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Jr. High Sports Digest




Archbold 8th Grade Football

At the annual Saturday night game, Sept. 27, the Archbold eighth grade football team hosted Bryan at Spengler Field. The Bears came hungry and mauled the Streaks 24-6.

After Archbold was unable to move the ball and had to punt, Bryan began its own drive. It, too, was unable to sustain the drive and gave the ball back to the Streaks. The first half was back and forth with no scoring and no real scoring threats. Archbold kept the Bears out of the end zone after Bryan moved to a first-and-10 from the 14-yard line.

Tyson Dietrich looked for Dylan Lantz over the middle, but didn’t throw the ball high enough to clear the defender. Following the interception, Bryan scored to lead 8-0 at halftime.

Bryan opened the second half with a long run from scrimmage and eventually scored a second touchdown for a 16-0 lead.

Unable to move the ball in the air, the Streaks went to some power football and lined up in the “Power I” formation. Lantz carried the ball three times for plus yardage, then it was Dietrich around right end with Tyson Lersch getting a key block.

Dietrich dropped back to pass two plays later and found Darin Sauder streaking down the middle of the field. Although Dietrich underthrew his man again, the ball was tipped in the air, allowing Sauder to pull in the pass with one hand. Archbold’s score and failed point after touchdown attempt closed the gap to 16-6.

Another long play from Bryan put it in position to score a third touchdown for a 24-6 lead.

Archbold’s struggles continued for the 24-6 final, dropping the Streaks’ record to 1-2.

Archbold 8th Grade Volleyball

The Archbold eighth grade volleyball team lost to Pettisville 16-25, 17-25, Monday, Sept. 29. “The high point in this match came from Mariah Short and Hanna Allison in the back row,” said Dina Gladieux, coach. “Hanna became a talking passer, which allowed the front row to relax and prepare for the attack. Mariah dug up some attacks and kept the ball in play.”

Points won on serves: Taylor Coressel 5, Mariah Short 4, Tatum Smith 5, Allison 1, Maddie Short 6, Jenny Lehman 8, Kenzie Yoder 2.

The Streaks lost their second straight match Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Delta, falling 25-20, 18-25, 20-25. “The outcome of this match may not appear too good, but I was very pleased to have the team work together,” said Gladieux. “I adjusted the lineup to have the more consistent servers serve first, and it paid off. Tatum Smith, Hanna Allison, and Maddie Short had outstanding serving games.”

Points won on serves: Coressel 6, Tressa Parsley 1, Smith 11, Allison 17, Maddie Short 13, Ashley Panning 4, Lehman 7, Yoder 4.

Archbold upped its record to 8-5 with a 25-15, 25-23 victory over Bryan, Thursday, Oct. 2. “In game one, Ashley Panning did a great job serving, and then in game two Maddie Short and Tatum Smith served well,” said Gla-dieux. “This win was good timing as we go into the last week of the season. We finish our regular season with Stryker, Defiance, and Tinora. Then on Satur-day, we face Napoleon in the tourna-ment.”

Points won on serves: Coressel 4, Mariah Short 1, Smith 10, Allison 2, Maddie Short 10, Panning 8, Lehman 9, Yoder 6.

Archbold 7th Grade Football

The Archbold seventh grade football team hosted Evergreen, Thursday, Oct. 2. The Streaks secured their first win, 35-14, to move their record to 1-2.

Evergreen won the toss and was forced into a three-and-out drive. Archbold wasted no time in scoring its first touchdown of the year. Kenny Price followed the blocking of Peter Schoenhals, Josue Luna, and Travis Jaramillo for a 38-yard touchdown run. Micah Garcia added a two-point conversion by way of the “snow plow” and the Streaks held an early 8-0 lead.

Archbold’s defense again forced the Vikings to punt with fine plays from Lee Klinger, Preston Klopfenstein, and Koltin Zimmerman. With the Streaks facing a secondand seven, quarterback Micah Bernath ran around left end untouched for a 60- yard touchdown. Garrett Moshier kicked the extra point for a 15-0 advantage.

Archbold tacked on two more scores during the second quarter, one by pass and one by run. Quarterback Price threw a beautiful spiral to Santos Quintanilla, who had gotten behind all Evergreen defenders and cruised into the end zone for a 65- yard touchdown reception.

Later, quarterback Evan Wyse ran the counter to perfection and rambled 47 yards for the TD and a 29-0 halftime score.

Archbold had the ball to begin the second half. Micah Garcia broke several tackles and found the end zone 58 yards later. Fine blocking was provided by Troy Flores and Aaron Schmucker.

The Streak defense played another solid half as Evergreen wasn’t able to put points on the board until late in the fourth quarter. Nice defensive plays were turned in by Jeffery Ramey, Gilbert Urbina, Tyson Helmke, Chase Smith, and Andrew Mayer.

Archbold travels to Patrick Henry, Thursday, Oct. 9.

Archbold 8th Grade Football

The Archbold eighth grade football team hosted Montpelier, Thursday, Sept. 18 and came away with a convincing 26- 8 victory.

Montpelier started on offense, and Ryan Holdgreve’s defensive unit came out strong, shutting down the visitors and taking over on downs. After a couple of running plays that gained 6 yards, Tyson Dietrich took the shotgun snap and threw to Darin Sauder for a 26-yard gain.

The play set up the Streaks at the Montpelier 9-yard line, where Dietrich followed the blocking of Adam Steider and Justice Zimmerman into the end zone. The point after touchdown was not successful, and the score stood at 6-0.

Montpelier went to the air on the next series of plays and was not successful. John Taylor Price intercepted the Locos and returned it 6 yards to the Streaks’ 22-yard line. After Archbold moved the ball with a Dylan Lantz run, Dietrich connected with Mike Walker for a 25- yard gain.

With plenty of time to throw thanks to offensive linemen Zach Zimmerman, Jacob Risinger, and CJ Gladiuex, Dietrich connected with Sauder again for a long gain. Sauder took the pass into the end zone and upped the lead to 12-0.

Montpelier’s only score came when the Streaks surrounded the quarterback, who fumbled, picked up the football, and ran 55 yards for a touchdown.

Dietrich connected with Price on the next series for a 23-yard pass completion. Dietrich followed with a quarterback sneak for the score and an 18-8 halftime lead.

Price started the second half by intercepting the Montpelier quarterback for the second time. The Streaks were unable to move the ball and punted. Levi Gerig came up with two big tackles for loss and Montpelier gave the ball back to Archbold.

Tony Covarubias was the target of a Dietrich pass and accounted for 32 yards to the visitor’s 8-yard line. Dietrich threw to his fifth receiver of the night, Bryce Tinsman, who scored the fourth touchdown to put the Streaks up 26-8.

Montpelier drove the ball deep into Archbold territory, where, for the third time in the game, Price came up with an interception. Price returned the interception 86 yards for a touchdown, but a penalty wiped out the run. Archbold ran out the clock and preserved the win.


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