2011-10-05 / Sports

Blue Streaks Drop Locomotives 34-12


Lincoln Parsley (23) kicks a PAT (point after touchdown) earlier this season. The Blue Streak sophomore has converted 25-29 extra points and is 3-3 on field goals this season.– photo by Scott Schultz Lincoln Parsley (23) kicks a PAT (point after touchdown) earlier this season. The Blue Streak sophomore has converted 25-29 extra points and is 3-3 on field goals this season.– photo by Scott Schultz The Archbold Blue Streaks traveled to Montpelier, Friday, Sept. 30 and left the Locos stinging with their sixth loss of the season, 34-12.

Archbold raised its record to 5-1, 3-1 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. The Locos dropped to 0-6, 0-5 NWOAL.

Montpelier took the opening kickoff, but on the third play a completed Logan McKelvey pass to Cody Caudill turned into Archbold’s first score two minutes into the game.

Caudill fumbled, and Blue Streak Gabe Rodriguez picked up the loose ball and raced 24 yards into the end zone for a 6-0 lead.

Rodriguez’s fumble recovery and score marked only the 14th time in school history that a fumble has been returned for a touchdown.

Desmond Sleigh was the last Streak to score on a fumble when he recovered a loose ball in the end zone against Northwood in the 2010 season.

Duane Hayes holds the record for the longest run after recovering a fumble, racing 36 yards in 1962 against Napoleon.

Archbold scored four more times in the first half.

Quarterback Evan Wyse connected with TJ Gerken for a 48-yard touchdown toss with 7:53 left in the first quarter.

Kolin Schilt scored on a 33-yard toss from Wyse with 5:08 left in the first, and Gerken scored his second TD of the night on a 23-yard pass from Wyse at the 2:23 mark.

Danny Young added a 10- yard run in the second quarter for Archbold’s last score of the evening.

Wyse ended the evening completing 9 of 17 passes for 170 yards.

The Locos held the Streaks scoreless in the second half.

The Montpelier faithful watched as McKelvey hit Adam Gilcher for a 37-yard touchdown at the 6:48 mark of the second quarter, and McKelvey scored on a 42- yard run in the third.

“We played the first 12 minutes pretty solid,” said Bryan Miller, AHS head coach. “After that we played uninspired, and I was disappointed.”

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AHS-Rodriguez 23-yard fumble return (PAT-kick failed)

AHS-Gerken 48-yard pass from Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)

AHS-Schilt 33-yard pass from Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)

AHS-Gerken 23-yard pass from Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)

AHS-Young 10-yard run (PATParsley kick)

MHS-Gilcher 37-yard pass from McKelvey (PAT-kick failed)

MHS-McKelvey 42-yard run (PAT-kick failed)

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