Anderson Beats Rain and Harrison, 35-3

ANDERSON TWP., Ohio – For the second consecutive week Mother Nature wreaked havoc on a Friday night but Anderson and Harrison waited it out and got the game in. Good things came to the Redskins for waiting as Anderson got off to a slow start but in the end pummeled the Wildcats 35-3 at Brown Stadium. 

The start of the game was delayed one hour and 15 minutes and both teams were forced to abbreviate it warmup time to just 15 minutes. Harrison got off to an admirable start but could not convert its good fortune into points. The Wildcats failed to extend its first two drives on fourth down attempts but did score by converting a field goal in the second quarter. Kyle Farsing kicked a 27-yard field goal putting Harrison on the scoreboard first.

Unfortunately it was the only time the Wildcats generated points during in the entire game.

Anderson put together a long drive that was capped off by a 1-yard touchdown plunge by running back Owen Joelle. The scoring play gave the Redskins a 7-3 lead that Anderson would never relinquish.

Once the rain finally stopped, the Anderson offense began to click on all cylinders thanks to junior quarterback David Thompson. Thompson threw a strike over the middle to a streaking Joey Newton who raced 60 yards for a touchdown.

Anderson took a 14-3 advantage into the locker room at the intermission but were not done lighting up the scoreboard.

Newton, who led the offensive surge for the Redskins with seven receptions and 146 yards, caught his second touchdown on a screen pass that he turned into a 39-yard score.

Thompson then spread the wealth to his other wide receiver Eric Curless. Curless caught five passes for 125 yards on the game including scoring strikes from 73 and 28 yards.

Thompson, who is taking over at quarterback for the graduating Jay Volpenheim, has lead the team to a 3-0 record. For the game, Thompson was a very efficient 13-for-16 passing for 285 yards and four touchdowns.

The high powered Redskins offense went for 398 yards while possessing the ball for just 16 minutes.

The Anderson defense did an outstanding job as well holding the Harrison offense to just 243 yards and holding the Wildcats to just three points.

With the win, Anderson improves to 3-0 going into Eastern Cincinnati Conference while Harrison falls to 1-2.


Harrison 0-3-0–0 – 3

Anderson 0-14-14-7 – 35


H – Kyle Farsing 27-yard FG

A – Owen Koelle 1-yard run

A – Joey Newton 60-yard catch from David Thompson (Joey Archer kick)

A – Joey Newton 39-yard catch from David Thompson (Joey Archer kick)

A – Eric Curless 73-yard catch from David Thompson (Joey Archer kick)

A – Eric Curless 28-yard catch from David Thompson (Joey Archer kick)

RECORDS: Harrison (1-2); Anderson (3-0)

UP NEXT: Harrison @ Ross (2-1); Anderson @ Kings (2-1)

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