FOOTBALL: Fort Loramie trounces Tigers
FORT LORAMIE — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, ranked 11th in Region 24, had a chance to make up some ground in computer points as the weeks tick down to the Ohio state playoffs.
The Tigers faced the Fort Loramie Redskins, who entered the contest ranked first in Region 24 and fifth overall in the state in Division VI.
The Redskins, who will join the Northwest Central Conference in 2012, imposed their will on the Tigers in a 62-8 thrashing.
The Tigers turned the ball over five times by putting the football on the carpet, leading to four touchdowns for the Redskins.
Fort Loramie Redskin senior and running back Cory Brandewie had four touchdowns in the night with three on receptions and one on the ground.
Redskin quarterback, Seth Guillozet, delivered four touchdown passes in the air for the Redskins in the night.
“We played hard tonight but Waynesfield’s defense did things differently than what we practiced,” Redskin varsity coach Matt Burgbacher said. “We beat them with our speed but we still had a few breakdowns with turnovers. One thing we preach about during practice is that until you cross that goal line, you have a chance. Waynesfield has a good ball team because they fight hard and never quit.”
The Tiger’s only touchdown of the night was a score by Gabe Hennon, who capped a 12-play, 53-yard drive, scoring at the 4:33 mark of the first quarter.
“We gave them a lot of opportunities and continually handed them the ball tonight,” Tiger varsity coach Gary Spencer said after Friday’s contest. “Both teams knew that the team who made the most mistakes would be the loser and we did with several missed tackles and fumbles.
“Fort Loramie has a great football team and they are good at making you pay for your mistakes.”