overall after a loss in Week 1 vs.Delaware Hayes, a Week 2 victory against Whetstone, and a loss last week to Johnstown-Monroe.
Galion won it’s opener vs. Bucyrus but struggled the past two weeks, losing at Cardington and at Keystone LaGrange last Friday, 40-6.
Connor Moreton was responsible for all six of Galion’s points against Keystone, hitting field goals from 36 and 23 yards.
Overall, the Tigers gained a season-low 209 yards on offense. The ground game saw 30 rushes for 106 yards. Ryan Talbott was the leading rusher, gaining 73 yards on 16 carries. Caleb Ivy was at quarterback for the injured Chase Cooke. He was 11 of 24 passing for 103 yards and two interceptions. Ivy’s primary target was his brother, Harrison Ivy, who finished with four receptions for 36 yards. Chase Castline caught three passes against the Wildcats for 33 yards.
In addition to the two interceptions, Galion also lost a fumble.
Galion’s defense was on the field quite a bit on Friday against Keystone. The Wildcats racked up 328 rushing yards on 48 attempts and had 87 yards in the air on 11 attempts. This lead to four touchdowns and the addition of one two-point conversion for Keystone. Galion gave up a season-high 415 yards.