FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies football team sent a single message to the rest of the Mid-Buckeye Conference on Friday: We haven’t gone anywhere.
The Freddies picked up where they left off in MBC play last year, crushing the visiting Northridge Vikings, 58-7, to let everyone in the conference know that they’re still the king of the hill.
The score, however, doesn’t reflect the mistakes made by Fredericktown. Penalties and turnovers were big problems in the Freddies’ first three games. On Friday, they threw two interceptions and were penalized 15 times — with most of the penalties coming from the offensive line.
“The offensive line is still my main concern,” said Fredericktown head coach Brian Baum. “They’re a young group. They’re going to make mistakes as they develop. We have to keep improving going forward. And my athletes are too good in the skill positions for us to say ‘Well, it’s a rebuilding year.’ It’s just not true.”