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MLB roundup: Royals grab 2-1 lead in World Series with 3-2 win over Gaints

SAN FRANCISCO: Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made two nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

Cain’s RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer’s single off left-hander Javier Lopez.

San Francisco finally got to Guthrie in the bottom of the sixth when pinch-hitter Michael Morse hit an RBI double over third base just past the glove of a diving Michael Moustakas and scored on Buster Posey’s groundout against Kelvin Herrera.

Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined for four innings of hitless relief, the longest in a Series game in 22 years.

Game 4 is Saturday night with Kansas City’s Jason Vargas facing San Francisco’s Ryan Vogelsong.

Of the 57 times a World Series has been tied 1-1, the Game 3 winner has taken the title 37 times.

Guthrie returned to the area where he gained attention pitching for Stanford in 2001-02, becoming a first-round draft pick, and made just his second start since Sept. 26. He allowed two runs and four hits in five-plus innings.

Guthrie gave up an infield single in the second to Hunter Pence, who was caught stealing second by catcher Salvador Perez, followed by Brandon Belt’s single to center. Guthrie retired his next 10 batters in order and combined with Hudson to get out 20 in a row, the longest Series streak since the Yankees’ Don Larsen and the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Sal Maglie retired the first 23 batters during Larsen’s perfect game in 1956, according to STATS.

At 39 years, 102 days, Hudson became the second-oldest pitcher to make his World Series debut as a starter behind Philadelphia’s Jamie Moyer. Moyer was 45 years, 342 when he started the third game against Tampa Bay in 2008. He allowed three runs and four hits in 5⅔ innings.

With the shift to the NL ballpark, the Royals moved Cain from center field to right to boost defense in one of AT&T Park’s trickiest positions. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki was not in the starting lineup, and Jarrod Dyson was in center and hit eighth in his first start since Sept. 20.

Cain made a pair of nice plays early, sliding to grab Posey’s liner to end the first and reaching down for a running grab on Travis Ishikawa’s twisting drive with a runner on to end the second.

Gordon, who batted sixth in Kansas City, moved up to No. 2 hole as the Royals lost their designated hitter, Billy Butler. And with the loss of the DH, San Francisco’s Michael Morse was out.

High school roundup: East, Ellet earn City Series wins

City Series

East 38, Garfield 32

Senior Maurice Thomas scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to rally the visiting Dragons (5-4, 4-2) to a win over the Golden Rams (3-6, 3-2).

The Golden Rams tied the score with eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when junior Trevon Shephard threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to junior Jatairis Grant. Thomas scored the go-ahead touchdown minutes later, and the Dragons defense stopped the Rams at the 12-yard line on fourth-and-2 to preserve the lead.

Senior Darrion Powers rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns for the Rams, and Thomas threw three touchdown passes to senior Treyaun Bell to lead the Dragons.

Ellet 42, Firestone 22

Senior Cle’Von Burch rushed for four touchdowns to lead the host Orangemen (5-4, 4-2) over the Falcons (0-9, 0-5).

Senior Jacob Ivery had a 1-yard touchdown run for the Orangemen and has rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season.

Nonleague

Barberton 19, Kenmore 0

Junior Antoine Brown had an 8-yard touchdown run, and freshman Zane Ries threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to junior Willie Tucker to lead the host Magics (2-7) over the Cardinals (2-7).

North Coast

NDCL 28,
Archbishop Hoban 24

The visiting Lions (5-4, 1-3) scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie for the win over the Knights (6-3, 2-2).

Todd Sibley rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns, and Nate Bauer caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bishop to lead the Knights.

Portage Trail

Springfield 20, Norton 14

Sophomore Bruce George scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie and give the host Spartans (4-5, 2-3) the Metro Division win over the Panthers (1-8, 0-5).

George’s 10-yard run gave the Spartans the lead for good after the Panthers tied the score earlier in the quarter.

Field 38, Coventry 21

Senior Caleb Wohlwend threw three touchdown passes, and junior Remington Martin rushed for two touchdowns to lead the host Falcons (7-2, 4-1 Metro) over the Comets (3-6, 2-4).

Crestwood 48,
Kent Roosevelt 42

The visiting Red Devils (9-0, 5-0) scored 21 points in the third quarter after trailing 26-14 at halftime for the Metro Division win over the Rough Riders (2-7, 1-4).

Senior Gabe Surgeon threw two touchdown passes and had a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Red Devils. Senior Riley Larkin threw four touchdown passes and also rushed for a touchdown to lead the Rough Riders.

Streetsboro 53,
Garrettsville 21

Junior Jerry Judd rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another for the host Rockets (7-2, 3-2 County) in a win over the G-Men (2-7, 1-4). Junior Johnathan Williams rushed for a touchdown and caught another for the Rockets.

Wayne County

Hillsdale 18, Chippewa 15

Troy Marksberry threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to rally the visiting Falcons (8-1, 6-0) over the Chipps (8-1, 5-1). Bailey Breitenstine threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Zack Zollinger in the second quarter to give the Chipps a 7-6 halftime lead. Marksberry hit Andrew Wolf for a 54-yard touchdown pass and found Doug Cline for a 41-yard score in the fourth quarter.

High school football/Nordonia 34, Revere 13: Knights top Minutemen to remain perfect, clinch at least share of Suburban League title

MACEDONIA: Nordonia clinched at least a share of the Suburban League football title Friday night. And the Knights did it in style in their final regular-season home game.

Revere proved to be a tough opponent in the first half, but the Knights’ speed and depth wore down the Minutemen in a 34-13 decision at Boliantz Stadium.

Captains David Murray, Alex Alders, Mark Filakosky, Cameron Bell and Dylan Mabin led the Knights (9-0, 6-0) past the Minutemen (5-4, 3-3) at home on Senior Night.

“I am so proud of the way our kids played,” Nordonia coach Jeff Fox said. “When it is Senior Night and you are talking about final home games, it is so cool to see our kids play so well, handle themselves and handle their emotions so well in kind of a chippy game. They played smart and did a lot of things the right way.”

Nordonia will play at Wadsworth next week to conclude the regular season. Highland, which is 7-2, 5-1, has a loss to Nordonia and will play at Cloverleaf next week.

Murray completed 26-of-38 passes for 295 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

“This was great,” Murray said. “The fans were great. We had great support from everyone in the community. To go out and play our last regular-season game at Boliantz Stadium and end with a victory over a really good Revere team is a great feeling.”

Fox and Murray each praised the play of the offensive linemen, Bell and juniors Charles Meriweather, Alex Chrustic, Isaiah Anderson and Terek Zingale.

Senior kicker Jimmy Embrescia booted field goals of 28 yards and 32 yards to give Nordonia a 6-0 lead with 9:33 to go in the second quarter.

The Knights upped their advantage to 13-0 at halftime when Murray connected on a 3-yard touchdown pass to Ward with 1:01 to go in the second quarter, and Embrescia kicked the extra point. Murray went 7-for-7 passing on the drive for 75 yards, with Alders snagging three receptions for 42 yards.

Revere moved the ball into Nordonia territory four times in the first half, but each drive stalled. Knights senior Denzel Ward ended one drive with an interception, senior Justice Alexander had a big sack on a fourth down and two other drives ended with a punt.

Nordonia maintained its lead by scoring 21 points in the third quarter. Murray tossed a 36-yard touchdown pass to junior Tyler Soltis, freshman Tye Evans rushed for a 2-yard touchdown and Murray tossed a 3-yard touchdown to Ward. Embrescia kicked three extra points and the Knights led the Minutemen 34-6 after three quarters.

Revere’s scoring came on an 8-yard touchdown run by senior Chase Costanzo, and a Costanzo 27-yard touchdown pass to senior Zach Lalkowski. Senior Brady Tieland made 1-of-2 extra points, with one being blocked by Nordonia senior Connor Olczak.

Nordonia senior Noah Pennypacker snagged two interceptions in the second half and senior Chase Ryba had one interception. Ward also blocked a punt in the second half.

“It is a great feeling to get this win,” Pennypacker said. “We knew what they were going to run and we came out and executed, and we only allowed 13 points.”

Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the high school blog at www.ohio.com/preps.

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FOOTBALL

Scoreboard

Thursday’s Result

Hudson 41, Mentor 27

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Friday’s Results

Avon 28, Olmsted Falls 13

Aurora 34, Painesville Harvey 0

Barberton 19, Kenmore 0

Bay Village Bay 39, Rocky River 38 (2OT)

Bedford 23, Warren Harding 0

Berea-Midpark 52, Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 37

Boardman 21, Canton McKinley 13

Brookside 13, Black River 8

Brunswick 27, Strongsville 14

Buckeye 35, LaGrange Keystone 18

Canton Central Catholic 17, Lake 14 (OT)

Chagrin Falls 35, Orange 20

Chardon NDCL 28, Archbishop Hoban 24

Clear Fork 56, Orrville 48

Cleveland Benedictine 26, Walsh Jesuit 7

Cleveland Glenville 23, Cle. JFK 6

Cleveland Hay 34, Cle. E. Tech 8

Cleveland John Marshall 20, Cle. Collinwood 0

Columbia Station Columbia 56, Brooklyn 7

Crestwood 48, Kent Roosevelt 42

Cuyahoga Falls 17, Brush 7

CVCA 28, Tusky Valley 20

Dover 55, Marietta 13

Dresden Tri-Valley 35, Zanesville Maysville 7

East 38, Garfield 32

Ellet 42, Firestone 22

Elyria 22, Stow 21

Euclid 20, Maple Hts. 19

Field 38, Coventry 21

Garfield Hts. 28, Parma Heights Valley Forge 20

GlenOak 21, North Canton Hoover 14

Highland 35, Green 14

Hillsdale 18, Chippewa 15

Hubbard 41, Northwest 10

Indian Valley 36, Fairless 15

Kenston 50, West Geauga 27

Louisville 56, Alliance 14

Mansfield 64, Lexington 15

Mansfield Madison 41, Ashland 35

Marlington 35, Carrollton 28

Mayfield 42, Medina 16

Minerva 50, West Branch 48

Mogadore 63, Waterloo 0

New Philadelphia 48, Cambridge 6

Nordonia 35, Revere 13

North Royalton 34, Shaker Heights 27

Norwayne 49, Northwestern 14

Perry 36, Jackson 35

Poland Seminary 30, Youngstown East 8

Ravenna 30, Southeast 14

Ridgewood 42, East Canton 7

St. Vincent-St. Mary 28, Massillon 20

Salem 37, Canton South 36

Smithville 36, Dalton 18

Solon 28, Twinsburg 7

Springfield 20, Norton 14

Streetsboro 53, Garrettsville 21

Sugarcreek Garaway 41, Sandy Valley 6

Tallmadge 41, Cloverleaf 7

Thompson Ledgemont 27, Windham 6

Triway 54, Manchester 10

Tuslaw 41, Canton Timken 30

Wadsworth 34, Copley 27

Waynedale 49, Rittman 15

Woodridge 55, Rootstown 6

Wooster 35, West Holmes 28

Youngs. Mooney 31, Youngs. Ursuline 7

Zanesville 56, Warsaw River View 0

Scoring Summaries

Portage Trail Conference

SPRINGFIELD 20, NORTON 14

Norton 0 6 0 8 — 14

Springfield 0 14 0 6 — 20

Spr.: Bell 4 pass from James (Davis kick)

Nor.: Edgell 10 run (kick failed)

Spr.: James 15 run (Davis kick)

Nor.: Tokie 7 pass from Jones (Edgell pass from Jones)

Spr.: Bruce 10 run (kick failed)

Norton Springfield

First downs 20 14

Rushing 43-162 31-141

Passing 11-17-143-1 8-16-92-0

Records 1-8, 0-5 4-5, 2-3

WOODRIDGE 55, ROOTSTOWN 6

Rootstown 0 0 0 6 — 6

Woodridge 14 27 7 7 — 55

Woo.: Thurman 5 pass from Finegan (Owens kick)

Woo.: Sanders 10 run (Owens kick)

Woo.: Williams 4 pass from Finegan (kick failed)

Woo.: Williams 34 pass from Finegan (Owens kick)

Woo.: Margroff 13 pass from Finegan (Owens kick)

Woo.: Thurman 3 pass from Finegan (Howard kick)

Woo.: Tabler 32 run (Howard kick)

Roo.: Kaut 21 pass from Todd (kick failed)

Rootstown Woodridge

First downs 7 22

Rushing 28-77 22-206

Passing 2-12-59-1 23-26-320-0

Records 3-6, 1-5 7-2, 4-1

STREETSBORO 53, GARRETTSVILLE 21

Garrettsville 0 7 7 7 — 21

Streetsboro 27 6 14 6 — 53

Str.: Judd 6 run (Deevers kick)

Str.: Williams 49 pass from Judd (Deevers kick)

Str.: Flick 57 run (kick blocked)

Str.: Judd 2 run (Deevers kick)

Str.: Judd 56 run (run failed)

Gar.: Denigris 66 run (Dejanovic kick)

Str.: Judd 49 run (Deevers kick)

Str.: Williams 50 run (Deevers kick)

Gar.: Michael 90 run (Dejanovic kick)

Str.: Pamburro 6 run (kick failed)

Gar.: VanOss 49 pass from Fall (Dejanovic kick)

Garrettsville Streetsboro

First downs 5 14

Rushing 22-193 32-314

Passing 3-12-67-0 10-17-146-0

Records 3-6, 1-4 7-2, 3-2

CRESTWOOD 48, KENT ROOSEVELT 42

Crestwood 7 7 21 13 — 48

Kent Roosevlet 12 14 8 8 — 42

Kent: Jones 3 run (kick failed)

Cre.: Fannin 2 run (Reese kick)

Kent: Larkin 2 run (pass failed)

Kent: Fortson 9 pass from Larkin (pass failed)

Kent: Fortson 34 pass from Larkin (Jones from Larkin)

Cre.: Foulkes 1 run (Reese kick)

Cre.: Bailey 4 run (Reese kick)

Ce.: Surgeon 25 interception return (Reese kick)

Kent: Fortson 33 pass from Larkin (Fortson from Larkin)

Cre.: Thut 44 paasss from Surgeon (Reese kick)

Cre.: Bailey 22 run (Reese kick)

Kent: Mastrione 18 pass from Larkin (Jones run )

Cre.: Fabry 15 pass from Surgeon (Kick failed)

Crestwood Kent Roosevelt

First downs 14 18

Rushing 41-220 34-127

Passing 11-20-200-0 20-31-310-2

Records 9-0, 5-0 2-7, 1-5

FIELD 38, COVENTRY 21

Coventry 7 0 14 0 — 21

Field 7 14 14 3 — 38

Cov.: Burkhart 39 pass from Skaggs (Woicehovich kick)

Fie.: Landis 18 pass from Wohlwend (Feciuch kick)

Fie.: Martin 32 run (Feciuch kick)

Fie.: Lowdon 54 pass from Wohlwend (Feciuch kick)

Cov.: Burkhart 10 pass from Skass (Woicehovich kick)

Fie.: Simpson 16 pass from Wohlwend (Feciuch kick)

Fie.: Martin 7 run (Feciuch kick)

Cov.: Lake 90 pass from Skaggs (Woicehovich kick)

Fie.: FG Feciuch 21

Coventry Field

First downs 13 16

Rushing 31-46 38-126

Passing 19-33-296-2 12-19-105-0

Records 3-6, 2-4 7-2, 4-1

North Coast League

NOTRE DAME-CATHEDRAL LATIN 28,
 ARCHBISHOP HOBAN 24

NDCL 0 7 7 14 — 28

Hoban 7 7 0 10 — 24

Hob.: Sibley 9 run (Oravecz kick)

NDCL: Black 4 run (Kresnye kick)

Hob.: Bauer 35 pass from Bishop (Oravecz kick)

NDCL: Richardson 2 run (Kresnye kick)

Hob.: FG Oravecz 47

NDCL: Hammer 12 pass from McKiernan (Kresnye kick)

Hob.: Sibley 8 run (Oravecz kick)

NDCL: Leininger 39 pass from McKiernan (Kresnye kick)

NDCL Hoban

First downs 22 19

Rushing 41-270 44-224

Passing 11-18-123-2 9-16-130-0

Records 5-4, 1-3 6-3, 2-2

CLEVELAND BENEDICTINE 26, WALSH JESUIT 7

Walsh 0 0 0 7 — 7

Benedictine 0 6 6 14 — 26

Ben.: Baker 1 run (kick blocked)

Ben.: Reese 4 run (run failed)

Ben.: Layne 6 pass from Schoeffler (kick good)

Ben.: Reese 26 run (kick good)

WJ: Hatlovic 9 paas from Stack (Ball lkick)

Walsh Benedictine

First downs 12 16

Rushing 26-100 40-243

Passing 9-24-124-1 7-14-101-0

Records 6-3, 3-1 8-1, 4-0

Suburban League

WADSWORTH 34, COPLEY 27

Copley 7 3 7 10 — 27

Wadsworth 7 7 6 14 — 34

Cop.: Knight 8 run (Lenke kick)

Wad.: Mast 13 pass from Dennison (Baier kick)

Cop.: FG Lenke 41

Wad.: Weinerman 18 run (Baier kick)

Cop.: Knight 19 run (Lenke kick)

Wad.: Weinerman 6 run (kick failed)

Cop.: FG Lenke 25

Wad.: Weinerman 7 run (Baier kick)

Cop.: Knight 37 run (Lenke kick)

Wad.: Weinerman 9 run (Baier kick)

Copley Wadsworth

First downs 18 22

Rushing 41-278 49-277

Passing 7-11-106-0 9-14-64-0

Records 5-4, 2-3 7-2, 4-2

NORDONIA 34, REVERE 13

Revere 0 0 6 7 — 13

Nordonia 3 10 21 0 — 34

Nor.: FG Embrescia 28

Nor.: FG Embrescia 33

Nor.: Ward 2 pass from Murray (Embrescia kick)

Nor.: Soltis 36 pass from Murray (Embrescia kick)

Nor.: Evans 2 run (Embrescia kick)

Rev.: Costanzo 8 run (kick failed)

Nor.: Ward 2 pass from Murray (Embrescia kick)

Rev.: Lalkowski 27 pass from Costanzo (Tieland kick)

Revere Nordonia

First downs 15 23

Rushing 34-159 35-128

Passing 7-24-120-4 25-37-286-1

Records 5-4, 3-3 9-0, 6-0

HIGHLAND 35, GREEN 14

Highland 7 7 21 0 — 35

Green 0 7 0 7 — 14

Hig.: Phelps 6 run (kick good)

Hig.: Corvo 1 run (kick good)

Gre.: McAleese 1 run (kick good)

Hig.: Wallace 11 run (kick good)

Hig.: Kinsey 52 punt return (kick good)

Hig.: Kinsey 51 pass from Phelps (kick good)

Gre.: Angel 22 pass from Montgomery (kick good)

Highland Green

First downs 16 15

Rushing 37-197 42-87

Passing 6-12-147-0 11-23-168-0

Records 3-6, 1-5 7-2, 5-1

Northeastern Buckeye
Conference

LOUISVILLE 56, ALLIANCE 14

Alliance 0 14 0 0 — 14

Louisville 35 21 0 0 — 56

Lou.: Schrock 48 pass from Zwick (kick failed)

Lou.: Mathie 33 interception return (Terra kick)

Lou.: Lautner 45 pass from Zwick (Woost pass from Zwick)

Lou.: Jones 5 pass from Zwick (Terra kick)

Lou.: Castles 27 fumble return (Terra kick)

Lou.: Lautner 46 pass from Zwick (Terra kick)

All.: Johnson 75 run (Watson kick)

Lou.: T. Adams 36 pass from Zwick (Terra kick)

Lou.: Schrock 3 run (Terra kick)

All.: Williams 71 run (Watson kick)

Alliance Louisville

First downs 4 16

Rushing 21-158 32-126

Passing 5-10-26-1 8-13-239-0

Records 4-5, 2-4 8-1, 6-0

MARLINGTON 35, CARROLLTON 28

Carrollton 14 6 0 8 — 28

Marlington 7 14 0 14 — 35

Car.: Dodd 5 run (Leary kick)

Mar.: Sampson 65 run (Floyd kick)

Car.: Dodd 20 run (Leary kick)

Mar.: Simmons 80 pass from Pennell (Floyd kick)

Mar.: Andrews 48 pass from Pennell (Floyd kick)

Car.: Pasiuk 21 pass from Deitz (kick blocked)

Car.: Deitz 1 run (Leary pass from Deitz)

Mar..: Martin 5 fumble return (kick failed)

Mar.: Cooper 14 pass from Pennell (Simmons pass from Pennell)

Carrollton Marlington

First downs 23 11

Rushing 56-287 19-95

Passing 10-27-141-0 16-30-224-2

Records 5-4, 2-4 5-4, 5-1

City Series

ELLET 42, FIRESTONE 22

Firestone 0 0 14 8 — 22

Ellet 7 21 14 0 — 42

Ell.: Ivery 1 run (Jones kick)

Ell.: Burch 3 run (Jones kick)

Ell.: Burch 5 run (Jones kick)

Ell.: Mackey 6 pass from Haverstick (Jones kick)

Fir.: Swain 8 run (Henderson pass from Majid)

Ell.: Burch 35 run (Jones kick)

Fir.: Henderson 42 pass from Swain (pass failed)

Ell.: Burch 55 run (Jones kick)

Fir.: Swain 12 run (Swain run)

Firestone Ellet

First downs 20 14

Rushing 42-250 31-308

Passing 4-13-90-2 5-9-82-0

Records 0-9, 0-5 7-2, 4-3

EAST 38, GARFIELD 32

East 6 14 6 12 — 38

Garfield 7 17 0 8 — 32

East: Bell 42 pass from Thomas (kick failed)

Gar.: Powers 25 run (Bonyo kick)

East: Bell 5 pass from Thomas (run failed)

Gar.: FG Bonyo 33

East: Suggs 1 run (Holley pass from Thomas)

Gar.: Powers 38 run (Bonyo kick)

Gar.: Grant 11 pass from Shephard (Bonyo kick)

East: Suggs 27 run (run failed)

East: Bell 24 pass from Thomas (pass failed)

Gar.: Grant 53 pass from Shephard (Grant run)

East: Thomas 3 run (kick failed)

East Garfield

First downs 17 17

Rushing 35-137 39-226

Passing 11-21-210-0 6-18-133-1

Records 5-4, 4-2 3-6, 3-2

Ohio Cardinal Conference

WOOSTER 35, WEST HOLMES 28

Wooster 7 7 7 14 — 35

West Holmes 14 7 0 7 — 28

WH: Ogi 4 run (Gallion kick)

WH: Ogi 2 run (Gallion kick)

Woo.: Blair 66 pass from Daugherty (Hasapis kick)

WH: Ogi 4 run (Gallion kick)

Woo.: Dyson 36 run (Hasapis kick)

Woo.: Dyson 14 run (Hasapis kick)

WH: Ogi 49 run (Gallion kick)

Woo.: Morgan 58 pass from Daugherty (kick blocked)

Woo.: Dyson 26 run (Dyson run)

Wooster West Holmes

First downs 18 16

Rushing 44-298 50-229

Passing 4-9-179-1 4-9-53-1

Records 6-3, 5-1 5-4, 5-1

CLEAR FORK 56, ORRVILLE 48

Clear Fork 7 21 14 14 — 56

Orrville 7 20 6 15 — 48

CF: Staab 41 pass from Chartina (Endicott kick)

Orr.: Owens 15 pass from Smith (Duskey kick)

CF: Chartina 73 run (Endicott kick)

CF: Chartina 2 run (Endicott kick)

Orr.: Owens 43 pass from Smith (Duskey kick)

CF: Finely 55 pass from Chartina (Endicott kick)

Orr.: Shaffer 10 pass from Smith (Duskey kick)

Orr.: Fetty 29 pass from Smith (kick failed)

CF: Finely 56 run (Endicott kick)

CF: Staab 11 pass from Chartina (Endicott kick)

Orr.: Shaffer 1 run (pass failed)

CF: Chartina 6 run (Endicott kick)

Orr.: Shaffer 2 run (Fetty pass from Smith)

CF: Chartina 20 run (Endicott kick)

Orr.: Shaffer 12 pass from Smith (Duskey kick)

Clear Fork Orrville

First downs 20 31

Rushing 37-315 32-222

Passing 8-13-179-0 27-48-425-2

Records 4-5, 2-4 2-7, 1-5

Northeast Ohio Conference

SOLON 28, TWINSBURG 7

Twinsburg 0 0 0 7 — 7

Solon 0 14 0 14 — 28

Sol.: Gallagher 10 pass from Mooney (Sebuke kick)

Sol.: Harmody 8 pass from Mooney (Sebuke kick)

Sol.: McCurry 17 pass from Mooney (Sebuke kick)

Twi.: Strozier 15 pass from Tucker (Prentice kick)

Sol.: McCurry 17 pass from Mooney (Sebuke kick)

Twinsburg Solon

Records 1-8, 0-4 6-3, 2-2

CUYAHOGA FALLS 17, BRUSH 7

Cuyahoga Falls 0 10 0 7 — 17

Brush 0 0 0 7 — 7

Cuy.: Belvins 4 run (Sawyer kick)

Cuy.: FG Sawyer 33

Cuy.: Polifrone 36 pass from Shook (Sawyer kick)

Bru.: Adams 37 run (Ely kick)

Falls Brush

Records 4-5, 2-2 2-7, 1-3

Principals’ Athletic Conference

TRIWAY 54, MANCHESTER 13

Triway 21 7 20 6 — 54

Manchester 0 7 0 6 — 13

Tri.: Durbin 29 pass from Carmichael (Ritchey kick)

Tri.: Carmichael 5 run (Ritchey kick)

Tri.: Haven 8 pass from Carmichael (Ritchey kick)

Tri.: Durbin 19 run (kick failed)

Man.: Parks 6 run (McFadden kick)

Tri.: Durbin 10 run (kick failed)

Tri.: Duncan 12 pass from Carmichael (Ritchey kick)

Tri.: D. Kopp 34 pass from Carmichael (Ritchey kick)

Tri.: Strock 18 run (kick failed)

Man.: Hayes 18 run (kick failed)

Triway Manchester

First downs 23 17

Rushing 24-124 37-184

Passing 24-34-362-0 19-31-149-1

Records 9-0, 6-0 4-5, 3-3

Federal League

PERRY 36, JACKSON 35

Jackson 7 14 0 14 — 35

Perry 7 7 7 15 — 36

Per.: Cleveland 14 run (Waggoner kick)

Jac.: Ridgway 24 pass from Pallotta (Costin kick)

Per.: Berry 7 run (Waggoner kick)

Jac.: Storey 2 run (Costin kick)

Jac.: Storey 4 run (Costin kick)

Per.: Berry 21 pass from Cleveland (Waggoner kick)

Jac.: Storey 1 run (Costin kick)
Per.: Berry 59 run (Waggoner kick)

Jac.: Weaver 5 pass from Pallotta (Costin kick)

Per.: Berry 16 run (Brittain pass from Cleveland)

Jackson Perry

First downs 25 18

Rushing 46-223 42-266

Passing 16-24-176-3 8-9-125-0

Records 5-4, 1-3 6-3, 3-1

GLENOAK 21, NORTH CANTON HOOVER 14

GlenOak 7 0 7 7 — 21

Hoover 0 0 0 14 — 14

GO: Zernechel 32 pass from Tibbs (George kick)

GO: Tibbs 10 pass from Gibbons (kick faield)

Hoo.: Binnie 6 run (Sarbaugh kick)

GO: Simon 82 run (George kick)

Hoo.: Johnson 12 pass from Binnie (Sarbaugh kick)

GlenOak Hoover

First downs 18 15

Rushing 303 63

Passing 11-16-164-0 13-26-200-1

Records 6-3, 3-1 2-7, 0-4

Wayne County Athletic League

WAYNEDALE 47, RITTMAN 15

Rittman 0 9 6 0 — 15

Waynedale 21 28 0 0 — 49

Way.: Stanley 38 run (Wonsick kick)

Way.: Strausbaugh 34 run (Wonsick kick)

Way.: Strausbaugh 14 pass from Riebe (Wonsick kick)

Way.: McMillan interception return (McMillan kick)

Rit.: Strausbaugh 1

Way.: Strausbaugh 37 pass from Riebe (Wonsick kick)

Rit.: safety

Way.: Stanley 54 run (Wonsick kick)

Way.: Stanley 40 pass from Riebe (Wonsick kick)

Way.: Strausbaugh 47 pass from Riebe (Wonsick kick)

Rit.: Ramsier 18 run (kick missed)

Rittman Waynedale

First downs 12 18

Rushing 27-108 37-250

Passing 10-25-174-2 9-12-178-1

Records 2-7, 0-6 4-5, 3-3

Other Area

CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC 17, LAKE 14 (OT)

CCC 7 7 0 0 3 — 17

Lake 7 0 0 7 0 — 14

Lake: Cistone 22 run (Anderson kick)

CCC: Bocuti 7 run (Boron kick)

CCC: Ditty 22 run (Boron kick)

Lake: Davis 9 pass from Dadich (Anderson kick)

CCC: FG Boron 21

CCC Lake

First downs 13 17

Rushing 30-99 43-161

Passing 14-21-149-0 12-18-143-3

Records 9-0 4-5

AURORA 34, PAINESVILLE 0

Aurora 10 14 10 0 — 34

Harvey 0 0 0 0 — 0

Aur.: FG Melchiori 29

Aur.: Smierciak 21 run (Melchoiori kick)

Aur.: Nelson 2 run (Melchiori kick)

Aur.: Evans 47 pass from Smierciak (Melchiori kick)

Aur.: FG Melchiori 22

Aurora Harvey

First downs 15 9

Rushing 32-124 33-96

Passing 7-10-159-1 2-10-9-1

Records 9-0 3-6

BARBERTON 19, KENMORE 0

Kenmore 0 0 0 0 — 0

Barberton 7 0 7 5 — 19

Bar.: Brown 8 run (Mitchell kick)

Bar.: Tucker 68 pass from Ries (Mitchell kick)

Bar.: Safety

Bar.: FG Mitchell 29

Kenmore Barberton

First downs 6 15

Rushing 25-112 38-137

Passing 9-20-47-2 4-7-109-0

Records 2-7 2-7

ST. VINCENT ST. MARY 28, MASSILLON 20

STVM 14 7 0 7 — 28

Massillon 0 14 0 6 — 20

STVM: Lockett 12 run (Demboski kick)

STVM: Speaight 83 pass from Davis (Demboski kick)

Mas.: Crabtree 3 run (David kick)

STVM: Lockett 1 run (Demboski kick)

Mas.: Robinson 16 run (David kick)

STVM: Hurd 55 pass from Davis (Demboski kick)

Mas.: Rogers 18 pass from Clark (kick blocked)

STVM Massillon

First downs 18 19

Rushing 49-209 33-153

Passing 12-16-265-0 16-23-164-0

Records 7-2 6-3

Schedule

Saturday’s Games

North (2-6, 1-3) at Buchtel (4-4, 4-1), noon

St. Thomas Aquinas (6-2, 2-1) at Clev. VASJ (6-2, 3-0), 1 p.m.

Western Reserve Academy (5-2) at Kiski Prep (Pa.) (4-3), 7 p.m.

SOCCER

BOYS

Tournament Schedule

Saturday’s Games

Brunswick Division I District Final

Medina at Copley, 7 p.m.

Kent Division I District Final

Hudson at Walsh Jesuit, 7 p.m.

Austintown Division I District Final

North Canton Hoover at Jackson, 7 p.m.

Kent Division II District Final

CVCA at Revere, 7 p.m.

Brunswick Division II District Final

Marlington at Triway, 7 p.m.

Brunswick Division III District Final

Kidron Central Christian at Chippewa, 3 p.m.

GIRLS

Late Thursday

Kent Division II District
CVCA 2, CHAGRIN FALLS 2 (SO)

(CVCA advances 5-4 on PKs)

Halftime: Chagrin Falls, 2-1. Goals: Clevments (CF), Miralia (CF), Wilson (CVCA), Costa (CVCA). Assists: Hailey (CVCA), Eck (CVCA). Corner kicks: CF, 8-2. Saves: Friedman (CF) 6; Lichty (CVCA) 10.

Records: Chagrin Falls 14-4-1; CVCA 12-4-3.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday’s Games

Brunswick Division I District Final

Copley at Medina, 3 p.m.

Kent Division I District Final

Hudson at Walsh Jesuit, 3 p.m.

Austintown Division I District Final

North Canton Hoover at Jackson, 3 p.m.

University Heights Division I District Final

North Royalton at Strongsville, 3 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

Late Thursday

Uniontown Division I District
JACKSON 25-25-25, GLENOAK 17-19-19

Kills: Bailey (J) 18; Smith (G) 15. Digs: S. Spencer (J) 12; Watson (G) 11; McVay (G) 11. Blocks: Vance (J) 4; A. Spencer (J) 4; Smith (G) 1. Assists: Zanolli (J) 34; Compson (G) 26. Service Points: Zanolli (J) 10; Moore (G) 9.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday’s Games

Medina Division IV District Final

(At Medina High School)

Cleveland VASJ vs. Kidron Cent. Christian, 1 p.m.

NBA notes: Magic’s Oladipo to undergo surgery

Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando’s season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.

The team announced Friday that Oladipo suffered a facial fracture in practice Thursday and will undergo surgery Saturday. The injury occurred when Oladipo took an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill.

Oladipo has not played during the preseason because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Oladipo was taken second overall by the Magic in 2013 and made the NBA All-Rookie first team last season.

Offseason free agent pickup Channing Frye has also missed the entire preseason and remains out indefinitely with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

76ers acquire Teague

The 76ers acquired Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round draft pick from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Casper Ware.

The Sixers are the 6-foot-1, 189-pounder’s third NBA team since January. The move was created to save money and open a roster spot for the Nets, who are expected to waive Ware.

Brooklyn would have owed Teague his guaranteed $1.1 million salary if they cut him. He has a $2 million team option for the 2015-16 season.

Rest is luxury for Wade

The presence of LeBron James allowed the Miami Heat to rest Dwyane Wade and his ailing knees for 28 games last season. But James is now gone — and so likely is that luxury.

Wade is still one of the game’s elite shooting guards, and his diminished skill set has been largely overstated, but the so-called “maintenance program” designed by trainers last season to keep him healthy for the playoffs might have to be amended for the post-LeBron era.

The team needs Wade to be a consistent scorer once again — one who plays more than 54 games in a season. Wade said at the start of training camp he wanted to play 75 games this season.

On Thursday, he avoided the topic.

“Last year was last year, so we’ll see how this year goes,” he said.

Beginning with the home opener Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, the Heat will be learning on the fly how to win without James.

That will require a consistent presence by Wade.

“Right now the plan is for him to get better, get stronger and to be available, and we’ll adjust as we see fit,” coach Erik Spoelstra said of Wade, who averaged 19 points a game last year.

World Series notebook: Fan causes debate with Marlins jersey

Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.

Laurence Leavy’s orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. The Royals’ reaction to Leavy became a subject of debate Friday.

Leavy said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner’s suite, but he declined.

“The guy said, ‘The owner’s not really happy. He thinks you’re distracting the fans,’ ” Leavy said. “I didn’t want to move. I paid a lot of money for that seat.”

Toby Cook, the Royals’ vice president of public affairs and publicity, denied that ownership was upset or that Leavy was offered a seat in a suite. However, Cook said Leavy was offered a Royals jersey in a friendly conversation.

“He said, ‘No, no, this is my M.O. I wear this orange jersey and I get on TV all the time,’ ’’ Cook said. “We asked if he’s a big Marlins fan and he said, ‘God, no, I hate those guys — I just wear this to get on TV.’ ”

Leavy said that’s not true.

“I hate the Marlins?” Leavy said. “I have a Marlins car and the largest collection of Marlins memorabilia probably in the United States.”

Leavy has been a Marlins season ticket-holder since their first year in 1993.

Nonetheless, it was two World Series games not involving the Marlins that made Leavy a celebrity. He said his followers this week on Twitter (@Marlins—Man) have climbed from 175 to 7,100.

“Every Korean and Japanese station that follows American baseball has been calling me all night long for two days for an interview,” he said.

Royals outfielder Josh Willingham, who played for the Marlins from 2004-08, said it was “a little strange” seeing Leavy in his seat behind the plate.

“He definitely didn’t belong there, wearing that color,” Willingham said Friday before Game 3 in San Francisco. “He was the first thing I noticed when I went out there. All that blue, and him in orange. Kind of weird.”

Leavy, a 58-year-old South Florida attorney, described himself as a sports geek who can afford to travel to games around the country because he has no wife or children.

TRIBUTE — Late hall of famer Tony Gwynn was honored before Game 3 of the World Series. The San Diego Padres star died June 16 of oral cancer, a disease he attributed to years of chewing tobacco. He was 54. His family stood on the infield at AT&T Park with MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred as a tribute was played on the center-field video board.

NFL notebook: Kent State’s Dri Archer yanked as Steelers kickoff returner

The Pittsburgh Steelers yanked speedy rookie Dri Archer in favor of bruising veteran LeGarrette Blount on kickoff returns.

The Steelers rank next-to-last in the NFL in average starting field position after kickoffs and 30th in average yards per return.

“Things didn’t work out as well as they wanted before, so they switched it up,” Blount said Friday. “[And] I’m excited about it. It’s going to be fun.”

Blount has just two kickoff returns this season for 38 yards, but he got those when Archer, a Kent State product, missed two early games with a knee injury.

The past four games, Blount has been a lead blocker and helped tell Archer when to down the ball in the end zone. Several times, Archer brought the ball out but did not reach the 20-yard line.

“We have to keep being aggressive,” Archer said. “It’s going to come, so Coach said we just have to be patient.”

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he didn’t know whether the blockers or returners were to be blamed for the lack of production. But “it hasn’t been great. [And] we have to get better at it,” Tomlin said.

The Steelers (4-3) will face the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) on Sunday.

A.J. Green sidelined

Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss a pivotal AFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday because of an injured right big toe.

The Pro Bowl receiver was listed as doubtful Friday. He has missed the last two games with the injury, suffered during a season-opening win in Baltimore. The Ravens (5-2) can take control of the division with a win over the defending-champion Bengals (3-2-1) at Paul Brown Stadium.

Lack of cooperation

An attorney leading the NFL players’ union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case says the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.

Richard Craig Smith said the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses requested by the union’s investigators, while the Ravens have refused any cooperation with similar requests.

“I am interested in the facts, and if we get cooperation from all the parties that were involved, we will have an understanding of what happened,” he said.

Around the league

Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels will miss Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. ... The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) against the Steelers on Sunday. ... Defensive end Chandler Jones, who leads New England with 4½ sacks, won’t play Sunday against the Chicago Bears and could miss a month with a hip injury. ... Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger will miss his third game with a foot injury, while kick and punt returner Bryan Walters will be out with a concussion. ... Buffalo Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) is doubtful Sunday against the New York Jets. ... Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (ligament) and tight end Taylor Thompson (ligament) are unlikely to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.

High school football/Triway 54, Manchester 13: Parker Carmichael leads unbeaten Titans to rout of Panthers

NEW FRANKLIN: The numbers being produced by Triway’s undefeated 2014 football team are eye-popping. But make no mistake, the Titans, led by quarterback Parker Carmichael, are the real deal.

Just ask Manchester.

The Titans blitzed the Panthers 54-13 Friday night at James R. France Stadium and in the process clinched at least a share of the Principals’ Athletic Conference title, as well as a home game for the Division IV playoffs.

“I’ve never won here as a head coach, obviously, and I don’t know when the last time is that we won here,” Triway coach Tony Lee said. “Tonight was a great night to get that first one here. I’m very proud of our program and what we’ve done the last two years.”

Carmichael completed 23-of-35 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior now is fifth on the all-time Ohio career passing chart with 10,918 yards, including 3,445 yards this season. He has 44 touchdown passes this year against just four interceptions.

Carmichael also has 13 rushing touchdowns.

“Parker is a warrior,” Lee said.

“He took some shots tonight, but he kept on getting back up and kept on throwing it well. He’s got some dandy receivers out there and they make him look good, and he’ll be the first one to tell you that.”

Junior running back Devin Durbin scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown for the Titans.

“We’ll take what the defense gives us, and we usually call plays from the line, which helps us a lot,” Carmichael said.

Manchester (4-5, 3-3) had three third-quarter turnovers, but also had drives stall in Triway territory time and again.

Trailing 28-7 at half, Manchester had a ray of hope at the start of the third quarter, but came up short on fourth down at the Triway 37.

The Titans (9-0, 6-0) put the ball in the end zone in six plays with Durbin scoring on a 10-yard counter play. Carmichael connected three times with senior Dillon Kopp (seven receptions, 129 yards) on the drive, good for 40 yards.

The Panthers then turned the ball over three consecutive times and the floodgates opened. Triway junior Logan Garrett had an interception and a fumble recovery during that flurry.

Senior Jay Duncan caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Carmichael to run the score to 41-7.

Kopp then snared a 34-yard scoring strike late in the third quarter to make it 48-7. Junior Kyle Strock’s 18-yard scoring run gave Triway a 54-7 lead with 8:32 left.

Senior Mason Hayes (16 attempts, 91 yards rushing) scored a late touchdown for the Panthers.

The game started well for Manchester. Panthers junior John Durgala ripped a high-snap fumble away from Carmichael at the Triway 49 on the game’s first possession.

Manchester went three-and-out and Duncan blocked the Panthers’ punt, taking possession at the Manchester 29. On first down, Carmichael connected with Durbin on a 29-yard touchdown pass. Senior Timmy Ritchey added the extra point, and Triway led 7-0 four minutes into the game.

The Panthers drove to the Titans 32, but senior quarterback Pavin Parks (19-of-32 passing, 142 yards) was stuffed on a fourth-and-2 run. Triway moved 67 yards in seven plays and Carmichael covered the last 5 yards on a scoring run at 3:55 of the first quarter.

Triway made it 21-0 in the first quarter when Carmichael hooked up with senior Troy Haven on a clutch fourth-down scoring pass from 8 yards out.

As Manchester ramped up its pass defense, Triway unleashed its ground attack and Durbin capped an 84-yard march, scoring on a 19-yard option pitch left. Ritchey’s kick made it 28-0 with 7:25 left until half.

Manchester scored at 3:34 of the second quarter when Parks completed an 80-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run.

In the closing seconds of the half, the Panthers moved to the Triway 10, but the half ended on an incomplete pass in the end zone.

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High school football/Wadsworth 34, Copley 27: Grizzlies clinch playoff berth with thrilling victory

WADSWORTH: Copley needed one more chance. The Indians thought they had one more chance. But they didn’t get it.

Trailing by a touchdown with eight seconds remaining and facing fourth-and-6 from Wadsworth’s 36-yard line, Copley quarterback Hayden Neal found sophomore Weston Bridges for a 26-yard pass.

Bridges ran out of bounds at the 10 with what the Indians (5-4, 2-3) thought was one second left on the clock, but that second ticked off and host Wadsworth held on for a 34-27 victory Friday night to clinch a playoff berth.

“Absolutely we were trying to get out of bounds,” Copley coach Scott Chouinard said. “It’s unfortunate. And I think we were out of bounds. But he said we weren’t out of bounds and there was no time left even if he went out of bounds.”

The teams traded scores on five consecutive possessions prior to Copley’s empty-handed finish, but five is an odd number so one team had to have the last laugh.

That team, of course, was Wadsworth.

“You hope they make a mistake and we make a play,” Chouinard said. “Unfortunately, they made one more play than we did.”

The Grizzlies (7-2, 4-2) put together a 17-play drive that consumed 7 minutes of clock and a 14-play drive that ate up 5:51 in the second half, both resulting in touchdowns.

Wadsworth junior running back Daniel Weinerman couldn’t get anything going early. The Grizzlies’ first 10 carries resulted in just 26 yards, and by halftime it was 83 yards on 19 carries.

But the second half belonged to Weinerman. He carried 19 times for 152 yards in the final two quarters (8 yards per carry) to finish with 219 yards on 34 carries and four touchdowns in the game.

“I think up front, we started coming off the ball a little bit better,” Wadsworth coach Greg Dennison said. “We made a few adjustments and started finding some things that we liked and some things we wanted to attack, but bottom line — our offensive line did a better job in the second half.”

Two penalties against Copley played a major role in the outcome.

In the middle of Wadsworth’s 17-play drive, Copley’s Colton Lenke intercepted a pass by quarterback Adam Dennison, but it was nullified by a defensive holding call.

On the next drive, Copley’s Morgan Burt sacked Dennison for a 12-yard loss on second-and-goal, but a facemask penalty effectively voided the sack.

Senior running back Aulden Knight, who led the Indians with 203 rushing yards on 26 carries and all three of Copley’s touchdowns, tied the game at 27-27 with about seven minutes left on a brilliant 37-yard touchdown run.

But that’s when Wadsworth pieced together its second long drive, which ended with a 9-yard score from Weinerman, his fourth of the game.

“We knew we were going to have to do a lot of things right,” Dennison said. “I’m proud of the way our kids kept coming back. Every time something bad would happen, our kids would get a drive going or make a play or make something good happen. That’s what good teams do.”

August Fagerstrom can be reached at afagerstrom@thebeaconjournal.com.

High school football/St. Vincent-St. Mary 28, Massillon 20: Irish impressive with playoff spot on the line

MASSILLON: Given the circumstances and with its playoff situation up in the air, St. Vincent-St. Mary delivered its most impressive performance of the season Friday when it beat Massillon 28-20 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

The Fighting Irish, seeking a third straight state championship, got out to an early lead and never trailed in raising their record to 7-2 and solidifying their spot as the fifth-ranked team in Region 7 of the Division III computer rankings. The victory probably nailed down a first-round home game.

The Irish rolled up 474 yards of offense, did not turn the ball over and came up with some insurance after Massillon scored with 1:09 to play to stay within striking distance.

Then two things happened. First, Irish sophomore Ryan Farris blocked the Tigers’ extra-point attempt — preserving his team’s eight-point lead. Finally, junior Niko Lalos recovered the ensuing onside kick. While the Irish were forced to punt with 20 seconds left, Massillon let valuable seconds run off the clock as the ball rolled to the Tigers’ 11-yard line.

The loss probably dashed the Tigers’ hopes of hosting a first-round home game. Massillon (6-3) began the week in fifth place in the Division II, Region 4 poll. The top eight teams in each division make the playoffs.

Friday’s game was a tale of opposite halves as the teams combined to score 35 points in the first 24 minutes and 13 in the final 24.

The biggest play of the game came with a little more than seven minutes remaining when St. V-M quarterback Dom Davis hooked up with fellow junior Markus Hurd for a 55-yard touchdown, giving St. V-M a 28-14 lead.

Davis, who completed 12-of-16 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns and gained 64 yards rushing on 13 attempts, said the final score was critical.

“With our defense playing great during the second half, getting that touchdown was very important,” he said. “It was field position, put us up two scores. We had to get the ball in the end zone.”

Senior Vince Lockett ran for 144 yards on 31 carries as the Irish had 265 yards on the ground.

Massillon did not go quietly even after falling behind by two scores.

Sophomore quarterback Danny Clark put the finishing touches on an 11-play, 76-yard drive when he threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Rogers with 1:58 to go.

As expected, the first half included plenty of offense. The Irish got two touchdowns from workhorse Lockett and one from junior Tyrece Speaight, who hauled in an 83-yard bomb from fellow junior Davis.

The Irish finished with 242 yards in the half. Lockett had 62 yards on 12 carries to pace a ground game that turned in 98 yards, while Davis completed 4-of-7 passes for 144 yards, with Hurd accounting for 61 yard on three receptions. Speaight’s 83-yard scoring play was his lone reception.

Massillon finished with 317 total yards with hard-working J.D. Crabtree rushing for 91 yards on 17 carries and Danny Clark completing 16-of-23 passes for 164 yards.

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