EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- There was a playoff atmosphere in the air at Patterson field as two Buckeye 8 rivals went to war Friday night. Indian Creek played ground and pound football to take the victory 27-13 as they racked up 292 yards rushing and 4TD on 46 carries. (6.3 YPC)
Time of possession played a huge factor as Senior tailback Trevor Fante led Indian Creek with 162 yards and two scores on the ground. This made it possible for Indian Creek to sustain long drives and wear down the Potter defense. A fresh Indian Creek defense was able to keep the Potter offense at bay after an early 84 yd screen pass from Junior Nate Davis was taken to the house by Nick Woodyard to give the Potters a 7-0 lead. Tied at 7-7 at the half the Potters came out looking fresh in the 3rd quarter and were able to finally break loose tailback Derek Carter on their first possession of the second half that was capped off with a 24 yard TD run by Carter to put the Potters up 13-7. After that score, Indian Creek tightened it up on Defense and stuck to the ground and pound offensive game plan that led to three unanswered TD’s by Indian Creek to give the Redskins a 27-13 victory.
The Potters will look to bounce back next week in what is one of the oldest Rivalries in all of high school football as the Salem Quakers will travel to Patterson Field.
Indian Creek 27, East Liverpool 13
Indian Creek: 7-0-6-14–27
E. Liverpool: 7-0-6-0–13
EL: Nick Woodyard 84 pass from Nate Davis (Austin Deering kick) 6:53
IC: Trevor Fante 15 run (Brandon Hiles kick) 3:54
EL: Derek Carter 24 run (kick failed) 10:55
IC: Matt Schaefer 11 run (kick failed) 1:17
IC: Trevor Fante 11 run (Hiles kick) 4:53
IC: Tyler Smarrella 25 run (Hiles kick) 1:23
PASSING: Indian Creek 8-17-58-0-0 (all by Mazar); East Liverpool 11-29-204-1-1 (all by Davis)
RUSHING: Indian Creek 46-292-4 (Fante 28-162-2, Mazar 13-46, Schaefer 10-47-1, Smarrella 1-25-1, Fleming 2-10, Brock Lucas 1-2); East Liverpool 21-80-1 (Carter 16-83-1, Woodyard 2-8, Davis 3 (-11)
RECEIVING: Indian Creek 8-58 (Lucas 4-37, Fleming 4-21); East Liverpool 11-204-1 (Woodyard 4-111, Neal 6-61, Bennett 1-31)
FIRST DOWNS: Indian Creek 18; East Liverpool 10
FUMBLES-LOST: Indian Creek 1-1; East Liverpool 0-0.
PENALTIES-YARDS: Indian Creek 2-15; East Liverpool 5-40.
PUNTS: Indian Creek 5-23; East Liverpool 5-35.4
*Story Contributed by the Voice of the YSN East Liverpool, Tommy Pease.