A brief recap of Friday's SBC football games:
Perkins 37, Edison 7
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense.
For the Perkins football team Friday night, it was the best of both worlds.
The Pirates were impressive again running the ball, piling up 306 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-7 win over visiting Edison at Firelands Regional Medical Center stadium.
However, more impressive was the Perkins defense, which held Edison to negative yardage and no first downs until the Chargers moved the chains for the first time with 1:13 left. Backup quarterback Chris Smith then got loose on a 90-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left for the Chargers, enabling them to finish with a total of 105 yards and two first downs.
Clyde 56, Margaretta 14
A steady downpour didn't slow Brad Smith down.
After Chris Moore returned an 84-yard kickoff on the first play of the game, Smith dodged and destroyed everything in his path for the next 48 minutes, scoring four touchdowns and leading Clyde to a 56-14 SBC win over Margaretta.
After back-to-back losses, Clyde coach Marc Gibson told his players, "About time."
Oak Harbor 21, Port Clinton 0
The battle of Ottawa County was a slow-developing, yet decisive win for the host Rockets Friday night at Oak Harbor High School.
Oak Harbor scored one touchdown in each of the first three quarters in a 21-0 shutout of rival Port Clinton in a Sandusky Bay Conference game. The Rockets improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SBC, while Port Clinton fell to 1-4, 0-2.
After Port Clinton snapped a 21-game losing streak in the series with a 25-14 win over the Rockets in 2009, Oak Harbor has won the last three meetings since by a combined margin of 59-7.
For more information on these games and others, see Saturday's Sandusky Register.