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WALKERTON â€” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
For the second straight week, John Glennâ€™s defense put up a goose egg, and for the second straight week LaVilleâ€™s offense laid one.
Glenn held LaVille to a net total of -4 yards rushing and just 14 total offensive yards, while the Falcons scored on all but their last possession of the first half.
BOURBON â€” There is an old coachâ€™s adage in football that goes, â€śThey canâ€™t score if they donâ€™t have the ball.â€ť
Bremenâ€™s Lions demonstrated that truism to perfection at Triton on Friday night on their way to a 40-6 win over the Trojans.
Time of possession not withstanding, the Lions ran 68 offensive plays to Tritonâ€™s 29. The Trojans had only one second quarter possession of just five plays. The game was a masterful performance of keep away, by a very solid Bremen offense.
MIDDLEBURY â€” Northridge bottled up Plymouth running back Brock Smith all night.
Smith, though, found another way to leave his mark.
With the Rockies clinging to a tenuous one-point lead and 2:28 left in regulation, the senior standout blocked the potential game-tying extra point to preserve Class 4A No. 5 Plymouthâ€™s 14-13 Northern Lakes Conference football win at Northridge Friday.
â€ś(Smith) just made a play,â€ť Plymouth head coach John Barron said. â€śThe guys opened it up for him; he had a clean look and got a block. I canâ€™t take any credit for it. That was the will of a senior not to lose.
BREMEN â€”Â After several tough losses, Bremen girls soccer coach Erin Wellborn needed to shake things up.
She switched the Lady Lions' lineup in a match-up with sectional rival LaVille Thursday, and the strategy worked.
Bremen claimed a convincing 7-2 victory over the visiting Lady Lancers at home.
PLYMOUTH â€” Argos only registered six shots on goal, but that was more than enough.
The Dragons scored at a 50 percent clip, finding the back of the net three times and played determined defense during a key stanza at the end of the first half, shutting out Plymouth for a 3-0 victory in a reprisal for a pair of 2009 losses against the Sectional 19 rival Rockies Wednesday at Kindt Field.
PLYMOUTH â€” In some ways it will be a week of recovery for the Plymouth Rockies and their head coach.
A week of upheaval ended in a victory over conference foe Warsaw. The team knew it would be without head coach John Barron on the sideline last Friday. Nobody expected what would actually happen.
BOURBON â€” If Northern State Conference victories weren't enough, a couple of area teams have extra incentives to get a win this weekend.
For Triton that means beating Bremen on the Trojansâ€™ home field for the first time in well over a decade.
PLYMOUTH â€” Visiting Clay battled back in the third set, but Plymouthâ€™s squad clamped down on Senior Night to finish off the Colonials in the minimum of games, 25-14, 25-18, 25-19 Tuesday.
After leading all the way through, the Pilgrims battled through a total of five ties during the final game at The Rock, putting away Clay with a decisive 11-5 run.
â€śOur serving got a little tougher and we got some service errors on them, and that made the difference that last game,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Walt Pickerell.
KNOX â€” Josh Andersonâ€™s running style resembles something like the merger of a cheetah and bulldozer.
And with John Glennâ€™s football team looking a little lethargic Friday at Knox, it needed every bit of Andersonâ€™s speed-power combination.
The junior running back scored four touchdowns â€”Â one during each frame â€” rushed for a game-leading 237 yards on 25 carries, and caught a two-point conversion pass for good measure to apply a little shine on an otherwise subdued 29-0 Northern State Conference win at Community Field.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was a good end to a bad week.
â€śItâ€™s a great end to a bad week,â€ť said Plymouth football head coach John Barron on the field after his teamâ€™s 34-14 win over Warsaw on Friday. â€śMy dad was watching this one. It was awesome.â€ť
Barron knew that he wouldnâ€™t be able to be on the sideline for this weekâ€™s game, owing to his ejection a week ago at Rochester. Barron also had to deal with the death of his father early in the week taking him away from his team to be with his family.