Oak Harbor rolls over Lake to capture first NBC league title Rockets playoffs begin Friday vs. Otsego at 7 p.m.

Oct 25, 2023 | Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Jaqui Hayward (7) catches a pass from quarterback Mike LaLonde. Hayward ran for a pair of touchdowns and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass. (Photo by Julie Overmyer)


Scoring 27 points in the opening quarter and adding 28 more points before halftime, Oak Harbor easily wrapped up its perfect regular season with an unblemished 10-0 record against visiting Lake on Friday night, 55-0.

The Rockets put their stamp on the league title in the school’s first season as a member of the Northern Buckeye Conference. Oak Harbor now moves on to a home playoff game against visiting Otsego on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Ethan Stokes (31) caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Mike LaLonde in the second quarter, pushing the score to 55-0. (Photo by Julie Overmeyer)

Quarterback Mike LaLonde threw only six passes all evening during last Friday’s game, but that was easily enough. Completing four passes, LaLonde hit star running back and receiver Jacqui Hayward with a 30-yard touchdown to open the scoring, and added 41-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Stokes in the second quarter.

In the first quarter, Dalton Witter ran for a 1-yard touchdown and Hayward notched an 18-yard touchdown run. Second quarter touchdown runs were posted by Travis Bouyer (16 yards) and Hayward (62 yards).

The Rocket reserves took over for a scoreless second half.

Port Clinton turnovers help Sandusky, 37-13

The Blue Streaks took advantage of a couple of Port Clinton turnovers and pushed their season mark to 6-4. Visiting Port Clinton continued to struggle, scoring a couple of late touchdowns but still losing, 37-13, to finish the year at 3-7.

Port Clinton’s fourth quarter scores were a 3-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Gabe Koskela to Romney Turner and a 1-yard run by Dagan Meyers.

Around the area: Danbury will have a new opponent in 8-man football next year. Fremont St. Joseph is leaving the River Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference after an 0-8 season to join the Northern 8 Conference.

Perkins wins Lake Division: The Perkins Pirates dominated Columbian, 55-28, to take the Lake Division of the Sandusky Bay Conference. The Pirates were a perfect 9-0 for the season, 4-0 in the Lake Division . . . Edison captured the Bay Division title of the Sandusky Bay Conference on Friday night, with a 35-7 win over Huron.

Friday Night Football Results

  • Oak Harbor 55, Lake 0
  • Sandusky 37, Port Clinton 13
  • Camden-Frontier 56, Danbury 0
  • Perkins 55, Columbian 28
  • Clyde 45, Norwalk 14
  • Edison 35, Huron 7
  • Margaretta 51, Willard 22
  • Monroeville 41, Norwalk St. Paul 14

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