East Noble’s 17-0 shutout Friday of previously unbeaten New Haven was its fourth victory in its last five games and marked the Knights as a team to be reckoned with come sectional time.
Just as planned, coach Luke Amstutz says.
We knew from the beginning of the year we had a new system, we had new this, new that, he said Friday night. We just wanted to improve every week, and we’re doing exactly what we wanted to do, which is get better.
Every week we came in and we’ve played better. I would say we played better tonight than we did last week, really.
Which is saying something. Last week, East Noble beat Columbia City 79-7.
Rain, wins for Snider
Two things have been pretty constant for Snider this year, winning and rain.
Both came again for the Panthers in a 43-0 win over Bishop Dwenger in muddy conditions at Zollner Stadium.
Snider kept to the ground with more than 300 yards rushing.
I think they enjoyed it, Snider coach Kurt Tippmann said of his players. This is the third game we have played in the rain, and the big hoggies (offensive line) like it.
Turnovers doom Leo
Leo had five turnovers in a 20-6 loss on a rainy Friday at Garrett.
Two fumbles by Lions quarterback Sam Waters gave Garrett good enough field position to push across two touchdowns.
And then the crushing blow came midway through the third quarter when Garrett’s Kyle Lanning intercepted a Waters pass and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown and the 20-6 lead.
We struggled offensively all night, Leo coach Jared Sauder said. We’re not going to make excuses about the conditions.
(Garrett) had the same thing. They dealt with it a lot better than we did. My hat’s off to Garrett. They played a great game. They were physical and had a great game plan.