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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:00 am


Generals survive Northrop comeback

Journal Gazette

Wayne emerged from a back-and-forth night with a 41-40 victory over visiting Northrop on Friday night.

Northrop came back from an early 21-0 deficit, but still trailed 41-28 in the fourth quarter. That's when Davieun Berry returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, only to have Tarik Bajgoric's extra-point kick fail.

Berry put the Bruins in position to win, though, taking a pass from Bailey Meerzo and turning it into a 14-yard touchdown. But Meerzo's attempt for the game-winning 2-point conversion pass fell incomplete with 1 minute, 30 seconds left in the game.

For host Wayne (2-1), Brandan Young completed 6 of 10 passes for 127 yards with three touchdowns and one interception – into the hands of Berry – and Young rushed for a touchdown.

Generals teammate Keshaun Fields rushed 19 times for 108 yards and one touchdown, and Craig Young had four receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

Meerzo completed 15 of 32 passes for 219 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Berry had nine catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns for the Bruins (1-2).

LEO 38, NORWELL 14: At Leo-Cedarville, the Lions broke out of their offensive doldrums in a big way. A.J. Restivo completed 14 of 17 passes for 222 yards with a touchdown, and he rushed for another, after Leo (2-1) came in to the night with only six offensive points including a 26-0 loss at Angola in Week 2.

Alex Wertman finished with 97 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries.

For Norwell (1-2), Eli Riley completed 13 of 21 passes for 125 yards with one interception, and he rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown.

CARROLL 51, NORTH SIDE 8: At Carroll, Gaven Vogt completed 15 of 18 passes for 318 yards with four touchdowns, all four of those scoring passes going to Camdyn Childers, who had 10 catches for 253 yards. Rhett Saylor rushed 17 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Lincoln Lantz intercepted three passes for Carroll (2-1).

WOODLAN 33, HERITAGE 14: At Woodburn, Reggie Blackman rushed 27 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Warriors (1-2), who came into the night without having scored a point in the first two weeks yet built a 27-7 lead by halftime.

Benjamin Reidy completed 6 of 15 passes for 57 yards with two touchdowns, and he rushed for 50 yards.

COLUMBIA CITY 42, BELLMONT 25: At Columbia City, Michael Sievers scored two touchdown catches – one apiece from Max Bedwell and Greg Bolt – to lead the Eagles (2-1).

For Bellmont (0-3), Johnathan Wilder completed 11 of 21 passes for 207 yards with two touchdowns.

EAST NOBLE 35, HUNTINGTON NORTH 21: At Huntington, Bailey Parker completed 17 of 24 passes for 170 yards with a touchdown, and he rushed 14 times for 93 yards and a touchdown to lead the Knights (2-1).

MACONAQUAH 33, WHITKO 0: At Bunker Hill, Cade Berg rushed 15 times for 65 yards for Whitko (0-3).

NORTHRIDGE 27, WAWASEE 6: At Syracuse, Northridge had the first 27 points before Wawasee (0-3) got an 8-yard touchdown pass from Evan Eshbach to Kameron Salazar.

PLYMOUTH 32, WARSAW 29: At Plymouth, Dylan Gamble had the winning 24-yard field goal in overtime. Warsaw (2-1) had more offense (322 to 255 yards) than Plymouth (1-2).

CENTRAL NOBLE 42, FAIRFIELD 0: At Albion, Jesse Jacobs rushed 11 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars (2-1).