Brief recaps of Friday's Sandusky Bay Conference games.
Bellevue 27, Perkins 16
Bellevue came out on top, scoring with less than three minutes to play to walk away with a 27-16 victory over the Pirates in the season opener for both teams Friday night at Bellevue Athletic Field.
Down 16-14 early in the fourth quarter and on the 13th play of the drive, Jalen Santoro converted a fourth-and-goal for a 2-yard touchdown with 10:55 left.
Bellevue then used its final timeout with 2:37 left in the game to draw up a play to successfully convert its second fourth down of the night.
Santoro hit Alec Hayes, who took it to the five-yard line, where Dalton Jarvis ran it in for the Redmen's final touchdown with 2:24 left.
Elyria Catholic 30, Huron 27
Despite losing its top two receivers in the first six minutes and giving up three scoring plays of 48 yards or longer, somehow Huron still had a shot at the end.
It was a shot that fell short.
Cody Thompson's pass from the Elyria Catholic 36-yard line ping-ponged between a pair of Tiger receivers and a defender near the goal line as time expired in the 30-27 season-opening win Friday for the Panthers.
The Tigers had two shots at the end after Jacob Moore missed a 36-yard field goal that would have given EC a 33-27 lead with 3:25 to play.
An intentional grounding call against Thompson ended the first attempt, but the Panthers were stopped three straight times inside the Huron 3 to give the Tigers one more opportunity.
Tiffin Columbian 27, Clyde 7
Nate Hoyda put the Tornadoes on the board before the hometown fans got settled in their seats at Robert J. Bishop Jr. Stadium. Hoyda took the kickoff, ran up the middle of the field behind his wedge, then juked right at the Columbian 45 to get past Clyde kicker Alex Medley, and didn't let up until paydirt just 12 seconds into the game.
That score set the tone for Columbian, which used three more big plays on the night to secure a 27-7 victory over Clyde in the non-conference affair.
"That's a great way to get your season rolling," Colatruglio said. "We rode the momentum from there."
Clyde had its chances throughout the game, but several turnovers and two drives that came up empty inside the Columbian 10-yard line, including a missed field goal attempt midway through the second quarter, spelled its doom.
That, and four big plays by the Tornadoes.
Oak Harbor 63, Brookside 6
Mark Konieczny rushed for 243 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns for the Rockets as Oak Harbor soared to a Week One victory over Brookside 63-6 Friday at Oak Harbor.
It took just 20 seconds for Konieczny to put the Rockets on the scoreboard, running 24 yards to the endzone. The extra point by Jourdan Maguire was good to make it 7-0.
Konieczny followed that with scoring touchdowns of 12- and 5-yards and the Rockets took a 21-0 lead with 4:09 left in the 1st quarter.
Jamie Balboa then grabbed a 28-yard pass from Rocket quarterback Austin Wiegand to complete the first quarter scoring.
Wiegand only threw the ball two times, going 2 for 2 for 39 yards and a touchdown. The other Rocket catch was made by AJ Cecil for 11 yards.
Port Clinton 35, Woodmore 14
At Port Clinton, the Redskins came up with a 35-14 win over Woodmore to open its season Friday.
The Redskins were led by Addison Rospert, who scored three touchdowns as he earned 79 yards on 11 attempts.
Cody Smith added 140 yards on five attempts, and one touchdown, while Trey Gluth returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown. The Redskins ran for 242 yards as a team.
Willard 12, Margaretta 6
The Flashes scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to post the win.
Tyler Hilton tallied a TD for the Polar Bears.
Margaretta had a 320-154 advantage in total yards, but missed a field goal and had a key fumble.
For more information on these games, see Saturday's Register or Reflector.