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A jammed packed Justin F Coressel field at Tinora High School saw the Tinora Rams defense dominate the Fairview Apaches 34-0.
Alumni from the past few decades from the THS band and cheerleader teams joined the current Rams band members and cheerleaders on a perfect Friday night for football.
Since Kadyn Radzik returned an interception 30 yards at the 2:46 mark in the first quarter of the week two game vs Wauseon, the Tinora Rams defense has been nothing short of spectacular.
Tonight, the Rams D held the Fairview Apaches offense to -15 total yards on 35 offensive plays. Tinora’s Graham Adkins, among others, were in the face of Fairview quarterback William Zeedyk for 48 minutes.
The Rams grabbed an early first quarter lead and never looked in the rearview mirror.
Tinora senior Brandon Edwards walked in from three yards out at the 7:25 mark of the first quarter, Jacob Bishop provided the extra point for a 7-0 Rams lead.
With 1:40 remaining in the initial quarter, Dallas Dachenhaus dove in from a yard out, the Rams led 13-0, the XP was no good.
Senior Cole Sweinhagen would dart in from nine yards out midway through the second stanza for his first of two touchdowns of the evening, Bishop’s XP at the 6:40 point gave Tinora a commanding 20-0 lead.
Taking control of both sides of the lines, the Rams Dallas Dachenhous would rumble in for an 11 yard score with 1:44 remaining in the half, the Bishop XP would give Tinora a 27-0 lead at the half. Dachenhaus seemed to drag Fairview defenders the last three yards for the score.
The Rams running game, averaging a very un-Tinora like 2.9 yards a carry coming in, would stomp for 205 rushing yards on 26 attempts in the initial half.
Brandon Edwards would lead the Rams with nine carries for 100 yards in the first half.
Tinora’s D would limit the Fairview attack to -19 yards in the half.
As the sun set at the half, and after a flagged filled first half, the Rams and Apaches would battle through a rather eventless finals 24 minutes.
The only score by either team would be another Cole Sweinhagen touchdown for the Rams, this time from 28 yards out, XP by Bishop put Tinora on top 34-0.
Both teams combined for 19 total penalties, and one ejection for Tinora.
With the win, Tinora improves to 3-1 and will host Antwerp next Friday in a huge GMC contest.
Fairview falls to 0-4 and will host Paulding next Friday night.
Graham Askins was named the Higbea Embroidery player of the game. Great job, Graham.
Audio call of the game:
FAIRVIEW 0 0 0 0 0
TINORA 13 14 7 0 34
Passing: Eckert 3-9-34 yards
Rushing: Edwards 9-100 yards, Dachenhaus 13-63 yards, 2 TD, Sweinhagen 4-38, 2 TD, Echert 5-38 yards, Jimenez 3-7 yards, Ferrell 4-12 yards.
Receiving: Edwards 1-8 yards; Radzik 1-5 yards; Anders 1/21 yards
Passing: Zeedyke 3-6-16 yards
Rushing: Mseis 5-6 yards, Gebers 4- -8; Zeedyke 12- -31; Grine 6- -3; Lashaway 1-2; Kern 1-0
Receiving: Grine 1- -3; Kern 1-18; Hastings 1-1