September 24, 2020
The Kenston boys (1-2) will get back to the grindstone when they welcome the Division V Orrville Red Riders (2-2), of Wayne County, to town at 7 p.m. Friday at Bomber Stadium in Bainbridge Township.
The host Bombers are coming off two straight losses, including a 26-14 effort against Eastlake North last week.
Kenston 230-pound senior linebacker Anthony Valocchi had a 90-yard fumble recovery to tie that game, 14-14, at the end of the third quarter, but a three-and-out punt and an interception were the story of the Bombers’ offense in the fourth.
Defensively, Kenston forced two fumbles but surrendered 313 yards rushing on 54 Ranger carries, including four plays of 20-plus yards for North.
Orrville, under 15th-year head coach Doug Davault, who owns a 94-68 record at the helm, is coming off a 27-14 victory against Loudonville (1-3) in a game that the Red Riders’ defense came up with three interceptions.
Offensively, Orrville senior quarterback Cooper Haley threw a pair of touchdown strikes in the fourth quarter, including a 56-yard toss to D’Vontez Brown and a 25-yard toss to Domanik Jonas to pull away.
While Orrville was an 11-2 regional runner-up program last year, they’ve played their past three games without first-team all-Ohio senior running back Marquael Parks, who was arrested earlier this month in Stark County and faces charges on five felony counts.
Kenston and Orrville are new opponents.
TONY’S TAKE: Kenston wins, 28-16.