Football coaches everywhere swear that the best defense is to limit the time his opponent has the ball.
Struthers took that concept to an entirely new level as the Wildcats ground down the clock through the running game and didn’t allow Liberty to run a single offensive play in the third quarter in dropping the Leopards, 41-8, on Friday night at Leopard Stadium.
The Wildcats (1-0) scored on all three of their offensive possessions and recovered a pair of fumbles on Liberty kick returns in the third period in racking up their ninth straight regular-season win. Struthers forced a third fumble after its third score, but the Leopards recovered.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.