Findlay and Whitmer remained unbeated with wins over St. Francis and Clay respectively. Week #6 results are as follows:
Central Catholic 28 Fremont Ross 14
Findlay 35 St. Francis 7
St. John’s 28 Lima Senior 7
Whitmer 54 Clay 7
Game of the Week
Central Catholic 28 Fremont Ross 14
Central Catholic took advantage of several major mistakes by the Little Giants to win the TRAC game 28-14. While both teams played about even, with Central just outgaining Ross 272 total yards to 244 total yards, Ross also committed four turnovers and had a punt blocked. These continued mistakes made the difference as the Fighting Irish took advantage of them for the win.
Central Catholic took full advantage of the turnovers, scoring a touchdown on each of the following drives.
The trouble for Ross started in the first few minutes when QB and punter Tyler Wolf had his punt blocked, and returned to the Ross 30-yard line. Central scored the first touchdown of the game just two plays later.
Ross would fumble the ball on their next two possessions and the Irish would make them pay with touchdowns after both to build a quick 21-0 lead.
Things didn’t improve in the second quarter, as Wolf threw an interception and Central again returned the ball for a touchdown.
In the second half, the Little Giants fought back, scoring 14 points, including a two-point conversion by fullback Trent Stout, who also had a rushing touchdown before it. But it wasn’t enough to get the team out of the hole they had dug for themselves in the first half.
The Irish were led in the first half by junior back Amir Edwards who rushed 14 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns. He was pulled out of the game in the second half as a cautionary move, according to the coach. Edwards’ replacement, Cedric Gray had 102 rushing yards on 20 carries and ran in the final touchdown for Central.
The Irish defense had a lot of help from senior cornerback Derek Hafner, who had two interceptions in the game, including one in the end zone to deny Ross a touchdown.
Central Catholic improved to 4-2 (2-1) for the season, while Ross’ record against the TRAC fell to 1-2 with a total season record of 4-2.
St John’s 28 Lima Senior 7
The Titans never let up against Lima Senior, building a 21-0 lead thanks to an impressive game by QB Brogan Roback, who ran in two touchdowns, on from 25 yards out and the other from one yard.
Lima Senior put up their only score in the third quarter as Connor Lake run in a five-yard touchdown. St. John’s answered back in the fourth to post the game’s final score.
St. John’s improved to 5-1 (2-1) for the season, while Lima Senior fall to 1-5 (0-3).
Whitmer overpowers Clay 54-7
While Clay started the game off right with a touchdown, the Whitmer Panthers knocked them out the rest of the game, denying the Eagles a single point for the rest of the game while putting up five second quarter touchdowns themselves.
Jody Webb had three touchdowns in the game, including returning a fumble from nine-yards out in the first. LeRoy Alexander, Nick Longenbarger, Me’Gail Frisch, and Malik Lockett also scored touchdowns for Whitmer, who remains undefeated for the season, 6-0 (3-0). Clay fell to .500 for the season, 3-3 (1-2).
Findlay defeats St. Francis 35-7
Findlay stays undefeated for the season thanks to several impressive performances. QB Paul Cosiano threw 165 yards and three passing touchdowns in the game, including an 80-yard pass to Austin Niswander on the first play of the game.
Jimmy Orwick had three receptions for 155 yards and three touchdowns, including a 71-yard pass from Niswander, who had a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception in the game.
Findlay remains tied for first in the TRAC with a perfect record of 6-0 (3-0). St. Francis, who was led by Jarrod Jefferson with 87 rushing yards and a touchdown, fell to 2-4 (1-2).
Week #7 will feature a battle of unbeatens as Whitmer travels to Findlay for a battle of first place in the TRAC.