Tonight, those who came out to Bulldog
stadium got a taste of the Bulldogs that we should have seen last
week: Tough, determined and victorious.
Stow managed a 33-26 victory over Kent
Roosevelt, a football squad that had one impressive campaign in 2011,
after dropping their first game to Hoover in a lopsided home opener.
Matt Beech again proved himself as a worthy tailback, paving his way
to a two-touchdown, 157-yard night. Brian Baranowski was the first to
score for the Maroon and Gold, pounding through the line on a
one-yard run. Quarterback Brian Groves looked much better tonight,
throwing an endzone touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyler DeVitis,
and rushing for six points as well.
The trick was the Bulldog defense.
Whatever Mark Nori's squad did on the other side of the ball, it
worked; Kent's Tra'von Chapman had an off night, coughing up a fumble
and throwing two interceptions (in his defense, Chapman did find his
groove again in the fourth by passing two touchdowns). Trei Thomas
led the receievers tonight, as he was on the other end of one of
Chapman's touchdown heaves and managed 147 yards.
The two interceptions Chapman threw
were caught by both Beech and Groves—two offensive leaders looking
to help their own cause. Stow's Andy Conrad had the lone Bulldog sack
on the night, and the defense accumulated 33 tackles for the game.
Next week the Bulldogs will be squaring off against Firestone at home. The win tonight puts Stow at 1-1 with a 1-0 division record.