Versailles football team loses 24-10 to Coldwater


By Chuck Runner - For The Daily Advocate



Versailles’ Kurtis Rutschilling carries the ball during a Midwest Athletic Conference football game against Coldwater on Friday in Versailles.


Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

VERSAILLES – In a game marred by turnovers, Coldwater capitalized with a 24-10 victory over Versailles Friday night.

“We created some turnovers and didn’t get a whole lot off of it,” Versailles football coach Adam Miller said. “We had plenty of mistakes on our half, and they took advantage of it.”

The Cavaliers used big plays to score.

“That’s what Coldwater does,” Miller said. “They will take shot after shot, and you know they are going to hit a few, and hopefully you can contain them. Tonight it didn’t work that way.”

Coldwater quarterback Sam Broering threw three touchdowns, all to Jacob Wenning. Wenning had six catches for 146 yards.

The Tiger defense held the Cavaliers to 49 yards on 40 rushing attempts.

The Versailles offense was able to score first after a Coldwater turnover. The Tigers took possession at the Cavalier 17-yard line. Shortly thereafter George Grow punched it in from 4 yards out.

The Cavaliers then scored 17 straight points in the first half to take a 17-7 halftime lead.

Jeffrey Ware kicked a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter to make it 17-10. The Cavaliers put the game away midway through the fourth quarter with a 36-yard touchdown pass.

The Tiger defense kept the game close, harassing Broering all night. The Tigers had seven sacks, two fumble recoveries by Derek Cavin and an interception by Nathan Wagner.

Versailles travels travel to Minster Friday night in a must-win game if the Tigers want to avoid a losing record for the season. The Tigers are currently 3-5 and must win out to reach .500 on the season.

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Versailles’ Kurtis Rutschilling carries the ball during a Midwest Athletic Conference football game against Coldwater on Friday in Versailles.
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By Chuck Runner

For The Daily Advocate