5-0 And It Feels So Good

That Undefeated Feeling
By: 
JAKE DOWLING
Sports Editor

It wasn't their best performance, but it got the job done.

Scoring 14 points to open the game and draining the clock in the second half the St. Marys Roughriders defeated Elida 35-7 in Western Buckeye League action on Friday night.

The win moves the Roughriders to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the WBL for the second straight season.

St. Marys jumped out to a 7-0 lead after winning the toss and taking the ball on a Julius Fisher six-yard touchdown run to culminate an 8-play, 70-yard drive.

For the third consecutive week, the offense scored on its opening drive and the defense intercepted a pass in the opposing team's opening drive.

This week it was Seth Warniment who picked off a pass, this from Issac McAdams to set up shop at the Elida 46-yard line.

Five plays later, Eric Spicer pushed it in with an inside run to put St. Marys up 14-0 just 7:07 into the game.

Neither team did much with the ball until Elida broke the shut out with a designed option play by McAdams, who took the ball up the middle for a 23-yard rushing TD, cutting the Roughriders' lead to 14-7 game.

It took four drives for the Roughriders to score since going up 14-0, their longest scoring drought of the season to date, but Dustin Howell found a wide open Eric Spicer for a 51-yard catch and run to put the Roughriders back up two scores, 21-7.

In the meantime, the Riders' D did what they usually do, stop the offense.

For the full story, read Saturday's print edition of The Evening Leader.