Southwestern Conference recap
By Ryan Kaczmarski
After losing the season opener to Avon, Avon Lake has rolled through its schedule. The most recent opponent dispensed by the Shoremen were the Westlake Demons, as Avon Lake took it to the Demons early and often, winning 35-3.
Westlake actually led the game early, 3-0, after a 72-yard pass from Kent Axcell to Dillon Schneider set up a 25-yard Dakota Swisher field goal.
Then the Shoremen (5-1, 2-0 in the SWC) rumbled off 35 unanswered points. Collin Lucas had two touchdown runs for the Shoremen, while Wyatt Ohm had both a touchdown run and a reception of a David Winkel pass for another touchdown. Winkel started the Avon Lake onslaught with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Max Seipel.
Ohm led the game in rushing with 138 yards on 23 carries, followed by Lucas with 93 yards on 17 carries. Winkel finished the game passing 10-18 for 125 yards, with his leading receiver being Seipel, who had five receptions for 79 yards.
Paul Angala led the Demons (3-3, 1-2 in the SWC) in rushing with 17 yards on two carries, and Axcell finished 6-17 for 134 yards through the air.
Titans Blank Bulldogs
The Berea-Midpark Titans rolled to a 34-0 demolition of the visiting Olmsted Falls Bulldogs. The Bulldogs (1-5, 1-2 in the SWC) were held to only 172 yards of total offense. Matt Garrett led the Bulldogs in rushing with 21 yards on seven carries. Quarterback Nick Fritz went 11-18 for 106 yards.
North Olmsted leaves Rockets on the launch pad
North Olmsted (4-2, 1-2 in the SWC) quarterback Brad Novak scored in almost every way possible on Friday night, as the Eagles visited Bay and won convincingly, 41-14.
Novak started his night out throwing a 59-yard touchdown to Ben Kurcsak, then scored on a 90-yard blocked field goal return before running in three more touchdowns (2,4 and 3 yards). Kurcsak also ran in a 55-yard touchdown for the Eagles.
Already down 41-0, the Rockets (1-5, 1-2 in the WSC) did not give up as Bay scored on a 1-yard Tyler Campbell run in the third quarter, and a 29-yard John Koz pass to Will Wilson.