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High school football: Huron ousted by reigning champs
Coldwater was dominant on both sides of the ball and jumped out to a 40-0 halftime lead over Huron.
After Huron went three-and-out to begin its first possession, Coldwater started its first drive on the Tigers’ 47-yard line after a short punt. Cavaliers quarterback Brian Hoying scored on a 15-yard run, putting Coldwater up 6-0 with 8:27 left in the first quarter. Hoying accumulated 41 yards rushing on the series.
Coldwater added to its first-quarter lead when Hoying connected with Drew Otten on a 27-yard pass on fourth-and-12. The Cavaliers added another score with 32 seconds left in the quarter when Hoying scampered for a 12-yard run. Coldwater led 19-0 after the first quarter.
Huron struggled to get anything going offensively in the first quarter, having run 14 plays, tallying no yards. Quarterback Cody Thompson was held to two yards on 10 carries and 1-for-2 passing for one yard and an interception.
Coldwater poured it on in the second quarter, courtesy of three Hoying touchdowns.
On fourth-and-10 from Huron’s 11-yard line, Hoying threw an 11-yard strike to running back Mitch Schoenherr to give the Cavaliers a 26-0 advantage with 8:55 left in the half.
Hoying threw another touchdown pass, hooking up with Adam Klosterman for 16 yards. Hoying added another score with 44 seconds left in the quarter, a 3-yard scurry to give the Cavaliers a 40-0 lead going into halftime.
Hoying had 15 rushes for 144 yards rushing with three touchdowns and was 8-for-14 with 111 yards passing with three touchdowns at the half.
Huron was limited to 14 yards of offense in the first half and had more yards in penalties — 26 on three penalties. Thompson ended the half with 17 yards passing on 4-of-12 attempts with one interception.
After Otten scored on a 7-yard run to open up the second half, Huron responded and scored for the first time in the game.
Thompson threw a 5-yard pass to running back Andrew Dowel, concluding a nine-play, 60-yard drive. Huron trailed, 47-7, going into the third quarter.
Thompson added another touchdown in the fourth quarter – a 9-yard run to cut the deficit to 47-13. Coldwater added two more touchdowns – a 4-yard run by Nick Staughler and a 50-yard fumble return by Kraig Schoenherr.
Thompson finished the game 11-for-22 with 87 yards passing with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed 20 times for 60 yards and a score. Danzell Harris had 36 yards rushing on nine carries and Matt Dewey had four receptions for 31 yards for the Tigers.
Hoying finished the game 10-of-16 passing for 161 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He added 167 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 16 attempts. The Cavaliers finished the game with 554 yards of total offense, while Huron had 205.
Huron finishes the season at 9-4, while Coldwater improves to 11-2. The Cavaliers will face West Jefferson in a state semifinal at a location to be announced Sunday.
Last Updated: 11/23/2013 11:36:54 PM EST