The Big Walnut High School Golden Eagles scored five touchdowns in the first half as they cruised to a 62-0 win over Logan Friday night in Sunbury.
The game was a first-round playoff matchup in the OHSAA Division II, Region 7 football tournament.
In the first quarter, the game was at a standstill until Logan’s second possession, when the Big Walnut defense forced a fumble and recovered. The Eagle offense then wasted no time in scoring the game’s first touchdown, a 36-yard rumble from halfback Kaden Williams.
After a six-minute frame in which neither team scored, Williams found the end zone again, this time for a 10-yard score.
Things didn’t get any easier for the Chieftains in the second quarter, with the Big Walnut defense continuing to pile on the pressure. Logan quarterback Ian Frasure had little time to make plays, and even fumbled the ball inside his own 10-yard line, which Christian Takatch collected and went in untouched for one of Big Walnut’s five second-quarter touchdowns.
With the score 48-0 at halftime, the second half would be played with a running clock per the OHSAA point differential rule. Logan kicked off to start the second half and Big Walnut needed just under two minutes to score yet again. Thiis time it was Dom Salazar’s turn.
In a game where the Logan offense could only get across the 50-yard line once, Varik Fick exploded for a 45-yard run that put the Chieftains within striking distance, inside the Eagle 20-yard line.
On the next play, however, backup quarterback Hunter Hill was tackled for a loss by Big Walnut defensive lineman Lane Conley.
The Eagles would go on to score one more time, with 2:28 left in the third quarter. With both teams playing backups, the fourth quarter was scoreless and the Eagles came out victorious, 62-0.
Logan ends their season with an 0-7 record in all competitions. Big Walnut advances and will play Dublin Scioto High School in the next round of the tournament.