Tigers suffer big road loss to Wildcats


By Chad Clinger - cclinger@aimmediamidwest.com



RICHWOOD — The Galion Tigers football team headed to Richwood on Friday night looking to end a two-game skid against the hosting North Union Wildcats.

North Union had other plans for the visiting Galion squad and would blow-out the Tigers in their Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference clash; 68-26. Galion drops to 4-4 overall in 2017 and sit at 1-4 in MOAC play. The Wildcats improve to 4-4 overall and 2-3 within the conference.

The home team jump out on top early and continued to score often throughout the first half. North Union outscored Galion in the first; 20-7. The Tigers would find themselves in a large deficit at the half, as the Wildcats used a 35-0 second quarter to head to the locker rooms up by a tally of 55-7. Both teams put up a six-spot in the third and Galion would put up 13 to North Union’s seven in the fourth in the eventual loss.

Galion would manage to put up a total of 212 yards on the ground against the Wildcats’ defense on Friday night.

Nakoma Breedlove cracked the 100-yard mark, carrying the ball just nine times en route to 105 yards and a TD. Wilson Frankhouse would add one carry for 27 yards and Galion’s other rushing touchdown.

Other rushing stats for the Tigers were: Colten Yost- 2 carries, 51 yards; Harrison Ivy- 8 carries, 41 yards; Joah Singer- 3 carries, 6 yards and Colbey Fox- 2 carries, 4 yards.

Through the air for Galion, Ivy finished the contest Friday at 5/10 for 93 yards and a TD. Elias Middleton completed his only pass attempt for a five-yard touchdown.

Receiving stats for Galion were: Takoda Crisman- 2 catches, 87 yards, TD; Middleton- 1 catch, 5 yards; Gage Lackey- 1 catch, 5 yards, TD and Isaiah Alsip- 1 catch, 1 yard.

For the contest, North Union picked up 478 yards of total offense to Galion’s 310. Through the air, the Wildcats picked up 66 yards on 6/8 passing. North Union ran the ball for 412 total yards against the Tigers’ defense on Friday. Each team had three turnovers on the night; Wildcats- 2 fumbles lost and an interception and Tigers- 3 fumbles lost.

Other MOAC scores on Friday were: Pleasant (7-0, 5-0) 27 and River Valley (3-5, 1-4) 14; Harding (5-3, 3-2) 39 and Buckeye Valley (5-3, 3-2) 42; Ontario (2-6, 0-5) 0 and Clear Fork (8-0, 5-0) 35.

Galion will head to Ontario on Friday, Oct. 20 to clash with the Warriors and former Galion head coach Chris Hawkins.

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By Chad Clinger

cclinger@aimmediamidwest.com

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