Golden Bears defeat Archbold, 56-14
September 1, 2012By Chris Malanga of Bryan High School
The Bryan Golden Bears football team scored 56 points for the second time in two weeks, defeating league rival Archbold by a score of 56-14 Friday night at Golden Bear Stadium.
Once again, the Bears got things started quickly as on the first play from scrimmage, QB Austin Schimmoeller ran 75 yards for the game's first score. Tory Savage's PAT was good to make it 7-0.
Archbold got the ensuing kickoff and put together a three-minute drive all the way down to Bryan's 19 yard line before turning it over on downs.
Bryan went three-and-out on the next possession. Archbold got the ball back and on the third play from scrimage, QB Evan Wyse threw the first of his five interceptions. The Bears took it down to Archbold's 43 before turning it over on downs.
Archbold threw another interception on their next possession. This time, Bryan was able to capitalize, as Schimmoeller put together a five-play, 35 yard drive that took 1:22 off the clock. Collin Bacon capped it off with his first touchdown of the year. Savage's PAT made it 14-0.
Next, the Blue Streaks put together their first scoring drive, going 42 yards in 10 plays. Evan Wyse scored from 2 yards out with 32 seconds remaining in the quarter. The PAT was no good, so the score was 14-6.
The second quarter started the same way that the first one did. On the first play of the drive, Schimmoeller found Elijah Bogosian and hit him with a 69-yard TD pass. Savage's PAT was good and the Bears led 21-6.
The Streaks went three-and-out, punting it back to Bryan. The Bears made them pay, as Austin Schimmoeller ran for a 63-yard touchdown, capping off a three-play drive. Savage made the PAT, making the score 28-6.
Archbold's Wyse had put together a good drive made up of 8 plays, then geth threw his third interception of the night. The Bears got the ball on their own 5 yard line. Bryan put together a 95-yard drive taking 3:05 off the clock. Schimmoeller finished things off with a four yard touchdown. After the PAT, the Bears led 35-6.
Archbold then put together their own drive, going 7 plays in 1:59, covering 80 yards. Wyse, on a busted play, hit Jase Grosjean for a 45 yard score. The 2-point conversion was good, making the score 35-14 at the half.
The third quarter was not kind to either team. Archbold's first drive was extended by a Bryan penalty, but they still turned it over on downs in Bryan territory. Bryan threw an interception to Grosjean on their first ddrive. Archbold made a big fourth down, but then the drive stalled and they had to punt.
Bryan turned it over on downs on their next series.
The next drive for Archbold got interesting. The Streaks lined up to punt on fourth down, and successfully completed a fake. Then they drove all the way to the Bryan 31 before turning it over on downs. This play was named the Oberlin-Turnbull Game Changing Moment, as had Archbold scored there, we would have seen an entirely different game. Bryan went three-and-out and punted it away.
Archbold's next two drives ended on interceptions on the very first play. Bryan took advantage both times, as Collin Bacon scored twice in the span of one minute, from 8 yards then 5 yards. Both PATs by Savage were good and the Bears led 49-14.
Archbold had another three-and-out, and the Bears put together their final touchdown drive, with mostly second-team personnel. Jarrett Timmons had a couple of nice runs in the drive, including a 10 yard touchdown run. Archbold got the ball back once more, but time ran out. Final score was Bryan 56, Archbold 14.
Elijah Bogosian had a monster night, and was named the GBSN/Bills Locker Room III Player of the Game following the game.
With the win, the Bears move to 2-0 on the season, 1-0 in the NWOAL. They play on the road next week at Delta. Pregame on the GBSN will be 6:45 with kickoff at 7:00 PM. You can listen live on BryanSports.com or AM 1520 WQCT. The rebroadcast will be Saturday at 7:00 on BMU Cable Channel 3.