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UNITED HOLDS STRONG AGAINST WELLSVILLE

PHOTO CREDIT: GIA PUCCI

HANOVERTON, OH- For three-quarters Wellsville and United traded scores before things went sour for the Tigers, ending in a 49-21 win for the Eagles on senior night.

The two teams traded punts on their first drives, but outside of time running out in the first half, every other drive ended in a touchdown.

The Eagles went into halftime up 28-21, and the Tigers received the ball in the second half where they executed a methodical seven-minute drive that took them to United’s four-yard line. On the next play, Wellsville sophomore Isaiah Greathouse looked to have a path to the endzone for his fourth score of the night before the ball was stripped and the Eagles recovered on their own six-yard line. On their first play from scrimmage, United senior quarterback Brutus Ogilvie found Keaton Baker for a 94-yard touchdown pass, and the Eagles never looked back.

Baker had an outstanding game for the Eagles, scoring three long touchdowns through the air where he made everyone near him miss, and one even more impressive four-yard run to paydirt that saw more of the same. The senior receiver weaved in and out of tackles the entire night, making one impressive play after another. Ogilvie had four touchdown passes on the night, three to Baker and one to 6’6 senior Nate Miller.

For the Tigers, Greathouse found paydirt on all three scores. Two through the air, and one on the ground. Troy Carter had a productive game, completing several long passes, two of which were on fourth down.

Caden Weekley was all over the field for the Tigers on defense, again leading the orange and black in tackles. JJ Cline chipped in with several big stops, while Valen Krzyston recorded an interception in the fourth quarter.

Next week Leetonia travels to Wellsville for the Tigers final regular-season home game of the year, while United hosts Valley Christian School.

GAME NOTES

–        The Tigers were unable to score on two drives that ended inside the five-yard line.

–       Casey Lemasters was 3/3 on extra points for Wellsville.

–       The game ran 2 hours and 58 minutes without any weather or stadium delays.

–       United Local seniors were honored before the game.

–       Ogilvie went over 1,000 yards passing in just the third game of the season.

– United and Leetonia are the two lone undefeated teams left in the EOAC

 

*Story contributed by YSN’s Gary Althiser

 

 

 

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