Archive - Oct 5, 2012 - Sports Article
COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” The warm, enjoyable football weather came to an end this week, as players took the field in rainy, 41-degree conditions.
Both Columbia City and Carroll faced the same muddy disadvantage Friday night at the Max Gandy Athletic Field â€” but the Eagles also carried the detriment of multiple sidelined starters, and fell 20-6 to the Chargers on senior night.
Garrett Vandersaul had a strong performance on the defensive end of the ball, forcing two fumbles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and five tackles overall.
GOSHEN â€” The clock has six seconds in the fourth quarter. â€™Busco has a third down with five and goal. The score stands at 23-21 with Fairfield leading.
The fans scream from both sides. The snap goes. Junior Cody Conwell makes a breakaway, pushing a defender out of his way. And then, the visiting crowd erupts, somehow louder than before â€” Eagles top the Falcons, 29-23.
The Eagles will spend the week preparing for next Fridaysâ€™ game against what Etzler said is another long time rival, Lakeland.
ROCHESTER â€” Rochester handed Whitkoâ€™s football team another heart-breaking loss this season with a 20-17 win Friday.
The Zebras scored off a 24-yard field goal attempt with 25 seconds left on the clock after the score was tied for more than 16 minutes.
Tanner Hughes had 26 yards on eight carries, and second-string quarterback Trevor Gilbert was 2-for-2 in passing for 19 yards.
Connor Stouder caught two passes for 12 yards. Skylar Fugate led the team in tackles with 14. Gerding and Alex Stoddard recorded 8.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” All the scoring in host Columbia Cityâ€™s opening match of the IHSAA Girlsâ€™ Soccer Sectional against the North Side Lady Redskins came in the first half. The Lady Eagles made the most of their opportunities against an outmanned North Side squad taking a 7-0 win to advance to Saturday afternoonâ€™s finals.
The win advances the Lady Eagles to Saturday afternoonâ€™s 3 p.m. final against the winner of the second semifinal contest that pitted Huntington North against Homestead.