COSHOCTON -- The visiting Indian Valley Braves shutout the Coshocton Redskins, 40-0, in a non-conference game to open the 2017 football season on Friday.
The Braves wasted no time takiing control, putting up 14 points in the opening quarter, with Carson Hartrick scoring on a one-yard run with 5:54 remaining in the frame to get things started. Logan Songer split the uprights for the PAT putting Indian Valley on top by a 7-0 count.
With just 30 ticks remaining in the first period, Cade Williams rambled 43 yards for a second Indian Valley score and the Songer kick spotted the Braves to the early 14-0 lead.
The second quarter was more of the same as Caden Hostetler scampered 61 yards to paydirt at the 8:12 mark and Songer again was true on the point-after to up the lead to 21-0.
Before the half ended, the Braves would strike again with Hartrick going in from 12 yards out with 1:34 on the clock, but the attempted PAT was no good sending the teams to the locker room with the Braves riding a 27-0 advantage.
After a first half of running, the Braves went to the airways the third stanza with junior quarterback Cade Williams hooking up with Hartrick for a 56-yard scoring strike and the Songer boot built the margin to a commanding 34-0 heading to the final 12 minutes.
In the final stanza, sophomore running back Zach Love got into the scoring act with a 27-yard run to the end zone with 9:29 still showing on the clock. The extra-point attempt failed, but it was all academic as the Braves captured the 40-0 shutout.
The Braves racked up 354 yards of real estate on the ground led by a pair of rushers that went over the century mark. Hostetler led with 167 yards on just 10 carries for a 16.7 average per play. Williams added 112 rushing yards on 14 carries.
Williams completed 3-of-8 passes for an additional 60 yards with one interception and the one TD toss as Indian Valley amassed a total of 414 yards of total offense. Hartrick was the leading receiver with the 56-yard scoring strike.
The Indian Valley defense was very stingy allowing the Redskins just 62 yards on 35 rushing plays and picked off two passes, one by Braden Lehigh and the other by Tanner Myers as Coshocton completed just 3-of-9 passes for 24 yards for a total of 86 yards of offense.
NEXT -- Indian Valley plays its home opener Friday against Akron Manchester, with kick-off in Midvale at 7 p.m.