Big Reds Show Diversity In 45-0 Win Over Warren
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VINCENT, (OH) - Six different players scored touchdowns as the PHS Big Reds showed their diversity in a 45-0 win over Warren here Friday night.
It was the fourth straight victory for PHS, squaring the Big Reds' record at 4-4 and keeping alive their playoff hopes. The loss was the ninth straight for Warren.
Freshman Brenton Strange ran for two touchdowns for PHS while Easton Martin, Bradley Craig and Dakoda Sims also ran for six-pointers while Craig threw TD passes to Noah Weaver and Karson Snyder.
In addition to spreading around the scoring wealth, the Big Reds totally shut down the Warren offense, holding the Warriors to just one first down in the first half (that coming with 3:44 left in the second period) and only six chain movers for the contest. Warren was held to just 69 yards rushing and only 51 passing with just six completions in 18 attempts with seven pass break-ups by six different players.
The Big Reds ran for 319 yards on 42 attempts while completing seven of eight passes for 92 more yards for a total offense on the night of 411 yards. PHS had no turnovers and no penalties during the game, which was shortened by the running clock rule in Ohio which goes into effect with a 35-point lead, which PHS amassed just 50 seconds into the second half.
Strange and Martin each ran for 100 yards with Strange carrying 11 times to hit the century mark on the head while Martin had 10 carries for 114 yards. Craig completed all five of his pass attempts for 74 yards while Ethan Airhart returned to the lineup and hit two of three passes. Snyder caught three passes for 48 yards.
The Big Reds scored in just three plays on their first possession as Strange went up the middle from 54 yards out with 10:14 on the clock.
They scored again with 32 seconds left in the first period on a 24 yard run by Martin, who was sprung downfield by a clearing block from Snyder.
PHS continue its onslaught by scoring on its next three possessions, an eight yard pass from Craig to Weaver to cap a five play, 46 yard drive and then a 34 yard pass to Snyder who was open after some scrambling by Craig. A diving reception by Strange was the big play on that 75 yard drive. The final score of the half came after a fumble recovery on the Warren 35. On fourth-and-16 from the 18, Craig rolled left, cut back to the middle of the field and wound up scoring with one minute left before intermission.
A 69 yard kickoff return by Sims helped PHS score on just one play to begin the second half - a 21 yard sprint around left end by Strange. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Sims broke away for a 30 yard touchdown scamper to complete the rout.