Seneca East wallops Willard to remain unbeaten
WILLARD — Seneca East broke away in the second quarter Friday to turn a close contest into a 42-14 win against Willard in a game halted at halftime due to inclement weather.
The Tigers (3-0) never trailed, using Chase Foos TD tosses of 8 yards to Wyatt Sanders and 10 yards to Jake Siesel to build a 14-0 lead.
Willard (0-3) countered by sandwiching two big TD throws around Seneca East’s Skyler Walker bulling in from a yard out for a 21-14 game by the end of the first quarter.
The first big scoring play for the Crimson Streaks came on Cooper Parrott’s 60-yard heave to Hug Davila. The other was a 48-yard Cooper toss to Dario Lopez.
“They got two plays on us that were really nice,” Seneca East coach Ed Phillips said. “Other than that, our kids were really good.
“We made a lot of plays in the passing game,” he said. “The defense was pretty dominant other than those two plays.”
The second quarter belonged to Seneca East.
The Tigers got scoring runs of 9 yards from Walker and 39 yards from Siesel before Blake Jones returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 42-14.
Foos finished 9 for 14 passing for 133 yards, Walker ran 15 times for 143 yards and Sanders caught two passes for 54 yards.
Parrott threw for 117 yards on a 4-of-12 passing effort for Willard, but the Crimson Streaks were held to minus-17 yards rushing.
Tigers jump all over Rams
GALION — Wilson Frankhouse ran for two scores in the first quarter and threw for two in the second Friday as Galion thumped Upper Sandusky 42-0 in a lightening-shortened game.
Frankhouse rumbled for 54 yards and 1 yard to put the Tigers up 14-0, then found Isaiah Alsip for a 9-yard TD pass and Jackson Staton on an 11-yard scoring throw in the second quarter.
In between, Galtion also got touchdown runs of 5 yards by Trevor O’Brien and 2 yards by Alsip.
Frankhouse led everyone by running for 83 yards and going 10 for 14 passing for 124 yards.
Mason Vent ended 4 for 14 passing for 40 yards and two interceptions. The Rams ran for minus-10 yards.
Arrows, weather no match for Tornadoes
ASHLAND — Chase Frankhauser returned to the starting lineup and Columbian kept on rolling in a 31-7 win against Ashland.
The game ended well after midnight due to a 3 1/2-hour weather delay. A full story and box score will appear in Monday’s paper.
The Tornadoes wasted little time getting going.
Nick Jackson raced in from 58 yards out just 18 seconds into the game and, after Ashland tied the score at 7, Frankhauser celebrated his return to the lineup with a 65-yard TD gallop with 10:06 left in the half to put TC up for good.
Frankhauser had been kept out of the lineup due to an injury. He tacked on a 28-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Nick Koerper, who filled in at quarterback during Frankhauser’s absence, added a 10-yard scoring run in the second quarter while Xavier Coppus booted a 29-yard field goal.
Frankhauser threw for 203 yards and ran for 92. Jackson ran 18 times for 130 yards and reeled in three passes for 54 yards, and Koerper caught nine passes for 97 yards.
The Arrows got their lone score when Jayden Jones caught a 24-yard TD toss from Mitchell Heilman.
Heilman threw for 230 yards, but Columbian’s L.J. Reaves also picked him off twice.
Fliers overpower Start
TOLEDO — Ryan Lozier and Gunner Golden each ran for a pair of scores, Lozier threw for another and Clyde owned the third quarter Friday in a 42-12 win against Start.
Start opened the scoring on Jeremiah Beringer’s 39-yard toss to Adriel Maddox four minutes into the game, but the Fliers (2-1) took over from there.
Lozier bulled in from the 2 with 5:25 left in the opening period and Victor Guzman-Moreno’s PAT boot put the Fliers up 7-6.
Golden added a 2-yard TD plunge in the second quarter before Clyde got third quarter touchdown runs of 47 yards by Lozier, 3 yards by Golden and 3 yards by Nick Webb.
Clyde also opened the fourth quarter on a 47-yard TD pass from Lozier to Adam Koviak.
The Spartans got their second score on Darryn Williams’ 3-yard run with 1:46 to play.
Lozier ran 15 times for 95 yards and went 7 for 15 passing for 151 yards. Golden had 16 carries for 72 yards, Koviak caught two passes for 98 yards and Carson Rieman had three catches for 45 yards.
Williams ran for 56 yards for Start (0-3), Beringer went 10 for 18 passing for 182 yards and Maddox caught two passes for 63 yards.
Ray, Redmen run over Rams
MANSFIELD — Keegan Ray ran for two scores and 120 yards in just one half of play Friday, fueling Bellevue’s 28-0 win against Mansfield Madison.
Ray had TD runs of 20 and 17 yards for the Redmen (3-0). He finished just eight carries in the game, which was called at halftime due to weather.
Mason Miller added a 2-yard scoring plunge, and Jack Howey sprinted in from 21 yards out for Bellevue’s other touchdown.
Miller ran 10 times for 104 yards and Howey had four rushes for 69 yards.
Dalton Weller also picked off a pass for the Redmen.
Big Red, weather pummel Bucks
NEW WASHINGTON — Plymouth controlled the first half and Mother Nature took care of everything after that Friday in a 32-0 win against Buckeye Central.
The Big Red (3-0) snapped a scoreless tie at the 9:30 mark of the first quarter on Walker Elliott’s 13-yard run, then added two TDs in a 20-second span later in the period.
First, Camden Welch plowed in from 8 yards out with 1:56 to go in the quarter, then Plymouth got the ball back to set up Lukas Montgomery’s 6-yard scoring run with 1:36 left to push the lead to 20-0.
Shae Sparks added a 1-yard TD plunge in the second quarter, and Elliott hit Caiden Allen with an 8-yard scoring toss shortly before halftime for a 32-0 lead.
The game was called at halftime due to weather.
Montgomery and Elliott each had seven carries, with Montgomery going for 81 yards and Elliott covering 79.
The Bucks (0-3) got 46 yards rushing on seven carries from Mason Brown.