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Prep football: St. Francis ends losing streak

09/09/2017, 6:00pm EDT
By BLADE STAFF

Central Catholic prevails against Canada Prep


Keith Holmes scored 3 touchdowns against Mansfield Madison Friday night to help St. Francis de Sales put an end to a 12-game losing streak.

St. Francis 52, Mansfield Madison 0

MANSFIELD – St. Francis de Sales snapped its 12-game football losing streak with authority Friday night, using a 35-point second-quarter explosion in paving the way to a 52-0 victory at Mansfield Madison.

The Knights (1-2) got three touchdowns from Keith Holmes, two from Malachi Wyse, and quarterback Ethan Hertzfeld added two TD passes in the win.

Holmes scored on a 39-yard interception return, then followed with TD runs from nine yards and one yard.

Wyse opened the St. Francis scoring with a 19-yard run in the first quarter,and sparked the second-quarter uprising with a one-yard TD plunge. Wyse finished the game with 191 yards on 21 carries.

Hertzfeld hit Adam Bihn on a 55-yard scoring pass, and later hit Joey Carroll on a nine-yard TD hookup to cap the second-quarter surge.

The Knights’ last win came on Oct. 30, 2015, when they topped Clay 15-13.

Central Catholic 23, Canada Prep 8

The Fighting Irish struggled offensively until breaking through for 17 fourth-quarter points Friday night to secure their third straight win.

The visitors from Welland, Ont., took an early 8-0 lead on Jamel Lofton’s 70-yard interception return and Katley Joseph’s conversion run with 6:24 left in the first quarter.

Central (3-0) got second-quarter field goals of 32 and 31 yards from Jarod Landrum, and did not take its first lead of the game until quarterback Trot Durden scored on a 13-yard run, and added a conversion run, 27 seconds into the fourth quarter.

The Irish added a safety on a bad punt snap by the Raiders, and Jonzell Norrils later scored on a 10-yard run.

Central outgained Canada Prep Academy 205-82 offensively, paced by Irish back Devon Rivers, who rushed 28 times for 129 yards.

Findlay 42, Start 10

FINDLAY – The host Trojans bolted to a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to their first win of the season Friday night by outgaining Start 348-149 offensively.

Owen Morse rushed 16 times for 162 yards and scored on a 55-yard run for Findlay (1-2), which got rolling on quarterback Tanner Rickle’s touchdown passes of 25 yards to Anthony Gonzalez and 38 yards to Adam Gutting, and Rickle’s own 20-yard TD run in the first quarter.

Rickle added a 25-yard scoring pass to Adam Gilbert in the second quarter to put the Trojans up 35-0.

Start’s only TD came on an 18-yard fumble return by Kevon Silas in the third quarter. The Spartans (1-2) also got a 21-yard field goal from Jake Baumgartner.

Fostoria 53, Cardinal Stritch 13

FOSTORIA – Jadyn Miller rushed 19 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to spark the Redmen to victory and their first 3-0 start since 2008.

Miller scored on runs of 2, 36 and 15 yards, and Fostoria built a commanding 34-7 halftime lead before cruising to the win.

Redmen quarterback Skyler Garcia was 12-of-20 passing for 229 yards and three TDs, including scoring second-quarter scoring strikes of 22 and 18 yards to Gabe Turner.

Maalik Tucker added TD runs of 13 and 45 yards to close the Fostoria scoring in the final quarter.

For the visiting Cardinals (0-3), Shaun Enright scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter, and hit Jeff Dunsmore on a 17 TD pass in the fourth quarter.

Evergreen 34, Ottawa Hills 3

METAMORA – The Vikings’ Hunter VanWert stole the show, rushing 17 times for 204 yards and scoring all five of Evergreen’s touchdowns Friday night.

VanWert scored on runs of 1, 97, 2, 16 and 33 yards for the Vikings (2-1).

Ottawa Hills’ only score came on Dylan Scheder’s 26-yard field goal in the second quarter. Quarterback Jack Werner was 18-of-27 passing for 133 yards for the visiting Green Bears (1-2).

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