Elyria Pioneers' offense too much for Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldogs

ELYRIA — The Elyria Pioneers have shown the ability put up a lot of points this year and they did it once again Friday night against Stow-Munroe Falls in the Northeast Ohio Conference beating the Bulldogs, 49-13.

The win moves Elyria to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in River Division play.

The Pioneers’ chances to win the division and make the state playoffs will hinge on their next two games on the road facing Hudson and Mayfield who played each other on Friday with the Explorers winning 35-6.

“We probably played one of our better games for four quarters tonight,” Elyria head coach Kevin Fell said. “That’s something we have been on the kids about. We tend to lose concentration once in a while; overall we played a pretty good football game.”

The Pioneers churned out 397 yards of total offense with quarterback Hunter Parsh, who completed 15 of 24 attempts for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Connell and Jumarr Lewis ran for a combined 127 yards against the Bulldogs.

The Pioneers scored on the first four possessions of the game with Connell capping a seven-play, 37-yard drive with a five-yard run around the right side ending with a dive to the end zone with the ball clipping the pylon on the way to a 7-0 lead with 8:16 on the first-quarter clock.

Elyria had another short field starting from the Bulldog 36 after an 11-yard punt by Stow-Munroe Falls.

Dontae Dukes caught the first of his two touchdowns hauling in an eight-yard toss from Parsh with 2:52 left in the opening quarter for a 14-0 advantage.

Elyria showed its quick-strike ability on the third scoring drive facing a third-and-18 at its own 29 when Parsh found Lewis in the middle of the field on a screen pass.

Lewis broke three tackles and raced the last 40 yards untouched for a 21-0 lead just six plays into the second quarter.

Stow finally found its way across midfield on their second drive of the second quarter, but that came to an end when Shawn Masterson picked off his fifth pass of the season off Jalen Hooks-Snyder, the Bulldogs’ fourth signal-caller of the first half.

Dukes pulled in his second scoring pass of the half grabbing an 11-yard toss from Parsh for a 27-0 lead with 3:45 left in the half after Steve Poskocil had his PAT attempt blocked.

Stow put up its only score of the night getting a 13-yard strike from Hooks-Snyder to Jake Flinn as the clock struck zero to trim the Pioneer advantage to 27-7.

It really was not a sign of things to come for the Bulldogs as Elyria added three third-quarter scores to completely blow the game open.

Lewis added his second touchdown run of the game capping a 14-play, 66-yard drive to open the third quarter with a three-yard plunge.

The Pioneers went to the back of the play-book to add a 29-yard halfback option pass from Connell to Glover and then got an 80-yard punt return for a score by Ratliff to make the score 49-7 going to the final quarter.

“We’ve got a host of guys that can get the ball into the end zone, there is no doubt about that,” Fell said. “Our receivers are very capable and about every one play tonight.”



Elyria 49, Stow-Munroe Falls 13

Northeast Ohio Conference

Stow (2-6, 0-3) 0 7 0 6 — 13

Elyria (6-2, 2-1) 14 13 22 0 — 49

Scoring

E — Jordan Connell 5 run (Steve Poskocil kick)

E — Dontae Dukes 8 pass from Hunter Parsh (Poskocil kick)

E — Jumarr Lewis 71 pass from Parsh (Poskocil kick)

E — Dukes 11 pass from Parsh (kick blocked)

S — Jake Flinn 13 pass from Jalen Hooks-Snyder (Collin McCleary kick)

E — Lewis 3 run (Dan Ratliff pass from Parsh)

E — Da’Juan Glover 29 pass from Connell (Poskocil kick)

E — Ratliff 80 punt return (Poskocil kick)

S — Devon Jackson 25 pass from Hooks-Snyder (run fail)

Statistics

First Downs — S 16, E 14

Yards Rushing — S 159 (Andrew Conrad 78), E 134 (Connell 73)

Yards Passing — S 114 (Bryce Covell 54), E 255 (Da’Juan Glover 78)

Passes Att-Comp-Int — S 23-8-1; E 25-16-1

Fumbles-Lost — S 2-0, E 1-0

Penalties-Yards — S 3-19, E 7-68



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Last Updated: 10/13/2012 12:04:31 AM EST

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