AJ Griesdorn gains ground for Versailles in win over Delphos St. John's Blue Jays. (Chuck Runner photo)

Versailles shutout winners over Delphos St. John’s

Tigers earn 31-0 victory over Blue Jays

VERSAILLES – The Versailles football team moved to 3-0 on the season with a 31-0 win over the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays. The Tiger ground game was again the star of the show scoring all four touchdowns running the ball. James Schmitmeyer scored twice for the Tigers, Joel Gehret had a 66-yard touchdown run and Ross Francis scored from five yards out to end the night.

The first half was a defensive battle that saw both teams struggle to sustain drives. “We didn’t execute well in the first half.” Coach Ryan Jones said “Defensively I thought we did a pretty good job all night.” The Tigers were able to put one together just before half to take a 7-0 lead. Schmitmeyer scored from three yards out.

The Tigers shut down the Blue Jay run game and forced the Jays to throw in the second half as they built a 17-0 lead. The Jays passing attack was not doing much either as the Tigers put pressure on the quarterback who finished 6-18 for 37 yards. The Blue Jays were held under 100-yards offense for the game finishing with 40 yards rushing. The Tigers finished with 280 yards rushing and 165 passing for 445 total yards.

The Tigers will face 3-0 New Bremen this Friday night. The Cardinals are led by M.A.C. Player of the year David Homan at quarterback.

Michael Osborne pulls in a Tigers pass shutout win over Blue Jays. (Chuck Runner photo)
Conner Stonebraker completes a pass in Versailles 31-0 win over Delphos St. John's. (Chuck Runner photo)
Lucas Stammen opens a lane for James Schmitmeyer in Versailles win over Blue Jays. (Chuck Runner photo)
Joel Gehret carries for a Versailles gain in the Tigers home win over Delphos St. John's Blue Jays. (Chuck Runner photo)
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