Jays overrun Leipsic
LEIPSIC – Tyler Jettinghoff ran for a pair of first-half scores to help Delphos St. John’s gain some breathing room Saturday as the eighth-seeded Jays upset Leipsic 33-18 in the Division VII regional quarterfinals.
St. John’s (7-4) will play Calvert in the semifinals Saturday at a site to be determined. Calvert (7-4), seeded fourth, held off fifth-seeded Edon (8-3) 34-31.
Jettinghoff’s first score came on a 61-yard sprint with 2:52 left in the opening period, snapping a 6-all tie. He added a 2-yard plunge at the 8:28 mark of the second quarter on his way to 20 carries and 149 yards.
That effort helped St. John’s roll up 402 yards on the ground, but Jettinghoff was the team’s leading rusher.
That honor went to Luke MacLennan, who had 173 yards on eight carries, including a 67-yard jaunt in the third quarter.
Nick Martz added a pair of TD runs for the Jays, scoring on a 59-yard sprint just 49 seconds into the game and adding an 8-yard dash nearly five minutes after Jettinghoff’s second TD. Martz ended with 80 yards on eight carries.
Jordan Chamberlain had all three scores for the Vikings (8-3).
His 2-yard dive tied the game with 3:12 left in the first quarter, and he added scoring runs of 57 yards in the third and 2 yards in the fourth. His 139 yards on 23 carries paced Leipsic.
Zach Kuhlman went 10 for 24 passing for 91 yards for Leipsic, and Ross Mangas added a 2-for-3 effort for another 37 yards. Nate Brecht caught four passes for 41 yards.
Tight defense, long run fuel Red Devils
FREMONT – The defense held Fremont St. Joe in check, and the long run all but sealed the win.
Arlington held the third-seeded Crimson Streaks to 175 yards of offense and got a 99-yard TD sprint by Austin Rettig with 7:56 to play Saturday on the way to a 14-0 Division VII regional quarterfinal win Saturday.
The win sets up a semifinal between upset victors Saturday, with the sixth-seeded Red Devils (8-3) facing seventh-seeded Hicksville (7-4), which beat McComb 28-21.
Arlington snapped a scoreless tie midway through the third quarter on Andrew Hunter’s 30-yard TD strike to John Solt. That play was set up by Jared Green’s interception of a Kyle Veleba pass.
St. Joe looked to tie the game in the fourth quarter, marching from its 14 to the Arlington 23 in 12 plays.
A holding call pushed the Crimson Streaks back to the 32, but a perfect punt pinned the Red Devils at the 1.
At least until Rettig got the handoff. He finished with 215 yards on 29 carries.
Marcus Kerr’s 20 rushes for 101 yards led St. Joe.