The Northmor Knights have already topped last season’s win total in football after only two weeks. On Friday, the Knights
traveled to Worthington Christian and ran their way to a 40-14 win. Northmor only led 14-7 at the half, but dominated the third quarter to take a 40-7 lead into the final stanza on their way to the decisive win.
Northmor tallied 429 yards in the contest, with most of that total coming on the ground. Quarterback Demetrius Johnson scrambled for 204 yards and four touchdowns, while also completing three passes for 45 yards — including a 31-yard completion to Kyle Kegley. Conan Becker also had a strong night running the ball, finishing with 137 yards and a pair of scores.
Mount Gilead Indians
Upper Sandusky simply had too much offense for Mount Gilead on Friday night, as MG’s home opener resulted in a 54-35 defeat.
The Indians had a 7-6 lead in the first quarter after Timmy Brower scored on a 47-yard pass from Seth Young and Scott Page added the extra point; however, Upper scored 14 straight points and never trailed again.
MG kept the game close until the third quarter, though. Young connected with Mason Mollohan for a 40-yard score to make the score 20-14 at the half. Trailing 27-14 in the third quarter, a one-yard dive by Hunter Trimmer brought them back within six points.
Unfortunately for the Indians, Upper tallied two more scores in the third and took a 42-21 lead into the final period. While MG got touchdown passes of 16 and 60 yards from Young to Brower and Mollohan, respectively, they would not be able to get back into the game.
Young had a big game for MG, completing 20-of-30 passes for 373 yards and four scores. Mollohan caught seven passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns, while Brower had nine catches for 132 yards and two scores and Trimmer caught five passes for 42. However, Upper had a big advantage on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards in the game.
First half struggles proved fatal for Cardington in a 44-21 loss at Galion on Friday. The Pirates gave up the first 44 points of the game to fall into a huge hole. Despite running off 21 straight points to end the game, they were unable to catch up to their hosts.
Cardington’s first touchdown of the game came in the final minute of the second quarter when Ty Landon hit Garrett Wagner for an 11-yard scoring pass and Branden Steckel added the extra point kick.
In the third quarter, Daniel Kill ran for a 20-yard score. The senior then added a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to provide the game’s final margin.
Cardington was only outgunned 354-300, but was victimized by a kick return for a touchdown, an interception return for another score and a safety in the game. Mason Goers ran for 200 of the team’s 300 yards, while Kill added 38 yards and two scores on the ground and also passed for 35 more. Landon added 34 passing yards. Wagner hauled in six catches for 52 yards in the game.