FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The 2014 season didn’t exactly get off to a great start for the ACAC. With six teams in action (Jay County plays Saturday), Woodlan was the only school to earn a week one win. The Warriors traveled to Eastside and rolled the Blazers 57-33 in a high-scoring affair. Woodlan wracked up 546 total yards of offense with 509 of those coming courtesy of the run game. Seven different players carried the football for the Warriors, four found the end zone, but Shawn Kitzmiller and Mitchell VanBrocklin did the heavy lifting. Kitzmiller carried 23 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns with VanBrocklin adding 170 yards and two more scores.
In Monroeville, Heritage saw a fourth quarter rally come up short as the Patriots fell to New Haven 31-21. Branson Dossen through for 119 yards and a touchdown, while adding another 62 yards rushing. Nishawn Jones and Hayden Graham lead the way for the Bulldogs, each rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
Adams Central could never really get going against Bellmont, the Flying Jets were smoked 45-13 in their season opener. Hunter Bates broke a 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the Jets a brief lead, but Bellmont would tie things up later in the quarter on a fumble recovery in the end zone. After Sebastian Siefring went deep for a score in the second, the Braves never looked back.
Unquestionably the marquee match-up of the night pitted Leo against Norwell – with the defending ACAC champs coming up just short at home in a 14-13 loss. The Lions trailed 14-7 in the third when Kray Klopfenstein punched in a one-yard touchdown run. The Knights blocked the extra point however and that proved the difference.
In other ACAC action, South Adams was dropped by Winchester 35-25 and Northfield squeaked past Bluffton 29-27.