ACAC Week 2 Recap

Leo's Kray Klopfenstein throwing a first quarter touchdown pass in Leo's 38-0 over Angola.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Leo grabbed its first win of the season Friday night, shutting out Angola, 38-0 to headline action in the ACAC.

The Lions improved to 1-1, after falling last week on the road to Norwell.

Leo’s offense came out on fire to open the game.  Quarterback Kray Klopfenstein got the scoring started with a short dump pass to Logan Leiter.  Leiter’s touchdown gave Leo the early, 7-0 lead.

The Lions’ defense would do all it could to help the other side of the ball.  Angola never left its side of the field, and turned the ball over on two straight possessions to open the game.

Lions would capitalize both times.

Klopfenstein would find Jordan Hissong on a pass to give the Lions a 14-point edge.  Late in the first quarter, the quarterback would hit Gunner Brown for a 21-0 lead.

Klopfenstein ended the night with four touchdown passes.  He completed 12 of his 14 passes, which totaled 169 yards on the night.

The Lions will host Adams Central next Friday.

Woodlan ended week two as the only 2-0 program.  The Warriors beat Prairie Heights, 40-6.

Woodlan will host Heritage next week.

Week one saw only one ACAC team win.  This week, five teams won.  That included Bluffton, who topped Manchester, 28-21.

Bluffton scored what would prove to be the game winning touchdown with 6:29 to play in the final quarter.  Jacob Wenger found Trae Jojola for the score.

The Tigers’ ground game was led by D’Wayne Eskridge, who had 25 carries for 157 yards and one touchdown.  He also caught two balls, totaling 66 yards and a touchdown.

Bluffton opens ACAC play next Friday with South Adams.

Bellmont also picked up its first win of 2014 Friday, with a 44-6 win over the ACAC’s Starfires.

The Braves put up 16 first quarter points, including a safety thanks to a bad South Adams snap less than two minutes into the game.

Bellmont scored its first touchdown when Sebastian Siefring rushed from six yards out.

South Adams’ Isaiah Amstutz would rush in the Starfires’ lone score in the first quarter.  He scored from 68 yards out.

Siefring won the rushing title in the contest, with 19 attempts for 108 yards.  His teammate, Parker Burkhalter wasn’t too far behind.  He had 14 rushes for 105 yards, but never found the endzone.

Bellmont travels to Columbia City in week three.

Jay County was also a week two winner, 21-14 over Blackford.

Same can be said for Heritage, who topped Norwell, 31-21.  The Patriots got the win despite having to dig themselves out of a 19-point deficit.

Norwell scored two touchdowns in the first quarter.  Knights’ quarterback Piercen Harnish got the scoring started with a short two-run rush.  Norwell’s defense would score the other with a Trevor Eichler 15-yard interception return.

Heritage battled back with its passing game.  Brandon Dossen would find Austin Conrad and Nathan Roop for passing touchdowns in the first half.  Patriots trailed at the break, 19-12.

The Patriots would need two fourth quarter touchdowns to secure the win.  Justyn Hart had a four-yard score with 5:51 to play.  He would score with 3:25 to play to give Hertiage the lead and the win.

Adams Central joined South Adams as the only ACAC’s 0-2 teams.  The Jets fell to Eastside, 26-7.

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