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What a difference a week makes.  After a pasting at the hands of Avon on opening night, the Shoremen bounced back with a 56-7dismantling of the Lorain Titans. Lorain turned the ball over 5 times in the first half, and the game was effectively over with 9:15 left in the second quarter when Wyatt Ohm’s 18 yard TD run gave the Shoremen a 35-7 lead.  Wyatt lead the Shoremen ground attack with 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while Winkel completed five of his eight passes for 158 yards and two TD’s.  Max Seipel caught two passes for 124 yards and a score.  Defensively, other than one 80 yard drive in the first quarter, Avon Lake completely stifled the Lorain offense.

The Shoremen’s opening kickoff sailed out of bounds, so Lorain started at their 35.  A nice pass and run on 3rd & 16 moved the ball to the Avon Lake 46, but on the next play the Shoremen jarred the ball loose on a sweep  and recovered the fumble at the 50.  Two runs by Ohm moved the ball to the Titans seven, and then on second down Wyatt crashed in from six yards out.  The first of Alex Voloshen’s eight straight PAT’s was good for a 7-0 lead.  After a nice kick return by Sherman Saunders to the Lorain 40, a long third down pass was intercepted by Jace Russell at the Shoremen 28.  On first down Winkel hit Seipel about 15 yards downfield.  Max broke a couple of tackles and then turned on the afterburners, racing down the left sideline for a 72 yard score to make it 14-0.  On the third play after the kickoff, Saunders got popped as he was fighting for yardage on a screen and fumbled the ball back to the Shoremen.  It took five plays to make the lead 21-0 on a one yard run by Collin Lucas.  Lorain came back with an 80 yard TD drive featuring a 52 yard Saunders run a sweep to the left.  The touchdown came on a bootleg pass on 4th & one from the six, as Eddie Williamson rolled right & hit Rashod Berry for the score.  But the Shoremen came right back as Winkel hit Seipel with a 52 yard bomb to the Lorain three to start the second quarter.  David scored on a one yard sneak and the Shoremen were back in control.  After a short punt to the 35, Ohm ran off right tackle for 17 yards, then again for 18 yards and another TD.  The Titans went three and out again, punting this time to their own 45.  Anthony Thielman carried twice to the 24, Ohm picked up 16 on a toss, and Thielman carried twice more, scoring from the one to make the score 42-7 at the half.  The Shoremen starters played one series in the second half, with Winkel tossing a seven yard TD pass to Jeremiah Campo after some strong running by reserve fullback Sam Klimkowski.  For the rest of the game the Shoremen backups held their own, mostly against Lorain’s starters, keeping the ball for almost the entire 3rd quarter thanks to some tough running by Klimkowski and Tony Mango  The last score of the game came on a Brian Sharpe two yard run after a Lorain fumble was recovered at the Titan’s eight.

NOTES:

·       The Shoremen used four quarterbacks, three fullbacks, and four tailbacks in the game.

·       Four of Voloshen’s kickoffs flew into the end zone for touchbacks.

·       Last but not least, it was the first win (of several hundred) for Larry Laird as the head coach of the Shoremen.

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Avon Lake

21

21

7

7

56

Lorain

7

0

0

0

7

 

 

 

L

 

A.L.

First downs

 

11

 

18

Rush Yds

 

79

 

267

Pass Yds

 

162

 

97

Passes att-comp-int

 

16-7-2

 

10-6-1

Fumbles-lost

 

5-4

 

1-0

Penalties

 

6-45

 

3-28


AL – Ohm 6 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Seipel 72 pass from Winkel (Voloshen kick)
AL – Lucas 1 run (Voloshen kick)
L – Berry 7 pass from Williamson (Williamson Kick)
AL – Winkel 1 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Ohm 18 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Thielman 1 run (Voloshen kick)
AL – Campo 7 pass from Winkel (Voloshen kick)
AL – Sharpe 2 run (Voloshen kick)