Freshmen Spartans Nearly Knock Off Unbeaten Anderson

A back-and-forth affair at Anderson High School resulted in a hard-fought, 5-point loss for the young Spartans to an unbeaten Anderson team, in a game that went down to Turpin’s last possession, eventually losing to Anderson 19-14.

Turpin fell behind early, 13-0, but held the Redskins scoreless the remainder of the first half.  Then, Spartan defensive back Mark Fields opened the third quarter with an interception to turn the ball over to Turpin’s quick-strike offense. Two plays later, the now familiar Haddad-to-Kidd connection ignited again, as quarterback Nick Haddad hit wide receiver Cody Kidd on a 95-yard touchdown strike. After a Drew Dierig point after kick, the Spartans had closed the gap to 13-7, with 6:19 left in the third quarter. In each of Turpin’s last four games, Haddad has thrown at least one long touchdown pass to Kidd, none less than 44 yards.

Anderson responded with another scoring drive of its own, taking a 19-7 lead on a quarterback keeper with 8:26 to play in the game.

But the resilient Turpin freshmen responded yet again. After a 30 yard pass from Haddad to tight end Owen Racer, Haddad again hit Racer on a sideline pass, which Racer then tip-toed down to the Anderson’s 29 yard line. From there, an acrobatic 14-yard scramble by Haddad set up running back Michael Hooper’s three-yard plunge into the end zone, pulling the Spartans to within five, 19-14, after Dierig’s point-after kick.

The Spartan defense then held Anderson, getting the ball back with just under three minutes to play. But, Anderson eventually held Turpin on a key fourth down, holding on for a 19-14 Redskins win. Turpin falls to 3-2 on the season, while Anderson improves to 7-0. The freshmen Spartans next host Milford.


(Thanks to Michele Johnson for the photos)


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Luke Hock
Sam Machmenheimer
Zachary Marsh
Philip Messerly
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Freshmen Football Roster

No. Name Yr Pos
Nate Baumgartner 9 WR/DB
3 Kaidan Naughton 9 RB/LB
4 Josh Schucter 9 WR/DB
12 Jake Bruner 9 RB/LB
14 Connor Stout 9 WR/DB
16 Jakob Williams 9 QB/WR
17 Max Gundrum 9 WR/DB
18 Zach Richard 9 WR/DB
19 Nate Stilgenbauer 9 WR/DB
21 Garrett Manaster 9 WR/DB
28 David Clawson 9 WR/DB
32 Jack Rizzo 9 WR/DB
33 Matt Johnson 9 WR/DB
35 Will Myres 9 RB/DL
40 William Guy 9 WR/DB
44 Gus Harpring 9 WR/LB
45 Alex Woelfel 9 OL/DL
46 Jake Turner 9 OL/DL
50 Kyle Sweeney 9 OL/DL
53 Max Kline 9 OL/DL
55 Drew Hilgefort 9 OL/DL
56 Jaden Schlosser 9 OL/DL
57 Luke Schroeder 9 OL/DL
58 Max Cushman 9 WR/DB
60 Caid Sullivan 9 OL/DL
64 Andrew Burkhart 9 OL/DL
66 Gabriel Hickman 9 OL/DL
67 Alex Miguez 9 OL/DL
75 Carter Meager 9 OL/DL
76 Mason Meloy 9 OL/DL
77 Brandon Bishop 9 OL/DL
85 Alex Steele 9 TE/LB