NEWTON FALLS, OH- The Crestview Rebels entered week 4 looking for their first win of the season facing the Newton Falls Tigers. Crestview’s versatile offense led the Rebels to take off in the second half and achieving their first win 49-14.
The first half was one highlight play after another for both teams. The Tigers Jacob Wright intercepted Crestview’s Anthony Cusick for an 82-yard touchdown. Soon after, Crestview’s William Hardenbrook picked off the Tiger’s quarterback Nick Oyster for a 27 touchdown return. The only points the Tigers would score would come in the first half down to Crestview 28-14.
Once the second half started there was no looking back for the Rebels as they outscored the Tigers 21-0. As Crestview lit up the Tigers defense from ground and pound to airing it out on the field. Crestview’s defense shut down Newton Falls offense by not letting them cross into Crestview’s territory. Cusick helped his team opening up the field with his arm so running back Ethan Powell could take charge to help Crestview get their first win of the season.
Crestview’s Cusick was 15/24 for 282 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air while adding 14 yards on one carry. Ethan Powell was ground control as he rushed 16 times for 143 yards and three scores. Jack Yerkey had 3 catches for 90 yards and a score.
Crestview’s first win leads them to 1-3 as Newton Falls drops to 1-3 on the season.
*Story contributed by YSN’s Derrick Grossen