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US, Hawken post conference shutouts Gilmour Academy still in pur
US, Hawken post conference shutouts Gilmour Academy still in pursuit
By TONY LANGE
After suffering its first loss of the season, University School rebounded by pummeling Lakeside last Saturday, 68-0.
At 2-1, the Preppers are tied for second place in the Premier Athletic Conference with Eastlake North, Madison and Riverside. Willoughby South, which handed University School its only loss of the season, is the only undefeated team in PAC action.
Meanwhile, Hawken School picked up a win in its conference opener against Richmond Heights last Friday as the Hawks routed the Spartans 43-0. In the five-team Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division, Beachwood leads the pack at 2-0. Independence is 0-1, Richmond Heights is 0-2 and Cuyahoga Heights hasn't played a Metro Division team yet.
As a team without a conference, Gilmour Academy gave up a few big plays and missed opportunities during its 28-6 loss to Trinity last Saturday, which put the Lancers at 0-6.
University School 68
University School (5-1, 2-1) routed Lakeside (1-5, 0-3) from the get-go in last Saturday's shutout.
Without its starting quarterback, Lakeside fumbled the ball on its own 20-yard line to start the game, which led to Luke Vadas's 12-yard touchdown run and the Preppers' early 7-0 lead.
Lakeside was not in full force without their quarterback, University School head coach Jim Stephens said.
"After we scored, we saw that they were going to have a hard time," he said. "We took almost all of our first-team players out by the end of the second quarter."
Also scoring in the first quarter, Kevin Smith had a touchdown on a 14-yard run and Jeff Reimann had two catches from Tyler Eden for touchdowns --one for 33 yards and the other for 14, which gave the Preppers a 27-0 lead.
"Reimann has been playing well every week," Stephens said. "He's been starting both ways at defensive back and as receiver and he's really been in some ways one of our most valuable players."
In the second quarter, Eden had his own touchdown on a 29-yard carry. Harry Reu kicked a 19-yard field goal. Smith scored on 1-yard and 2-yard runs.
The halftime score was 51-0.
In the third quarter, Alex Taylor had a 2-yard touchdown reception from Jack Weber.
In the four quarter, Reu had a career long 40-yard field goal. Domenic Monaco finished the scoring on a 70-yard interception return.
Gilmour Academy 6
With a touchdown called back that would have put Gilmour Academy (0-6) up 7-0, a holding call was a penalty the Lancers could not afford during their 28-6 loss to Trinity (1-5) last Saturday.
Gilmour missed opportunities and didn't make plays, while the Trinity players did make plays, Gilmour head coach Shawn Dodd said.
"Credit to Trinity though, they did a nice job," he said.
Trinity scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter, a 22-yard pass in the second quarter, and a 62-yard run and 23-yard pass in the third quarter.
Gilmour's Harrison Hunt had the Lancers' only touchdown on a 85-yard interception return in the third quarter.
"It was a play over the middle that Trinity threw on a post route," Dodd said. "Harrison just stepped in front of the receiver, caught it and cut through the middle and up the left sideline. He's a good player and a good athlete who can do pretty much anything on the football field."
Hunt also tallied two catches for 26 yards and had five tackles on defense.
Leading the passing game, sophomore quarterback Matt Botek completed 16 of 29 passes for 126 yards with one interception.
"He looked pretty good," Dodd said. "We had some drops again and struggled catching the ball a bit. We relied on him a lot this week running the ball with Benoit Mapango out with a knee injury. We also played him at cornerback. That's the first time he's played defense this year for us. So, we asked a lot of him and his did a lot out there."
Michael Antonelli led the receiving game for the Lancers with five catches for 31 yards. He had nine tackles on defense.
Owen Brodhead had four catches for 27 yards. He had five tackles and a sack.
A.J. Wright, a sophomore, had three catches for 12 yards. He tallied nine tackles and recovered a fumble.
Conrad Geis and Paul Piazza both had seven tackles.
Hawken School 43
Richmond Heights 0
Hawken School (4-2, 1-0) scored early and often against Richmond Heights (1-5, 0-2) during the Hawks' first conference battle of the season.
Leading the scoring effort for the Hawks was Jeremy Simmons who scored on runs of 7 and 12 yards.
Baui Senkfor then scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone.
Ryan Stilson had an 11-yard touchdown run.
That was all in the first quarter as the Hawks took a 25-0 lead with three missed extra-point attempts.
In the second quarter, Simmons scored on a 3-yard run and Stilson scored on a 12-yard run for a 37-0 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Simmons scored his fourth touchdown of the game, and tenth in two weeks, on a 1-yard run for the final score of the game.
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