The Ottumwa Courier


September 23, 2013

No. 6 Albia survives big test at Davis County

BLOOMFIELD – Sixth-ranked Albia dominated its first three opponents. They won each game by more than 40 points.

Davis County came into last Friday night’s Class 2A, District 6 matchup with the Blue Demons at 1-2.

None of those numbers seemed to matter as Albia had to score late to pull out the 21-20 win.

All that should have mattered to the southeast Iowa football fans in Bloomfield Friday night was that each team was 1-0 in the district. And, it was Albia vs. Davis County.

The Mustangs started its first drive deep in its own territory. On its fourth play from scrimmage, the Blue Demons’ Bryce Leshen intercepted a pass and returned it all the way to the Davis County 3-yard-line. Ryan Sarver ran it in on the first play following the pick for to give Albia a quick 7-0 lead.

The game featured nine pass completions of 15 yards or more. The Mustangs used the first one to tie it at 7-7 when Justin Utt connected with Connor Young on a 49-yard scoring pass.

Davis County gave up a big pass play on defense from Brett Leshen to Zach Hugen on the next Blue Demon drive. The two would hook up three more times, including on the game-winning touchdown later in the contest. However, the Mustangs held the visitors on to only two yards rushing on five attempts to get the ball back with the score tied at 7-7 before getting its first lead of the night

Davis County would be held on downs and Albia would go up 14-7 on Griffin Osing’s two-yard run for a score. The drive included a highlight reel catch by Hugen for 38 yards.

“A play like that is a real confidence booster not only for me, but for our offense,” Hugen said of his full speed, one-handed grab.

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