Eastwood holds off Oak Harbor in a thriller

Staff Writer

Oak Harbor found out the hard way just how good Case Boos — and, by extension, Eastwood football teams — truly are.
With the undefeated Eagles facing a third-and-11 at the Rockets 47-yard-line and 1:34 remaining in the game, they needed a first down to run out the clock and got a 12-yard run around left end by their star quarterback, who got the edge on the defender and extended the ball across the 36 just before going out of bounds for a 12-yard gain, good enough to give the team a fresh set of downs and ensure a hard-fought, 24-20 victory over the Rockets in the second round of the Division V playoffs.
Trailing 14-3 at halftime, Eastwood (12-0) scored 21 unanswered points to take a 24-14 lead. Oak Harbor (10-2) cut the deficit to four points after Jaqui Hayward scored on a 1-yard run with 1:49 to play, but it wasn’t enough. Boos, one of the best players in Ohio, was a workhorse, carrying the ball 30 times for 191 yards and a touchdown, and while he completed just 2-of-5 passes for 98 yards, both of them were incredibly crucial. The first, a 37-yard pass to Isaac Reynolds, helped set up the go-ahead touchdown, and the final one, a 61-yard toss to Kaiden Sanchez on third-and-10 that went for a touchdown with 5:31 to play, gave Eastwood a 24-14 lead and command of the game.


The Press

The Press
1550 Woodville Road
Millbury, OH 43447

(419) 836-2221

Email Us

Facebook Twitter

Ohio News Media Association