MILLBURY - Eleven wasn't working, so why not try 12?
But even that didn't work for Fostoria on Friday night as Lake flew past the Redmen, 66-13.
"I thought our kids made some plays and opened the game up," Lake coach Bob Olwin said. "They're very young. We're a very young team. They just made more mistakes than we did."
Lake opened the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown with Adam Duncan going 83 yards to the end zone.
"That's always a backbreaker no matter who it is," Fostoria coach Jim Kelly said. "It doesn't matter if you're the No. 1 team in the state. You give up a kickoff return for a touchdown and that hurts you. We did that last week (too). We hadn't done it all season."
It didn't get any better for Fostoria (0-8, 0-5 Northern Buckeye Conference) from there.
A punt return after Fostoria's three-and-out was brought back all the way to the Redmen 35 and three plays later, it was Jared Rettig throwing the first of his six passing touchdowns, this one to Connor Bowen. That made it 14-0 and it was only three minutes into the game.
By the end of the first quarter, the Flyers (3-5, 2-3) led 27-0.
Fostoria got on the board with an 88-yard, nine-play drive. Dom Fuller found Tony Mauricio on a 14-yard strike to cut it 27-7.
The response from the Flyers was nothing short of backbreaking. On the first play from scrimmage, Rettig hit Ben Swartz for an 80-yard touchdown.
Lake then came up with a fumble, one of nine on the night, on the ensuing kickoff and set up at the Fostoria 28. Five plays later it was Nick Walsh running in for a 40-7 lead with 7:06 to go until half.
Rettig fired two more scores and Swartz picking off Fuller and returned it 53 yards for a touchdown and ultimately, a 59-7 halftime lead.
Lake continued to throw in the second half with Rettig tossing one last touchdown.
Fostoria scored a late TD with Fuller hitting Tony Reynolds in stride down the visiting sideline for a 35-yard score.
"We work on all this stuff in practice and we're going to keep doing it," Kelly said. "We're going to keep demanding us to get better and sooner or later, it's going to happen. Right now, it's tough going through it but adversity makes toughness. We definitely have to be a lot tougher."
Rettig finished with 301 yards on an astounding 22 of 25 passing. He also had 44 yards rushing. Swartz led the nine players who caught passes with 106 yards receiving and two scores. Chris Salaz had seven grabs for 59 yards and two touchdowns while Duncan had five snares for 46 yards.
"I thought Jared threw the ball well and got out of the pocket and put some pressure of the defense that way," Olwin said. "We had a kickoff return .... and an interception return so we score in a couple different ways rather than just offensively."
The defense held Fostoria to 16 yards rushing and 115 passing. Fuller had 115 yards on 8 of 18 passing.
"They played well and we didn't. We had some injuries happen and that compounded itself. When you lose two centers and both of them weren't centers to start with, that hurts," Kelly said. "We're going to keep working at it and trying to get better."