The Bulldog’s finished their regular season at a very impressive 10-0 record; however, if you ask the players, the job was not finished at that point in the season. The Bulldogs went into their first round playoff game facing the 15th seed, Berea-MidPark.
The Bulldogs went into the game with high confidence after finishing their season on a very high note. On the contrary, the Titans came into the game following a devastating loss during the final moments of the game. Whether these two things played in a factor when the two teams met Saturday night no one knows; however, everyone knows the Bulldogs came out on top with a 57-34 victory.
The Bulldogs got the game going early with a very effective rushing attack. Junior quarterback Kyle Vantrease led the team down the field before rushing it in himself for a 12-yard touchdown. This would come out to be one of Vantrease’s two rushing touchdowns this game alone.
Senior running back Jayson Gobble did not disappoint either as Gobble found the end zone three times, complementing his 284 rush yards.
At halftime the Bulldogs were winning 28-20, thanks to a last second touchdown before the half ended.
The Bulldogs did not waste this momentum going into the second-half. Stow score in under a minute into the second half from a 35-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Logan Lindsay.
Every time the Titans were within one possession of the game, the Bulldogs found answers immediately. It wasn’t until mid-way through the third quarter the Bulldogs started to pull away.
Junior Joe Gobble helped his team with a second half interception that he returned for 69 yards. This interception led to Sophomore Terrian Wray’s five yard touchdown run.
As the Titans’ season came to a close, they score the final touchdown of the game, making the final score 57-34 Stow.
The Bulldogs will travel to Infocision Stadium in Akron this Saturday to face the Solon Comets. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm and tickets will be sold starting this Wednesday.