GALION —Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division play continues Friday when Galion welcomes the Presidents from Marion Harding. Harding is 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference after knocking off the previously undefeated North Union Wildcats last week, 35-0.
Galion is 0-2 in the conference and 1-4 overall.
Last week Jonathon Alder beat Galion in Red Division play, 43-16.
The highlight of the evening for Galion was provided by senior Connor Moreton. Halfway through the second quarter, Moreton was called upon by head coach Matt Dick to attempt a 47 yard field goal. The snap was good, the hold was good and the kick was even better. Moreton split the uprights, which didn’t just give the Tigers three points, but also gave Moreton the Galion High School record for longest field goal made. The previous record was 42 yards.
Galion had scored in the air earlier in the second quarter. Their first strike came on a 33-yard pass from Caleb Ivy to freshman Charles Reuer. The extra point was blocked, and trimmed Alder’s lead to 28-6. Moreton’s kick cut the lead to 28-9. In the third quarter, Garrett Kuns scored from the 2-yard-line for the touchdown, to make the fines 43-16.
Galion’s starting to find itself having been without QB Chase Cook for much of the season, and now minus Harrison Ivy. On the ground vs. Alder, Galion rushed for 102 yards on 28attempts. Through the air, the Tigers attempted just 15 passes, completing eight for 85 yards, with two interceptions.
Defensively, the Tigers gave up a 404 yards, including a 10-of-15 passing performance for 165 yards with one touchdown and one two-point conversion. On the ground, the Tigers allowed 239 yards on 37 attempts and five rushing touchdowns.
Bulldogs looking for win No. 4, vs. Danville
CRESTLINE — Up next for the Bulldogs with be a home matchup with the Blue Devils from Danville.
The Crestline Bulldogs picked up their third win of the 2016 season Friday, crushing Ridgedale by a final score of 56-0, to improve to 3-2.
The ground game was once again the point of emphasis for Crestline. On the night, the Bulldogs amassed 520 total yards on the ground while score seven touchdowns. JC Clark was a workhorse, rushing the ball 25 times and gaining 202 yards and finding the endzone three times. Quarterback JR Wolfe had six rushes for 164 yards and a score. Gaining 64 yards on five carries and contributing a touchdown was Caleb Moore. Rounding out the ground attack for Crestline was Dakota Wireman, who gained 62 yards on seven carries and picked up two touchdowns to help with victory number three for the team.
The only score through the air came in the second quarter when Wolfe completed a nine yard pass to receiver Bailey Wollard.
Winless Bucyrus up next for Colonel Crawford
ATTICA —Colonel Crawford will be at home against Bucyrus (0-5, 0-3) on Friday night. Bucyrus dropped their meeting with conference rival Mohawk last week, 39-14.
For the second week in a row Colonel Crawford dropped a tough battle to an undefeated Northern 10 Conference foe.
On Friday, the Eagles dropped t0 3-2 overall and 2-2 in N-10 play, falling to the Seneca East Tigers, 42-28. With the victory, the Tigers remain undefeated (5-0, 4-0) and atop the conference alongside the Wynford Royals (5-0, 4-0).
In an offensive slugfest, the Eagles amassed 461 total yards in their loss to the Tigers.
Most of that yardage — 237 yards — came from Blake Treisch, who ran the ball 31 times and scored two touchdowns. Trevor Shawber added 132 yards rushing on 21 carries with one touchdown and and quarterback Hayden Bute rushed for 25 yards on four carries. Bute was 4-9 passing for 67 yards and threw one interception.
Kaleb Landin had two catches for 27 yards on the night including a short touchdown pass from Bute. Spencer Mutchler scored the rest of the Eagles’ points on an extra point and a 23-yard field goal.
The Eagles defense allowed a total of 481 yards on the night. Seneca East had 249 yards rushing yards which lead to four touchdowns. The quarterback for the Tigers, Brennan Martin had 16 completions for 232 yards to go with two passing TDs.
Colonel Crawford let 25-21 at the break, but was outscored 21-3 after halftime.
Cardington up next for 0-5 Northmor
HOWARD —The Cardington Pirates (3-2, 1-1) are up next for the still winless Northmor Knights. Cardington dropped their league game last week to Centerburg, 55-34. This game will be Northmor’s homecoming game this season.
The Knights were in action on Friday against Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division rival, the East Knox Bulldogs.
East Knox took it to Northmor early, leading 14-0 by the end of the first quarter. The Knights were not able to get on track for the remainder of the game, losing by a final score of 28-6.
Northmor was strong on the defensive side of the ball despite the final score. East Knox was only able to accumulate 138 yards of total offense against the Knights’ defenders. The Bulldogs were 14/16 with 78 yards through the air, with one touchdown. East Knox rushed the ball 29 times for just 60 yards on the ground, recording one touchdown as well.
Offensively for the Knights, quarterback Jordan Wiseman was 8/30 passing with 203 yards and one touchdown. However, he also threw four interceptions on the night. Northmor also had four fumbles on the evening, losing two of them to the Bulldogs.
East Knox improves to 3-2 overall on the year and 1-1 in MOAC Blue play. Northmor is now 0-5 halfway through the season and 0-2 in conference matchups.