Cruisers power their way to win over CW

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
The Groveport Madison Cruisers unleashed their powerful running attack and formidable defense to defeat previously undefeated neighborhood rival Canal Winchester 28-0 on Oct. 11 in Groveport. Pictured here is Cruiser Emmanuel Anthony celebrating with teammates after he scored on a 29 yard run. Cruiser Head Coach Bryan Schoonover called the victory, “A great team effort. It’s a huge win for us. Winning this rivalry game means a lot to our kids and I’m excited for them. It’s pretty fun!” Schoonover said the players and coaches focus on the Canal Winchester game. “We talk about Canal Winchester every day in the off season, pre-season, and during the season.” The win upped the Cruisers’ record to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. Canal Winchester fell to 6-1 overall and 1-1 in league play. The Cruisers’ remaining schedule is at Newark on Oct. 18, home with Big Walnut on Oct. 25,
Cruiser defenders swarm over and bring down a Canal Winchester wide receiver.
Cruiser Emmanuel Anthony bursts through this large hole provided by his offensive line and sprinted 95 yards for a touchdown.
Cruiser Mike Davis struggles to break free on a punt return.
Cruiser Emmanuel Anthony on his way to score on a 29 yard touchdown run.
Groveport Mayor Lance Westcamp celebrates with the Cruiser players following the game as he holds the Mayor’s Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the Groveport Madison vs. Canal Winchester game each year.
Cruiser fans rush onto the field to celebrate with the players following the victory.
The Groveport Madison Marching Cruisers band was joined by the alumni band in performing the “National Anthem” prior to the start of the game.

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