Defiance blanks Ottawa-Glandorf
Friday, September 27, 2013 7:33 PM
OTTAWA - Defiance held Ottawa-Glandorf's offense in check Friday night as the Bulldogs came into Titan Stadium and left with a 20-0 Western Buckeye League win on Homecoming night for O-G.The Bulldog defense held the Titans to 161 yards of offense for the game as most of the O-G came through the air as they were 12-of-32 passing for 123 yards. The Titans were held to 38 yards rushing in the game.
While O-G's offense struggled, the Bulldog offense did just enough behind the passing of quarterback Will Batt and the receiving of Trey Guilliam.
Batt was 21-of-38 passing for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Batt also ran for 45 yards in the game.
Guilliam caught seven passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. Wes Detter caught three passes for 76 yards and Colton Relyea had three catches for 47 yards and a score.
The Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead on their first possession as Batt hit Relyea with a 31 yard scoring pass and Austin Hancock added the extra point.
Defiance went up 14-0 just before the half when Batt connected with Guilliam on a two yard scoring pass on third and goal. Guilliam set up the score when he caught a Batt pass in the right flat and weaved his way through the O-G defense for a 58 yard catch and run. An O-G defender forced him out of bounds at the two yard line.
The Bulldogs (3-2) scored their final touchdown in the fourth quarter with 8:42 left when Zach Hale caught a 10 yard scoring pass.
O-G had three good drives going in the opening half but was unable to finish any of them.
After the Bulldogs went up 7-0, the Titans came back with a 14 play drive that took them to the Defiance 23. On fourth down and eight from the 23, O-G quarterback Logan Rieman was hit from behind and fumbled the ball with an O-G lineman falling on the loose ball turning the ball over on downs.
On their next drive, the Titans put together an eight play drive that ended when a fourth down pass fell incomplete.
On their next possession, O-G had a seven play drive that ended with a punt. The Titans appeared to be in business after a run by Rieman to the Defiance 20 yard line. However, the play was called back by a motion penalty on the Titans. A third down pass picked up seven yards forcing a punt.
Rieman did not play in the second half after injuring his right shoulder late in the second quarter. The extent of his injury was not immediately known after the game. Second team quarterback Zac Unterbrink ran the offense in the second half.
The Titan did not pick up a first down in the second half until their final possession when they drove to the Defiance 26. The clock expired on the Titans (3-2) to end that drive.