Grizzlies down Eagles
Fifth-ranked Ashland put up five touchdowns in the first half and breezed to a 48-0 Midwestern League football win over Eagle Point Friday at Walter A. Phillips Field.
The Grizzlies improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in league. The victory set up a huge showdown next Friday at third-ranked Crater.
Against Eagle Point (2-4, 0-2) DaMario Watson ripped off two long touchdowns to start the game and averaged 22.6 yards per carry on five attempts, giving him a total of 113 yards.
Quarterback Rieger Sayre completed 16 of 21 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns. He added a rushing score.
Watson had scoring runs of 58 and 32 yards in the first quarter.
Sayre connected with Logan Sanford for 14 yards and Nolan Rinefort for 18 yards on his TDs. The senior signal-caller’s scoring run was 1 yard.
Rinefort added a 16-yard scoring run, and Hayden Ellis recovered a fumble for a touchdown and led the Grizzlies’ defense with five tackles.
Austin Harris had six carries for 67 yards for Ashland, which rolled up 454 total yards.
Rinefort had three catches for 65 yards, and Nathan Carter nabbed six passes for 58 yards.
For the Eagles, Alex Smith completed 10 of 16 passes for 117 yards. He was intercepted twice.
Isaiah Hill led the rushers with 31 yards on nine carries.
Kyler Kendrick had two receptions for 47 yards and Jimmie Copeland five for 45.
A — Watson 58 run (Rinefort kick)
A — Watson 32 run (kick blocked)
A — Sayre 1 run (Rodriguez pass from Sayre)
A — Sanford 14 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
A — Rinefort 16 run (Rinefort kick)
A — Rinefort 18 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
A — Ellis fumble return (Rinefort kick)