(10-26-22) Friday night the Cedarville Indians (5-5), members of the Ohio Heritage Conference (OHC), will travel to Auglaize County to take on the Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC) New Bremen Cardinals (7-3) in a D VII Region 28 opening round playoff game.

Cedarville, the #12 seed, ended the season with an OHC win over Madison Plains (0-10) 49-26.

The Indians had a season-high 415 yards of total offense.

Jackson Pyles

Colt Coffey had his first career 100-yard rushing game, carrying the ball 17 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson Pyles (Jr QB) threw for 202 yards (14 of 19) for the sixth time this season and finishes second in the OHC in total passing yardage with 1,835 yards for the regular season. Jackson Howdyshell had 4 catches for 90 yards and 2 TDs and 667 yards for the season.

Jackson Miller picked up his fifth interception of the season to finish as the OHC leader.

The Indians ended the regular season with a 5-5 record…their best since 2014.

WOSN TV You Tube Video – New Bremen vs Delphos St. Johns Football 10/21/2022

NOTE: The New Bremen QB identified as David Homan is actually #4 Ryland Busse

For New Bremen (#5 seed) they will have to overcome an upset loss Friday night to Delphos St. John’s 14-7. The Cardinals had played at a high level in the MAC this season, the only other two losses they had were to state powers Marion Local and Coldwater.

The absence of veteran and star QB David Homan had a key impact on the outcome of the game. Sources say that Homan had missed practice during the week and was nursing a foot/leg injury. Homan in the first nine games this season had rushed for 973 yards, passed for 863 yards and had scored 17 TDs. On defense he had 53 tackles.

Filling in for Homan was Ryland Busse (Soph) who was 9-of-12 passing for 71 yards and 15 carries for 50 yards. Senior Hunter Schaefer had 19 carries for166 yards and the only TD of the game on a 74 yard run.

NOTE: Waiting for a reply to our email on Homan’s availability on Friday night.

Courtesy joeeitel.com

Did you know…

Cedarville is listed as 4-5 in the region rankings. The Indians opening season game win over Middletown Christian was not awarded computer points, since they are considered a club team. Had the Indians played a Canadian team that would have counted as a computer point game.