• Dr. Herpy

Tony’s Pigskin Picks, Week 6 vs Willoughby South

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times
October 1, 2020
by Tony Lange
Kenston at Willoughby South
After yet another canceled game by an opponent, the Kenston gridders (1-2) hope to get back to action for a road test against Western Reserve Conference foe Willoughby South (2-3) at 7 p.m. Friday at Harry E. Winters Stadium.
The Bombers had their week-one matchup against Mayfield canceled on them because a pair of Wildcat gridders tested positive for COVID-19, and then Division V Orrville refused to travel to Bomber territory last week because Kenston had three active cases at its high school.
With playoff brackets coming out Thursday, the Kenston boys were robbed of making one final impression before coaches vote on seeds in their region.
Willoughby South, under 17th-year head coach Matt Duffy, who owns 113-72 record at the helm, is coming off a 28-22 overtime victory against rival Eastlake North (3-2) in a game that the Rebels were gifted an overtime.
North faced a fourth down from deep in its own territory but owned a 22-15 lead with less than three minutes to play. Instead of kicking it away, the Rangers went for a fake punt that went nowhere. South was gifted a 16-yard field, and the Rebels capitalized to send it into overtime.
The Rebels’ offense was led by 160-pound sophomore Tyrone Singleton, who had 14 carries for 111 yards with three touchdowns, while 6-foot sophomore quarterback Colin Quinlan was six-of-17 passing for 64 yards.
Defensively, South surrendered 327 yards rushing.
In seven previous meetings, South owns a 4-3 series advantage against Kenston, but the Bombers’ won last year’s battle, 37-21.
TONY’S TAKE: South wins, 28-20.