Lisbon rips Leetonia to open season
LEETONIA- Early on, Lisbon knew it had to dominate, and dominate the Blue Devils did.
The Blue Devils took advantage of mistakes early on against Leetonia on Thursday, and kicked off the season with a 35-6 victory in the Spaghetti Bowl.
“We prepared all summer for Leetonia as much as they prepared for us,” coach Jim Tsilimos said.
The Blue Devils (1-0) set the tone early with an interception from junior Jason Thompson, who also scored the game’s first touchdown in the first quarter.
Thompson’s fellow tailback, junior Danny Shultz, was responsible for two touchdown runs, and knew they were ready for the Bears.
“I thought we were all pretty prepared for the game,” Shultz said. “A lot of us were just nervous, I was just telling them to get ready and run real hard.”
“We just had too many penalties and turnovers,” Tsilimos said. “As we go from game one to two to three, our competition gets a whole lot harder, and we’re going to have to work on that if we’re going to be successful.”
The Bears (0-1), from the start, simply didn’t have their act together as the first interception set the tone for the game.
Turney’s interception on the first play showed a sense of struggle with the Bears.
“I liked our enthusiasm, and I liked our effort but we just need to improve our execution,” coach Matt Altomare said. “Tonight I kind-of told the kids it was almost like another scrimmage. We didn’t put the things together that we needed to, and make the stops that we needed to.”
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LIS: 0- 0-0-6- 6
LIS -Jason Thompson 15 run (Jared White kick)
LIS-Danny Shultz 9 run (Jared White kick)
LIS-Austin Davis 11 run (Jared White kick)
LIS-Danny Shultz 8 run (Jared White kick)
LEE-Josh Faulkner 23 pass from Drew Turney (kick failed)
LIS-Jared White 50 pass from Josh Liberati (Jared White kick)
First downs 2111
Total Yards 404141
RUSHING-Lisbon, Danny Shultz 13-97, Austin Davis 7-82, Jason Thompson 7-32, Frankie Morrel 7-29; Leetonia, Josh Faulkner 4-45, Colton Gudat 14-44, Drew Turney 9-29.
PASSING-Lisbon, Josh Liberati 7-11-139-0; Leetonia, Drew Turney 6-23-81-3.
RECEIVING-Lisbon, Jared White 4-122, Josh Craig 2-25; Leetonia, Josh Faulkner 2-31, Dan Hasachk 2-30, Dustin Hartzell 2-20.
INTERCEPTIONS- Lisbon, Jason Thompson, Seth Davis, Austin Rutecki.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES-Leetonia, Dustin Hartzell, Tanner Tullis.