Archbishop Moeller Handles Ironton In Highly Anticipated Matchup< < Back to
IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) — Cincinnati powerhouse Moeller traveled far to take on the undefeated Ironton Fighting Tigers.
After going to the state championships back-to-back years, Ironton is looking for a tougher schedule to help them succeed when it comes play off time. Moeller is one of the biggest high school football programs in the state, winning 13 state championships including their latest one in 2013. Moeller showed just how strong they are by taking this game 25-7.
Moeller starts things off strong grabbing two touchdowns within two minutes of each other.
The Ironton defense got to work and was able to put up many stops to hold the score right there at 14 heading into the half.
Their offense on the other hand made some crucial mistakes, including an eight-minute march upfield that stalled short with a fumble on the opponent’s 15-yard line.
The Tigers showcased an improved defense when second half began. The Crusaders marched the ball down the field quickly, but were stopped short and had to kick a field goal, extending their lead to 17-0. The Moeller offense would find the end zone once more with five minutes left in the game.
In a last second effort by wide receiver Aaron Masters, Ironton scores with 29 seconds to go and they keep themselves from being shut out.
Ironton has seen some offensive struggles so far this season; their last two games ended with walk-off victories in the closing seconds.
Looking ahead, Ironton travels for the first time this season, as they go right up the road to South Point hoping to bounce back from the loss.