The Johnstown-Monroe High School football team went 7-0 in the MBC last season with Fredericktown finishing 6-1 to take second place. The only loss for the Freddies was 20-13 at Johnstown.

The two teams meet again Friday, this time at Fredericktown. The Johnnies are 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the MBC after defeating Loudonville 32-0 last Friday.
The Freddies entered are 5-0 and 2-0 after beating Danville 21-7.

"We knew they would be a very good and we would have to play our best game against them," coach Carter said of Fredericktown, which finished 10-3 and reached a Division V regional final before losing to Ready 35-7 last year. "We have to limit our mistakes and play four quarters of hard-nosed football."

In a 42-7 victory over Northridge on Sept. 12, Freddies quarterback Thomas Hinkle had 113 yards on 11 carries and completed 10 of 14 passes for 164 yards.
"They have a really good quarterback (Hinkle), wide receiver (Tony Lybarger) and running back (C.J. Ruhl) and a lot of talented kids," coach Carter said. "Their defense has been playing really solid and they always play solid defense."

Against Northridge, the Vikings finished with just 41 yards rushing on 28 carries. They did not have a first down in the first half.

Last Friday, Ruhl scored all three touchdowns. He ran for scores from 1 and 9 yards and also caught a 40-yard scoring pass.

In a 38-7 win over Crestline on Sept 6, Ruhl, also a linebacker, returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown. The Freddies also had other three turnovers and eight sacks.

Through four games, junior running back Brad Couts led the Johnnies with 356 yards rushing on 62 carries with three touchdowns and senior fullback Will Carter had 256 yards on 40 carries with five touchdowns. Sophomore running back Scott Robinson added 172 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns and quarterback Jay Orders had 146 yards on 43 carries with two touchdowns.