LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – After beginning the season with a 1-3 mark, the Western Reserve football team has evened their record at 3-3 following their 43-6 win over Lowellville this evening. The Blue Devils have posted 89 points in their last two games after registering just a 22.7 scoring average in their previous three contests.
The Blue Devils opened the contest with a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to the connection between Dominic Velasquez to Kade Hilles. They only connected twice in the game but both times were for six points. Velasquez threw for over 100-yards for the third time this season (6-12, 118 yards). Following Hilles’ 2 catch games, he’s now caught 5 passes for 119 yards over the last two weeks. Jack Cappabianca continued his tear on opposing defenses after his 72 yard night on only 8 carries (TD). Adam Gatrell ran the ball twice and scored both times (10, 32).
Reserve’s Caleb Quinn had a pair of quarterback takedowns while Karl Klockenga finished with the team’s lone interception. The Blue Devil defense allowed just 83 yards of total offense.
Lowellville’s Achili Minch ran the ball 15 times for 53 yards as he led the Rockets. Quarterback Jake Rotz completed 5 of 10 passes for 24 yards.
W – Kade Hilles, 28-yard TD catch from Dominic Velasquez (8:28, W 7-0)
W – Adam Gatrell, 10-yard TD run (3:32, W 13-0)
W – Kade Hilles, 48-yard TD catch from Dominic Velasquez (0:03, W 20-0)
W – Adam Gatrell recovers fumble for TD on a blocked punt (10:23, W 27-0)
W – Safety on botched punt (7:44, W 29-0)
W – Jack Cappabianca, 23-yard TD run (7:10, W 36-0)
W – Adam Gatrell, 32-yard TD run (5:35, W 43-0)
L – Vinnie Kacir, 1-yard TD run (5:28, W 43-6)
Final Score: Western Reserve, 43-6
Reserve returns home next week for their annual rivalry game against McDonald. Lowellville will take on Mineral Ridge on the road.
Oct. 7 – McDonald, 7
Oct. 14 – Jackson-Milton, 7
Oct. 21 – at Mineral Ridge, 7
Oct. 7 – at Mineral Ridge, 7
Oct. 14 – Sebring, 7
Oct. 21 – at Jackson-Milton, 7