Frankhauser, TC rough up Sailors

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Columbian defenders Chase Frankhauser (center) and Brody Conley (right) look to track down an interception of a Vermilion pass.

VERMILION — Chase Frankhauser threw four touchdown passes to Nick Koerper and ran for another Friday as Columbian steamrolled Vermilion 42-0.

Frankhauser threw TD tosses of 74, 20 and 39 yards to Koerper in the second quarter and added a 2-yard scoring dive to snap a scoreless tie and put the Tornadoes up 28-0 at halftime.

The pair hooked up for a 38-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, with Kesean Jackson tacking on a 65-yard TD jaunt later in the period.

“I felt like we had some good matchups with several of our guys,” said Columbian coach Judd Lutz, whose team improved to 5-0. “Nick Koerper did a good job getting pretty open, and Chase found him early and often, and they definitely had a pretty good game overall.

Frankhauser finished an efficient 10 for 11 passing for 252 yards, with Koerper catching six passes for 182 yards.

Jackson ended with 65 yards rushing and Dawson Yates (50) and Nick Jackson (46) combined for another 96.

It wasn’t a smooth start for the Tornadoes. They turned the ball over twice early and went scoreless in the first quarter.

“We just needed to get out of our own way, and finally did that,” Lutz said.

Meanwhile, Columbian’s defense held the Sailors to 56 yards passing and minus-5 rushing.

It was the defense’s second-straight shutout.

“I was really happy with how they played as a whole,” Lutz said. “Defensive line, secondary, linebackers definitely bailed us out early and kept the momentum in our favor.”

Columbian figures to get a much tougher test next week, when it travels to Sandusky to take on the Blue Streaks. Sandusky suffered its first loss of the season Friday, falling 21-14 to unbeaten Mansfield Senior.

Next week will mark the beginning of Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play.

“Very excited to get going,” he said.

Flies ride second-quarter scoring surge

DAYTON — Clyde pulled away in the second quarter and Nick Webb ended up rushing for three scores Friday as the Fliers thumped Belmont 42-17.

The Fliers led 13-7 at the first stop after sandwiching TD runs of 23 yards by Ryan Lozier and 4 yards by Gunner Golden around Tavon Hardwick’s 70-yard scoring sprint for Belmont.

Then came the second quarter.

Lozier hit Carson Rieman with a 4-yard TD strike, and Webb had scoring runs of 3 yards and 1 yard to send the Fliers into the break up 35-10. Belmont managed a 26-yard Honore Norbert field goal in the period.

Webb added a 3-yard scoring run in the third quarter for Clyde, while the Bison got a 9-yard TD run in the fourth from Joddi Burton.

Golden ran 14 times for 108 yards for Clyde, Webb finished with 43 yards rushing and Lozier went 9 for 12 passing for 146 yards. Rieman caught six passes for 98 yards.

Hardwick’s 16 carries for 140 yards paced the Bison, who were held to 21 yards passing.

Aces trump Raiders

KANSAS — Mason Commisso rumbled for 225 yards and four touchdowns Friday to key Hicksville’s 56-12 win against Lakota.

Commisso had TD runs of 14 yards in the first quarter, 14 and 51 yards in the second and 11 yards in the third for the Aces.

The Raiders got a 3-yard TD run in the first quarter from Trevor Franks and a 70-yard kickoff return for a score in the second from Josh Matz.

Redmen roll past Start

BELLEVUE — Keegan Ray accounted for 259 yards of offense and figured in four touchdowns, while Jack Howey ran for three more scores Friday in Bellevue’s 48-8 domination of Toledo Start.

Ray snapped a scoreless tie in the first quarter with a 29-yard run. Grant Nichols then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Ray found Caleb Marshall for a 23-yard TD strike to help put the Redmen up 14-0 with 8:15 left in the period.

The Spartans countered with Jeremiah Beringer’s 20-yard TD toss to D’Wone Tiggs, and a conversion pass to Michael Johnson, to cut the gap to 14-8, but it was all Bellevue from there.

Howey broke off TD runs of 30 yards in the first quarter and 6 and 13 yards in the second for the Redmen.

Ray added touchdown throws to Marshall of 45 yards in the second quarter and 1 yard in the third.

Ray ended up throwing for 128 yards and rushing for 131 more, while Marshall caught four passes for 111 yards.

Big plays carry Rams

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central was game, but Mason Vent and Diago Cazares were just too much.

Vent, The Upper Sandusky quarterback, threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns, and ran for another 41 yards as the Rams topped the Bucks, 34-26. Cazares had 11 catches for 249 yards and three TDs.

That included a 91-yard completion with less than two minutes left that put the Rams up 34-20 and essentially clinched the win.

Upper Sandusky improved to 2-3. The Bucks lost for the 27th-consecutive time.

But Buckeye Central hung tough. Quarterback Aiden McDougal completed 14 of 21 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 140 yards and two scores. Running back Jacob Maxhimer erupted for 176 rushing yards and a score.

BC receiver Jake Heefner caught nine passes for 127 yards in the loss.

Bucyrus holds off Blue Devils

CAREY — Carey got a safety in the first quarter, and Ethan Beringer threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Ian Yeater in the fourth quarter.

That was all the scoring the Blue Devils could manage Friday night, as they lost to Bucyrus, 16-9.

Ben Seibert scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in between, allowing the Redmen to escape with a 16-9 Northern 10 Athletic Conference victory.

Seibert finished with 82 yards on 13 carries.

Carey’s Brady Curlis had 59 yards rushing for the Blue Devils, who fell to 1-4, 1-1 in the N10.

The improving Redmen moved to 2-3, 1-1.