LOUISBURG — Ottawa came away with zero points in a quamire at Louisburg Friday. The undefeaten Wildcats kept their perfect record with a 25-0 shutout of the Ottawa High School football team.
“The kids battled their tails off and we got some other kids on the field that don’t normally see playing time and they did a good job,” Rob Hedrick, OHS head football coach, said.
Despite the loss, the Cyclones defense kept Louisburg’s offense at bay for a large chunk of the game. Not counting a late fourth quarter score, OHS pitched a shutout for much of the second half.
“Defense played great,” Hedrick said. “Brandon Carlon was all over the field again. I really think we came out of this game with some confidence.”
Louisburg capped off the opening drive of the game with a one-yard score by Austin Moore, senior running back. Louisburg was 0-3 on two-point conversions, including after Moore’s opening score.
Madden Rutherford threw for two touchdowns, including an 11-yard pass to Charles Koontz for a score with 30 seconds left in the first to make it 12-0.
Moore ran it in again from eight yards out with 56 seconds left in the first half to make it 18-0 at the break.
Weston Guetterman hauled in the final score of the game on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Rutherford with 3:38 left in the fourth.
Ottawa wraps up the regular season 7 p.m. Friday at home against Tonganoxie.
“We are looking forward to Senior Night next Friday,” Hedrick said. “I know in my heart we can win that game and we are going to give Tonganoixe all they can handle.”