Orrville coach Doug Davault was pleased with the way his Red Riders played in a 32-13 victory over visiting Copley this past Friday in a Week 3 game.
The Red Riders improved their record to 1-2.
“The first half, we did a nice job on both sides of the ball,” Davault said. “We negated what they wanted to do and with the exception of one possession we were efficient offensively.”
Davualt praised the play of senior Chase Hoobler and sophomore Mason Monheim on defense.
“Chase had 19 tackles, four for a loss and one sack,” Davault said. “Mason had 13 tackles, four for a loss and two sacks.”
Davault was also pleased with the performance of seniors Dillon Corbett and Dennis Raber on defense and the way the offensive line played. Senior twin brothers Victor Monheim and Vincent Monheim were key along on the offensive line along with juniors Daniel Groves, Sam Reusser and Derek Vance.
Orrville junior T’ontre Simpson rushed for three touchdowns and senior Thirajn Pittman rushed for another. Senior quarterback Joe Besancon threw a touchdown pass to senior receiver Sam Miller.
On a side note, Davault said he took around 15 players to watch the first University of Akron football game at the new InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field this past Saturday. UA opened the on-campus facility with a 41-0 victory over Morgan State.
Davault said the Orrville contingency enjoyed watching Zips redshirt freshman tight end Rhyne Ladrach play. Ladrach was a standout at Orrville and graduated from the high school in 2008.
Hoobler, a middle linebacker, is a UA recruit.
“It was a really neat experience,” Davault said. “I have been to the Rubber Bowl a few times, and this was a far more unique experience. We had a lot of fun.”
Orrville hosts Lexington for a Week 4 game tonight.