Rockets roll, claim pizza in county rivalry

Sep 13, 2023 | Featured, Sports | 0 comments

(Photo by D’Arcy Patrick Egan)

A stack of Bell’s Tavern pizza made the pilgrimage from Port Clinton to Oak Harbor on Wednesday, the reward for the Rockets winning a traditional Ottawa County football rivalry and settling an annual wager between the mayors of the nearby communities.

Mike Snider, the mayor of the City of Port Clinton, made the short journey to the Village of Oak Harbor, where Mayor Quinton Babcock, Head Coach Mike May and a group of happy football players celebrated their impressive 42-7 victory last Friday, boosting the team’s record this season to 3-0. Port Clinton, meanwhile, slipped to 2-1.

“The Oak Harbor-Port Clinton game is always a big deal around the area, and I thought that this year the score would be much closer,” said May. “We got rolling early, though, and our players really played well. This is a great rivalry, and the teams have a lot of respect for one another.”

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