SALEM, OH- The Salem Quakers continued their winning ways with a 28-14 win of the Potters of East Liverpool on Friday night at Reilly Stadium. The Quakers were able to capitalize off of Potter miscues and finish drives on their way to their 3rd straight victory.
The Quakers opened the scoring in the 1st quarter with a 65-yard touchdown strike from Turner Johnson to Josh Lehwald, and with the 2 point conversion took an 8-0 lead. The Potters answered back on special teams when Nick Woodyard brought back a punt 53 yards for a score to pull East Liverpool within one at 8-7. After a 2nd quarter interception by Niko Walter, the Quakers struck again through the air from 34 yards out from Johnson to Luke Weingart making the halftime score 14-7 in favor of the Quakers.
The Quakers looked to get some breathing room when Cade Campolito scampered 21 yards for a score to give Salem a 20-7 lead and what seemed to be some breathing room. The Potters would not go quietly when sophomore Nate Davis came off the bench in the 4th quarter to hit Woodyard on a 23-yard touchdown strike to cut their deficit to 20-14. Needing to swing the momentum, Niko Walter took matters into his own hands and answered back right away with an 80-yard kick return to put the Quakers in great field position. Turner Johnson would find Luke Weingart again, this time from 20 yards out, and with the 2 point conversion, took a 28-14 lead and that’s where things would end up.
Salem moves to 3-0 on the season and opens EBC play when they host Carrollton at Reilly Stadium. Tune into YSNlive.com/Salem for the call, pregame starts at 6:30, kickoff at 7:00.