(October 24th, 2014)-LIBERTY CENTER: A road trip to Liberty Center wasn’t enough to slow down the Indians of Wauseon.
Improving to 9-0 on the season, Wauseon took down the Liberty Center Tigers in convincing fashion, 40-3. The Indians were fueled by the performance of quarterback Zac Robinson. The senior went 12 for 21 passing for 108 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed for 105 yards and another touchdown on 18 carries.
It was Josh Whitcomb who started the scoring for Wauseon, as he kicked a 26 yard field goal early into the second quarter. Later in the same period, Robinson went to work, completing a 15 yard touchdown strike to Jacob Newlove. Then, as time expired in the half, Robinson threw a thirty yard jump ball to the endzone, with fellow Indian Noah Castle coming down with the ball.
A penalty at the end of the first half allowed Wauseon to kick off from the Liberty Center 45 yard line. The Indians used this new positioning to attempt an onside kick, which they recovered. This led to a drive that ended with a 24 yard touchdown scramble by Robinson.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Robinson found an open Danny Hench in the endzone from 12 yards out. Hench made a beautiful grab for the score, timing his jump perfectly to come down with the ball.
The last score of the game came from back-up running back T.J. Gype. With just over two minutes left in the game, Gype bounced out an inside run, bouncing off a couple of would-be tacklers on his way to a 95 yard touchdown run.
Newlove finished the evening with 4 receptions for 75 yards and the previously mentioned touchdown. Castle made 3 catches and the jump ball touchdown on the evening. Mason Creager also made 3 grabs, totaling 11 yards.
Defensively, Peyten Shadbolt, Jacob Raabe, and Noah Castle each recorded a a sack. Robinson made his presence known on defense as well, making an interception.
The Indians will close out their regular season against Evergreen on Friday. The game will be Wauseon’s last home outing, barring post-season play, of the year, making it senior night as well.