TIFFIN – Coldwater flexed its muscle early and put an end to Cinderella’s Ball as the Cavaliers routed Doylestown Chippewa 49-21 at Tiffin Columbian Frost-Kalnow Stadium in a Region 16, Division 5 semifinal contest. Coldwater led 49-0 before the Chipps made a late comeback against the Cavalier backup players.
The Chipps who were making their second trip to the playoffs were 1-29 the previous three seasons. They finish this season 9-3 and runner up in the Wayne County Athletic League.
Coldwater will face Huron next week at a site to be determined today.
Coldwater (10-2) struck first, taking the opening kick 70 yards on eight plays. Junior quarterback Brody Hoying connected with senior wide receiver Adam Klosterman on a 13-yard fade to the corner of the end zone. Matt Kramer’s point after touchdown gave the Cavaliers a 7-0 with 8:54 left in the first quarter.
After forcing a three and out the Cavaliers drove 53 yards in eight plays to take a 14-0 lead with 4:25 left in the first quarter. Hoying took the ball in shotgun formation with running backs on both sides of the junior. Hoying swept around the right side and went untouched into the end zone. Kramer was true on the PAT and the Cavaliers took the lead into the second quarter.
“Absolutely they started strong,” Doylestown coach Mike Bohley said. “They are who they are.”
After holding the Chipps on downs in the red zone, Coldwater struck again. A two-play 87-yard drive gave the Cavaliers a 21-0 lead. Hoying took the snap and went 67 yards around the right side and outran the Chipps to pay dirt with 6:20 left in the first half.
Hoying finished the night with 13 rushes for 104 yards and two scores. Through the air he was eight of 12 for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
“He’s special, Bohley said. “The scary thing is he’s only a junior. I’m sure we’ll see them in Canton or Massillon.”
The Chipps turned the ball over on their next possession. Chippewa sophomore quarterback was intercepted by Klosterman. On their third play, senior Drew Otten took a jet sweep around the left side for 29 yards, dragging tacklers into the end zone. Kramer’s PAT made it 28-0 with 1:25 left in the first half.
A quick three and out and a 36 yard punt return by Klosterman put the Cavaliers in business at the 26-yard line. On first down, Hoying scrambled to his right and found Derek Thobe in the back of the end zone. The 6-foot, 2 inch junior won the jump ball and gave the Cavaliers a 35-0 lead heading into the halftime locker room.
Coldwater outgained the Chipps 315-56 in the first half.
“It basically breaks them,” Coldwater coach Chip Otten said of the quick start and scores at the end of the half. “That’s been the protocol the last three or four weeks. Getting off to a good start. We’ve got great athletes and the defense played outstanding.”
It took just 54 seconds for Coldwater to get on the board in the third quarter. On their first offensive play, the Chipps option pitch was thrown behind the running back and Matt Kramer jumped on the ball at the three-yard line. On the next play Mitch Schoenherr took the handoff and dove in on the left side. Kyle McKibben’s PAT made it 42-0.
“That was part of it,” Otten said about the defense. “Stay disciplined. They do a lot of misdirection. The key was to stay physical and disciplined.”
Sophomore Chris Post put Coldwater on the scoreboard again with 5:31 left in the third quarter. Post took a straight ahead handoff and ran through the gaping hole and went 40 yards into the end zone. McKibben’s second PAT made it 49-0.
With many of the Cavalier starters resting on the bench, Doylestown got on the board with 2:08 left in the third quarter. Bo Whetsell pounded it in from 9 yards. Adam Vasilatos’ PAT made it 49-7.
After Coldwater’s first turnover of the night the Chipps got on the board again. Nick Zollinger took the handoff and busted five yards up the middle. Vasilatos’ PAT made it 49-14 at the end of the third quarter.
The Chipps added another score with 7:27 left in the game on a 1-yard run by Josh Miller to make the score 49-21.