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Published: Saturday, 9/3/2011

NORTHERN BUCKEYE CONFERENCE ROUNDUP

Pitts scores 3 TDs as Eagles knock off Clyde

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Eastwood 35, Clyde 32

PEMBERVILLE — Eastwood outscored Clyde 28-19 in the second half and was able to hold on for the narrow victory despite trailing by six points at halftime on Friday night.

Marquise Pitts scored three touchdowns for Eastwood, tallying first on a fumble recovery in the end zone, then adding scores on runs of 50 and 43 yards.

Isaiah Conkle scored two touchdowns on runs of 70 and 35 yards in the second half for the Eagles (2-0).

Pitts had 193 yards in 16 carries and Conkle 149 in 17 carries.

Ryan Meyer scored twice for Clyde on a pair of 5-yard runs. He also passed to Adam Turner for 63 yards in the second half and Sam Jess for 29 yards and the final Clyde touchdown with just 32 seconds left in the game.

Brad Smith ran 54 yards for the other Fliers’ touchdown.



Genoa 51, Oak Harbor 13

OAK HARBOR — Kyle Nutter rushed for 140 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns (5 and 43 yards) for the Comets, who captured the Celestial Ball trophy for the fifth straight year in the Ottawa County rivalry.

Genoa (2-0) rambled for 464 yards (392 rushing and 72 passing), while holding the Rockets (1-1) to 235 yards (158 rushing, 91 passing). The Comets have won 41 consecutive regular-season games.

David Nutter opened the scoring on a six-yard run and Andrew Nutter took in a 53-yard scoring pass from Casey Gose. Andrew Nutter also closed out the Genoa scoring with a one-yard run.

Tyler Pickard scored on a three-yard run and kicked a 22-yard field goal. Devin Sibby added a 12-yard TD run.

Oak Harbor’s Brian Mallernee threw a 19-yard TD pass to A.J. Cecil. Mark Konieczny scored on a two-yard run.



Hopewell-Loudon 38, Elmwood 6

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon quarterback Tyler Tyree threw for three first-half touchdowns passes to put the Chieftains ahead 21-0.

Tyree was 9 of 15 for 177 yards. Running back James Roush totaled 134 yards on 14 carries, including a 55-yard TD.

For Elmwood, Luke Garner rushed for 97 yards on 12 carries. His 26-yard TD run in the fourth quarter prevented a shut out.



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