Oak Harbor holds Woodward in check, cruises to victory

Tyler May of Oak Harbor catches a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jay Alexander on Friday night. (Photo by Julie Overmyer)

BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR

TOLEDO — Despite being outgained in total yards by a mark of 336-250, Oak Harbor made its share of big plays, held Woodward in check and won the turnover battle, 3-0, defeating the Polar Bears, 43-12.

The Rocket defense gave up just two touchdowns, the first coming early in the third quarter with Oak Harbor leading, 28-0, and the last one coming midway through the fourth.

The Rockets (4-0) scored less than three minutes into the game when Jac Alexander pitched it to Buddy Nuhfer, who ran in a touchdown from 14 yards out. The first of five PATs from Caleb Heintz made it, 7-0, and Oak Harbor never looked back.

Alexander scored on a 1-yard run with 1:40 remaining in the quarter to push the advantage to 14-0, a 10-yard interception by Collin Fauver was returned for a touchdown and the Rockets went into the half with a 21-0 lead.

In the third quarter, Schulte scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Alexander, and Tyler May caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Alexander, which were sandwiched around a 79-yard touchdown run by Preston Reasonover. Those touchdowns made the score 36-7 and put the game out of reach.

Alexander finished 9-of-15 passing for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball 12 times for 47 yards and a touchdown, while Schulte had 15 rushes for 66 yards and a score. Schulte also caught six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown and Nuhfer caught one pass for 48 yards.

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