Archbold (8-2) meets Indian Lake (7-3) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at Defiance High School, in a Division V regional football quarterfinal.
The game was originally scheduled for Archbold High School, but after last Friday’s rainy season finalé with Swanton– a contest that included four overtimes– and less-than-optimal weather predicted for this week, it was determined that field conditions weren’t going to improve enough to host the playoff game.
The Streaks, who finished third in Region 18, are making their 12th appearance in postseason play, and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
They have a tournament record of 15-10, and won a state championship in 1988.
The Lakers, who finished sixth in Region 18, are making their third straight appearance in the playoffs, and have a 1-2 record in postseason play.
Archbold averaged 31.9 points per game and allowed 13.3 ppg this season. The Streaks’ largest margin of victory was 41 points when they beat Delta 48-7, Friday, Sept. 13.
Indian Lake Schools are located in Lewistown in Logan County, northwest of Bellefontaine.
The Lakers averaged 22.8 ppg and allowed 19.9 ppg this year.
Their largest margin of victory was 30 points when they defeated Triad 55-25 in the season opener.
Indian Lake was the Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division champion for the third straight year.
Indian Lake averages 151.3 yards rushing per game and 177.7 passing yards per game.
Clay Jacobs (#16), the Lakers’ sophomore quarterback, was 120-214 for 1,683 passing yards this season with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
He had -9 yards rushing on 40 attempts.
Top receivers for Indian Lake are Collin Coburn (#15), 50 receptions for 725 yards and eight touchdowns, and Dylan Knotts (#32), 37 receptions for 560 yards and three touchdowns.
Connor Dixon (#40) is the workhorse for the Lakers. He’s rushed for 1,221 yards on 213 attempts, averaging 5.7 yards per carry, with 14 touchdowns.
Derek Cline (#52) is 23- 28 in extra points and 1-1 in field goals.
Defensively, Dixon leads the team in tackles, with 99. Austin Speicher (#10) has 83; Andrew Moran (#42), 75; Tyree Whaley (#61), 60; and Cole Mefford (#51), 59.
Archbold averages 249.8 yards rushing per game and 107.8 passing yards per game.
Gabe Petersen (#10), the Blue Streaks’ senior quarterback, passed for 1,078 yards on 74-142 attempts with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. He rushed for 1,252 yards on 215 attempts with 16 touchdowns.
Top receivers for Archbold are Nic Rodriguez (#8), 30 receptions for 493 yards and five touchdowns; Deven Girdham (#25), nine recep- tions for 214 yards and four touchdowns; and Sam Petersen, 13 receptions for 137 yards and one touchdown.
In addition to G. Petersen, S. Petersen has rushed for 890 yards on 149 carries, an average of 6.0 yards per carry, with 14 touchdowns to lead AHS.
Kaiden Bedsole (#18) is 34-41 in extra points and 2-4 in field goals.
Defensively, Ben Zimmerman (#70) leads the team in tackles, with 83. Rodriguez has 44; Logan Roth (#54), 39.5; Izrael Reyes (#42) 33.5; and S. Petersen, 32.