Red Devils rough up Potters in finale
ST. CLAIRSVILLE –East Liverpool’s football team had played pretty solid defense for the most of the 2016 season.
It didn’t happen in the season finale against St. Clairsville on Friday as the Red Devils ran away with a 34-7 vidtory.
The 34 points was tied for the most the Potters gave up in 2016. Ravenna Southeast also scored 34 against the Potters in week four.
St. Clairsville (4-6) was coming off a lopsided 47-0 loss to Steubenville Big Red.
The Potters close the season at 3-7 with wins against sub .500 Beaver Local, Oak Glen and Buckeye Local.
The Red Devils scored first on a 37-yard field goal by Matt Greenwood.
The St. Clairsville lead was extended on Brady Kolb 4-yard touchdown run and later on a 60-yard Zach Bigelow to Devon Harris passing touchdown.
The Red Devils were also potent on defense as Jacob Keen picked off an Austin Mayfield pass and returned it 50 yards for the touchdown to make it 24-0 with 1:56 left in the first half.
Greenwood added another field goal to make it 27-0 at the half.
Joey Maroon scored on a 3-yard run in the third to make it 34-0.
East Liverpool’s score came with 1:14 left in the game.
St. Clairsville 34 East Liverpool 7
St. Clairsville 3-24-7-0 — 34
East Liverpool 0-0-0-7 –7
STC — Greenwood 37 FG
STC — Kolb, 4 run (Greenwood kick)
STC — Harris 60 pass from Bigelow (Greenwood kick)
STC — Keen 50 INT (Greenwood kick)
STC — Greenwood 32 FG
STC — Maroon 3 run (Greenwood kick)
EL — Mayfield 2 run (Kidder kick)
Rushing: St. Clairsville 31-219-3td (Maroon 18-115-1td; Heatherington 5-40; Bigelow 6-6-1td; Kolb 3-11-1td; Cuiksa 4-27; Harris 2-17; Biery 2-8; Watt 1-0) East Liverpool 24-118-1td (Mayfield 15-50-1td; Moman 7-40; Walker 1-4; Turner 1-2; Brentley 1-0).
Passing: St. Clairsville 5-11 101-1td (all by Bigelow) East Liverpool 8-13-0td-1 (all by Mayfield)
Receiving: St. Clairsville (Harris 1-60-1td; Heatherington 2-27; Carolthers 1-6; Kolb 1-23) East Liverpool (Gill 3-16; Croskey 2-58; Wheaton 1-25; Ice 1-21; Jackson 1-4.
First Downs: St. Clairsville 11; East Liverpool 8.
Fumbles-Lost: St. Clairsville 0-0; East Liverpool 1-1.
Penalties: St. Clairsville 6-60; East Liverpool 11-115.