COLUMBIANA, OH- After a fairly competitive first half, the Springfield Tigers took total control in the third quarter to handily defeat the Columbiana Clippers 41-7 here Friday night. The Tigers took momentum into the locker room after thwarting a Clipper drive in the end zone as they sought to make it a one-score game just before intermission.
Springfield roared through the third stanza with a dominant performance on both sides of the ball outscoring the Clips 20-0. Brannon Brungard threw two touchdowns and ran for another while Luke Snyder rushed for two scores of his own. Garrett Walker had a touchdown receiving and rushing as well. Evan Ohlin also caught a TD pass.
The lone highlight for the Clippers was a 78-yard strike from Jakob Cross to Chase Franken in the second quarter.
The Tigers (3-0) stay on the road to face Jackson-Milton next week, while Columbiana (0-3) opens Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play at undefeated Leetonia.
**Story reported by the Voice of the Columbiana Clippers- Mark Franken