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Onsted dashes Almont's playoff hopes on strength of 20-0 victory



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October 28, 2009
ALMONT — Onsted prevented Almont from returning to the state playoffs, earning a 20-0 road win at their expense in a non-conference varsity football confrontation last Friday night.

With the outcome, Onsted ups its mark to 8-1. Almont watches a 5-4 season reach an endpoint.

"It was a disappointing season for us after the success we had the year before," Almont Coach Jeremy Ferman said. "We have a hard working junior class and some hard working sophomores who will be moving up to varsity next fall," he noted.

"Our team should be back to where it belongs. I am looking forward to next season."

In Friday's confrontation, Onsted and Almont concluded the opening quarter with zero points apiece.

The middle two quarters would see both sides held scoreless as well.

Onsted then outscored Almont 20-0 during the last 12 minutes of action, closing out a favorable 20-0 verdict.

For the evening, Tom Nowicki completed zero of nine pass plays for zero yards as Almont's quarterback. Nowicki threw no interceptions along the way.

Mike Grundner was the other Almont performer who opted to air out the football. His lone attempt was intercepted.

The Almont ground attack added 190 yards on 43 totes.

Individually, Addam Wierbicki (18 rushes for 95 yards) put up Almont's best numbers. Evan Shelton (44 yards on 11 totes) and Josh Kunath (12 rushes for 43 yards) followed. The remaining two Raider totes netted a combined eight-yard gain.

Nick Ouillette (seven solos, including a pair of quarterback sacks) paced Almont's defense. He was backed by Jake Ferrell (five solos) and Mike Grundner (four).

The Almont defense also notched one takeaway. Drew Soper (a fumble recovery) furnished that.

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