GREENVILLE – Piqua’s air attack offense was too much for Greenville to handle in Friday night’s Greater Western Ohio Conference football game.
Austin Davis kicked off the night with a 21-yard passing touchdown to Hayden Schrubb just one minute into the game that would give the Indians a 6-0 lead. Minutes later Ben Schmiesing intercepted an Owen Paulus pass. That led to an 18-yard pass and catch for Piqua’s second touchdown of the night.
Davis and Schrubb would connect for a touchdown pass for the second time with five minutes to go in the first quarter. This time around it was a 46-yard rocket for six points and a touchdown for Piqua.
Ben Schmiesing finished off the first quarter with a 6-yard rushing touchdown. At the end of one quarter Piqua led 28-0.
Greenville’s passing game was not up to par on Friday night. Piqua linebacker Seth Trapp had a 63-yard pick-six that made the score 35-0 over Greenville late into the second quarter.
Greenville finally put some points on the board when junior Micah Light rushed for a 2-yard touchdown. Piqua answered right back when Austin Davis threw his fourth and final touchdown pass of the night to Evan Smith. That extended the Indians’ lead to 42-7, and that would be the final score.
“The kids played physical,” Greenville football coach Aaron Shaffer said. “They ran around and played hard. We had some assignment busts early on that got us in a hole a little bit and got us out of our game plan. Our leadership needs to keep rallying the young guys, and old guys will keep working at it. We have to keep finding ways to get better week to week and go see if we can get a win next Friday night over Tipp City.”
Piqua improved to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Indians will be at home against Vandalia-Butler next week.
Greenville fell to 2-5 and 0-2 in the GWOC. The Wave will travel to Tippecanoe next week.
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