SPENCER -- On a night that could only have been designed for football, the Greencastle Tiger Cubs took a short bus ride south to Owen County to try to spoil homecoming for the Owen Valley faithful and make it 3 straight wins going into their sectional game next week against Danville.
That is exactly what Greencastle did with a great performance on both sides of the ball to defeat Owen Valley 32-14.
"Our defense really stepped up and on offense we just didn't make any mistakes" said Coach Mike Meyer.
Greencastle started the game by kicking to the Patriots who took it 68 yards on their opening drive to score their first touchdown. But that would be all the Tiger Cub defense would allow until late in the game.
On the offensive side of the ball the Tiger Cubs picked them apart with their rushing and passing game.
"We corrected a lot of the mistakes we made last week. I am very happy with they way we are playing ball right now, we are playing very good at the right time" coach Meyer said after the game.
In the first half Greencastle controlled the game and the clock. At the end of the first half Greencastle had a 16-7 lead.
The second half was much the same, Greencastle controlled both sides of the ball taking their time on offense gaining the first downs and keeping Owen Valley's offense off the field. Owen Valley did get another touchdown late in the third quarter, but on the next series Greencastle marched down the field and scored. They would score one more time in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
There was some outstanding play by several of the Greencastle players. Patrick Richardson had two interceptions in the game and one was ran back for a touchdown. Kendall Foust had a good night running the ball picking up 109 yards on the ground as well as an interception himself. Drew Evans picked through the Patriots defense running for 138 yards and 41 yards receiving. Graham Shuee was 12-19 on the night for 127 yards in the air and no interceptions.
Owen Valley's offense put up 159 yards of rushing behind running back Andrew Hershberger who had 121 yards of that himself. Quarterback Justin Mosier was 6-17 for 55 yards in the air with 3 interceptions.
After the game Coach Meyer said, "Next week will be a good game, Danville is playing good ball but so are we and we have good momentum going into the game."
At Owen Valley
Greencastle -- 6 10 3 13 - 32
Owen Valley - 7 0 7 0 - 14
First Downs -- GHS 15, OV 13
Rushes-Yards -- GHS 247, OV 159
Passing-Yards -- GHS 127, OV 55
Comp-Att-Int -- GHS 12-19-0, OV 6-17-3
Fumbles Lost -- GHS 1, OV 1
Penalties-Yards -- GHS 2-20, OV 1-5