High school football: Bluffton records sixth straight shutout

BLUFFTON – Bluffton shut out its sixth straight opponent with Friday night’s 34-0 Northwest Conference victory against Leipsic.

The Pirates improved to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the NWC while the Vikings fell to 6-2 on the season (3-2 NWC).

The Pirates, who held the guests to 136 yards total offense, broke on the board first with an 84-yard drive in 11 plays. The score was a 30-yard connection from quarterback Garret Bogart to Gavin Bogart in the left side of the end zone at the 3:55 mark of the first quarter.

After stopping the Vikings on downs at the Bluffton 44, it took two plays to go up 14-0 thanks to a jet sweep by Gavin Bogart. He found the corner, got a finishing block and was gone for a 52-yard run.

A blocked punt by Bluffton’s Noah Bricker set up the hosts at Leipsic’s 26. Two plays later at the 2, Landen Worcester bulled over right guard with 10:48 showing in the half.

After an exchange of punts opened the third, Bluffton commenced a 10-play, 58-yard drive that culminated on a 7-yard scoring connection from Garret Bogart to Gavin Bogart. Basil’s conversion was off for a 27-0 lead with 3:34 left in the period.

Taking over at the Bluffton 32, the hosts started a 15-play series that ended on a 4-yard dive over right guard by Gavin Bogart with 4:10 left that started a running clock.

Game summary

Score by Quarters:

Leipsic 0 0 0 0 – 0

Bluffton 14 7 6 7 – 34

Scoring plays

First Quarter

B – Gavin Bogart 30 pass from Garret Bogart (Kyle Basil kick), 3:55

B – Gavin Bogart 52 run (Basil kick), :09.4

Second Quarter

B – Landen Worcester 2 run (Basil kick), 10:48

Third Quarter

B – Gavin Bogart 7 pass from Garret Bogart (kick failed), 3:34

Fourth Quarter

B – Gavin Bogart 4 run (Basil kick),4:34

Team Stats

Leipsic Bluffton

7 First downs 15

136 Total yards 284

26-101 Rushes-yards 46-184

35 Passing yards 205

4-11 Comps.-Atts. 7-11

0 Intercepted by 1

0-0 Fumbles-lost 1-0

5-35 Penalties-yards 5-30

5-31.2 Punts-Aver. 3-30.0

Individual Stats


Rushing: Quin Schroeder 6-46, Estevan Carrillo 6-24, Mason Rader 6-16, Tyler Lammers 2-10, Trent Siefker 1-5, John Dewar 1-(-)2, Carter Benton 2- (-2)

Passing: Lammers 4-9-35-0-0, Tommy Offenbacher 0-3-0-1-0.

Receiving: Trent Siefker 2-27, Schroeder 1-8, Carrillo 1-0.


Rushing: Landen Worcester 31-124, Gavin Bogart 8-26, Griffin Stackhouse 3-24, Garret Bogart 2-10.

Passing: Garret Bogart 7-11-105-0-2.

Receiving: Gavin Bogart 4-74, Braeden Hordan 3-31.

Dave Boninsegna wrote this story for LimaScores.com. Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.