FREDERICKTOWN — In a highly anticipated game of two of the Mid-Buckeye Conference’s leaders, the Fredericktown Freddies jumped out to a quick start against Johnstown and rode that wave of momentum for the rest of the contest in a 31-7 thumping on Friday.
“This was a great win for us,” said Fredericktown head coach Brian Baum. “Johnstown is a great team. They’ve given us trouble over the years, and it was nice to get this big win for Fredericktown.”
The Freddies’ offense was working like a well-oiled machine, much like it has so far this season. The defense also made a strong showing on this night, not giving any long-sustained drives to the Johnnies and not allowing any points until there were 11 seconds left in the game.
After the Johnnies took the opening possession from the 5-yard line out to the 31 before punting, Fredericktown responded by driving 53 yards, highlighted by a couple of big plays, including a 25-yard scamper by Austin Hoeflich and a facemask penalty on Johnstown. Matt Smith bulled into the endzone at 5:48 in the first quarter to put the Freddies up 7-0 after Branden Smith’s point after kick.