You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Wittenberg wins sixth straight to keep pace with Wabash in NCAC


Staff report

The Wittenberg football team won its sixth straight game, beating Kenyon 38-7 on the road Saturday.

The 18th-ranked Tigers scored 21 in the first quarter and 14 in the fourth and scored three points on six drives in the second and third quarters.

“Things were rolling along,” coach Joe Fincham said. “I don’t know. We just lost the flow or something. Offensively, it got away from us a little bit.”

One week after throwing a school-record six touchdown passes against Wooster, quarterback Reed Florence threw three touchdowns. He completed 14-of-26 passes for 257 yards.

The wind slowed the Tigers a bit, but Fincham said it didn’t have anything to do with the struggles in the middle two quarters.

“We were getting some opportunities and weren’t getting much out of them,” he said. “Frustration got the best of us for a stretch.”

Sean Gary and Jimmy Dehnke combined to rush for 133 yards on 28 carries.

“Our tailbacks ran the ball well,” Fincham said. “We gave up some sacks today for the first time in a while, which was disappointing. We’ve had our ups and downs through seven ballgames, but the thing we have done pretty consistently is protect our quarterback.”

Jonathan Stoner, Brendon Cunningham and Stephen Zumdick had touchdown catches.

Spencer Leno led the defense with 11 tackles, and Kyle Sanning had three tackles for a loss. Nick Gibson returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown.

Wittenberg (6-1, 6-0 North Coast Athletic Conference) remains tied with No. 14 Wabash in the league. The Tigers host Ohio Wesleyan next week and play at Wabash in two weeks. Wabash (7-0, 6-0) beat Oberlin 27-10 on Saturday.

Kenyon fell to 4-4 and 4-3 in the NCAC.

“Defensively, up front, they’re pretty good,” Fincham said. “They do some things on both sides of the ball that make you work and make you adjust. They’re staff does a nice job.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Reds win longball battle versus Brewers
Reds win longball battle versus Brewers

Billy Hamilton does not have a home-run trot. He flew around the bases after lining the ball to right-center field. He didn’t slow as he rounded third. He didn’t pause as he crossed home plate. Hamilton does everything fast, and his solo shot in the first inning Tuesday set the tone for the Cincinnati Reds in an 8-6 victory against the...
Cozart could return as soon as Wednesday for Reds
Cozart could return as soon as Wednesday for Reds

More often than not this season, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price spends a good chunk of his pregame meeting with the media talking about injuries, which is probably only slightly more enjoyable for him than talking about losing. The Reds have dealt with more than their fare share of injuries in 2017, and that’s a big reason their season has...
Reds starter Finnegan heartbroken after latest injury
Reds starter Finnegan heartbroken after latest injury

All of Brandon Finnegan’s hard work in his quest to return to the mound for the Cincinnati Reds resulted in four innings — officially three because he didn’t record an out in the fourth. Finnegan left the game Monday in St. Louis after 58 pitches. He allowed three earned runs on three hits. He walked four. The Reds lost 8-2 to the...
Dayton locks up men’s basketball coaching staff
Dayton locks up men’s basketball coaching staff

 There was a little more than standard news coming out of Dayton’s men’s basketball Monday, as the Flyers finalized new head coach Anthony Grant’s hires of Devin Davis, Casey Cathrall and Andy Farrell to flesh out his staff. A highlight video from last season has also gone public. Grant played cards of familiarity with two of...
Wayne football: Top 7 players in Warriors high school program history
Wayne football: Top 7 players in Warriors high school program history

Here’s who we consider the all-time seven best football players at Wayne High School. Have something to say about this alphabetical list? Email your comments to sports@coxohio.com. 1. Will Allen, DB, 2000 grad: OSU All-American; two key plays during 2002 national championship season were INT that secured 14-9 defeat of Michigan and a tackle that...
More Stories