Recapping the day in sports for Saturday with football, soccer, cross country and volleyball recaps.
SMCC 33, St. Joe CC 17: Rebounding from last week’s season-opening 23-7 loss at St. Paul, St. Mary got just what it needed while inaugurating its turn on the new turf.
“The kids played hard,” SMCC coach Ryan Wike said. “This was a rivalry game for the kids. We’ll take it. We fought through adversity. It was not pretty at times, but we fought through it. We were lucky to get out with a win.”
Junior running back Brandon Green came up with a career night, rushing for four touchdowns as part of his 121 yards on 18 carries. He had three scores by halftime as the Panthers opened up a 20-10 lead, then added his final touchdown near the end of the third quarter to finish the game’s scoring.
Huron 45, Parma Heights Holy Name 43: John Dusza kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired to give Huron a win on the road.
Troy DeLamatre scored five touchdowns for the Tigers and ran for 142 yards on 21 carries in a back-and-forth game tht saw interception, kick offs, and fumbles and blocked punts all turn into touchdowns.
Perkins sweeps Sandusky: Perkins picked up a 2-0 win in the girls game and a 6-1 win in the boys game on a hot afternoon at Strobel Field.
Brian Kurtz had two goals and three assists for unbeaten Perkins, and Jamie Ahner’s goal gave the Pirates a cushion in their first win of the year.
Ladies in Blue win Norwalk Invite: Norwalk trailed Division I Holland Springfield 24-21 in Game 2 of the best-of-three championship match with the Blue Devils serving game point. But Norwalk responded to score six of the next seven points to win the game and match, 27-25. Norwalk won Game 1, 25-14.
It was the first time Norwalk (5-0) has won it’s own tournament since 2005, and just the third time since 2000.
Chris Green Invite: Perkins’ Bill Minshall finished third at a personal best 16 minutes, 59 seconds to out-dual teammate Michael Decker, the defending Sandusky Bay Conference Champion.
In the girls race, Ericka Hosang and Colleen Valko led Bellevue with each finishing at 21:47 with Hosang getting the nod for fourth.
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