The Fort Frye Cadets run out of the tunnel

Fort Frye steamrolls Waterford to continue their perfect season

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Separated by only a half mile the Fort Frye and Waterford rivalry creates an electric atmosphere for Friday nights. Aside from the rivalry, the air was already buzzing with excitement as Fort Frye was having their youth night.

Elementary and middle school students alike were dressed in their youth football and cheerleading uniforms and got the crowd pumped up as they ran through the inflated Cadet helmet during the pregame. It’s safe to say Fort Frye has a bright future!

Flashforward to kickoff both student sections were unleashed and got Cadet stadium rocking and Fort Frye’s offense ensured that it would stay that way.

Ground and pound defined the entirety of the Cadets first drive as they didn’t go to the air once. It was punishing run after run until Cadet quarterback Clayton miller took off for a 25-yard scamper to give the Cadets an early 7-0 advantage.

There are three levels to football and it’s hard to dominate without all three executing at a high level. Not only were the Cadets offense explosive but the defense showed up big time today. They made their presence known on the Wildcats first drive as the sophomore Dakota Snodgrass picked off Jake Pantelidis on a deep shot over the middle.

The Cadets wasted no time increasing their lead as the tailback Owen Brown took a run 49 yards up the sideline and into the endzone extending the lead to 14.

Following Browns touchdown run neither offense could get anything going. That is until the Cadets got back into the redzone and Clayton Miller took a run up the middle and into the endzone for six… until it got called back for holding. The next play Miller takes a shot at the endzone but got picked off by the two-way starter Jake Pantelidis.

That interception fired up the Wildcats, but they still could not get anything going offensively.

Nothing changed for the Cadets as they gashed the Wildcat defense for yet another rushing touchdown, this one going for 60 yards.

Nothing much changed for the rest of the night and Fort Frye were able to improve to a perfect 4-0 on the year and look like real contenders in the Ohio Valley.