David Doster and Dale Irby were simple too much for Port Clinton to handle.
So was the Perkins defense.
The Pirates (7-0) scored 20 points in the first three and a half minutes and cruised to a 73-16 win over Port Clinton (0-7) Friday at Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium.
“Credit our seniors for going out hard,” Perkins coach Jason Ziegler said. “Going into a game like this knowing we were heavy favorites, we still had a great week of practice We were always crisp and that is what we focus on. Doing the little things. I thought our guys did that tonight.”
Doster intercepted the Redskins' sophomore quarterback Brandon Moore on the first play of the game and returned it 34 yards for a Pirate touchdown. Connor Trent's first of seven PATs put the
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Pirates up 7-0 with just 16 seconds off the clock.
Less than two minutes later, Doster connected with Irby for a 35-yard passing score.
Port Clinton went three-and-out and John Workman ran in a 26-yard TD on the ensuing play.
The Redskins put together a 10-play drive that took about five minutes off the clock but had to punt on a fourth-and-seven from the Pirate 39.
Doster connected with Irby on the Pirates next drive for a 24-yard score.
Just 15 seconds later, Irby intercepted Moore around the 10 yard line and drove it in the endzone to go up 34-0.
The Pirates scored twice more in the second quarter to head to the locker room at halftime up 47-0 on just six minutes and 27 seconds of offense.
Ziegler had his starters in for a couple plays early in the third before turning the reigns over to sophomore QB Matt Schweinfurth and his reserves.
Doster finished the game 4-of-5 passing for 106 yards and three TDs while rushing for 26 yards on two carries and a score. Irby added four carries for 87 yards and two receptions for 59 yards and two TDs.
“I like what I saw from our younger guys,” Ziegler said. “We talked coming into half time about not letting the foot off the pedal and continuing to get better. Especially those younger guys and I thought they did that. We are going to watch the film and grade them and kind of assess what they need to do to work themselves.”
The Redskins got on board at the end of the third quarter. Moore hit Aiden Rospert with a 21-yard pass to set up a first-and-goal on the 5. Moore ran for two then connected with Rospert on the next play for a 3-yard score.
“That's a hard working team,” Ziegler said of Port Clinton. “Beau (Carmon) and his staff are doing a great job. Their kids fought and fought and just kept fighting. That's good to see as a coach of the other side that those kids aren't giving up. Credit that to their coaching staff.”
The Redskins scored again in the fourth on a two-yard run by Moore.
Both scores were followed up by successful two-point conversions.
“If we see guys on the film that give up they are not going to play,” Carmon said. “That's not the type of team we are going to be and that's not the type of team that we coach. We are young but we are not going to use that as an excuse.
We need more maturity we need guys to get tougher. We say that each and every week and we are going to keep fighting for that. We are going to keep fighting and clawing until we get that first victory.”