Chieftains roll 43-6 over St. Joe in Colatruglio’s milestone win
BASCOM — Ashton Bour threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Friday as Hopewell-Loudon cruised past Fremont St. Joe 43-6 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play.
The win not only gave the Chieftains (3-4, 2-1 SBC) their first back-to-back wins since 2016, but also gave coach Brian Colatruglio career victory No. 150.
Colatruglio said he hadn’t told the players about approaching the milestone win, but added getting there was about more than just him.
“When you get to a landmark like that, you get to thinking about all the different teams and guys and coaches you’ve been with,” he said.
“It means you’re getting old,” Colatruglio said with a laugh. “It’s a longevity thing. A lot of great players and a lot of great coaches are part of that.”
Friday, one of those great players was Bour.
He had TD passes of 42 and 12 yards to Nate Cook and 7 yards to Jordyn Jury, and added a 17-yard scoring run. He also ran for a conversion, threw for another and had three PAT boots.
The defense also got in on the scoring, with Jury returning an interception 102 yards for at TD and Peyton Burns adding a 78-yard pick-6.
The Crimson Streaks (2-5, 1-2) avoided the shutout on Chase Harrison’s 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Calvert rides strong
LAKESIDE — Mitch Nielsen led an offensive onslaught Friday as Calvert crushed Danbury 68-0.
Nielsen caught three touchdown passes from Jack Shultz and was one of six Senecas to rush for a score in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division runaway.
It took a bit for the Senecas (3-4, 2-2 SBC) to dominate, though, with the first of three first-quarter scores not coming until 4:16 remained in the period. But Calvert rolled from there on the way to a 56-0 halftime lead.
Nielsen hauled in TD tosses of 12 and 16 yards in the first quarter and 1 yard in the second while adding a 38-yard scoring run in the second quarter.
Shultz opened the scoring with a 24-yard run in the first quarter and added a 19-yard TD strike to Nick Seifert in the second.
Other touchdowns in the second quarter came on runs of 13 yards by Aaron Rombach and 12 by Leo Longo. Hunter Yeakle added a 21-yard TD run in the third quarter and Max Paul bulled in from the 1 in the fourth.
Shultz threw for 107 yards, with Seifert catching two passes for 44 yards and all three of Nielsen’s catches going for scores and a total of 29 yards.
Rombach led the rushing attack with 58 yards on nine carries. Shultz ran five times for 52 yards.
Seifert, Mike Casale and Nolan Beeker all picked off passes, helping Calvert’s defense hold the Lakers (0-7, 0-4) to 73 yards of offense.
CASTALIA — Trevor Franks ran wild Friday, galloping for four touchdowns and 278 yards as Lakota handed Margaretta its first Sandusky Bay Conference River Division loss, dropping the Polar Bears 28-12.
Margaretta (4-3, 3-1 SBC) led 6-0 after Bryceten Hedden’s 13-yard run at the 8:13 mark of the first quarter, but Franks had TD runs of 19 and 12 yards in the second to put the Raiders on top for good.
Franks sandwiched identical 6-yard scoring runs in the fourth quarter around a Margaretta touchdown pass to keep Lakota in control.
Franks ended with 51 carries for the Raiders (2-5, 1-2), and now has 1,191 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground.
Spencer Michel had a 22-yard TD pass to Cayden Orshoski in the fourth quarter for the Polar Bears and ended with 124 yard passing. Hedden ran for 158 yards.
Late score lifts Warriors
BUCYRUS — Mason Danner plunged in from the 2 with 22 seconds left Friday to help Mohawk counter a Bucyrus comeback for a 20-13 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win.
The Warriors (4-3, 2-2 N10) used a pair of scores late in each of the first two periods to forge a 12-0 lead, but Bucyrus answered in the second half for a 13-12 edge.
Hastin Zier got the Redmen (4-3, 2-2) on the board with a 9-yard run midway through the third quarter and Matt Anderson caught a 52-yard TD strike from Ben Seibert with 1:08 to go in the fourth.
Bucyrus couldn’t connect on a conversion pass after Anderson’s score, but led by a point.
But Mohawk quickly moved down the field, setting up Danner’s 2-yard smash and his ensuing conversion run to secure the win.
The Warriors got their first lead on TD runs of 4 yards and 1 yard by Jesse Leeth. The first of those came with 16 seconds left in the first period, and the second came with 7 seconds to go in the half.
Landen Snyder ran for 80 yards and threw for 101 for Mohawk. Leeth added 60 yards rushing.
Royals runaway from Rams
BUCYRUS — Wynford broke away from Upper Sandusky with a pair of Dustin Brady TD passes to Lucas Hackworth, and the Royals kept on rolling Friday en route to a 65-14 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win.
Upper Sandusky led 14-7 after Mason Vent’s 21-yard run with 7:48 to play in the first quarter, but the Brady-to-Hackworth connection worked on TD tosses of 65 and 85 yards over the next 3:09 to put Wynford on top for good.
The Royals (4-3, 3-1 N10) added a safety late in the first quarter, then tacked on three touchdowns in the second to fuel the runaway.
Brady added a 45-yard TD strike to Seth Benedict en route to throwing for 252 yards.
Kennedy Blair added scoring runs of 47 and 6 yards, Cody Taylor had TD runs of 79 and 35, Kolten Bils sprinted in from 71 yards out and David Bils hit Cody Allen with a 10-yard scoring pass for Wynford.
Taylor ran for 118 yards, Hackworth caught three passes for 160 yards.
Upper Sandusky (2-5, 1-3) opened the scoring on Vent’s 31-yard strike to Braden Cano 61 seconds into the game.
Vent threw for 114 yards and ran for 71 for the Rams.