BERLIN CENTER, OH- Western Reserve will come into tonights matchup (2-2) against McDonald (3-1). McDonald would show their defense early as they would force a safety to go up 2-0. After the kick return, McDonald’s Nathan Gilligan would rush for a 37-yard touchdown to extend their lead 9-0 after the extra-point. To start the second quarter, Reserve would answer back with a Russ Adair 2-yard rush to get their first score and David Altiers would convert the 2-point to make the score 8-9. McDonald would then answer back late in the half with Dom Schadl rushing into the end zone to end the half 16-8.
To start the second half no team would get into the end zone as both defenses came up big stopping the other teams offense. But, to start the 4th, Gilligan would run for another touchdown to extend their lead 23-8. Reserve would try a late 4th quarter comeback as freshman Luke Henning would throw a 65-yard touchdown to David Ashburn on the trick play. David Altiere would convert the 2-point to make the score 16-23. McDonald would run out the clock with 4 crucial minutes left on the game with Schadl running down the field and eventually taking a knee to advance to (4-1) on the season as Reserve falls to (2-3).
*Contributed By YSN’s Derrick Grossen