FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies put on a fireworks display Friday before Mother Nature took over with her own show.
The Freddies erupted for 425 yards of offense in just two and a half quarters, scoring on four straight drives to manhandle Cardington 33-0 in a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The game was called because of lightning midway through the third quarter.
“We’re trying to work on some things, trying to fine tune it. We’re able to go out there and do some things we wanted to get done,” said Fredericktown coach Brian Baum. “We had four straight drives for touchdowns, which was nice. We were working on a fifth when we got intercepted.”
The Freddies (2-2 overall, 1-0 MOAC) wasted no time in asserting their dominance. After a quick three-and-out by the Pirates (0-4, 0-1), Fredericktown marched 55 yards on just four plays to open the scoring. Tyler Ruhl and Austin Hathaway shared the load, each carrying two times. But, it was Hathaway’s nice 40-yard rollout to the right that lit up the scoreboard first.
Another quick three-and-out by the defense gave Fredericktown’s offense great field position again on its second possession. Hathaway, who rushed for 176 yards on the night, rolled right again and scored from 22 yards out. Just six-plus minutes into the game and the Freddies led 14-0.
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