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Rombach is rolling as Calvert travels to Danbury for conference game

Calvert’s season hasn’t gone the way it had hoped, but a star is emerging in tailback Aaron Rombach.

The Calvert tailback ran for more than 200 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s loss to Margaretta.

For the season, Rombach is third in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division with 569 yards.

The league leader in rushing yards, Lakota’s Trevor Franks, has 913 yards, but he’s done it on 97 more carries.

Rombach is averaging nearly seven yards a carry and has scored six touchdowns.

“In my opinion…there’s no doubt that Aaron Rombach is the best running back in the league this year,” Calvert coach Steve Reser said. “He works his butt off and we haven’t been able to give him enough of an opportunity to show that. But he has been fantastic. Anytime he touches the ball, he’s a threat to score.”

Rombach will look to keep it going tonight when the Senecas (2-4, 1-2 SBC River) head to Danbury for a conference game against the Lakers.

Danbury comes into the game at 0-5, but its offense has shown some promise. Quarterback Kaden Conrad has thrown for 616 yards and four touchdowns. He has been intercepted seven times. Meanwhile, Tommy Owens has 19 catches for 282 yards and two scores.

“They don’t have a ton of players, but the ones they have work very hard,” Reser said. “They’ve changed their scheme up a little bit on the offensive side, I believe to put their young men in better positions to be in space. They do have some nice speed. They’ve got some guys on the outside that do a very good job with the ball. Their receivers run nice crossing routes, their running back is pretty quick.”

The Lakers running game is led by Cole Shortridge, who has carried the ball 16 times for 53 yards. He also has 120 yards and two touchdowns receiving.

“It’s just whether or not we have a chance to wear them down throughout the game,” Reser said. “But early on in games for sure, they’ve definitely scored some points and moved the ball around.”

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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