Shadyside cruises to 4-0 with rout
SARAHSVILLE — It took Mark Holenka and his Shadyside Tigers all of 11 seconds to deflate Shenandoah’s Zeps Friday night in Noble County.
Senior Ian Baker dashed 85-yards to the house with the game-opening kickoff and the unbeaten Orange were on their way to yet another convincing victory.
Baker’s long-distance return sparked a productive 35-point opening 12 minutes and Holenka’s now 4-0 combine went on to post a 49-13 triumph.
The Tigers have captured three of their first four decisions away from home and will look forward to returning to Fleming Field where Linsly’s Cadets invade next Friday.
Holenka was able to substitute liberally – as early as the second quarter – with the Orange mounting a 49-6 intermission advantage.
Additionally, Shadyside’s defense recorded four take-a-ways on the night, pouncing on three Zep fumbles and also achieving a pass theft.
Rotating quarterbacks Chase Kinemond and Austin Dorris teamed for three completions in four attempts.
All three receptions resulted in touchdowns.
Following Baker’s game-opening romp, Kinemond found Logan Hudson from 11 yards out.
Hudson converted the first of five PAT conversions.
Kinemond was at it again on Shadyside’s ensuing possession, this time connecting with Dorris on an 11-yard score. With Dorris under center moments later, the Orange’s talented sophomore hooked up with Hudson on a 24-yard scoring strike.
Before the opening period had run its course, junior Chris Littell tallied on a seven-yard run. Hudson’s placement made for a 35-0 lighting.
Senior Brooks Ramsey got into the scoring column early in the second round via a one-yard blast. Freshman Stevie Doughty came on for the PAT and it was 42-0.
Zeps’ quarterback Eli Hurst broke off a 31-yard scoring gallop for a 42-6 issue before Shadyside sophomore Eric Howell capped the Orange uprising with an eight-yard TD blast.
Howell ran for a team-leading 67 yards as Holenka employed a number of runners.
Ramsey contributed 40 ground stripes and freshman Brett Howell came off the bench to gain 33.
Dorris recorded a pass interception with junior Jake Duvall recovering a Zep fumble in addition to Kahl and fellow frosh Julian Runyan.
Shadyside generated 210 total yards and overcame six penalties resulting in 40 yards in losses.
The Zeps of first-year coach Kaleb Lawrence registered 223 yards and were penalized six times for 32 stripes.
Next Friday, the Zeps remain home to face Barnesville’s Shamrocks.