Big plays, tight D carry Westside
FOSTORIA – Westside Christian Academy had three touchdowns of 34 or more yards, including one off a bad snap in punt formation, while its defense threw up a wall in the red zone Saturday in a 24-0 Christian Athletic League of America win over St. Wendelin.
Dontevian Bell’s 34-yard run at the 3:51 mark of the second quarter put the Warriors (5-0, 5-0 CALA) up 12-0, and Derrick Brocks turned a bubble screen pass from Melvin Stewart into a 54-yard TD on the second play of the third quarter.
It stayed that way until the fourth, when Stewart snared an errant snap as a blocker in punt formation and raced 85 yards for a TD with 5:26 to play to close out the scoring.
Westside’s first touchdown came on Stewart’s 11-yard run in the opening period.
Meanwhile, the defense thwarted all five of St. Wendelin’s forays into the red zone. Three came in the first half, with the Warriors, halting drives on downs, with a fumble recovery and by picking off a pass.
The Mohawks (3-3, 2-3) turned the ball over on downs in the red zone twice in the second half, and ended up losing two of its three fumbles in the game.
Bell ran nine times for 110 yards and Stewart had six rushes for 101 yards and went 5 for 14 passing for 104 yards as one of the team’s two quarterbacks. Brocks caught five passes for 125 yards.
Westside continually thwarted its own momentum with penalties, committing 20 infractions for a total of 152 yards.
Cole Williams paced the Mohawks by running 19 times for 96 yards. Brad Buhrow went 3 for 10 passing for 66 yards, all to Justin Walter.
Clyde’s Cahill and Weber crowned sectional champs
CLYDE – Clyde seniors Amanda Cahill and Alexis Weber claimed the doubles title Saturday at the Division II sectional tournament, earning a top into this week’s district.
All those who competed Saturday advanced to the district tournament.
Cahill and Weber beat Port Clinton’s Tiffany Colston and Morgan McGlothlin 6-1, 6-4 for the crown after blanking Fremont St. Joe’s Ashley Burns and Daniella Baez 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals.
The duo will be joined by fellow Fliers Clara Sewell and Brooke Smith, who ended fourth in doubles play. Sewell and Smith fell 6-4, 6-4 to Burns and Baez in the consolation match after losing 7-5, 6-1 in the other semifinal to Colston and McGlothlin.
Andrea Nearhood gave Clyde a third district entry after finishing second in singles. She lost the title match 6-0, 6-0 to top-seeded Olivia Rohrbacher of Sandusky Perkins after beating No. 2 seed Kelsey Dietrich of Port Clinton 6-3, 6-0.
Calvert’s Madison Daniel also advanced, taking fourth in the singles bracket. She lost 6-0, 6-0 to Rohrbacher in the semifinals before falling 7-5, 6-4 to Dietrich in the consolation finals.
Rams soccer settles for tie
ONTARIO – Upper Sandusky and Ontario played to a 2-2 tie Saturday. More specifically, Erik Klimczyski and Taylor Emerick played to a 2-2 tie. After a scoreless first half, the two exchanged goals starting with Kimczyski scoring for Ontario less than four minutes into the half and closing with Emerick’s goal with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Clay Musgrave had eight saves for Upper Sandusky (8-6-2) and Ali Hussain had six for Ontario (6-6-2).