EAST PALESTINE- It’s been a tough couple of weeks in Bulldog Country. A week after East Palestine was shut out 60-0 by state runners-up Girard, Western Reserve came into town with a chip on their shoulder.
The Devils came to EP looking for redemption, and redemption is what they received. The Devils came out on fire with 30 points in the opening frame followed by a pair of scores in the second. Shutdown defense prevailed as well with a final resting place of 51-0, and Western Reserve evened their record at 1-1.
Nick Cavoulas went 7 for 9 for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Reserve through the air. Luke Kilbert led receivers with a catch and 63 yards and a touchdown reception, and on the ground, it was Jimmy Mayberry with 42 yards on a carry that produced a touchdown.
For East Palestine, Dominick Cathers went 10 for 18 for 81 yards through the air. Dalton Vance led the receiving corps with five catches for 39 yards.
The Bulldogs face Campbell in Week 3 for their first road trip.