Fairland falls to bigger, better Bishop Hartley
PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — The speed and athleticism of Bishop Hartley were too overpowering and too much Friday in a 56-6 victory at Fairland.
Bishop Hartley, the No. 1 team in Ohio Division IV, Region 14, used an up-tempo attack which allowed them to score quickly and improve to 5-0. The Hawks didn’t face a third down until less than three minutes into the first half, their only one of the contest.
They scored on all seven of their possessions, including all six in the first half to take a 42-0 lead.
In the first half alone, the Hawks had 483 yards compared to the Dragons 41. Five of their six first half scoring drives were less than two minutes in length, with the sixth taking 2:03. The most plays in which they had the ball on a drive were six, which was on their final drive of the first half.
Fairland (2-3) attempted to slow Bishop Hartley’s momentum by not snapping the ball until the last few seconds of the play clock. While it might have limited the opposition from putting more points on the scoreboard, the Dragons were still unable to put together any offense. The Dragons didn’t cross the 50-yard line during the first half and collected just four first downs in the game’s opening half.
With numerous NCAA Division I prospects on their roster, the Hawks were able to zoom by the Dragons and break numerous tackles. Ja’Wuan Woodley, a verbal commit to Toledo racked up 116 yards on the ground on just four carries and scored twice. He added 26 receiving yards.
Bishop Hartley found the end zone in each quarter, including three times in both the first and second periods.
Woodley started the game with a 42 yard TD scamper just 40 seconds in. Two rushing touchdowns by Marcellus Calhoun in the first built the lead to 21-0.
Quarterback Jared Brandewie, who went 5-for-7 for 210 yards, connected with wideout Alonzo Saxton on the first play of the second quarter for an 86-yard touchdown pass.
Rushing touchdowns from Dominique Scott (50 yards) and Woodley (16 yards) added to the halftime margin.
The third and fourth quarters were trimmed to 10 minutes.
Hez Moore of the Hawks had one carry in the game, a 72-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Fairland’s touchdown was a Tyree Ceasar 1-yard run in the fourth period, and Moore took the ensuing kickoff back 65 yards for another Bishop Hartley score.
The Hawks outgained the Dragons, 556 yards to 84.
BISHOP HARTLEY 21 21 7 7 — 56
FAIRLAND 0 0 0 6 — 6
BH — Woodley 42 run (Barringer kick)
BH — Calhoun 6 run (Barringer kick)
BH — Calhoun 2 run (Barringer kick)
BH — Saxton 86 pass from Brandewie (Barringer kick)
BH — Scott 50 run (Barringer kick)
BH — Woodley 16 run (Barringer kick)
BH — Moore 72 run (Barringer kick)
FA — Ceaser 1 run (run failed)
BH — Moore 65 kickoff return (Barringer kick)
Total yards 556 84
First downs 11 9
Rushes-yards 19-346 44-84
Comp-Att-Int 5-7-0 0-4-0
Passing yards 210 0
Penalties-Yds 11-65 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0
RUSHING — BH: Woodley 4-116, 2 TD; Moore 1-72, TD; Mackowiak 4-56; Scott 1-50, TD; Calhoun 5-38 2 TD; Austin 1-13; Smith-Davis 1-5; Gault 2-(-4). FA: Murphy 13-50; Ceasar 22-34 TD; Short 1-3; Midkiff 1-0; Willis 5-(-1); Yancey 2-(-2).
PASSING — BH: Brandewie 5-of-7, 210 yards, TD. FA: Short 0-of-4.
RECEIVING — BH: Saxton 2-131, TD; Scott 1-37; Woodley 1-26; Matuska 1-16.