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Jr. High Sports Digest




Archbold 8th Grade Volleyball

The Archbold eighth grade volleyball team defeated Stryker 25-22, 25-13, Monday, Oct. 6. Points won on serves: Taylor Coressel 12, Mariah Short 7, Tatum Smith 8, Hanna Allison 8, Maddie Short 3, Ashley Panning 2, Darian Oberlin 2, Jenny Lehman 6, Kenzie Yoder 1.

The Streaks hosted Defiance, Tuesday, Oct. 7 and won 25-8, 25-17. Archbold traveled to Tinora, Thursday, Oct. 9 and came home with a 25-22, 25-9 victory. No statistics were available.

Archbold defeated Napoleon 25-16, 25-15 in the eighth grade tournament at Bryan, Saturday, Oct. 11. “It was nice to see Tatum Smith hitting the ball with some force again,” said Dina Gladieux, coach. “Ashley Panning had an outstanding passing and serving game. The highlight of the first game was when Taylor Coressel went back to serve when we were down 16-8. She served 17 straight to finish game one.”

Archbold lost to Wauseon in their second match on Saturday, 22-25, 26-24, 13-25. “The final game of your season is always tough to talk about, especially when you lose,” said Gladieux. “Looking back, the girls played very well at times.

“We had numerous long rallies, but it just wasn’t our day. We were outplayed and missed serves really took away from our momentum swings. The girls had a great season and finished with a 12-6 record.”

Archbold 8th Grade Football

The Archbold eighth grade football team hosted Patrick Henry, Thursday, Oct. 9, and sent the Patriots home with a 20-6 loss. Tyson Dietrich called the signals again for the Streaks, and led the team down the field. After a couple of errant passes, he took off on a run that covered nearly 35 yards. Two plays later, Dietrich used the offensive line blocking of Adam Steider, Ricky Riscigno, Jacob Risinger, Levi Gerig, and Zach Zimmerman to find an open Tyson Lersch for a 6-yard touchdown pass. The point-after-touchdown was not good, and the Streaks held an early 6-0 lead.

The Archbold defense was once again strong, as Tyler Bryan and Josiah McQuillin assisted Gerig and Dietrich to clog up the middle. For the third straight series, PH didn’t get a first down. Zimmerman recovered a Patriot fumble to put Archbold in scoring position.

Archbold was unable to move the ball after Dietrich had a couple of really good passes and a long run for a touchdown called back on a penalty. PH scored its lone touchdown on a long run to the outside of the Streak defense. The score was tied at 6 at halftime.

Archbold had the ball to start the second half. Dietrich called his own number and took off untouched up the middle for a 65-yard touchdown run. The PAT pass was incomplete, and Archbold led 12-6.

Archbold had another outstanding defensive stand in which Gerig make a big hit that forced a fumble, which was recovered by Zimmerman. With PH rushing Dietrich from all sides, he tossed a pass to Darin Sauder, who followed tremendous blocking from Anthony Covarubias, Steider, Gerig, and Zimmerman. Sauder accelerated at the end of the run to beat all Patriot defenders to the end zone. The play covered 57 yards.

“I was very pleased to see the linemen get to their spots and make key blocks all the way down the field,” said Ryan Holdgreve, coach. Michael Walker was on the receiving end of the PAT and Archbold was in command 20-6.

The visitors made one more stab at scoring, but solid defensive plays by Gerig and Justice Zimmerman’s pass rush pressure put the Patriots into a fourth down situation. Kyle Wesche’s tackle from his defensive back position on a PH receiver was the last effort for the Patriots.

Archbold moved its record to 3-2, with two games remaining.

Archbold 7th Grade Football

The Archbold seventh grade football team tied Patrick Henry 12-12, Thursday, Oct. 9, sending its record to 1-2-1. The Streaks took an early lead as Tyson Schnitkey handed the ball off to Micah Garcia on a sweep that went 42 yards. The point-after-touchdown try was not successful.

The Patriots scored twice before the half to give them a 12-6 advantage. Archbold’s final score came in the fourth quarter on the defensive side. Garcia intercepted a Patriot pass and returned the ball 62 yards for the score.

The Streaks got one more opportunity to win the game as Koltin Zimmerman recovered a fumble with 1:37 left. With three seconds remaining and the ball on the Patriots’ 23-yard line, Schnitkey connected with Micah Bernath on a pass, but was tackled on the 3-yard line to end the game.

Defensively, Jase Grosjean had an outstanding game by intercepting two passes and making a very athletic play to knock down a Patriot pass on a two-point conversion. Evan Wyse also recovered a fumble to stop a PH drive.

Offensively, Grosjean and Aaron Schmucker each successfully received passes from Schnitkey. Grosjean’s was for 23 yards; Schmucker’s was for 27. Bernath ran hard between the tackle and Wyse had success running the option.

The Streaks finish their season with a home game with Liberty Center, Thursday, Oct. 16, and at Delta on Tuesday, Oct. 21.


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