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Pidcock-to-Joplin a 4-TD connection

At Southview, it was the Alex Pidcock and Shaun Joplin show as the tandem connected for four touchdowns in the first half of the Cougars' 48-14 victory over Bowling Green last night in the Northern Lakes League.

After Pidcock scored on a four-yard run to get Southview (8-0, 5-0) on the board, he turned to his favorite receiver. Joplin hauled in a nine-yard touchdown pass to finish the scoring in the first, then added touchdown catches of 19, 27 and 77 yards in the second quarter as Southview rolled to a 41-0 lead at the break.

Joplin finished the game with seven catches for 158 yards. Pidcock was 10-of-12 passing for 219 yards, all in the first half.

Adam Crawford got the Bobcats (3-5, 2-3) on the board with a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown. Quarterback Aaron Mershman was 9-of-24 for 102 yards passing.

At Perrysburg, the Yellow Jackets used the running tandem of Taylor Dimmerling and Brandon Butler to advance to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the NLL.

Dimmerling ran for 156 yards on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns, one on a 35-yard punt return. Butler also ran 11 times for 81 yards and found the end zone twice.

The Yellow Jackets, who rolled up 410 yards of total offense, got their first touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Matt Slocum to Hayden Pryka.

Rossford falls to 0-8 and 0-4 in the league.

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