CRIDERSVILLE — Visiting Waynesfield-Goshen dominated winless Northwest Central Conference foe Perry 47-0 Friday night.
Aiden Biederman rushed for three first-half touchdowns, while Drew Breitigam passed for two scores and ran for another to pace the potent offense.
The unbeaten Tigers improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in NWCC play with the lopsided road victory. Eighth-ranked W-G also maintains sole possession of first place in the league.
“It was another nice team win,” said Tiger head coach Shane Wireman. “Perry did some nice things defensively. They made it difficult to run the ball, especially down in the red zone.
“It gives us some stuff we need to work on,” continued Wireman. “Some penalties we want to clean up. But overall, we played a pretty clean game.
“I thought our guys did a nice job of staying focused on the task at hand,” he added.
Early on, the Tiger defense held and gave the offense possession at their own 38.
Breitigam connected with Dalton Jordan on a 44-yard touchdown toss with 8:25 left in the first period. Lane Steineke’s point-after kick gave W-G a 7-0 lead.
Running back Biederman then found paydirt on a two-yard TD run with 2:32 remaining in the opening period. The PAT kick missed keeping the score 13-0.
Moments later, Breitigam scored on a 15-yard TD run up the middle with 7:34 left in the half. Logan Webb ran in the two-point conversion to advance the margin to 21-0.
Breitigam then intercepted a Perry pass, giving W-G the ball at the Commodore 30 with 4:14 left in the second stanza.
Breitigam then hooked up with Jayden Elliott running open across the middle of the field, and he hauled in a 35-yard TD reception. Steinek’e extra point kick was good to make it 28-0 at the 4:01 mark.
Biederman then caused a fumble that Jordan recovered. Biederman capitalized by authoring a seven-yard scoring run with 2:20 left in the half. The extra point was missed keeping the score 34-0 at the half.
Biederman tallied his third TD of the first half on a five-yard jaunt just before halftime. The extra point was missed but W-G carried a commanding 40-0 lead to the locker room.
Carson Barnes scored on a three-yard run with 5:10 to go in the third stanza. The Steineke PAT stretched the margin to 47-0.
The Tiger defense recorded their fourth shutout of the season. W-G has outscored its opposition this season, 335-41.
Hardin Northern and USV remain tied for second in the NWCC, a game behind W-G at 4-1, after both teams won big on the road Friday. Ridgemont lost at Elgin to fall from a tie for second into fourth place at 3-2.
Waynesfield hosts Ridgedale (2-6, 1-4 NWCC) next Friday. The Rockets lost 56-6 at home to USV in week eight.
W-G is 4-0 at home, while Ridgedale is 2-3 on the road.