Clippers INT sets up Green game-winner at Wellington
By JAMES McKNIGHT and MICHAEL KELLY
WELLINGTON – Tyler Green’s 6-yard touchdown run in overtime sealed a walk-off victory for Clearview on the road at Wellington, 26-20, on Friday.
The Dukes (1-2, 1-2) worked their way back from some early mistakes. A first half interception by Clippers senior CB Sam Clark in their own end zone ended one drive. Junior running back Kaleb Taylor would get that back with 5:18 in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 20 on a 3-yard scamper. The extra point try was no good.
It was another INT that would doom Wellington’s opening drive in OT. The Clippers defense got the ball to set up Green’s score and end the game.
Clearview (2-1, 2-1) will host Firelands next Friday, 9/18 at 7 pm. Wellington will hit the road for the first of back-to-back road games, beginning at Columbia, Friday, also at 7 pm.
Avon Lake 42, Midview 0
AVON LAKE – Michael Corbo accounted for three touchdowns as the Shoremen (2-1, 2-1) rolled the Middies (0-3, 0-3) in Southwestern Conference play.
Corbo rushed for two scores and passed for another, a 70-yard strike to Nathan Cikalo in the second quarter.
Cikalo added a defensive touchdown in the third with a 53-yard interception return for Avon Lake.
Avon 42, North Ridgeville 14
AVON – Eagles QB Niko Pappas completed 11-of-14 passes with 144 yards with two touchdowns to lead his team to the lopsided Southwestern Conference win.
Jacob Madis was in on the Rangers (0-3, 0-3) only two touchdowns of the night. One was a 60-yard pass play and the other with his legs, a four-yard run.
Brunswick 44, Elyria 19
ELYRIA – Brandon Koeing had 19 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns as the Blue Devils (2-1, 2-1) knocked off the Pioneers (1-2, 0-2) in Greater Cleveland Conference play.
Elyria running back Jaheim Atkinson was held to 57 yards on the ground on 14 carries.
David Hamrick had one of three interceptions for the Blue Devils, including a 70-yard return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Amherst 28, Berea-Midpark 24
BEREA – Macky Perdue scored the go-ahead touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game as the Comets (3-0, 3-0) escaped with a road win over the Titans (0-3, 0-2).
Amherst’s Lavell Gibson had 2.5 sacks – part of four on the day for Berea-Midpark quarterback Luke Devins.
Jonathan West led the Comets with 112 yards rushing.
Keystone 34, Black River 3
LAGRANGE – Konner Rodick was 10-of-15 passing with 155 yards as the Wildcats (3-0, 3-0) routed the Pirates (0-3, 0-3) in LCL play.
Gideon Lamprom led the Keystone running attack with 16 carries, 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Black River couldn’t get its offense going versus a tough Keystone defense. The Pirates only produced 114 yards of total offense.
Firelands 42, Brookside 0
HENRIETTA TWP. – Kyle Ransom passed for two touchdowns and 71 yards as the Falcons (3-0, 3-0) rolled the Cardinals in LCL play.
Firelands held Brookside’s offense to 63 yards of total offense.
Elyria Catholic 27, Bay 0
ELYRIA – QB Steven Navalinsky was 15-of-22 passing with 170 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers (1-1) defeated the Rockets in a Great Lakes Conference game.
Ball State recruit Jaret Frantz caught two touchdowns and Jack Kenneally added one in the fourth quarter.
Port Clinton 58, Vermilion 13
PORT CLINTON – Justin Wagner and Hayden Valenti each scored a rushing touchdown as the Sailors (0-3, 0-3) sunk against the Redskins in Sandusky Bay Conference play.