COLUMBIANA OH- The 2021 edition of the Salem Quaker football team scored early and often in the first half, taking a 35-0 lead into halftime against Crestview, en route to a 38-13 opening night win on Thursday night.
Junior quarterback Jackson Johnson led the way for the Quaker offense going 18-27 for 260 yards through the air, and 3 touchdowns to 3 different receivers. His favorite target, Senior Blaize Exline hauled in 11 of those throws for 120 yards and a score. Brock Young and Austin Sinkovich had the other two touchdown receptions.
On the ground, the Quakers were led by Sophomore Dominic Maniscalco who carried the ball seven times for 88 yards in his first full time varsity action. Exline contributed another 45 yards on the ground and two scores.
Salem moves to 1-0 on the young season, and will return home next Friday night to take on Beaver Local at Sebo Stadium.
*Contributed By Jarrod Niederhiser