Morris outslugs ACGC
GROVE CITY -- Morris clinched a share of the West Central South Conference football title with a 34-31 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Wednesday. Morris quarterback Taylor Witt scored a one-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go to pu...
GROVE CITY -- Morris clinched a share of the West Central South Conference football title with a 34-31 win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Wednesday.
Morris quarterback Taylor Witt scored a one-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go to put the Tigers (6-1, 6-2) ahead.
The first half was an offensive slugfest, with each team scoring four touchdowns. Morris scored the first touchdown on a Craig Knochenmus nine-yard catch from Witt, then the teams traded scores until ACGC's Nic Leither scored two straight times in the second quarter, both on one-yard runs.
The Tigers bogged down offensively for a stretch in the second quarter, with the Falcons picking off three Witt passes, including two on consecutive plays. But Morris ended the half with a Tony Schultz 38-yard pass play that put the Tigers ahead, 26-25.
ACGC's A.J. Frederiksen put the Falcons ahead in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run.
Witt completed 20-of-39 passes for 300 yards, with Brent Anderson catching eight passes for 86 yards.
Fredriksen rushed 41 times for 210 yards in the loss.
Morris 34, ACGC 31
Morris (6-1, 6-2) 13 13 0 8 -- 34
ACGC (4-3, 5-3) 13 12 0 6 -- 31
Morris - Craig Knochenmus 9 pass from Taylor Witt (Nathan Lund kick)
ACGC - A.J. Frederiksen 6 run (Kyle Johnson kick)
Morris - Travis Moser 26 run (kick blocked)
ACGC - Nic Leither 13 pass from Justin Schroeder (run failed)
Morris - Justin Lund 52 pass from Witt (pass failed)
ACGC - Leither 1 run (kick failed)
ACGC - Leither 1 run (pass failed)
Morris - Tony Schultz 38 pass from Witt (Lund kick)
ACGC - Frederiksen 2 run (pass failed)
Morris - Witt 1 run (Jared Harstad pass from Witt)
First downs: 17 ... Rushing: 19-121 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 20-39-300-3 ... Fumbles lost: none ... Penalties: 6-48
Rushing: Travis Moser 9-63, Taylor Witt 9-48 ... Passing: Taylor Witt 20-39-300-3 ... Receiving: Brent Anderson 8-86, Tony Schlutz 4-73, Craig Knochenmus 4-60, Justin Lund 2-60, Nathan Lund 2-15 ... Punting: Justin Johnston 2-27.5 ... Interceptions: Taylor Witt 1 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: not available
First downs: 21 ... Rushing: 68-329 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 3-7-18-1 ... Fumbles lost: none ... Penalties: 1-5
Rushing: Nic Leither 20-87, A.J. Frederiksen 41-210, Justin Schroeder 3-23, Jordan Tanner 2-3 ... Passing: Justin Schroeder 2-4-17-1, Jordan Tanner 1-3-1-0... Receiving: Nic Leither 3-18 ... Punting: Damian Zeska 1-22 ... Interceptions: Damian Zeska 1, Tom Huisman 1, Joel Slinden 1 ... Fumble recoveries: none ... Tackles (solo-assist): Tom Huisman 4-2, Jeremy Zeska 5-1 ... QB sacks: none