OA beats Switzerland County 35-0

Submitted photo courtesy of Beverly Wilson Matt Moorman, who had multiple carries Friday night, breaks into the open.

The Oldenburg Academy football team dominated Switzerland County High School to win 35-0 Sept. 5 in Brookville. In a matchup between two second-year programs, OA was strong in this game from start to finish, stated coach Wes Gillman. Switzerland County definitely passed the eye test with over 40 players in a 2A program, but the 26-man Twisters’ roster took control early and never let up. 

Junior quarterback Matt Moorman put the Twisters up 27-0 at the end of the first quarter with three touchdown passes and one touchdown run. Two of the three touchdown receptions were made by junior wide receiver Nick Bischoff on plays of 15 and 19 yards, while the other went to freshman wide receiver Owen Sporleder on a 31-yard toss. Junior running back Mike He added a second quarter touchdown run from 30 yards out to put OA up 35-0 at halftime. 

The second half showcased how bright the future looks for OA football. Backup quarterback Owen Sporleder completed his only two pass attempts for 36 yards and added a 15-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. 

Defensively, the Twisters gave up only 69 total yards all evening. They also came away with three takeaways on interceptions by Bischoff, Sam Gast and Jason Kline. Ryne Domingo, Mason Garwood, John Pelzel, He, Brady Sterchi and Dalton Mooney all had tackles for loss. 

Meanwhile, the OA offense amassed 444 total yards, 179 through the air and 265 on the ground. Senior running back and Brookville native Luke Roberts had a big night with 13 rushes for 73 yards and a touchdown. With this win, the Twisters go to 2-1. 

OA crosses the state line to take on St. Bernard Elmwood Place High School, Cincinnati, at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Roger Bacon High School. 

ECHS goes down hard 

The East Central High School football coach didn’t have much to say after his Trojans fell to LaSalle High School, Cincinnati, by 48-0 Sept. 5. LaSalle’s football team is ranked 347th nationally while ECHS ranks somewhere among the six-thousands, according to MaxPreps.com

LaSalle dominated all parts of the game: 18 first downs compared to ECHS’ seven, 276 yards on 34 rushes vs. 12 yards on 20 rushes, and 118 passing yards vs. 37. The Lancers had two players with 89 yards rushing, while the Trojans had one player reach double-digit yards. 

Defensively, LaSalle made three interceptions and four sacks. However, the Trojans matched the Lancers in solo tackles at 30 each, and of special note were Sid Fox with six solo tackles and Jackson Greiwe with five.  

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