PC's Jesse Escobedo heads upfield with the ball against Perkins
Photos by Bill Migala
On Friday night, the Perkins Pirates proved why they are one of the best teams in Ohio.
Perkins, ranked sixth in Division III, scored 34 points in the first quarter to sustain control before defeating Port Clinton, 73-16, at Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium.
Redskin QB Brandon Moore is hauled down after a short gain against Perkins
Pirate RB/DB Dale Irby scored three touchdowns in the first period alone, two on touchdown receptions (35, 23) from quarterback David Doster and another on a 22-yard interception.
Perkins pushed the lead to 47-0 at halftime with two more touchdowns.
Redskin running back Keegan Lowe is tripped up by a Perkins defender
The Pirates are now 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Sandusky Bay Conference while the Redskins dropped to 0-7 and 0-4 in the league.
PC Quarterback Brandon Moore fires on the run at Perkins
Port Clinton got on the board in the third quarter when Brandon Moore hit Aidan Rospert from three yards out. Moore added the next score on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Perkins outgained the Redskins 483-201 in total yardage with 376 of their yards coming via the running game.
PC power back Tristen Mallory looks for running room at Perkins last Friday
The Redskins' final three games come against teams with a combined 15-5 record. This Friday, Port Clinton travels to Huron (5-2, 3-1 SBC) to face a Tigers team that operates out of the spread offense and features a stellar athlete in quarterback Cody Thompson. Thompson, who will be attending the Univ. of Toledo on a football scholarship next fall, leads a Huron club that is currently ranked fifth in Division V, Region 16 with 11.25 points.
Port Clinton running back Keegan Lowe skirts right end with Perkins defenders in hot pursuit