Oak Harbor shuts down Genoa, 21-0; title tilt is next

Oct 11, 2023 | Featured, Sports | 0 comments

Jaqui Hayward (7) of Oak Harbor put on a show last Friday night against host Genoa, running for 151 for 151 yards in 20 carries and two touchdowns, and adding six catches for 72 yards in the 21-0 victory. (Photo by Julie Overmyer)

Oak Harbor’s offense has been in the spotlight this season, but the Rockets had to rely on their dominating defense to slam the door on Genoa last Friday night, 21-0. The victory will set up a title tilt between Oak Harbor and host Eastwood (7-1, 5-0 NBC) in Week 9 in a game that will decide the Northern Buckeye Conference title.

The Rockets rolled to 8-0 this season (5-0 NBC) by shutting out the Comets (6-2, 4-1) on their turf in the annual Celestial Bowl battle.

Jaqui scored the only touchdown by either team in the first half, a 2-yard run. In the third quarter, Michael LaLonde connected with Ethan Stokes on a 56-yard pass to make it a 14-0 lead.

Hayward’s 32-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter sealed the win. Hayward had 20 carries for 151 yards and six catches for 72 yards. LaLonde, was 12-for-14 for 175 yards and two scores.

The Rockets out gained the Comets 414-163 in the game.

Edison scores early, routs Port Clinton, 30-0

Edison quarterback Marcus Medina didn’t waste time giving the Chargers the lead last Friday night against host Port Clinton, rambling for 67 yards and a touchdown that the Redskins couldn’t match all night long.

Port Clinton did drive to the Edison 7-yard line on their first drive, but missed a 29-yard field goal. As the first quarter was winding down, Luke Blank scored on a 5-yard run for a 14-0 Chargers lead. Later in the second quarter, Blake Simon caught a short pass and scored on a 75-yard touchdown scamper.

St. Mary Central Catholic tops Danbury, 48-22

Anthony Stanford ran for three touchdowns as visiting St. Mary Central Catholic used a big second quarter, erupting for 27 points, to defeat Danbury 48-22.

Thomas Dean threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score to lead the Lakers (1-5, 1-4). Danbury is home on Saturday night against Stryker.

Friday, Oct. 6

Oak Harbor 21, Genoa 0
Edison 30, Port Clinton 0
Margaretta 20, Lakota 3
Sandusky 32, Clyde 22
Sandusky Perkins 52, Norwalk 3
St. Mary Central Catholic 48, Danbury 22
Sylvania Southview 26, Fremont Ross 14
Tiffin Calvert 49, Elmore Woodmore 0
Gibsonburg 48, Willard 7
Tiffin Columbian 43, Bellevue 12


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