Slowly but surely, Huron was able to pull away from Oak Harbor.
After taking a 6-0 lead just 28 seconds in the contest, the Tigers scored their second touchdown with 10:30 remaining in the first half on a 12-yard pass from Kyle Kovach to Eric Weir. But the dagger came when Kovach scored on a 5-yard run with 12 seconds left in the second quarter, pushing the Huron lead to 19-0.
The Tigers’ first score came on a 44-yard run by Tommy Bogden, who also scored a touchdown from 64 yards out in the third quarter. Kovach’s 11-yard pass to Nick Stauffer in the fourth quarter accounted for the final scoring.
Huron’s first drive began at the Rockets’ 38-yard-line after a great kick return, but the two other first-half scoring drives were much lengthier. The second touchdown came on a 10-play, 75-yard drive and the third was completed after the Tigers marched 90 yards in 12 plays.
With the win, Huron improves to 5-1 and 3-0 in the SBC. The Rockets are now 1-5 and 1-2 in the league.
The Tigers dominated throughout, outgaining Oak Harbor, 393-153, in total yardage.
Bogden finished with six carries for 121 yards and two scores and Danzell Harris had 12 rushes for 71 yards. Kovach finished the night 12-of-17 for 109 with a touchdown and an interception.
Jeremy Balboa finished with six carries for 29 yards to lead the Rockets, Kyle Rutledge had three catches for 41 yards and Rhett Petersen caught three passes for 30 yards.
This Friday, Oak Harbor travels to Clyde to face a 5-1 Flier club that is currently ranked first in the Division III, Region 8 Standings with 12.22 points. Clyde lost, 26-21, to Perkins last week after reaching No. 2 in the Div. III AP Ohio High School Football Poll.