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PANDORA — Leipsic came away with it’s first win of the season and snapped a 13 game skid when the Vikings came from behind to defeat Pandora-Gilboa 18-12 in overtime Friday night in Blanchard Valley Conference action.
Leipsic (1-5 overall, 1-4 BVC) jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead when Jason Butler ran into the endzone on a 28-yard run.
The Rockets tied the game up before the half when Sam Maag connected with Thomas Hochstettler on a 15-yard touchdown pass. Nathan Lee put Pandora-Gilboa on top in the third quarter on a 9-yard touchdown run.
Leipsic however tied the game up in the fourth quarter when Derek Mangas caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Schroeder to force overtime.
After Pandora-Gilboa (1-5, 1-4) turned the ball over on downs in the overtime period Schroeder found Mike Benton for a 20-yard touchdown and the Viking victory.
Nathan Lee carried the ball 24 times for 94 yards for the Rockets. Derek Mangas hauled in 3 passes for 61 yards and Mike Benton caught 5 passes for 59 yards for Leipsic.
Pandora-Gilboa dropped its third overtime game of the season after losing to Columbus Grove and Arlington to start the season.
It was a bad night to be a kicker for either team as they went a combined 0-for-4 on extra point attempts.
Leipsic 6 0 0 6 6— 18
Pandora-Gilboa 0 6 6 0 — 12
LEI — Butler 28 run (kick failed)
P-G — Hochstettler 15 pass from Maag (kick failed)
P-G — Lee 9 run (kick failed)
LEI — Mangas 35 pass from Schroeder (kick failed)
LEI — Benton 20 pass from Schroeder
TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 72
UPPER SANDUSKY 13
UPPER SANDUSKY — Tiffin Columbian kept piling on the points Friday night and there was nothing Upper Sandusky could do about it.
The end result was a 72-13 loss to the Tornadoes in a Northern Ohio League tilt.
TC was up 42-0 before the Rams even got on the scoreboard in a game that turned ugly in a hurry.
The Tornadoes (4-2, 3-0 NOL) ripped off 22 points in the opening quarter and scored at least 20 in each of the first three quarters en route to the easy victory over the Rams (2-4, 1-3).
Ethan Kagy led the way for TC, scoring four times, including once on an 89-yard kickoff return in the third that put the Tornadoes up 49-7.
The Tornadoes finished with 353 yards while Upper Sandusky managed only 146 yards and turned the ball over 7 times.
Columbian 22 20 24 6 —72
Upper Sandusky 0 7 0 6 —13
TC — Kagy 1 run (Kneeskern kick)
TC — Kagy 8 run (Kneeskern run)
TC – Chavez 8 run (Kneeskern kick)
TC — Kagy 2 run (kick failed)
TC — Chavez 5 run (Kneeskern kick)
TC — Bowen 12 pass from Peacock (Kneeskern kick)
US — Neely 54 pass from Alex Falk (Beidelschies kick)
TC — Kagy 89 kickoff return (Kneeskern kick)
TC — Chavez 4 run (Kneeskern kick)
TC — Kneeskern 38 FG
TC — Brown 45 interception return (Kneeskern kick)
TC — Tran 3 run (kick failed)
US — Schick 4 run (kick failed).
SENECA EAST 34
ST. WENDELIN 6
ATTICA — After a scoreless first quarter Seneca East got its offense rolling to stop Fostoria St. Wendelin 34-6 in a Midland Athetic League game at Cook Field Friday night.
Cody Kidwell fired a 14-yard pass to Andy Ruffing and added a 2-yard run to give Seneca East (4-2 overall, 1-2 MAL) a 14-0 halftime lead.
Ruffing added a 5-yard run and Garrett Tusing caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Kidwell in the third quarter. Nate Miller cappred the scoring for the Tigers with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth frame.
St. Wendelin’s Tony Peiffer scored on a 1-yard run with just 35.6 seconds remaining in the game.
The Tigers racked up 154 yards rushing and 186 passing. Kidwell was 15-of-28 passing for 186 yards while Tusing grabbed 6 catches for 99 yards to lead Seneca East.
Levi Smith led the Mohawks by hitting 15-of-25 passes for 224 yards. Kevin Eibner had 6 catches for 98 yards and J.J. Hrabak rushed for 51 yards on 13 carries.
St. Wendelin 0 0 0 6 — 6
Seneca East 0 14 14 6 — 34
SE — Ruffing 14 pass from Kidwell (Hay kick)
SE — Kidwell 2 run (Hay kick)
SE — Ruffing 5 run (Hay kick)
SE — Tusing 16 from Kidwell (Hay kick)
SE — Miller 1 run (kick failed)
SW — Peiffer 1 run (run failed)
NORTH BALTIMORE — Fremont St.Joe’s Meyer was 8 for 16 and passed 220 yards to defeat North Baltimore 42-14 for a Midland Athletic League victory.
St. Joe stole the show Friday night as they left the Tigers score-less for the first three quarters. St.Joe’s Meyer found the endzone on ground for the first two touchdowns combining for 34 yards.
Meyer then passed to teammates Kerr and Roth each for touchdowns combining for 88 yards.
In the start of the second half the Tigers still couldn’t stop St.Joe in the sky with another TD pass for 40 yards to kerr. To finish up the third Meyer sprinted in for a 7 yard TD run.
North Baltimore’s Andrew Willaims scored some Tiger pointsin the fourth with a 3 yard touchdown run. While Randy Marine also added to the score board with a 1 yard touchdown run.
Fremont St.Joe 7 21 14 0 — 42
North Baltimore 0 0 0 14 — 14
FSJ — Meyer 10 run (Koening kick)
FSJ — Meyer 24 run (Koening kick)
FSJ — Kerr 68 pass from Meyer (Koening kick)
FSJ — Roth 20 pass from Meyer (Koening kick)
FSJ — Kerr 40 pass from Meyer (Koening kick)
FSJ — Meyer 7 run (Koening kick)
NB — Williams 3 run (Run failed)
NB — Marine 1 run ( Williams run)
ARCADIA — Liberty-Benton ran out to a 23-0 halftime lead and never looked back as the Eagles cruised to a 37-6 Blanchard Valley Conference win over Arcadia Friday night.
The win keeps Liberty-Benton, the second ranked team in Division V, atop the BVC standings at 5-0 in the conference and 6-0 overall.
Justin Hyde booted a 37-yard field goal and Kerry Cramner hauled in a 10-yard pass from Aaron Craft for a touchdown and a 10-0 Eagle first quarter lead.
Brennan Lieb ran 6 yards for a score and Craft found Ryan Cook on a 39-yard touchdown strike for Liberty-Benton. Brandon Pickett sprinted 61-yards in the third quarter for a score and Cody Crawford took a Craft pass 28 yards in the fourth quarter for an Eagle touchdown.
Mason True put the Redskins on the board with a 1-yard touchdown plunge.
Arcadia (4-2, 3-2) struggled to get the offense rolling mustering up 147 total yards while turning the ball over twice.
Craft completed 19-of-23 passing attempts for 201 yards while Pickett ended the game with 94 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Arcadia 0 0 6 0 — 6
Liberty-Benton 10 13 7 7 — 37
L-B — Hyde 37 field goal
L-B — Cramner 10 pass from Craft (Hyde kick)
L-B — Lieb 6 run (kick failed)
L-B — Cook 39 pass from Craft (Hyde kick)
L-B — Pickett 61 run (Hyde kick)
ARC — True 1 run (kick failed)
L-B — Crawford 28 pass from Craft (Hyde kick)
BLOOMDALE — Elmwood had a solid team performance in defeating Suburban Lakes League counterpart Gibsonburg 48-7 Friday night.
The Elmwood offense produced a balanced attack that put up 474 yards of total offense (210 rushing, 265 passing) while the Royals’ defense limited the Golden Bears to 165 total yards.
Ben Hammer caught touchdown passes of 8 and 16 yards from Thomas Curtis while Curtis tossed TD passes to Trey Farabee (12 yards) and Nathaniel Fitch (9 yards) for the Royals (4-2, 2-1 SLL).
Farabee found the end zone when he returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown. C.J. Allums added 14-yard and 9-yard TD runs.
Jason Ackerman caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tony Egbert for Gibsonburg.
Curtis was 18-of-26 passing for 265 yards, while Allums carried 13 times for 85 yards.
Gibsonburg 0 0 0 7 — 7
Elmwood 14 21 13 0 — 48
Elm — Hammer 8 pass from Curtis (Fitch kick)
Elm — Farabee12 pass from Curtis (Fitch kick)
Elm — Allums 14 run (Fitch kick)
Elm — Fitch 9 pass from Curtis (Fitch kick)
Elm — Hammer 16 pass from Curtis (Fitch kick)
Elm — Farabee 77 punt return (Fitch kick)
Elm — Allums 9 run (kick failed)
Gib — Ackerman 20 pass from Egbert (Nagy kick)
PAULDING — Zac Dysert threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Ada Bulldogs marched past Paulding 21-13 to win their fifth consecutive game Friday night.
Dysert, who has made a verbal committment to Miami (Ohio) in football, went over 2,000 yards for the season (2,183) after torching the Panthers for 399 yards in this Northwest Conference tilt. He completed 31 of his 53 passes and did not throw an interception as the Bulldogs (5-1, 4-0 NWC) stayed in the hunt for the NWC championship.
Kyle Baker (153 yards) and Nate Vermillion (126 yards) both had over 100 yards receiving, but it was Jeff Wolber who got the Bulldogs on the board first, catching a 12-yard scoring strike from Dysert.
Josh Duffy’s 4-yard TD reception put the Bulldogs up 14-0 at halftime.
Josh Rouch capped the scoring for Ada with a 1-yard run in the third quarter.
Ada finished with 483 yards while Paulding managed 223. The Panthers (1-5, 0-4) scored both of their TDs in the second half.
Ada 0 14 7 0 —21
Paulding 0 0 6 7 —13
ADA — Wolber 12 pass from Dysert (kick failed)
ADA — Duffy 4 pass from Dysert (Dysert run)
PAU — Rhonehouse 11 run (run failed)
ADA — Rouch 1 run (Agin kick)
PAU — Vance 1 run (Owens kick)
VANLUE — Cory-Rawson’s John Anderson and Alex Barlekamp both rushed for more than 100 yards Friday night to power the Hornets to a 35-20 Blanchard Valley Conference win over Vanlue at Hinkle Field Friday night.
The loss was a costly one for the Wildcats, who fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the Blanchard Valley Conference. Vanlue senior quarterback Nick Lee, the BVC’s leading passer, went down with a possible broken ankle early in the opening period.
Barlekamp rushed for 129 yards on 25 carries and scored on a 16-yard run while Anderson added a 4-yard scoring run and 102 yards on just 7 carries for the Hornets (3-3, 3-2).
Jeff Radabaugh, who added 74 yards rushing on 14 attempts reached the endzone twice. He scored on a 5-yard run and caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Luke Bowser that gave the Hornets a commanding 35-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Jacob Javersak had a solid game in relief of Lee. He scored on a 10-yard run and added touchdown passes of 50 and 60 yards to Taylor Chiow.
Vanlue finished with 57 yards rushing and 305 passing as Javersak was 12-of-17 passing for 202 yards. The BVC’s leading receiver, Josh Kloepfer, caught 10 passes for 115 yards while Chiow caught 2 passes for 110 yards.
Cory-Rawson rushed for 337 and passed for 34.
Cory-Rawson 7 14 7 7 — 35
Vanlue 0 0 0 20 — 20
C-R — Cramer 4 run (Welch kick)
C-R — Anderson 4 run (Welch kick)
C-R — Radabaugh 5 run (Welch kick)
C-R — Barlekamp 16 run (Welch kick)
C-R — Radabaugh 5 pass from Bowser (Welch kick)
VAN — Javersak 10 run (Kloepfer kick)
VAN — Chiow 50 pass from Javersak (Kloepfer kick)
VAN — Chiow 60 pass from Javersak (kick failed)
Carey 0 0 0 14 — 14
Hopewell-Loudon 7 17 13 0 — 37
H-L — Ad. Brickner 1 run (Yost kick)
H-L — FG Yost 21
H-L — Ad. Brickner 16 run (Yost kick)
H-L — An. Brickner 17 pass from Brown (Yost kick)
H-L — Ad. Brickner 87 kickoff return (kick blocked)
H-L — Schalk 8 pass from Brown (Yost kick)
CAR — Stock 2 run (Strahm kick)
CAR — Phoenix 61 run (Strahm kick)
First Downs 13 18
Rushes-yards 45-226 35-160
Passing Yards 29 178
Comp-Att-Int 2-8-2 13-19-0
Punts-Avg. 2-23 1-25
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 1-5 5-33
rushing — Carey, Hall 11-33, Stock 16-76, Ludwig 8-19, Puckett 5-24, Messmer 3-9, Jacoby 1-4, Phoenix 1-61. Hopewell-Loudon, Ad. Brickner 18-116, Kapelka 9-24, Brown 1-2, Wise 2-6, M. Brickner 5-12.
passing — Carey, Hall 2-8-2, 29 yards. Hopewell-Loudon, Brown 13-19-0, 178.
receiving — Carey, Puckett 1-10, Ludwig 1-19. Hopewell-Loudon, Yost 4-45, An. Brickner 2-24, Siebenaller 3-39, Smith 1-25, Martishius 1-15, Schalk 2-30.
PATRICK HENRY 51
DELTA — Using its explosive offense and ferocious defense, Patrick Henry rolled to another Northwest Ohio Athletic League victory, drilling Delta 51-10.
The Patriots led 37-0 at halftime on a night when Tom Busch ran for 2 touchdowns and threw for 2 more while the defense turned in another rock solid performance, keeping the Panthers out of the end zone in the second half. The Patriots (6-0, 5-0 NWOAL) have given up just 38 points on the year and only 8 have been allowed in the second half.
Delta (3-3, 3-2) struck first on a 47-yard field goal but its hopes of upsetting the fourth-ranked team in Division V faded quickly as Busch got the offense rolling.
First, he hit Luke George on a 74-yard scoring strike and he followed it up with a 2-yard TD run.
The Patriots, who rolled up 493 yards in the win, scored three times in the second as it stretched its lead to a comfortable 37-0 margin.
Busch had a hand in two of PH’s second-quarter TDs, running 21 yards for a score and hitting Mitch Leonard on a 28-yard TD pass.
Busch ended up with 185 yards through the air and 107 on the ground.
Delta, which had been averaging 32 points per outing, managed only 171 yards against a PH team that came in allowing only 154 per game.
Patrick Henry 14 21 16 0 —51
Delta 3 7 0 0 —10
DE — Smith 47 FG
PH — George 74 pass from Busch (Cole kick)
PH — Busch 2 run (Cole kick)
PH — Leonard 22 pass from Kuesel (Cole kick)
DE — Godsey 5 run (Smith kick)
PH — Busch 21 run (Cole kick)
PH — Leonard 28 pass from Busch (Cole kick)
PH — Safety
PH — Kusel 19 run (Cole kick)
PH — Cole 2 run (Cole kick)
ALLEN EAST 13
BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Jesse Herr rushed for 108 yards and Shane Cash scored two touchdowns as the Pirates beat Allen East 20-13 Friday night in Northwest Conference play.
Allen East found the end zone first in the middle of the first quarter as Blaine Schmitt scored on a 7-yard run.
Three minutes into the second quarter, Herr scored on a 10-yard run to tie the game. Schmitt, though, went 22 yards for a Mustang TD.
Cash then broke through Allen East’s defense with 35 seconds left in the half for a 33-yard TD run.
After a scoreless third quarter, Cash had a 3-yard TD to seal the deal.
Allen East 6 7 0 0 — 13
Bluffton 0 13 0 7 — 20
AE — Schmitt 7 run (kick failed)
BLU — Herr 10 run (kick failed)
AE — Schmitt 22 run (Schmitt kick)
BLU — Cash 33 run (Shade kick)
BLU — Cash 3 run (Shade kick)
McCOMB — Brad Gibson’s second-half touchdowns proved to be the difference as McComb rallied to knock off Arlington 19-16 in a Blanchard Valley Conference thriller at Doc Miller Field Friday night.
McComb, the No.8 team in the latest Associated Press Division VI poll, improved to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the BVC. Arlington slipped to 4-2 and 3-2 with the loss. It’s still early, but the game has playoff implications. McComb was ranked third and Arlington fifth in last week’s Region 22 computer rankings.
Trailing 14-6, Gibson scored on a 22-yard run to cap an 8-play, 60-yard drive with 3:28 left in the third quarter to cut Arlington’s lead to 14-12.
The Red Devils scored a safety to make it a 16-12 cushion with 8:37 left in the contest.
Gibson, who had just 4 carries for 26 yards, dived into the endzone from 2 yards out with just 2:56 left in the game to cap McComb’s game-clinching 9-play, 83-yard drive. Matt Dishong scored on a 6-yard run for McComb’s other touchdown.
Matt Morehart caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Drerup and Travis Rettig fired a 10-yard scoring strike to Chandler Heavrin for Arlington’s scores.
The Red Devils rushed for 107 yards and passed for 130. Rettig led the way with 81 yards rushing on 8 carries while Drerup was 8-of-15 passing for 120 yards.
McComb quarterback Kevan Westenbarger was 24-of-34 passing for 233 yards. Solomon George grabbed 6 passes for 121 yards for the Panthers.
Arlington 0 7 7 2 — 16
McComb 6 0 6 7 — 19
McC — Dishong 6 run (kick blocked)
ARL — Morehart 22 pass from Drerup (Rettig kick)
ARL — Heavrin 10 pass from Rettig (Rettig kick)
McC — Gibson 22 run (run failed)
ARL — Safety
McC — Gibson 2 run (Cramer kick)
COLUMBUS GROVE 28
TROY CHRISTIAN 7
COLUMBUS GROVE — Heath Nickles had a night for the record books in leading Columbus Grove to a 28-7 non-conference win over Troy Christian Friday evening.
Nickel’s put the Bulldogs in the scoring column on a 33-yard touchdown reception from Adam Osterhage. The Senior followed with a school record 98-yard touchdown run edging Mike Heffner’s 96-yard touchdown run in 1978.
Troy Christian (2-4 overall) pulled within a touchdown after Steven Fischer scooped up a Bulldog fumble and scrambled 38-yards for a touchdown.
Tyler Oney countered with a 26-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Nickles added a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Columbus Grove win.
When it was all said and done Nickles had 222 rushing yards on 18 carries, 2 receptions for 48 yards and spot in the Columbus Grove record books.
Oney finished the night with 13 carries for 76 yards while Sophomore Rayce Risser picked off 2 Troy Christian passes.
Fischer had 7 receptions for 112 yards while Logan Francis had 16 carries for 87 rushing yards for Troy Christian.
The win puts the Bulldogs at the .500 mark with a 3-3 record for the year.
Columbus Grove 0 7 0 0 — 7
Troy Christian 0 14 7 7 — 28
CG — Nickles 33 pass from Osterhage (Stewart kick)
CG — Nickles 98 run (Stewart kick)
TC — Fischer 38 fumble return (Jackson kick)
CG — Oney 26 run (Stewart kick)
CG — Nickles 2 run (Stewart kick)
HARDIN NORTHERN 42
VAN BUREN 0
VAN BUREN — Nathan Bame is the Blanchard Valley Conference’s leading rusher. He certainly lived up to his reputation Friday night, rushing for 112 yards and finding the end zone three times as Hardin Northern blasted Van Buren 42-0 and extended its streak over the Black Knights to 16 games.
Bame gave the Polar Bears (4-2, 3-2 BVC) an early 7-0 lead as he caught a 37-yard pass from T.J. Ratliff late in the second quarter.
Bame added to his scoring total with a 41-yard TD run and a 9-yard TD run in the third.
Chad Motter went over 100 yards rushing in the win as well and scored twice. Motter, who churned out 105 yards on the ground, scored on a 44-yard run in the second and hit paydirt from 1 yard away in the fourth.
Van Buren’s Kevin Ragless, the second-leading rusher behind Bame, finished with 95 yards but was kept out of the end zone by a Hardin Northern defense that allowed 263 yards and picked off 4 passes. The Polar Bears have a league-best 17 interceptions on the season.
Hardin Northern 0 7 21 14 —42
Van Buren 0 0 0 0 —0
HN — Bame 37 pass from Ratliff (Albert kick)
HN — Bame 41 run (Albert kick)
HN — Motter 44 run (Albert kick)
Bame 9 run (Albert kick)
HN — Motter 1 run (Albert kick)
HN — Logan Price (Albert kick)
ST. MARYS MEMORIAL 35
OTTAWA — St. Marys Memorial scored a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes to pull away for a 35-21 Western Buckeye League victory over Ottawa-Glandorf Friday night during the Titans’ homecoming game.
The loss snapped Ottawa-Glandorf’s 4-game winning streak and left them 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the Western Buckeye League. The Titans and Roughriders (4-2, 4-1) are tied for first in the WBL standings.
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Luke Bellman hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass from Jake Meyer with 8:25 left in the game to tie the contest at 21-21.
It was all St. Marys Memorial the rest of the way.
Cory Menker picked off a Meyer pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown with 4:46 left to put the Roughriders on top 28-21. Koby Frye finished off the Titans with a 6-yard scoring run with just 1:32 remaining in the contest.
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Logan Kaufman rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries scoring on runs covering 8 and 4 yards to push his season rushing total to 632 yards.
Derek Dunlap scored on 1-yard run and Frye and Kenny Bruce also added scoring runs of 2 and 21 yards respectively for St. Marys Memorial.
Frye rushed for 110 yards on 27 carries and Bruce added 81 yards on 13 totes as St. Marys racked up 197 yards rushing and 51 passing.
The Titans picked up 149 yards on the ground and 104 more through the air as Meyer was 8-of-15 passing.
St. Marys Memorial 0 7 14 14 — 35
Ottawa-Glandorf 0 7 7 7 — 21
O-G — Kaufman 8 run (Croy kick)
SMM — Dunlap 1 run (Bruce kick)
SMM — Frye 3 run (Bruce kick)
O-G — Kaufman 4 run (Croy kick)
SMM — Bruce 21 run (Bruce kick)
O-G — Bellman 34 pass from Meyer (Croy kick)
SMM — Menker 17 interception return (Bruce kick)
SMM — Frye 6 run (Bruce kick)
LUCAS — Led by a stout defensive performance Riverdale remained undefeated in the North Central Conference pounding Lucas by a 41-6 margin Friday night.
The Falcons NCC leading defense held the Cubs to a miniscule 133 yards of offense on the night.
After quarterback Josh Mullins connected with Brandon Johnson on a 26-yard touchdown pass for a 6-0 Lucas lead in the early-going Riverdale shutdown the Cubs offense.
Cody Camper vacuumed up a Lucas fumble and plunged into the endzone for a 1-yard Riverdale score. Camper followed with a 6-yard touchdown run for a Riverdale (5-1 overall, 3-0 NCC) 14-6 halftime lead.
Landon Kessler hauled in two touchdown passes from Freshman Falcon quarterback Brady Weber covering 18 and 32 yards in the third quarter and Camper added a 53-yard touchdown scamper. Orey Gobrecht collected Riverdale’s final points sprinting 71 yards into paydirt.
Camper rushed for 138 yards on 30 carries while Kessler finished with 50 receiving yards and 2 catches for Riverdale. The Falcon offense piled up 309 yards of offense with 212 via the ground game.
Riverdale 7 7 14 13 — 41
Lucas 6 0 0 0 — 6
LUC — Johnson 26 pass from Mullins (kick failed)
Riv — Camper 1 fumble return (Rahn kick)
Riv — Camper 6 run (Rahn kick)
Riv — Kessler 18 pass from Weber (Rahn kick)
Riv — Kessler 32 passs from Weber (Rahn kick)
Riv — Camper 53 run (Rahn kick)
Riv — Gobrecht 71 run (kick failed)
FOSTORIA — Shelby scored on its first three possessions to stun Fostoria Senior 26-8 in a Northern Ohio League game at Memorial Stadium Friday night.
Fostoria came up empty three times after moving the football inside of Shelby’s 20 yardline. The Redmen (3-2 overall, 2-1 NOL) turned the ball over five times.
Fostoria travels to NOL leader Tiffin Columbian next Friday night.
Scott Baird fired a 53 yard touchdown pass to Matt Sommer open the scoring for the Whippets (5-1, 2-1).
Cody Coward hauled touchdown passes covering 32 and 53 yards in the first and second quarters respectively to help push the Whippets’ leads to 20-0.
Quarterback Micah Hyde scored on a 6-yard scramble for Fostoria. Chase Munoz added the PAT run to close the gap to 20-8 at halftime.
Coward intercepted a Hyde pass on the first play of the second half and took it 6 yards for Shelby’s final touchdown.
The Redmen scored their final touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game as Jordan Bulkowski hauled in a 10-yard touchdown strike from Hyde.
Shelby 13 7 6 0 — 26
Fostoria 0 0 8 7 — 15
SHEL — Sommer 53 pass from Baird (kick failed)
SHEL — Coward 32 pass from Baird (Thompson kick)
SHEL — Coward 53 pass from Baird (Thompson kick)
FOS — Hyde 6 run (Munoz run)
SHEL — Coward 6 interception return (pass failed)
FOS — Bulkowski 12 pass from Hyde (Hyde kick)