With the win, Willard improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the River, setting itself up for two first-place games to end the regular season at Tiffin Calvert (6-1, 3-1) and vs. Gibsonburg (7-1, 5-0) to end the year.
Willard quarterback Cooper Parrott was 10-of-14 passing for 242 yards and 4 TDs in the win. Jerett Sowers caught three passes for 89 yards and 2 TDs, while Brevon Polacheck added thre catches for 74 yards and two scores.
On the ground, Dario Lopez ran 12 times for 110 yards and 2 TDs, with Sowers adding nine rushes for 93 yards and a TD.
Sowers scored on a 1-yard run to start the game, then caught a 14-yard TD from Parrott to put the Flashes up 12-0. After Parrott connected with Polacheck on a 17-yard TD pass, Sowers ripped hauled in a 60-yard TD pass from Parrott to give Willard a 26-0 lead after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Polachek caught a 31-yard pass from Parrott, and Lopez scored on a 35-yard run as Willard opened up a 40-0 halftime lead.
Andrew Bostic returned a third quarter kickoff 70 yards for Willard, and Lopez added a 62-yard TD run. The final Willard points came on a 28-yard run by Jon Rothaar in the fourth quarter.
Danbury 0 0 16 0 — 16
Willard 26 14 14 7 — 61
W — Jerett Sowers 1 run (run failed)
W — Sowers 14 pass from Cooper Parrott (pass failed)
W — Brevon Polacheck 17 pass from Parrott (Josh holida kick)
W — Sowers 60 pass from Parrott (Holida kick)
W — Polachek 31 pass from Parrott (Holida kick)
W — Dario Lopez 35 run (Holida kick)
D — Saylor Evans 31 pass from Kaden Conrad (Nate Frattaroli reception)
W — Andrew Bostic 70 kickoff return (Holida kick)
W — Lopez 62 run (Holida kick)
D — Kody Sieger 11 pass from Conrad (Everett Overmyer run)
W — Jon Rothhaar 28 run (Holida kick)
Crestview 30, New London 0
NEW LONDON — The Wildcats fell to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the FC with Friday’s shutout loss at the hands of the visiting Cougars (3-5, 2-3).
It was a tough night all the way around for the Wildcats, who ran just 33 plays for -11 yards of total offense.
Josh Hess ran eight times for 12 yards to pace the ‘Cats, who host Mapleton next week.
Plymouth 63, Mapleton 33
ORANGE TWP. — The Big Red trailed 7-0 early in Friday’s Firelands Conference game at Mapleton.
However, Plymouth never looked back in scoring at will to post a 63-33 upset win over the Mounties (5-3, 3-2) at Mapleton High School’s John E. Camp Stadium.
The Big Red improved to 4-4 overall (2-3 FC) with the win.
Plymouth got a key score before halftime to take a 28-13 lead, but the Mounties scored on the first play in the third quarter to pull within 28-19. A Kade Collins rushing TD put the Big Red back ahead 35-19 at the 6:15 mark of the third.
The scoring continued to go back and fourth, and Mapleton again kept things interesting by scoring and pulling within 42-33 at the end of the third quarter. However, Plymouth had the answer to go up 49-33 with 11:15 left and continued to pile it on from there in the big win.
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Plymouth hosts Monroeville (5-3, 3-2) next Friday.
Columbian 38, Bellevue 7
BELLEVUE — The Redmen fell to 2-6 overall (0-3 SBC Lake) with Friday’s loss against the visiting Tornadoes.
In the loss, Bellevue QB Keegan Ray was 15-of-28 passing for 121 yards and threw a 22-yard TD pass to Derek Raifsnider for the lone score. He also ran 12 times for 35 yards, while Hunter Martin caught six passes for 41 yards in the loss.
The Redmen visit Sandusky (5-3, 1-2) next week.
Columbian 14 10 7 7 — 38
Bellevue 0 0 0 7 — 7
C — Cody Craig 2 run (Parker Johnson kick), 10:22
C — Nick Koerper 66 punt return (Johnson kick), 8:46
C — Johnson 32 field goal, 11:18
C — Hunter Richardson 7 pass from Koerper (Johnson kick), :06
C — Tabian Goodman 53 pass from Koerper (Johnson kick), 11:51
C — Cody Craig 1 run (Johnson kick), 7:37
B — Derek Raifsnider 22 pass from Keegan Ray (pass failed), :50