A tall order.
That is what Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen faced Friday night taking on a very athletic Cardinal …
A tall order.
That is what Nathan Cabot’s Owensville Dutchmen faced Friday night taking on a very athletic Cardinal Ritter Lion football team.
Only able to muster a 1-yard touchdown pass from Brendan Decker to Austin Lowder late in the first half, the Dutchmen saw their 2020 football season end at 7-3 following a 57-8 loss to the visiting Lions.
“That was a very good, athletic football team we just played,” Cabot said. “I’m proud of my players for never quitting as they kept playing hard.”
Kicking off the Cardinal Ritter to start the game, Owensville quickly found out how good of a team the Lions were.
Scoring on their first play from scrimmage, the Lions took a quick 7-0 lead just 14 seconds into the first quarter.
Able to hold Cardinal Ritter to seven points in the first quarter, big plays by the Lion offense put OHS further behind.
Before two minutes had elapsed in the second quarter, Cabot’s Dutchmen suddenly found themselves trailing the Lions, 21-0.
Near the midway point of the quarter, Ritter found themselves punting from their own end zone.
In spite of Owensville blocking the punt, the Lions got the ball back returning it 98 yards for a touchdown and a 29-0 lead with 6:55 until halftime following the subsequent two-point conversion.
Ritter scored again with 1:50 for the half putting the chance of a running clock in play in the second half leading 35-0.
Owensville stopped those aspirations when Decker found Lowder on a 1-yard TD pass with 13.8 ticks until halftime. Earning two more points with the same duo, OHS went into halftime trailing 35-8.
Unable to score again in the second half, Cabot’s Dutchmen saw their season end at 7-3.
“We nearly doubled our win total from last year and I can’t be any more proud of the effort our guys gave all season,” Cabot said.
Recording a team-high nine tackles against the Lions, senior TC Fisher finished with a total of 106 tackles for the season.
Catching six passes for 123 yards receiving, Derek Brandt finished his junior season with 1,251 yards receiving. He joins Matt Angell as the only other Dutchmen receiver to reach 1,000 yards in a season.