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Streetsboro football team routs Champion in season opener

Published: August 29, 2014 11:48 PM

The host Streetsboro football team earned a 40-7 vicotry over Champion Aug. 29 at Glinatsis Stadium.

The Rockets' defense really came to life, allowing less than 50 yards going into halftime.

Junior Jerry Judd led Streetsboro’s offense, throwing for 165 yards with three touchdowns and running for 60 yards — highlighted by a 38-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Junior Johnathan Williams also broke off two long runs late in the second quarter, one of them being a 37-yard TD run.

Early in the second quarter Judd threw the ball up in the end zone where sophomore Dakari Carter made a tremendous play on the ball to haul in the catch and add another six to the scoreboard for the Rockets.

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After scoring only six points in the first quarter, the Rockets responded in the second by scoring 34 points.

Carter returned the opening kickoff and a punt for touchdowns, but both were called back due to penalties.

In the first half, Streetsboro’s defense got to the quarterback four times, causing five fumbles while recovering two of them.

Champion only had one first down in the entire first half, which was then ruined by a Carter fumble recovery.

Coming out in the second half Champion looked to have gained a little momentum, driving down into Streetsboro territory.

Then junior Brandon Allen handed the ball off and the Rockets caused a fumble and recovered it.

Streetsboro held the Golden Flashes to less than 90 yards on the ground and 50 through the air for the game.

The Rockets held Champion to a zero on the scoreboard until Champion crossed the goal line on a one-yard run by senior Mason Brown with 7 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter  

Brown led the Golden Flashes offensively with 11 carries for 15 yards and a touchdown.

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