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Tigers blitz Irish to stay undefeated

West Liberty-Salem’s football team overcame a series of lightning delays to handle host Springfield Catholic Central 25-6 on Friday in an Ohio Heritage Conference contest.


West Liberty-Salem’s Taylor Cordell looks for room to run during Friday’s game at Springfield Catholic Central. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)

The Tigers march to 5-0 overall and are 2-0 in the OHC. The Irish remain winless at 0-5, 0-2.

Riley Sims recorded a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give WL-Salem a 7-0 lead.

The Tiger defense added points in the first quarter when Matt Ulmer recorded a safety to make the score 9-0.

In the second quarter, Catholic Central’s Dimitrious Dimitroff broke free for a 57-yard TD run. The extra-point attempt missed, making the score 9-6.

WL-Salem pulled away later in the second quarter when Sims threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Ross Hickenbottom. That gave the Tigers a 16-0 lead at halftime.

Sims added another score for WL-Salem in the third quarter with a 1-yard TD run. His third touchdown made the score 23-6.

The Tigers’ defense recorded a second safety when Logan Stapleton tackled the SCC ball carrier in the end zone, making it 25-6.

Neither team was able to score in the fourth quarter.

Individual stats were not reported.

WL-Salem is back in action Friday at Northeastern for another OHC contest.

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