Perkins 46, Port Clinton 0
Sensing a possible playoff berth was near, the Perkins Pirates decided it was time to concentrate on the passing attack in Friday’s 46-0 win at Port Clinton.
Pirate QB Brandon Smith completed 15 of 20 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns as Perkins improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.
Perkins entered the game No. 4 in the Div. III Region 10 playoff ratings, and are alone in first place after Oak Harbor’s loss at Clyde.
Clyde 68, Oak Harbor 21
The Fliers responded to an unfamiliar and unsettling position with a decisive win over the visiting Rockets Friday at Bob Bishop Stadium.
Saddled with a 3-4 record, the worst mark at Clyde after seven games in 11 seasons, the Fliers Brad Smith going and never looked back in scoring 48 points in the first half.
Smith ran for a staggering 379 yards and six touchdowns on 31 attempts, scoring on runs of 46, 65, 6, 2, 18 and 52 yards.
Edison 63, St. Mary CC 39
Up 21-0 early in the first half, it looked like Edison was on its way to an easy blowout over St. Mary Central Catholic.
But a track meet broke out in the second quarter that proved costly for the Chargers, as the Panthers rallied back and scored four touchdowns.
From then on, it was a battle of the defenses and the Panthers gave up two touchdowns in the final six minutes that led Edison to a 63-39 win in a game that featured over 1,000 yards of offense.
Huron 35, Margaretta 0
Both Margaretta and Huron entered Week 8 with multiple starters standing on the sidelines in street clothes, so having talents like a Cody Thompson or an Aaron Driftmyer still upright was going to be a distinct advantage.
It was actually huge.
Thompson threw for 309 yards, including first-half touchdown passes of 41 and 56 yards to Driftmyer, leading the Tigers to a 35-0 victory over the Polar Bears Friday night at Kalahari Field.
For more information on these games and others, see Saturday's Sandusky Register.