Week 1 of the Sean Seder era for the Ashland High School football program is officially in the books and the new-look squad looks like they have a lot to improve on.
The Arrows hosted Uniontown Lake on Friday, allowing the Blue Streaks to score first. Set up by an interception by sophomore Trevor Wierzbicki, quarterback Jacob Eckels scampered in from 6-yards out for a 7-0 edge, which would prove to be the halftime score.
The start of the second half looked strong for the Arrows as they reached the Streaks 2-yard line but were unable to convert on a fourth-down attempt. Behind running back Dreden Owens, who finished with 182 yards and 2 scores on the ground, Lake would build a 20-0 lead late in the third quarter.
Ashland would gain some hope in the third quarter with wide receiver Cade McQuate catching a 15-yard pass in the end zone finally placing the Arrows on the scoreboard, but the Blue Streaks would score two more touchdowns in the fourth to end the game as 34-7 victors.
Ashland had a total of 195 yards while Lake had an impressive 503 total yards. The Arrows (0-1) will take on Clyde (0-1) on the road next week 9/6 while Lake (1-0) travels to Brush (0-1).