GALION — Galion hits the road Friday for a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference contest with the River Valley Vikings.
Marion Harding beat Galion last week, 40-12 at Unckrich Stadium in Heise Park. River Valley defeated Fairbanks last week to improve to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in inner-league matchups. The Tigers are 1-5 and 3-3.
Galion scored first vs. Harding: on a 52-yard pass from Chase Cooke to Caleb Ivy. Kade Dyer punched in a score from the 1-yard line to make the score 12-12 at the half. But Harding scored 28 points in the second half, while shutting out Galion.
The Tigers rushed for only 10 yards. Cooke was a total of 9/23 through the air, with 153 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in his return under center.
Defensively, the Tigers gave up 241 yards on the ground and 210 yards through the air.
Winless Ridgedale up next for Colonel Crawford
NORTH ROBINSON — Colonel Crawford, 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the the Northern-10 Athletic Conference will play host to winless Ridgedale on Friday.
That’s a week after thumping winless Bucyrus 62-27 last week.
In that game, the Eagles scored 27 points in the second quarter and 21 in the third to end a two-game loosing street.
It was an offensive onslaught for the Eagles, who racked up 667 yards of offense, led by quarterback Hayden Bute and running back Blake Treisch.
Treisch carried the ball 17 times for 266 yards. He scored three touchdowns, including a 79-yard TD run.
Bute only threw five passes, but he completed four of them, for 159 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yard score to Kaleb Landin, and two TD passes to Owin Seevers, one for 48 yards and the other for 43 yards.
Bute also rushed for 60 yards, including a 48-yard TD run.
Trevor Shawber also had his way with the Bucyrus defense. Shawber carried the ball 14 times for 129 and a TD. The touchdown run was 40 yards.
Colonel Crawford’s ninth touchdown came on a 55-yard punt return by Kaden Schell.
Bulldogs on the road at Lucas Friday
CRESTLINE —Crestline will finish their season on a four game road trip. This trip starts next week when the travel to Lucas for inner-league play against the Cubs. Lucas defeated Loudonville last Friday to improve to 5-1 overall and 1-0.
The Crestline Bulldogs’ winning streak ended Friday, 34-7 to Danville. The Blue Devils knocked off the Bulldogs 34-7 at Hutson Stadium. dropping Crestline to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in league play.
Last week’s game 7-7 a the half, but the Blue Devils then scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to rally to the 34-7 victory. Crestline was
The Bulldogs offense posted just 261 total yards against the Blue Devils defense on Friday, 153 on the ground, led by Caleb Moore, with 58 yards coming from Moore. JR Wolfe picked up 46 yards on four carries and JC Clark with 46 yards on four carries as well.
The only score on the night for the Bulldogs came through the air. Wolfe hooked up with Chandler Gaskill for a second quarter touchdown. Wolfe was 10/22 passing on the night with just the one touchdown pass and two interceptions.
Northmor hosts Highland on Friday
GALION — The 3-3 Highland Scots are up next for winless Northmor, which dropped a 49-20 decision to Cardington last week. Highland is 3-0 in the MOAC
The Knights could shiff their first win, last week, trailing just 24-14 early in the third quarter. But Cardington took conrol en route to their 29-point victory.
Northmor coach B.J. Trainer noted that the margin could have been a lot closer at this point, but a couple passes that could have gone for points weren’t held onto by the intended receivers.
“We had some drops and that hurt us at inopportune times,” he said. “When you’re still trying to find yourself, you’ve got to make those plays.”