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Football Recaps from Friday, September 10

Football Recaps from Friday, September 10

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East Central 37, Franklin County 8 (home)

EC  3  27  7  0
FC  0  00  0  8

Edited recap from Bryce Kendrick: Friday’s first quarter of football was anything but crisp for East Central’s offense, but the Trojans got back in sync and defeated host Franklni County 37-8.

While there were some missed assignments by the Trojan offense, credit a fired up and determined Wildcat defensive unit which held the Trojans to only a Sophie Browndyke 37-yard field goal in the first quarter.  EC’s starting field position on its first two drives were the Franklin County 17 and 30-yard lines.

The Widcats struggled to move the ball against a stout Trojan defense as FC crossed the 50 only twice in the first half.  Two Franklin County drives over the first 24 minutes ended with an interception- one by Sam Ringer and one by Jack Rinear.  For Rinear, it was his second pick six of the season.

Meanwhile, The Trojan offense started to click and posted a 30-0 score at halftime.

East Central’s first touchdown of the night spanned about 4 minutes, 20 seconds and covered 80 yards on 11 plays.  Trae Ohmer capped it with a 20-yard run.  Browndyke’s kick after made it 10-0 Trojans with 9:39 showing in the second quarter.

The interception return for a TD by Rinear and Browndyke boot bumped the lead to 17-0 about 20 seconds later.

With 4:55 left in the half, it was the Ryan Brotherton drive. After he recorded runs of 27 and 21 yards plus a 9-yard recption down to the 1-yard line, Brotherton was rewarded with the TD plunge on the next snap.  The kick was good and it was now 24-0.

The EC D forced a three-and-out then the EC O scored once more before intermission, on a Grant Ernst 4-yard rush with 1:45 showing.  The point after try missed.

Rinear then intercepted his second Wildcat pass of the half to effecitvely bring the half to a close with East Central comfortably in front 30-0.

Scoring was minimal in the second half.  East Central scored on a short, 28-yard drive which was finished on a 2-yard run by Cole Burton.  Browndyke kicked her final PAT of the night as the St. Leon lads now led 37-0 with 1:53 left in the third quarter.

Franklin County did not end the night empty handed as the Wildcats scored with 1:52 to go.  Quarterback Brady Morehead hit Kristian Prows on an 11-yard TD pass.  Andrew Merritt ran home the two-point conversion run.

The Trojans 37-8 victory moves their overall record to 3-1 and their EIAC (large school) record to 1-0.  The Wildcats fall to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

Individual stat leaders from East Central’s Jake Meiners and Franklin County’s Gary Bradburn:

  • Pass comp/att/yds/TD- (FC) Brady Morehead 8/23/55/1; (EC) Cole Burton 5/17/50
  • Rushes/yds/TD- (FC) Bridger Bolos 13/37, Jacob Schatzle 3/24; (EC) Trae Ohmer 12/83/1, Hunter Sohns 10/77, Ryan Brotherton 5/50/1, Grant Ernst 4/21/1, Burton 4/13/1
  • Receptions/yds/TD- (FC) Kristian Prows 6/42/1, Tyreke Carr 1/11; (EC) Brotherton 2/41
  • Total tackles- (FC) Austin Hill 7, Sam Westerfeld 4; (EC) Louis Gray 9, Brayden Rouse 9, Jack Rinear 9, Cooper Hoog 8
  • TFLs- (FC) Bolos, Hill, Peyton McCreary; (EC) Louis Gray 3, Rhett Smith 2, Rinear 1, Sam Ringer, David Nash, AJ Garrison, Sean Behrle, Jake Blake, Connor Kuhn, Ryan Bovard, Andrew Roy
  • Sacks- (EC) Garrison, Behrle, Sohns, Ethan Greiwe
  • Def. interceptions- (EC) Rinear 2 (1 TD), Ringer
  • Fumble recoveries- (FC) Hunter Geis, McCreary

Team stats for FC, EC:

  • Rush yds 57, 252
  • Pass yds 55, 50
  • Total yds 112, 302
  • 1st downs 7, 13
  • 3rd down eff 3/13, 4/11
  • 4th down eff 1/5, 2/3
  • Turnovers 3 (3 int), 2 (2 fum)
  • Penalties/yds 8/107, 7/90
  • Punts/avg yds 6/28, 1/24

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