Fort Loramie, OH — Quarterback Collin Moore referred to Fort Loramie’s Week 6 loss to Tri-Village as a “punch in the mouth.”
Moore, running back Sam Barhorst and company carved up Troy Christian’s defense time after time, as Fort Loramie kicked off what it hopes will be a state-championship run with a 49-6 romp in Round 2 of the OHSAA Division VII playoffs.
After a quick three-and-out and punt by TC, Loramie again took over at its own 37. Moore called his own number on first the snap and blazed up the middle untouched for a 63-yard touchdown.
Jacob Sherman’s 46-yard touchdown run in the third quarter dented the scoreboard one final time.
“I think after we played Tri-Village, it kind of just punched a lot of us in the mouth,” Moore said. “We were just like ‘OK, we kind of got knocked off that pedestal a little bit.’ Coach just tells us that now people are going to think that we’re not that good, so we can come in with that underdog mentality. We know we can still compete with any team we play — it’s just about winning that next play. Coach has been preaching on that all season, just winning the next play and doing your job.”