EAST PALESTINE, OH- It’s a new era in both East Palestine, and Girard as far as their football teams are concerned. With the departures of several seniors on both sides, the two teams gave a look of what the season may hold. For one side, it’s a reloading year, while the other may be looking to rebuild around their youth. Girard started the game with purpose and poise and kept that pace throughout a 60-0 route of East Palestine at Reed Memorial Stadium on Friday.
Girard posted up 27 points in the first quarter alone, keyed by a 74-yard TD reception by Toledo recruit, Nick Malito who finished his night with 100 yards on 3 catches. Andrew DelGarbino led the offensive attack behind center throwing for a pair of touchdowns and 130 yards while going 4/6 with a pick in abbreviated time. On the ground, Morgan Clardy led the way on five rushes stacking up 158 yards with two trips to the endzone including a 76-yard rush to start the game.
For East Palestine, Dominick Cathers went 8/22 for 71 yards and an interception through the air. The leading Bulldog receiver was Dalton Vance with a pair of receptions for 37 yards.
The Bulldogs (0-1) will look to rebound against MVAC opponent, Western Reserve while Girard will make their 2019 home debut against West Branch. Both games can be heard on YSN.
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