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PREP FOOTBALL: Coleman's Stremlow puts on a clinic in win over Ashley

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It didn’t take long for the Coleman High School football team to begin its rout of Ashley High School Friday night.

Coleman junior quarterback Adam Stremlow connected with senior receiver Zackary Frazer on a pass during the team’s first offensive play following a three-and-out by Ashley (2-4, 0-3 MSAC).

Frazer made a few Bear defenders miss and found his way into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown only 1:54 into the game. After a second consecutive three-and-out, Stremlow threw another touchdown pass, this time from 27-yards out to junior receiver Tristan Cottrell on the team’s second offensive play.

Both touchdowns were accompanied by two-point conversions, making the score 16-0 with 8:32 remaining in the first quarter. Coleman (5-1, 2-1 MSAC) put up 44 points in the first quarter, eventually solidifying a homecoming victory over Ashley, 71-0.

“There are times when you play football, in particularly high school football, when you can’t stop them because of overwhelming odds and that was a prime example of that today,” said Ashley head coach Fred Peacock. “We knew what they were going to do, we saw what they were going to do and we just couldn’t stop them, it’s just that simple. That kind of happens sometimes.”

Stremlow was part of what Peacock was referring to. The junior was in the zone throughout the entire first quarter, putting up video game-type numbers. He went 7-of-11 passing in the first half, totaling 176 yards.

Stremlow finished the game 12-of-16 for 216 yards and six touchdowns. He also rushed two times for 11 yards and a touchdown.

“He’s been pretty much lights out other than maybe a few times here and there all year,” said Coleman head coach Chad Klopf. “Tonight was beautiful to watch him work and he’s pretty good at knowing who to throw to and who’s going to be open. He’s been doing a nice job for us.”

Multiple receivers were the beneficiaries of Stremlow’s effectiveness. He connected with five different receivers throughout the game. Frazer was the main recipient, catching four passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns.

Senior receiver/defensive back Matthew Warner also benefitted, catching three passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns, but he helped his own cause at the beginning of the second quarter when he intercepted Ashley junior quarterback Domingo Gutierrez’s pass and took it 83 yards for a touchdown, making it 50-0.

By halftime it was 64-0 and a running clock set in for the entire second half. Coleman removed a majority of its starters at the beginning of the third quarter, still outscoring the Bears 71-0.

“Our JV kids have busted their tails for us in practice and with not having a game this week, it was nice to get them in,” Klopf said.

The Comets host Vestaburg at 7 p.m. next Friday.

Last Updated: 10/4/2013 11:17:48 PM EST