Archbold jumped out to an early 21-0 first-quarter lead on its way to posting a 56- 29 Northwest Ohio Athletic League football win, Friday, Sept. 21, at Swanton.
The Streaks upped their record to 4-1, 2-1 NWOAL. The Bulldogs fell to 0-5, 0-4 NWOAL.
On a rain-drenched night it was all Archbold in the opening 12 minutes as the Streaks scored 21 unanswered points.
Following a Jase Grosjean interception on the second play from scrimmage, quarterback Evan Wyse found Tyson Dietrich for a 35-yard touchdown toss.
E. Wyse tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyson Lersch and a 17-yard touchdown to Lincoln Parsley for the 21-point lead.
Levi Wyse had a 24-yard touchdown run to open the second quarter, giving AHS a 28-0 lead.
The Bulldogs broke into the scoring column when Tony Veller and Andrew Foore hooked up for a 63- yard touchdown pass with 1:52 left.
The Streaks countered with E. Wyse passing to Parsley for a 65-yard touchdown and a 35-7 halftime lead.
On the night, E. Wyse connected on 14-20 passes for 370 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions.
He passed the wealth around to six receivers. Parsley led the way with three receptions for 122 yards. Dietrich had five catches for 102 yards.
E. Wyse’s passing performance places him seventh on Archbold’s all-time list for yards in a game.
Gene Goering holds the record.
He passed for 475 yards– completing 31-50 passes– against Delta in 2007.
Wyse’s five TD passes ties him for second on the alltime list for most touchdown passes in a single game. Goering threw six TD passes twice in 2010, against Montpelier and Swanton.
Goering and Garrett Morton each threw five TD passes in single games; Goering, against Bryan, Delta and Swanton in 2007, and Morton against Northwood in 2010.
Swanton outscored the Blue and Gold 22-21 in the second half.
Tony Veller scored for the Bulldogs on a 1-yard run with 7:27 left in the third quarter.
The Streaks countered as E. Wyse hit Grosjean with a 61-yard pass and 4:08 left in the third.
The Blue Streak quarterback scored from 17 yards out to open the fourth quarter, giving AHS a 49-14 advantage.
Parsley buried the kick-off into the end zone, so Swanton started on its 20-yard line at the 11:24 mark of the fourth.
One play later, Thomas Bryant, on his first carry of the night, outraced all defenders for an 80-yard touchdown.
Bryant finished with 116 yards on seven carries.
With AHS supporting a 49- 21 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Bryan Miller, AHS head coach, decided to play his bench, and the Streaks committed a miscue deep in their own territory.
A mishandled snap was recovered in the end zone by Swanton’s Brady Harlett. The point-after-touchdown attempt was a successful Bryant run, and Swanton was down 49-29.
Dietrich then capped off an Archbold drive with a 3- yard touchdown run for the 56-29 final.
“I was happy with the way we started tonight, but was not happy with the last three quarters,” said Miller.
“We were subbing, so you will have some mistakes with JV players in there, but I would have liked to not given up those scores.
“When you get out ahead like we did, it was 28-0 on the first play of the second quarter, and you’re thinking how can we do this and be sportsmanlike. It makes it hard to play.
“And then when you do that, you do things that you shouldn’t do and mistakes get made.
“It is kind of tough to coach a game like this, because
you don’t want to run the score up; but at the same time, you want to protect your kids and the lead you built.”
AHS 21 14 7 14 – 56
AHS-Dietrich 35-yard pass from E. Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS-Lersch 13-yard pass from E. Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS-L. Wyse 17-yard pass from E. Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS-L. Wyse 24-yard run (PATParsley kick)
SHS-Foore 63-yard pass from Veller (PAT-Prentice kick)
AHS-Parsley 65-yard pass from E. Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)
SHS-Veller 1-yard run (PATPrentice kick)
AHS-Grosjean 61-yard pass from E. Wyse (PAT-Parsley kick)
AHS- E. Wyse 17-yard run (PATParsley kick)
SHS-Bryant 80-yard run (PATPrentice kick)
SHS-Harlett 0-yard fumble return (PAT-Bryant run)
AHS-Dietrich 3-yard run (PATParsley kick)