Archbold 7th Grade Football
Archbold capped off a perfect 8-0 season with a 28-16 home victory over Liberty Center, Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Archbold scored on its second possession of the opening quarter. After a huge third-down completion from Bryce Williams to Sam Petersen, Williams crossed the goal line for a 6-0 lead.
LC responded with a long methodical drive that ended with a touchdown and two-point conversion to put the Tigers ahead 8-6. After a couple of punts, LC drove the ball into Blue Streak territory with less than two minutes left in the first half.
Archbold’s Nic Rodriguez ended the drive with an interception and return out to near midfield. Archbold used a couple of timeouts and was faced with a third down with less than 30 seconds in the half. Petersen caught a short pass and, after a couple of cutbacks and broken tackles, crossed the goal line with 13 seconds left for a 12-8 halftime lead.
The Archbold defense held LC on its first drive of the second half and took over with decent field position. The Streaks moved the ball downfield, and Petersen got around the left end and scored on a 25-yard run. The two-point conversion was secured and Archbold led 20-8.
Williams added another score and two points in the fourth quarter to make it 28-8. The Tigers rounded out the scoring with eight points of their own for the 28-16 final.