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     The Shoremen jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back, whitewashing the Amherst Comets by a 42-0 count.  Wyatt Ohm had another big game, racing 70 yards on the first play from scrimmage on his way to 180 yards and two TD’s rushing.  Anthony Thielman  added scoring runs of 23 and 10 yards, and David Winkel tossed TD passes to Matt Gottschall and Jace Russell.  The Shoremen forced four Comet turnovers and Amherst never really threatened to score.

     Kyle Beck returned the opening kickoff to the Shoremen 30.  On the first play from scrimmage, Ohm took a handoff off left tackle and raced 70 yards to make the score 7-0 just 15 seconds into the game.  Amherst returned the kickoff to their 25, and converted a 3rd & 5 for a first down at the 41.  But their next pass was intercepted by Jace Russell, who ran it back to the 25.  Ohm picked up 13 yards on 3rd & 11, Collin Lucas barged up the middle for 11, and Ohm ran it in from the two for a 14-0 lead with 7:53 left in the quarter.  Good kick coverage stopped the return at the 20, and on 3rd & 10 a swarm of Shoremen dropped to quarterback for a five yard loss.  Max Seipel returned the punt to the Amherst 40, but a dropped pass and a fumbled snap left the Shoremen punting to the 17.  Amherst picked up one first down but stalled at their 28, and a beauty of a punt rolled dead at the Shoremen 15.  Ohm picked up 15 on an inside run, powered up the middle for six more, and a Comet offsides made it first down at the 41.  Ohm carried for 32 yards on the next play, Lucas gained another nine,  and Winkel finished the drive with an 18 yard strike to Gottschall.  Another three & out for Amherst featured a sack by Danny Disbrow on third down to force the punt.  It was another high, deep spiral, but this time Jeremiah Campo fielded the kick, cut to the inside and then back out, and returned the ball to the Amherst 20.  Ohm carried to the nine, Winkel hit Seipel for a short gain to the four, and Russell pulled in a four yard TD pass for a 28-0 halftime lead.

     Ohm assumed the kickoff duties to start the second half, sending a short spinner down to the Comet 35, where the returner promptly fumbled the ball back to the Shoremen.  It took six plays to punch it in from there, with Thielman covering the last 23 yards, breaking a couple of tackles and powering through two defenders inside the five.  Starting from the 30, the Comets put together their best drive of the night, moving to the Shoremen 23 on a nice mix of passes & runs.  That was a far as they got, as Lucas picked off a pass in the right flat and brought it back to the 40.  Campo took over at quarterback, running on back to back counter plays for 15 and 11 yards.  Jeremiah then hit Seipel in the flat  and Max powered down to the 10.  Thielman crashed in from there to make it 42-0 with a minute left in the third.  The reserves played the rest of the way,  preserving the Shoremen’s first shutout since they blanked Amherst 52-0 two years ago.

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Avon Lake

21

7

14

0

42

Amherst

0

0

0

0

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A

 

A.L.

First downs

 

9

 

21

Rush Yds

 

82

 

321

Pass Yds

 

63

 

86

Passes att-comp-int

 

18-4-2

 

18-9-0

Fumbles-lost

 

2-2

 

3-0

Penalties

 

2-10

 

0-0

AL – Ohm 70 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Ohm 2 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Gottschall 18 pass from Winkel (Voloshen kick)
AL – Russell 4 pass from Winkel (Voloshen kick)
AL – Thielman 23 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Thielman 10 run (Voloshen kick)