It may have been Montpelier’s Homecoming celebration, Friday, Sept. 28, but it was anything but joyous for the Locomotives when the Streaks rolled out of town.
The Streaks showed why they are undefeated in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League by drubbing the Locos, 54-7, under Joe Brigle, head coach. The Streaks support a 5-1 record and are 4-0 in the NWOAL. Montpelier falls to 2-4, 1-4 NWOAL.
“I was real pleased the way we came out, very methodical and took care of business,” said John Downey, AHS head coach. “They did run a good play on the touchdown pass, but all-in-all I was really pleased.
“Now we can get ready for the championship run.”
“Give a lot of credit to coach Downey and the Streaks,” said Brigle. “That is probably the best offense that we have faced thus far.
“Archbold just spreads you out and makes it very difficult to defend. We knew it would be a struggle with the offense that Archbold runs. We have not played well defensively lately, and that is discouraging. We just have to regroup and be ready to play.”
Once again it was the highpowered Streak offense that provided the quick knock-out punch.
With a 41-7 halftime lead the Streaks were able to get plenty of reserves valuable playing time.
Week after week the Streak offense has proven it can score at any time, but the defense has not been a pushover either.
AHS opened a 28-0 lead on a pair of touchdown tosses from Gene Goering to Jimmy Dunning, a 12-yard pass to David Rupp, and TD runs from 1 yard and 2 yards out by Goering.
But it is the Archbold defense that has all but quietly played a vital roll in the team’s success, shutting out Montpelier for three quarters.
The Locos’ lone score came in the second quarter when quarterback Max Lamberson connected with Britt Moore on an 84-yard toss.
Goering answered with his third touchdown toss to Dunning from 34 yards.
Rupp tossed up the pigskin also, going two of five for 75 yards, including a 67-yard TD toss to Jacob Fidler.
Goering finished with 200 yards passing, going 13 of 16 and three TD tosses.
Fidler led the core of receivers with three catches for 99 yards. Dunning closed out the game with four receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Archbold travels to Delta for their fifth NWOAL contest of the season, Friday, Oct. 5.
|AHS||14 27||6||7||– 54|
|MHS||0 7||0||0||– 7|
AHS-Dunning 15-yard pass from Goering (PAT-Downey kick)
AHS-Goering 1-yard run (PATDowney kick)
AHS-Goering 2-yard run (PATDowney kick)
AHS-Rupp 12-yard pass from Goering (PAT-Downey kick)
MHS-Moore 84-yard pass from Lamberson (PAT-Thompson kick)
AHS-Dunning 34-yard pass from Goering (PAT-Downey kick)
AHS-Goering 4-yard run
AHS-Fidler 67-yard pass from Rupp AHS-McQuillin 8-yard run (PATLeininger kick)