Western Reserve rebounds; Velasquez passes for 3 TDs

Adam Gatrell ran for a season-high 189 rushing yards.

Western Reserve Blue Devils High School Football - Berlin Center, OH

BERLIN CENTER, Ohio (WKBN) – After falling to Springfield last week, Western Reserve shut out Waterloo 42-0. The win was the Blue Devils’ fifth in their last six outings. Reserve (6-2) has now posted a 9-1 mark in their last 10 contests at home.

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In the first half, Dom Velasquez threw a pair of scores for the Devils. In the first quarter, Velasquez found Jack Cappabianca on a 6-yard toss and in the second frame he completed a 39-yard score to Kade Hilles.

Gatrell scored his second touchdown of the game late in the third quarter while Velasquez threw his third score in the final quarter.

Velasquez completed 12 of 23 passes for 185 yards. Gatrell ran for 189 stripes on 16 carries. Hilles led the team in receiving with 4 catches for 67 yards.

The Devils outgained Waterloo – 457-62 – in total yards. The Vikings turned the ball over twice.

Waterloo (3-5) has won just once in their last six tries on the road. The Vikes’ quarterback Riley Swindell connected on 5 of 11 tosses for 53 yards.


Scoring Chart
Western Reserve, 42-0
First Quarter
WR – Jack Cappabianca, 6-yard TD catch from Dom Velasquez (WR 7-0, 9:44)
WR – Adam Gatrell, 38-yard TD run (WR 14-0, 6:11)
Second Quarter
WR – Marcos Cruz, 2-yard TD run (WR 21-0, 11:19)
WR – Kade Hilles, 39-yard TD catch from Dom Velasquez (WR 28-0, 4:29)
Third Quarter
WR – Adam Gatrell, 5-yard TD run (WR 35-0, 4:00)
Fourth Quarter
WR – Aaron Posten, 25-yard TD catch from Dom Velasquez (WR 42-0, 5:05)

Next week, Reserve visits rival-McDonald while Waterloo will welcome Sebring on Senior Night.

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