New Bremen shuts out the Mississinawa Valley football team


UNION CITY – New Bremen shut out Mississinawa Valley in a football game on Friday night in Union City.

The game was close early with New Bremen holding a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to a 27-yard field goal by Ryan Bertke.

In the second quarter New Bremen added a 26-yard touchdown pass from Nolan Bornhorst to Levi Clum and a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown by Grant Selby to increase its lead to 16-0.

New Bremen got a 1-yard touchdown run from Avery Powers and a 6-yard touchdown pass from Bornhorst to Brandon Heitkamp in the third quarter to make it 30-0.

New Bremen finished the night with 236 yards of offense while Mississinawa Valley had 100. The Cardinals had 170 rushing yards and 66 passing yards, and the Blackhawks had 84 rushing yards and 16 passing yards.

Mississinawa Valley’s Trent Collins was 2-of-16 passing for 16 yards and two interceptions. Nate Gladdish caught one pass for 9 yards, and Will Hall caught one pass for 7 yards.

Gladdish led MV with 54 rushing yards on 16 carries. Alex Scholl had 15 yards on one carry.

Hall led Mississinawa Valley defensively with 10 tackles including two tackles for loss. Gladdish had eight tackles.

New Bremen’s Bornhorst was 7-of-10 passing for 66 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Clem led the Cardinal receivers with two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Powers led New Bremen’s ground game with 109 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.

Mississinawa Valley fell to 0-2 with the loss while New Bremen improved to 2-0.

MV will travel to Bradford on Friday to begin Cross County Conference play. The Railroaders also are 0-2 with a 48-0 loss to New Bremen and a 45-6 loss to Troy Christian.

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By Kyle Shaner

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Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to

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