Prep Football Roundup: Warriors come out to play, rip North Baltimore
NORTH BALTIMORE – Mohawk was good, real good. The Warriors traveled to North Baltimore Friday night and won in dominating fashion 73-15.
Eric Maskey and Gunnar Johnson pounded the ball, grinded out yards, and kept the assault on the ground as the Warriors ran 51 times for 534 yards.
Johnson had 25 carries for 323 yards and five touchdowns. The first touchdown came off a 15-yard run early in the first quarter.
North Baltimore answered right back when a Lane Bishop pass found Levi Newcomer for a 58-yard reception. From there, Mohawk’s Maskey and Johnson traded off on rushing TDs. Maskey grabbed an 8-yard rushing touchdown late in the first quarter. Johnson found the end zone from the 1 for another TD to close the first quarter.
Then it became the Maskey Half as he scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter – a 1-yard plunge, a 24-yard sprint and a 94-yard interception return to end the first half.
“The Johnson Half” started with Johnson scoring on an early 12-yard run for Mohawk. Another touchdown came from Johnson after a 30-yard rush. His final TD was a 58-yard run.
The final nail in the coffin came in the fourth quarter, with Grant Gucker scoring off a 50-yard fumble return. Kevin Lonsway added the final Warrior touchdown.
North Baltimore’s Bishop found receiver Sean Watson in the end zone for a score to end the game. This was the only touchdown for the Tigers after Mohawk scored 67 points in a row.
Eagles soar past Bucks
NORTH ROBINSON – Buckeye Central had more of that “deer in the headlights” look when it came to trying to stop a high powered ground attack against Colonel Crawford.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead and rolled from there Friday in a 38-13 North Central Conference win.
Colonel Crawford got things going when Nate Klingenberger tossed a 34-yard TD pass to Dylan Gulley with 9:21 remaining in the first period. Buckeye Central struck back when Jordan Herrnstein pulled in a catch for the TD from Tyler Trapp with 2:57 left in the first.
Colonel Crawford stayed in Bucks territory with short yardage runs, utilizing a number of players to pound the ball for scoring drives. Eli Reffley ran in a 2-yard touchdown with 1:07 left in the first for the Eagles, who then turned back around to score again less than a minute later on a Dalton Scott run.
It stayed that way until late in the third quarter when Colonel Crawford quarterback Nate Klingenberger ran in from 5 yards for another Eagle touchdown at 4:24 mark.
The Bucks were late finding themselves, but Alec Baldosser managed to find the end zone with 3:09 left in the third off a 2-yard run.
Despite Crawford having four turnovers, Buckeye Central was too far behind to make any comeback attempt. The Eagles were able to tack on two more rushing touchdowns to leave the Bucks on the side of the road.
Pritchard fuels Rams’ rout
MOUNT BLANCHARD – Tylor Pritchard accounted for 312 total yards and figured in four touchdowns Friday as Upper Sandusky walloped Riverdale 54-7.
Pritchard went 11 of 14 passing for 192 yards and three scores for the Rams, getting TD passes of 66 yards to Alex Kenner, and 10-yard strikes to Donald Barth and Ross Dible.
The senior also ran 10 times for 120 yards, which included a 10-yard scoring scamper.
Will Adelsperger added a 1-yard touchdown plunge and a 66-yard interception return, and Kolin Holloway ran 13 yards for a TD.
Adelsperger ran eight times for 54 yards and Barth caught four passes for 78 yards.
The Falcons got their lone score in the fourth quarter on Seth Knoll’s 1-yard run.
Bulldogs rough up Redmen
FOSTORIA – Rossford scored on its first five possessions – four in the opening period – Friday in a 55-0 Northern Buckeye Conference rout of Fostoria.
Kyle Sherman had TD tosses of 25 yards to Anthony Carasone and 6 yards to Noah Asmus to help the Bulldogs jump out 28-0 in the first quarter, then added a 12-yard scoring strike to Cota Sinclair in the second period to help push the advantage to 42-0 at the break.
The other first-quarter scores came on Dylan Losiewicz’s 4-yard run and Charlie Moore’s 1-yard plunge, while Losiewicz tacked on a 4-yard run late in the second.
Nick Wagner crashed in from a yard out in the third quarter for Rossford (3-2, 1-1 NBC) and Sinclair had a 3-yard TD run in the fourth.
Sinclair finished with 154 yards on 11 carries and Losiewicz ran 10 times for 75 yards as the Bulldogs ran 46 times for 295 yards.
Meanwhile, Rossford’s defense held the Redmen (0-5, 0-2) to 36 yards rushing and 20 yards passing. Alex Navarro’s 64 yards on 10 carries led FHS.