|(Updated: 1:44 a.m.) AW runs past Bowling Green, 37-12 (10-4-13)|
|Written by By JACOB BEVERLY, Sentinel Sports Writer|
|Saturday, 05 October 2013 00:11|
WHITEHOUSE — Anthony Wayne dominated, rushing for 457 yards in a 37-12 win over Bowling Green Friday.
“They stretch you in every position. You can’t just lock in to stop one thing. Because if you do, they’ve got the complementary play and they execute really well,” said BG head coach Scott Seeliger. “If you aren’t playing against them, it’s really fun to watch what they do. But they hit the off tackle really well and then they trap inside. And they had guys who were running faster than our guys.”
The Bobcats fell to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the Northern Lakes League. AW is 3-3, 2-1.
The first half was a close, back-and-forth game, as each team was unable to get much going.
AW opened the scoring with a 26-yard field goal by Jake Hartbarger.
The Bobcats then drove down the field but fumbled at the AW 16-yard line.
BG again moved the ball on its next drive, making it to the AW 5, but settled for Andy Fisher’s 22-yard field goal to tie the game.
“The guys were moving the ball and we can score and we have a good field goal kicker,” Seeliger said. “We had to settle for two field goals instead of two touchdowns and that changes everything.”
“We were moving the ball in the first half well, but we shot ourselves in the foot,” Seeliger added.
AW answered with a 36-yard touchdown run by Josh Schwerer, giving it a 10-3 lead.
With 1:38 left in the second quarter, AW had another chance to score before halftime, but fumbled at the BG 5.
“You’re really into the game and you are keeping it close and being competitive,” Seeliger said. “It was a competitive game at halftime, and we continued to move the ball in the second half, but we did not have the scoring clout that Anthony Wayne had.”
AW started to take over in the second half with its rushing attack, while BG struggled to finish drives.
Just two plays into the second half, AW scored on an 84-yard run by Evan Brown, pushing its lead to 17-3.
“Obviously, the momentum right away, it shifts and goes big time to Anthony Wayne,” Seeliger said. “That’s where we wanted to get out of the gate but they got out of the gate. That hurt, that hurt the momentum.”
Later in the third, BG had a drive going, but again it stalled. BG settled for Fisher’s 32-yard field goal, making it 17-6.
“We were able to move the ball again, and if we would have been able to answer with a touchdown then we’re still there and everything is good,” Seeliger said. “But we weren’t able to. We could move it but couldn’t finish it.”
After the field goal, BG couldn’t pull any closer.
Schwerer scored another touchdown in the third quarter for AW, this time a 6-yard run, making it 24-6.
Right as BG was moving the ball, lightning was spotted and the game was put under three weather delays.
Once resuming play, BG’s drive stalled at the AW 20-yard line as it turned the ball over on downs.
“In the second half, we picked up and we moved it, but we were always playing catch-up,” Seeliger said. “We moved down and couldn’t quite get it in and they’d hit a big play and score seven, so it kind of got away from us.”
Then in the fourth, Tyree Hummel scored on a 77-yard touchdown run, making it 30-6.
Schwerer added his third score of the game with an 85-yard touchdown run to push the score to 37-6.
“The counter play, they scored three touchdowns on. At times, we just didn’t have guys squeeze down when a guard pulled and that created a gap,” Seeliger said. “We had everything locked in, but there was that one gap and that one crease and they hit it, and with everybody flowing it opened it wide for big plays.”
All of AW’s starting running backs broke the 100-yard mark, Hummel was the leader with 209 yards.
BG scored a final touchdown on a 4-yard run by David Espen, but the conversion run failed.
ANTHONY WAYNE 37, BGHS 12
|Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 01:44|
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