(12-6-19) Welcome to the MAC club…Anna picked up their first ever State football title beating Springfield today 48-14 in the D VI State Championship game in Canton. With the win the Rockets add another state title to the football trophy case for the Midwest Athletic Conference (football only member), a conference that has dominated small-school football over the years in Ohio.
The first half of the D VI State Championship game between Springfield and Anna featured a full-package of highlights for both teams
Anna would run, pass and cash-in on a Springfield fumble to score their 28 points in the first two quarters. Springfield would rely on their passing game (13 of 23 for 158 yards) to keep them in contact with the Rockets, as the running game had negative yardage (-7 yards on the ground.
1st Half Stat Leaders
Anna Riley Huelskamp 10 rushes 89 yds 2 TDs Bart Bixler 3/4 51 yds TD; 8 carries 51 yds TD Nolan Emerson 1 catch 38 yds TD Springfield Beau Brungard 13/23 158 yds 2 TDs Garrett Walker 8 catches 106 yds Evan Ohlin 3 catches 34 yds TD David Duvall 1 catch 16 yds TD
In the 2nd Half it was all Anna as they dominated the play on both sides of the ball and controlled the rushing game, while Springfield never was able to move on the ground and depended on the air game.
Anna ends the season with a 14-1 record, while Springfield suffers their first loss of the year and end at 14-1.
Scores By Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final Anna 7 21 13 7 48 Springfield 0 14 0 0 14
Anna – 2-yard TD run by Riley Huelskamp PAT KICK by Zach Ambos (GOOD) with 4:37 left in the 1st quarter
Anna – 4-yard TD run by Bart Bixler 4 yd PAT KICK by Zach Ambos (GOOD) with 11:12 left in the 2nd quarter
Anna – Nolan Emerson 38 yd pass from Bart Bixler PAT KICK by Zach Ambos (GOOD) with 9:00 left in the 2nd quarter
Springfield fumbles in its own territory and Anna’s Kamren Steward jumps on it at the Springfield 38 yard line with 9:08 left in the second quarter
Springfield – Evan Ohlin 7 yd pass from Beau Brungard PAT kick by Clayton Medvec (GOOD) with 4:36 left in the 2nd quarter
Anna – Riley Huelskamp 72 yd run PAT kick by Zach Ambos (GOOD) with 3:03 left in the 2nd quarter
Springfield – David Duvall 16 yd pass from Beau Brungard kick by Clayton Medvec (GOOD) with :25 left in the 2nd quarter
Anna – Riley Huelskamp 32 yd interception return PAT kick no good with 10:09 left in the 3rd quarter
Anna – Riley Huelskamp 20 yd run PAT kick by Zach Ambos (GOOD) with 3:38 left in the 3rd quarter
Anna – Bart Bixler 1 yd run PAT KICK by Zach Ambos (GOOD) with 7:37 left in the 4th quarter