LOUDONVILLE — Fredericktown let scoring opportunities slip past in Friday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference finale at Loudonville. The Freddies failed to score on a late fourth-quarter drive, then were stopped on fourth down in overtime to fall to the host Redbirds, 27-21.
Fredericktown (5-5, 4-3), a state semifinalist last season, outplayed Loudonville (5-5, 5-2) on offense, gaining 300 total yards to the Redbirds’ 259. Loudonville held the Freddies, who were without leading rusher Matt Smith, to 2 yards per carry (42 for 86 yards) while running 25 times for 90 yards. Ryan Logan had his best game of the season behind center for Fredericktown, completing 21-of-29 passes for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Nate Scarberry, the Redbirds’ signal-caller, completed 7-of-15 passes for 159 yards and one TD. The Freddies rang up 19 first downs to only nine for the home team, and had a plus 4 turnover ratio, but scored on just one of those miscues.