LOUDONVILLE — It took Loudonville an entire half to get going on Friday, but when it did, visiting Centerburg had a hard time stopping it. The Redbirds scored four second-half touchdowns for a 28-6 Mid-Buckeye Conference win.
Loudonville (5-2, 2-2) rode the shoulders of two 100-yard backs, Kolton Edmondson (23 carries, 132 yards) and Ryan Weber (16-105). Edmondson rushed for two touchdowns, and Weber and Austin Gary each ran for one. Overall, the Redbirds rushed 50 times for 251 yards.
The Trojans (3-4, 1-3) were held to just 80 yards of rushing offense on 33 carries, and QB Tyler Stoyle completed 18-of-39 passes for 158 yards. Zac Holsopple caught eight passes for 56 yards, and Jake Stewart had three catches for 25 yards. Sean Borden gained 45 yards on three catches, and Silas Beals caught two passes for 27 yards.
Centerburg scored its only points in the second quarter, but its defense, which had four sacks and 13 tackles-for-loss on the night, kept Loudonville off the board for a 6-0 halftime lead.
The Redbirds finally found a rhythm in the third quarter, and produced 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters to pull away for the win.
Jeremy Sesma was the Trojans top ballcarrier with 52 yards on 19 carries.
Centerburg will host its final home game of the season on Friday night against Northridge. Game time is 7 p.m.