Eagles pull away from Bulldogs for 48-10 victory


PEMBERVILLE — Rossford led 10-8 early in the second quarter, but the Eagles scored 40 points unanswered to pull away and defeat the Bulldogs, 48-10, in a Northern Buckeye Conference game Friday at Jerry Rutherford Stadium.

Eastwood improves to 5-1 overall and remains unbeaten in the NBC at 3-0, while Rossford falls to 1-5 and 0-3.

Eastwood quarterback Kadyn Donnell scored the game’s only first quarter touchdown on a two-yard run and Noah Haar added the conversion to put the Eagles up 7-0.

However, Rossford scored on a safety, and then Ayden Wilson scored on a 63-yard run and Kaden Kirkman threw a conversion pass to Jackson Schultz to put the Bulldogs ahead, 10-8.

From there on it was all Eastwood. Eastwood back Caiden Maize scored on a nine-yard TD and followed with a 69-yard TD run before the end of the first half.

In the third quarter, Donnell scored on TD runs of 22 and six yards and he threw a 74-yard TD pass to Andre Lewis. Maize added a three-yard rushing TD in the fourth quarter.

Eastwood had 263 yards rushing and 226 passing, and 23 first downs to Rossford’s 10. Rossford had 171 yards rushing and 57 passing. The only turnover of the game was a pass intercepted by Eastwood defensive back Dayquan Oliver.

Maize ran for 211 yards on 19 carries, Donnell ran for 51 yards on 11 carries, and Drew Luidhardt had a carry for eight yards.

Donnell completed 14-of-18 passes for 202 yards and Luidhardt completed 2-of-2 passes for 24 yards.

Andre Lewis caught eight passes for 165 yards, Kaiden Sanchez caught three passes for 26 yards, Hunter Lauer had two catches for 24 yards, and Oliver had three catches for 19 yards. Oliver also had a 31-yard punt return.

For Rossford, Wilson ran for 178 yards on 15 carries and Kirkman had a carry for four yards. Schultz completed 7-of-12 passes for 49 yards and Kirkman completed 1-of-2 passes for eight yards.

Wilson caught two passes for 20 yards, Kirkman had four catches for 19 yards, and Andrew Raider had a catch for 10 yards.

Kevin Lewis and Andrew Badenhop had 5½ tackles each to lead Eastwood’s defense and Badenhop, Sanches, Kevin Lewis, and Lauer had sacks. Jose Selvera led Rossford’s defense with six tackles, including three solo and two for a loss.

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