Danbury loses to Gibsonburg, prepares for Hilltop

Unfortunately, Danbury has run into two teams in each of the last few weeks that are playing some of their best football of the year.

Facing a Gibsonburg unit that put up 64 points in its previous game, the Lakers fell, 63-21, to the Golden Bears to drop to 2-7 and 1-5 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference. Gibsonburg, meanwhile, has won three of its last four games and is now 5-4 and 4-2 in the TAAC.

The Bears dominated throughout, scoring 28 points in the first quarter before taking a 49-7 lead. Quarterback Matt Tille connected on 8-of-16 passes for 208 yards, five touchdowns and an interception.

The Lakers' only first-half touchdown came on a 45 yard pass from Seth Vargo to Cody German. Vargo, who finished 6-of-18 for 86 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions, connected with Jimmy Chamberlain on a 27-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring. German, a running back, carried the ball 17 times for 118 yards and had a 75-yard touchdown run, and caught two passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Chamberlain had two catches for 28 yards and a score.

With one week remaining in the 2013 season, the Danbury Lakers have the chance to do one of two things: (1) build some momentum for the offseason; or (2) lose another game that will likely put a damper on season in which Danbury was expected to win 4-6 games.

This Friday, the Lakers host the Hilltop Cadets in the season finale. Hilltop, like Danbury, is 2-7 and 1-5 in the TAAC. Last season, the Cadets edged the Lakers, 26-22.

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