Homecoming could not have gone any better for the Archbold football team when the Streaks hosted Montpelier, Friday, Sept. 28 in Northwest Ohio Athletic League action.
Levi Wyse had touchdown runs of 75, 58, and 70 yards, Jase Grosjean had an 84- yard kickoff return, and Lincoln Parsley had a 69-yard kickoff return as the Streaks won 76-13 after a 48-7 lead at the half.
Archbold’s 76 points tied with the 2010 game against Montpelier for most points scored in a single game (when the Streaks won 76- 8).
“We had big plays to start us off on offense and special teams play, also,” said Bryan Miller, AHS head coach.
“It was just good to get off to a good start and avoid what happened to us last week against Swanton.”
The Locos took the opening kickoff and chewed four minutes off the clock before their drive stalled on the Archbold 25-yard line.
One play later and 75 yards downfield, Levi Wyse crossed the goal line to give Archbold a 7-0 lead.
L. Wyse led the Streaks in rushing, totaling 203 yards on three carries. He also scored on runs of 58 and 70 yards.
Montpelier came right back and knotted the score at 7 when signal caller Tyler Benner connected with Raymon Moreno for a 5-yard touchdown pass. The TD capped off an 11-play drive that took 6:34 off the clock.
After that TD, the AHS defense shut out the Locomotives until late in the fourth quarter; but for the Blue and Gold, it was a night for big plays.
Taking the kickoff after Montpelier’s touchdown, Jase Grosjean raced 84 yards for a touchdown, putting him in the fifth spot for longest kickoff return in school history.
TJ Gerken holds the record, scoring on a 96-yard run in 2010 against Liberty Center.
In Archbold history, only 17 times has a kickoff been run back for a touchdown.
Lincoln Parsley also got into the record book with a 69-yard kickoff return in the third quarter.
He also led the receiving core with two catches for 85 yards and two more touchdowns.
Quarterback Evan Wyse was a perfect 4-4 in passing for 125 yards.
Tyson Dietrich also crossed the goal line in the second quarter when he intercepted a pass and scampered 31 yards for the score.
It had been two years since the Streaks returned an interception for a touchdown. In 2010, Gerken returned an interception 67 yards against Fairview; Hayden Stamm also returned an interception 59 yards for a score in 2010.
Sam Grime is at the top of the record books, returning an interception 94 yards against Delta in 1966.
By The Numbers
Montpelier held the edge in time of possession with 29 minutes, 38 seconds, while the Streaks had possession for 18:22.
The Locos had a total of 244 yards in offense to Archbold’s 515, and ran 62 offensive plays to Archbold’s 35.
With the win the Streaks raised their record to 5-1, 3- 1 NWOAL. The Locos drop to 2-4, 1-4 NWOAL.
AHS 21 27 21 7 – 76
AHS-L. Wyse 75-yard run (PATParsley kick)
MHS-Moreno 5-yard pass from
Benner (PAT-Caudill kick)
AHS-Grosjean 84-yard kick
return (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS-E. Wyse 7-yard run (PATParsley kick)
AHS-Dietrich 31-yard interception
return (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS-Parsley 36-yard pass from
E. Wyse (PAT-kick failed)
AHS-L. Wyse 58-yard run (PATParsley kick)
AHS- Parsley 49-yard pass from
E. Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS-Parsley 69-yard kick return
AHS-L. Wyse 70-yard run (PATParsley kick)
AHS-Gomez 32-yard pass from
Manahan (PAT-Belknap kick)
MHS-Benner 2-yard run (PATkick failed)
AHS-Manahan 1-yard run (PATBelknap kick)