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  • PREP FOOTBALL

    Ashland run game picks up steam

    Robitz, Dow, Montgomery combine to give Ashland a multidimensional rushing attack
  • When Ashland's Ryne Robitz injured his hip against Churchill on Sept. 20, his sophomore backup Mason Dow knew he would be called upon to fill the void.
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    • Willamette at Ashland
      When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at Walter A. Phillips Field.
      At Stake: With a win, Ashland (7-0, 4-0 MWL) can clinch no worse than a tie for the Midwestern League championship. The Grizzlies can clinc...
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      Willamette at Ashland
      When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at Walter A. Phillips Field.

      At Stake: With a win, Ashland (7-0, 4-0 MWL) can clinch no worse than a tie for the Midwestern League championship. The Grizzlies can clinch a MWL title outright with a win and a Springfield loss.

      Ground pound: Running backs Ryne Robitz, Mason Dow and Mason Montgomery, along with quarterback Danial White, lead a rushing attack that averages 196 yards per game and has scored 28 touchdowns in seven games.
  • When Ashland's Ryne Robitz injured his hip against Churchill on Sept. 20, his sophomore backup Mason Dow knew he would be called upon to fill the void.
    Those expecting to see a dip in the Grizzlies' run production instead witnessed the exact opposite, revealing depth in the AHS backfield as yet another team strength, one that the third-ranked Grizzlies will try to exploit again during Friday's homecoming game against Willamette.
    "I had a few runs before that," Dow said, "but when (Robitz) went down, there was just a little trigger that clicked off in my brain and I knew that it was my time to step up."
    He did.
    Facing a Springfield team that at the time was tied with Ashland atop the Midwestern League standings at 2-0, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound slasher rushed 16 times for 51 yards to help the Grizzlies build a 28-7 lead en route to a crucial 34-28 victory. The Grizzlies (7-0, 4-0 MWL) ran for 183 yards that night — 122 by senior quarterback Danial White.
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