Prep Football Roundup: Lakota gets second MAL win in five years
KANSAS – If Lakota can say one thing about its tenure in the MAL since 2009, it’s that it won its last league game.
With the Midland Athletic League disbanding, a lot of emotions and bragging rights with who beat whom for the last time was a major point of pride this season.
The Raiders beat North Baltimore Friday 48-14 and grabbed their second win in league play since joining. Coincidentally, Lakota’s last MAL win came against North Baltimore.
The Tigers were held to just 208 yards of total offense the entire game. That amount was just 42 yards more than the 166 yards Lakota’s Albert Guerra put on the ground rushing.
The Raiders went 13 for 27 passing and ran 38 times for 269 yards in their win and to finish 2-35 in MAL games.
Flyers fly past Fostoria
FOSTORIA – Brandon Short ran for a score and 180 yards in the first half and Jared Rettig threw four touchdown passes in the first two periods to fuel Lake’s 41-0 Northern Buckeye Conference win Friday over Fostoria.
Short raced in from 22 yards out at the 9:06 mark of the first quarter, and Rettig had TD passes of 12 and 23 yards to Todd Walters and 25 and 34 yards to Adam Duncan after that.
Short added a 5-yard scoring plunge in the third quarter en route to 239 rushing yards.
Rettig went 9 for 12 passing for 152 yards for the Flyers (8-2, 5-2 NBC).
The Redmen (0-10, 0-7) gained just 25 yards on the ground and 39 through the air.
Hornets quash Mohawks
RAWSON – Three Cory-Rawson players each ran for more than 100 yards and Dylan Hartman threw three touchdown passes Friday as the Hornets thumped St. Wendelin 52-18.
Jadyn Hall paced the Hornets (2-8) with TD runs of 77 and 50 yards en route to a game-high 204 yards on the ground.
Heath Risner ran 22 times for 145 yards, adding a 15-yard TD sprint, and Mason Warnimont had six carries for 106 yards, including a 71-yard run.
Warnimont also caught a 20-yard scoring pass from Hartman, who went 5 for 9 for 92 yards.
Hartman also had touchdown passes of 30 and 14 yards to Ian Moser.
Cole Williams had all three touchdowns for the Mohawks (4-6), scoring on an 82-yard kickoff return and runs of 1 and 81 yards. He ran 16 times for 109 yards, and caught three passes for 26 yards.
Tigers shatter Rams’ playoff dreams
GALION – Galion pulled the plug on Upper Sandusky’s playoff hopes Friday with a 27-0 North Central Conference win.
There were no flare for the theatrics, just hard-nosed, slobber-knocker football. Galion outscored the Ram’s 14-0 in the first half.
The first score came off a 21-yard rushing touchdown by Alex Armistad with 2:53 left in the first period.
In the second quarter, Tigers quarterback Dareian Watkins found Jordan Valentine for a 20-yard pass for another score to close out the half 14-0.
After a scoreless third quarter, Watkins was a one-man show on both sides of the ball in the fourth.
With 9:05 left in the game, Watkins turned on the jets and rocketed his way for a 51-yard touchdown.
Being down 20-0, Upper Sandusky’s dreams were fading fast and Watkins turned out to be the Ram’s worst nightmare.
Watkins returned an interception 75 yards for the game’s final score with 6:36 left to put the game out of reach.