SHEFFIELD TWP. — Dominant defense and a fast start was the formula early, then pouring it on in the second half led Clearview to a 50-6 win over Brookside on Friday night at Tom Hoch Field.
Clearview scored two more defensive touchdowns tonight, giving them five defensive touchdowns to go along with two forced safeties in the first five weeks of the season. The Clipper defense also held its opponent in single digits scoring for the fourth consecutive week (Harvey 8, John Hay 7, Wellington 6, Brookside 6).
Clearview’s first touchdown was scored less than a minute into the game. After Brookside took the opening kickoff, Jaylen Paschel made an interception and returned it 50 yards for the Clearview touchdown. Clearview went up 6-0.
After a Brookside three-and-out, the Clippers capitalized. Drew Engle’s 1 yard touchdown run capped a 73 yard drive and put the Clippers up 14-0 after the Terry to Rentfle 2-point conversion.
Both offenses stalled for about a quarter. The next scoring didn’t happen until the latter half of the second quarter, when Anthony Terry hit Gee Newton on a beautiful fade pattern into the end zone for a 25 yard touchdown pass. Clearview led 20-0.
Brookside got on the board right before the half when Owen Rozanc hit a 35-yard field goal. Clearview led 20-3 at the half.
The Clippers started the second half with the ball and capitalized. Drew Engle’s second touchdown run of the night, this time from 11 yards out, built Clearview’s lead to 26-3.
After a Cardinals punt, Engle struck again. His third touchdown run, this time from 70 yards, punched the lead out to 34-3 and the rout and running clock was on.
Khaliel Fenderson added the Clippers second defensive touchdown of the night with a 50 yard fumble return for a touchdown, punching the lead out to 42-3 as Fabion Kirkwood ran in the 2-point conversion.
Owen Rozanc added a 40-yard field goal to cut the lead to 42-6, then, on the first play from scrimmage following the ensuing kickoff, Nomar Salas broke free for a 65 yard touchdown run. Trevor Bauer added the 2-point conversion to make the final 50-6.
Clearview is now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Clearview will host Oberlin on Friday, September 29 in week 6 action, which will be the homecoming game at Clearview. Brookside falls to 1-4.
Clearview 50, Brookside 6
Brookside 0 3 0 3 6
Clearview 14 8 22 8 50
- C – Paschel 50 yd interception return (2 pt conversion fails), C 6-0
- C – Engle 1 yd TD run (Terry to Rentfle 2 pt conversion), C 14-0
- C – Terry to Newton 25 yd TD pass (2 pt conversion fails), C 20-0
- B – Rozanc 35 yd field goal, C 20-3
- C – Engle 11 yd TD run (2 pt conversion fails), C 26-3
- C – Engle 70 yd TD run (2 pt conversion good), C 34-3
- C – Fenderson 50 yd fumble return for TD (Kirkwood run 2 pt conversion), C 42-3
- B – Rozanc 40 yd field goal, C 42-6
- C – Salas 65 yd TD run (Bauer run 2 pt conversion), C 50-6