Tigers upend Scots in finale; Knights fall to Plymouth

Staff Report

SPARTA — Galion got out to a fast start in beating Highland by a 28-6 margin on Friday.

The Tigers scored twice in the first quarter as quarterback Wilson Frankhouse hit Hanif Donaldson for a 29-yard touchdown and then connected with Caleb Branstetter for a two-yard score. Garrett Ison, who was perfect on four extra-point attempts, added successful PATs to make it 14-0 after 12 minutes.

An 11-yard run by Frankhouse boosted the Galion lead to 21-0 at the half and neither team could score in the third quarter.

Highland got on the board in the fourth quarter with a four-yard touchdown run by Dane Nauman, but they wouldn’t be able to get any closer than a 21-6 margin. Galion would add an insurance touchdown late in the game on a 21-yard pass from Frankhouse to Donaldson.

Frankhouse completed eight passes for 111 yards in the game, with Donaldson catching four balls for 72 yards. The quarterback also ran for 136 yards, while Gage Vanderkooi added 56 on the ground and Donaldson added 43.

The Tigers end the season at 6-4.

Knights fall

PLYMOUTH — A late comeback pushed Plymouth past Northmor 28-23 on Friday night in a regular season football game.

After trailing 8-0 after the first quarter, the Golden Knights tied things up going into the half when Marcus Cortez hit Trenton Ramos for an 18-yard touchdown and Max Lower added a two-point conversion run.

A 52-yard scoring run by Lower and the sophomore second two-point conversion of the day made it 16-8 early in the third quarter, but Plymouth was able to get within a 16-14 margin by the start of the fourth.

Lower scored from two-yards out early in the period and Caleb Schnuerer added a point-after kick to put the Golden Knights up 23-14. Unfortunately for the locals, a touchdown by their opponents made it 23-20 and a safety turned it into a one-point game. Plymouth then struck last, scoring a touchdown with 1:18 left in regulation to go in front for the win.

Cortez completed nine passes for 110 yards and also ran for 44. Lower ran for 72 yards and had four receptions for 49 more; while Ramos caught three balls for 50 yards.

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