Frosh top Fort Madison
The Washington freshman football team defeated Fort Madison 32-14, Friday at Case Field.
“Overall, we played a very good game,” said head coach Jay Zieglowsky. “Fort Madison had some big linemen that were hard to move around, but our defensive line and offensive line did a nice job.”
The first three possessions didn’t bode well for the Demons as they lost two fumbles and turned the ball over on downs.
Fourth time was the charm for Washington. Quarterback Dylan Kinman, who filled in for injured Drake Brezina admirably in his first start, tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hazelett.
The pair connected from 49 yards out for another score on a five-play drive.
Hazelett led Washington’s wide outs with 93 yards on three receptions.
Kinman finished with 115 passing yards on 7-of-11 passing.
Bryce Craff led a potent rushing attack that amassed 266 yards on 44 attempts.
“Any time you rush for over 250 yards, the front guys must be doing a good job,” Zieglowsky said. “We are blessed in that we have seven guys who have starting experience on the offensive line. That allows us to sub two guys in and out, keeping our offensive line fresh.”
Craff had 19 carries for 106 yards and had a 1-yard score on the next drive that took 10 plays.
The score was 18-8 at the break after an 85-yard kick return for a touchdown.
The Bloodhounds cut the lead to 18-14 before Washington had an answer.
Kyle Anderson had a 5-yard touchdown carry on the ensuing drive to make it 24-14.
Washington drove 50 yards before fumbling the ball away.
Trey Van Weelden — who was second on the team with 80 yards from six rushes — had a touchdown of 48 yards to close the game.
The defense was led by Dakota Kron’s nine tackles. Austin Hazelett had eight tackles, Van Weelden seven, and Aaron Vittetoe and John Dillon with five each.