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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Football: Genoa grinds out big victory over Royals
BLOOMDALE -- On a rainy Friday night, the Genoa Comets figured nothing good was going to come from going to the air.

The Comets didn't throw a pass all night but had plenty of yardage on the ground in defeating Elmwood 53-6 in a Northern Buckeye Conference game.

Kyle Nutter led Genoa with 127 yards on 25 carries and four touchdowns as the Comets ran 49 times for 276 yards. Nutter ran for scores of 1, 10, 1 and 15 yards.

Kyle Edwards (17 yards), Ryan Espinoza (33) and Cody Pickard (26) also rushed for TDs for Genoa (7-0, 4-0 NBC). Genoa added a touchdown on a fumble recovery.

Austin Jasso led Elmwood (3-4, 1-3) with 61 yards on 16 carries as the Royals rushed 41 times for 126 yards.

Quarterback Zach Foster was 4 of 7 for 65 yards and a 19-yard scoring strike to Aaron Arnold.

Genoa 13 6 28 6 -- 53

Elmwood 0 0 6 0 -- 0

First Quarter

GEN -- K. Nutter 1 run (kick failed)

GEN -- K. Nutter 10 run (Pickard kick)

Second Quarter

GEN -- Edwards 17 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

GEN -- K. Nutter 1 run (kick failed)

ELM -- Arnold 19 pass from Foster (kick failed)

GEN -- Espinoza 33 run (D. Nutter run)

GEN -- Fumble return (Pickard kick)

GEN -- K. Nutter 15 run (Pickard kick)

Fourth Quarter

GEN -- Pickard 26 run (kick failed)



PEMBERVILLE -- Eastwood ran out to a 41-0 halftime lead and never looked back, thumping Fostoria 61-6 on Friday in a Northern Buckeye Conference contest.

Eastwood (4-3, 4-0 NBC) gained 314 rushing yards and scored seven touchdowns, while holding Fostoria (0-7, 0-4) to 188 total yards.

The Eagles jumped out to an early lead when Isaiah Conkle returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for the first of seven Eastwood touchdowns.

That was a sign of things to come.

With Eastwood ahead 14-0, the Eagles took over again after recovering a fumble by Fostoria quarterback Dom Fuller, who was starting in place of injured senior Adonis Cousin.

Eastwood quarterback Jack Schmeltz made it 21-0 on a 13-yard keeper with 4:57 left in the first quarter.

Brent Schlumbohm carried 14 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns to lead Eastwood.

Keanu Crowe led Fostoria with 124 yards on 24 carries, including the Redmen's only touchdown.

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