As the Raiders stepped onto the field in Tiffin Saturday, it was clear the day would be cold and rainy. Coach Kehres stuck to throwing the ball against Heidelberg in the first drive and soon found the rain would make a difference. The Raiders pushed the running game from that point on and found victory in the pouring rain, 27-0.
Josh Petruccelli has taken a smaller role in the offense since the passing game has taken center stage this year. Despite the usual air attack, it was the junior running back’s day to shine. Petruccelli’s final stat-line read 49 carries, for 194 yards, and three touchdowns. Post-game, the 91.1 WRMU player of the game said he was “just a little tired” and thanked the offensive line for being the best.
Definitively, Mount Union continued to take care of business. Heidelberg was 2/12 on third down and had 151 total yards, and never found the end zone. Trey Williams, Kordell Ford, and Mitch O’hara continued to rack up quick and efficient tackles. The rain only helped, as the defense was able to make the other offense uncomfortable.
Mount Union will be at home the next two weeks before taking on Marietta away to finish the regular season. The Raider’s next game is against Ohio Northern and can be heard on 91.1 WRMU. Pre-game starts at 12:00, the interview at 1:00, and kickoff will be at 1:30.