Newton Falls has racked up over 300 yards of total offense in just one half en route to a 55-7 victory over Rootstown.
In the first quarter, quarterback Brandon Fuller called his own number when he scampered for a 15 yard touchdown making it 7-0 Tigers. Fuller found the end zone four minutes later on a nine yard run. He wasn’t done there though. With 15 seconds left to go in the first quarter, Fuller took off on the quarterback keeper scoring from 25 yards out, pushing the lead to 20-0 in the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter Derek Walton plunged into the end zone from three yards out giving Newton Falls the 28-0 advantage. Larry Zarlengo finished off the scoring in the first half when he scored from two yards out.
The Tigers held a 35-0 lead at the half.
Newton Falls wasted no time getting on the board in the third quarter. Tyler Marsh received the kickoff and went 75 yards down the field to pay dirt, pushing the lead to 41-0.
Josh Wishonant pushed the lead to 48-0 when he took the hand off and found the end zone from three yards out.
After Rootstown finally got on the board with just over two minutes to go in the third quarter, Newton Falls answered right back. Dereck Backherms scampered for a 23 yard score, making it 55-7 in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers finished off the Rovers, winning 55-7.
Newton Falls opens the season 1-0.