Dogs, Tigers score plenty
WELLSVILLE–East Palestine puts its skill players to good use to get a 57-39 win over Wellsville on Friday night in a thrilling shootout at Nicholson Stadium.
The Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference) used its many offensive weapons to pile up 575 yards of total offense.
The winners nearly needed every last yard as Wellsville had its best offensive output of the season as the Tigers (1-4, 0-2) put up 360 yards of their own.
“We had a lot of plays that got negated because of penalties,” East Palestine coach Tony Foster said. “We will have to practice the fundamentals more to prepare for next week.”
East Palestine did give Wellsville 120 yards in penalties.
Parker Sherry steered the ship for the Bulldogs with 117 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to go along with 269 yards passing with four touchdowns. Dominic Posey was the main attraction in East Palestine’s ground attack as he rushed for 144 yards on seven carries picking up a touchdown along the way. Posey also caught three balls for 85 yards and a touchdown.
Branden Kemp made the most of his touches as he had four catches for 154 yards and three touchdowns.
Wellsville was within 10 points of the Bulldogs until midway through the third quarter.
Justin Wright kept the Tigers in the fight with 11 carries for 154 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught four balls for 52 yards.
Derrick Suggs also had a standout game with a 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He backed that up with 21 carries for 84 yards on the ground and also caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.
East Palestine hosts Southern next Friday, while Wellsville is at United Local.
E. PALESTINE: 14-14-16-13–57
W–Justin Wright 43 run (kick failed)
E–Parker Sherry 16 run (Branden Kemp from Sherry)
E–Kemp 42 pass from Sherry (pass failed)
E–Dominic Posey 74 pass from Sherry (Sherry run)
W–Wright 25 run (Derrick Suggs pass from Troy Carter)
E–Kemp 40 pass from Sherry (pass failed)
W–Suggs 89 kickoff return (run failed)
E–Sherry 41 run (Posey from Sherry)
W–Suggs 1 run (run failed)
E–Kemp 52 pass from Sherry (Joey Monteleone from Sherry)
W–Suggs 5 pass from Troy Carter (run failed)
E–Dominic Posey 65 run (run failed)
EP — Jordan Fristik 6 run (Aymeric Leroy kick)
W–Wright 53 run (Casey LeMasters kick)
First downs 16 23
Total Yards 575 360
Rushes-yards 28-306 44-257
Passing 269 103
Comp-Att-Int 12-20-1 8-18-2
Punts 2-24.5 3-16
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties-Yards 11-120 5-45
RUSHING–East Palestine, Dominic Posey 7-144, Parker Sherry 12-117; Wellsville, Justin Wright 11-154, Derrick Suggs 21-84.
PASSING–East Palestine, Parker Sherry 12-20-269-1; Wellsville, Troy Carter 8-18-103-2.
RECEIVING–East Palestine, Branden Kemp 4-154, Dominic Posey 3-85, Joey Monteleone 3-16; Wellsville, Justin Wright 4-52, Derrick Suggs 2-29, Darian Suggs 2-22.
INTERCEPTIONS– East Palestine, Parker Sherry, Mike Frazier; Wellsville,
FUMBLE RECOVERIES–East Palestine, ; Wellsville,