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Huron Grounds Redbirds

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/17/2013

The football season came to an end for the Loudonville Redbirds on Saturday evening in the Division V, regional semifinal at Medina as the Redbirds fell just short to the Huron Tigers by a 17-13 final. Huron got on the board first at the 5:26 mark of the second quarter, when Tiger quarterback Cody Thompson who was 18 of 25 passing for 208 yards, ran Huron to an early lead from 29 yards out. Nathan Zeck added the extra point and Huron was up 7-0. The Redbirds would answer at the 8:31 mark of the first half, when Loudonville quarterback Colton Edmondson would take the ball in from a yard out. A two point conversion run by Ryan Weber was denied and the Tigers led 7-6. The Tigers would take a 10-6 lead into the locker room at the half on a 32 yard field goal with 2:39 remaining in the second quarter by Pat Dusza. There would be no further scoring until late in the fourth quarter, when with 3:38 remaining in the game Redbird quarterback Colton Edmondson took the ball in for his second touchdown of the night from a yard out. the point after by Tucker Bender was good and Loudonville led 13-10. But with 1:11 play, Huron would score the game winning touchdown that was set up when Tiger quarterback Cody Thompson found running back Tommy Bogden for a first down that set up a two yard scoring run moments later by Bogden. The point after was good a Huron led 17-13. The Redbirds had one more shot with the football, but with :47 seconds remaining Edmondson's pass was intercepted by the Tigers's Cody Thompson ending Loudonville's season at 10-2 and sending 9-3 Huron to the Division V, regional final next Saturday night to face defending Division V state champ Coldwater (10-2). The Cavaliers bounced Chippewa from the playoffs Saturday 49-21.

   
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