An old saying goes, “Defense wins championships”. Well this past Sunday it may not have won the Golden Bears of Upper Arlington a title, but it certainly put them on the national stage. Upper Arlington defeated Springfield on Sunday at Ohio Stadium by a final score of 34-19 in a game where the Bears’ defense scored in a furious 72 second period twice while setting up a quick touchdown run.
The scoring outburst was started when Bears defender Chris returned an interception 41 yards to put the Golden Bears ahead 14-0 at the 9:37 mark in the Third Quarter. The next drive, a bad snap from the Wildcats’ long snapper led to a quick scoring drive capped off by a 13-yard TD run by Francis Wilamosky. By this point, Springfiled’s backup quaterback Davonte James was in the game and his first throw was a bad one, being picked off by Jared Drake and returned 22 yards for the score, making the score 28-0 in favor of the Golden Bears.
The Bears (1-1) next opponent is Division 1, Region 3 rival Gahanna-Lincoln in Upper Arlington