On Sept. 8, the Fowler football team traveled over to Akron to steal the win. They beat the Rams 22-12 with juniors Quinton Flanscha and Zane Denton pulling them through to the win.
On Sept. 8, the Fowler football team traveled over to Akron to steal the win. They beat the Rams 22-12 with juniors Quinton Flanscha and Zane Denton pulling them through to the win. The game started out slow with a score of 0-0 in the first quarter, both teams in a defensive showdown. In the second quarter, Flanscha started them out with their first touchdown to give the Grizzlies a 6-0 lead. At the end of the first half, the game was tied 6-6.
To start off the second half, Flanscha got the Grizzlies another touchdown and Brand Sharp finished off the drive with a two-point conversion. Akron scored another touchdown but failed to get the two-point conversion, letting the Grizzlies take their lead into the fourth quarter.
The final quarter started off with neither team having success offensively. Flanscha then got his third touchdown of the game after breaking a run down the field. To seal the victory, sophomore quarterback Luke Bitter found Zane Denton in the corner of the end zone for another two points.
Quinton Flanscha led the Grizzlies with 157 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Brand Sharp added 36 rushing yards of his own. Luke Bitter threw for 81 yards and a touchdown, his leading receivers being Quinton Flanscha and Zane Denton with 33 and 48 receiving yards, respectively. This win gives the Fowler Grizzlies a record of 2-0 to start off the year.
On Friday, Sept. 15, the Grizzlies went up against the Sargent Farmers on our home turf. The Farmers were ranked third in the state before their loss to the Grizzlies last week. They beat the farmers 26-13. Both teams failed to score in the first quarter, but in the second, the Sargent Farmers took the lead, leaving the first half of the game 0-7.
To start off the second half, the Grizzlies came out ready to take back the lead. Their first touchdown was made by senior Brand Sharp. That first touchdown changed the game, giving the Grizzlies enough confidence to continue scoring throughout the rest of the game. They went on to have three more touchdowns scored by Sharp, junior Zane Denton and senior Chantz Lange, along with two two-point conversions by Junior Quinton Flanscha.
The Grizzlies were carried to victory on the legs of Brand Sharp who had 161 yards and two scores, Quinton Flanscha tacked on 35 yards of his own. Luke Bitter threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns, his leading receivers being Zane Denton (70 yards and one touchdown) and Chantz Lange (35 yards and one touchdown). The Grizzlies remain undefeated at 3-0 and will go on to face the Wiley Panthers tomorrow night at 7 p.m.