Titans roll to season opening win
Friday, August 30, 2013 8:40 PM
FOSTORIA - Ottawa-Glandorf coach Ken Schriner feels his defense may be just ahead of offense in terms of being where the coaching staff wants them to be at this point in the season.Fostoria may say the Titans are a well balanced team after their season opening contest Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
While the O-G defense was shutting down the Redmen offense, the Titan offense was taking care of its own business is a 55-0 win.
The Titans defense was stellar Friday night holding the Redmen to just 142 yards of total offense and forcing a pair of turnovers. The closest Fostoria got to its endzone was the 22 yard line late in the fourth quarter as O-G was running second and third string players into the game.
It was the Titan defense that helped set up two first quarter scoring runs by Titan fullback Brad Racer.
Fostoria took the opening kickoff and started at their own nine yard line. After a quick three and out where the Redmen lost two yards, O-G needed just three plays to score as Racer bulled over from a yard out. The Titans had great field position after a punt return by Zach Kuhlman.
After another three and out by the Fostoria offense, the Titans need three plays to reach the endzone. Shane Schroeder ripped off a 19 yard run to the 28 before Racer finished the drive with a 28 yard run, breaking several tackles.
The Titan defense set the offense up with good field position late in the opening quarter as they recovered a fumble at the Fostoria 24. Schroeder capped off the drive with a 22 yard run making it 21-0 after Mitch Niese booted the extra point.
O-G added three touchdowns to their lead in the second quarter as Tyler Zender hauled in a 28 yard scoring pass, Kyle Niese scored on a six yard run and Colin Laubenthal went 55 yards with a pass to make it 42-0.
Logan Rieman scored on runs of one and two yards in the second half.
O-G had 447 yards of offense, 220 on the ground and 227 through the air.
Schroeder had 72 yards rushing and Racer 65 yards. Rieman was 12-of-17 passing, two touchdowns, as Laubenthal caught three passes for 78 yards and Zender had three catches for 53 yards. Zach Kuhlman caught three passes for 51 yards.
Kyle Niese and Racer both had seven tackles and one tackle for loss. Zender had six tackles, one for a loss and he caused a fumble. Jake Kahle had five tackles and one interception.