The Fort Loramie High School football team defeated host Grove City Christian 62-0 on Friday, Sept. 16, behind a strong rushing attack.
Fort Loramie, which improved to 3-1, rushed for 255 yards and seven touchdowns, with Cory Brandewie running for a team-high 64 yards on nine carries. Brandewie also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass.
Also rushing for at least 22 yards for the Redskins were Tyler Zeis (32 yards and two touchdowns on four carries), Delaunte Thornton (41 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries), Brent Goldschmidt (35 yards and a touchdown on four carries) and Logan McGee (22 yards and two touchdowns on five carries).
“It all starts up front with our offensive line,” Fort Loramie coach Matt Burgbacher said. “They had a great game tonight. We knew Grove City would be physical and we had to come out and try to match that physicality. One great thing is that we have five backs that can run the ball and teams can’t focus on just one guy.”
Eagles senior quarterback Ben Whitaker left the game in the second quarter after aggravating a groin injury he suffered against Toledo Christian on Sept. 9. He did not return and was replaced by freshman Ethan Swank, who was intercepted twice and had only one completion for 31 yards.
Grove City Christian, which fell to 2-2, had five turnovers. One turnover led directly to a Redskins touchdown, as a snap over the punter’s head was recovered in the end zone by Fort Loramie, putting the Redskins up 49-0 in the second quarter.
The Eagles finished with 29 yards rushing. Freshman Haywood Jordan ran for 46 yards on 10 carries.