GALION — Galion returns Friday to take on Fairbanks. It is homecoming for the Tigers and Connections Weekend for all Galion High School graduates.
Galion is 1-6 after last week’s 35-3 loss at River Valley. Fairbanks lost to North Union last week 35-31, to fall to2-5.
The Tigers offense just couldn’t get things rolling against the Vikings. Dropped passes and penalties were a problem. The offense was able to post just 55 rushing yards on 35 attempts against the Vikings. Ryan Talbott lead the ground attack for the Tigers with 10 carries for 62 and Garrett Kuns added 36 yards on 10 rushes. Chase Cooke took to the air 28 times against River Valley, completing 13 of his passes for 114 yards. The Ivy brothers, Harrison and Caleb, caught nine of the 13 tosses. Harrison had five receptions for 52 yards while Caleb grabbed four for a total of 31 yards. In total, Galion had 169 yards of total offense against their league opponent.
River Valley put up 499 yards of total offense against the Tigers’ defense. The Vikings did most of their damage on the ground, including 421 on the ground.
Connor Moreton scored the only three points on the night for Galion on a 32-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Crawford, Lucas will match offensive firepower Friday in Lucas
NORTH ROBINSON —The Colonel Crawford Eagles are on the road Friday at Lucas, to meet the 6-1 Cubs.
The Eagles are 5-2 after thumping Ridgedale 61-8 last week
Colonel Crawford jumped out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead over Ridgedale and scored 27 points in the second quarter and lead 47-0 at the intermission. With a continuous clock running in the second, the Eagles rolled to their 53-point victory.
Blake Treisch continued his torrid offensive pace of recent weeks for the Eagles. He scored three rushing touchdowns while picking up 102 yards on just 10 carries. Fellow running back for Crawford, Trevor Shawber also picked up 113 yards on six carries and recorded a touchdown of his own. The Eagles shared the scoring load with Hayden Bute, Owen Kocher and Colton Rowland running for scores. In total, Crawford rushed the ball 35 times for 308 yards and scored seven times.
Bute threw the ball just six times on the night against the Rockets. Bute completed two of the six passes for 42 yards and one touchdown. Zye Shipman also had some time under center against Ridgedale. Shipman completed 1/2 passes for 26 yards himself and threw the other Eagles’ touchdown pass.
Ridgedale was held to just 59 yards of total offense.
Bulldogs looking to get back on winning track at Fremont St. Joseph
LUCAS —The Crestline Bulldogs are at Fremont on Friday to face St. Joseph Central Catholic.
The Bulldogs ran into a buzzsaw last week in Lucas, dropping a 63-28 decision to now 6-1 Cubs.
The Cubs rushed for 450 yards, led by quarterback Jeb Grover, who ran for 230 yards and scored four touchdowns. His teammate, Jackson Hauger, picked up another 101 yards on the ground.
Conversely, Crestline’s offense was slowed down by Lucas’ aggressive defense. The Bulldogs rushed for 205 yards on the evening. Quarterback JR Wolfe lead the Bulldogs’ ground attack, picking up 127 yards rushing on seven attempts and earning two touchdowns. JC Clark carried the ball 11 times for 42 yards for Crestline as well.
The passing game for the Bulldogs gained 124 yards through the air from the arm of Wolfe. Wolfe threw the ball 21 times, completed 10 of those passes while recording two touchdowns and one interception. Chandler Gaskill was one of Wolfe’s targets for the game. Gaskill caught three passes for 78 yards and a score. The other touchdown pass thrown by Wolfe was snagged by Caleb Moore, for 31 yards.
Northmor headed to Mount Gilead in search of first victory
GALION — Northmor is still looking for it’s first win. The Knights are on the road Friday at Mount Gilead.
The Indians 3-4 this year, having dropped an 18-13 decision to East Knox last week. Northmor had a tougher night, falling 49-6 to Highland.
In that game, Highland scored on its first five possessions and seven of its first eight. The Scots led 21-0 before the Knights to on the scoreboard, thanks to a 47-yard TD run by Conan Becker early in the second quarter.
Northmor coach B.J. Trainer said his team had trouble controlling the linen of scrimmage.
“They beat us out of the gate,” he said. “They’re a good football team. They created a lot of problems defensively. Their defensive line did a good job of disrupting what we tried to do offensively.”