Recap: Belpre’s Season Comes To An End With 49-6 Loss To Fredericktown [with VIDEO]

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The Fredericktown Freddies proved why they earned the No. 1 seed in Division VI, Region 21 by dominating the No. 8 seed Belpre Golden Eagles 49-6 in Fredericktown.

Fredericktown (11-0) quarterback Austin Hathaway and running back Tyler Ruhl formed a dynamic duo that the Belpre defense was unable to contain. The two combined for six of the Freddies seven touchdowns en route to the big victory.

Hathaway took over the game early by taking to the ground on Fredericktown’s first drive, pounding the ball through traffic for 38 yards and then two plays later taking it to the house from 22-yards out to give the Freddies an early 7-0 lead.

Belpre was able to put together a response a few drives later, led by the passing of quarterback Tavian Miller. After three big completions and a personal foul penalty on Fredericktown, Miller was able to punch it in from two-yards out. The extra point was no good, bringing the score to 7-6 early in the second quarter.

Aside from a threatening drive to end of the first half, this would be the last time Belpre gained any momentum on the Freddies.

Midway through the second quarter, Ruhl took over the scoreboard. Ruhl muscled his way in from three-yards out to extend the lead to 14-6. Three minutes later, Ruhl ran it in again, this time from the 11-yard line.

Less than a minute later, after a Belpre three-and-out at the five-yard line, Ruhl would take advantage by returning the punt 37 yards for his third consecutive touchdown.

Belpre would only be able to run 11 plays in the second half.

Ruhl carried the ball 17 times for a total of 117 yards and 4 total touchdowns. Hathaway finished a perfect 5-for-5 passing for 98 yards and one touchdown, he also registered 6 rushes for 73 yards.

One of the keys to Fredericktown’s victory was the containment of Belpre’s lone senior, Manny Tullius. Tullius was unable to produce the numbers he has all season. He carried the ball 13 times for 75 yards. Quarterback Tavian Miller threw for 108 yards, all in the first half.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles’ successful 2014 season comes to an end with a 8-3 record, and will surely be a team to keep an eye on in 2015.