The Woodridge football team's defense forced seven turnovers (four fumbles and three interceptions) and scored three touchdowns against Streetsboro Oct. 11 at Glinatsis Stadium.
That led the Bulldogs to a 41-7 win.
Woodridge improved to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the Portage Trail Conference County Division, while Streetsboro dropped to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the County Division.
In the first quarter, the Bulldogs' defense did all the scoring.
After the Rockets completed a 52-yard pass play on a fake punt, Woodridge struck back when Brandon Williams jumped an out route and returned the interception 85 yards for a touchdown.
On the next Streetsboro drive, a blown handoff resulted in the Bulldogs' Demetrius Tabler scooping up the loose ball and returning the fumble 27 yards for a touchdown.
The Rockets blocked the extra point, but Woodridge led 13-0 without earned a first down on offense.
Streetsboro's offensive woes were just starting, as the Rockets lost another fumble and tossed another interception early in the second quarter.
Woodridge took advantage of the second miscue, as quarterback Tom Finegan hit Thomas Pyle in the end zone with a 20-yard pass. Finegan then competed a pass to Anthony Thurman for the two-point conversion, making it 21-0 with 8 minutes, 43 seconds left in the half.
However, the Bulldogs' offense was far from perfect. Woodridge had three drives stall in the Rockets' territory in the first half, including a couple of missed passes in the end zone.
Streetsboro finally got its offense going with a 38-yard scramble by quarterback Jerry Judd. That set up a 9-yard sweep by running back Johnathan Williams into the end zone with 5:20 left in the first half.
Despite the four first-half turnovers, the Rockets were still in the game at 21-7 at halftime.
However, Streetsboro's turnover issues didn't end at the half.
The Rockets fumbled on the first play of the second half and Woodridge's Dom Baker recovered at the Streetsboro 38.
Four plays later, Brandon Williams ran in a 21-yard touchdown run.
Williams led the Bulldogs with 58 yards rushing on seven carries.
Then, with Streetsboro driving, the Rockets fumbled inside the Woodridge 10-yard line. Jackson Taylor scooped up the ball and ran 95 yards for the touchdown with 9:31 left in the third quarter.
Woodridge's final score also was set up by a turnover, when Joe Novak intercepted the ball early in the fourth quarter and returned it to the Streetsboro 15.
Three plays later, Finegan ran a 1-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown, completing the scoring at 41-7 with 10:36 left in the game.
The teams finished even in total yards with 231 yard apiece.
For more, see the Oct. 16 edition of the Streetsboro Gateway News.