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Fliers Unleash the Bomb Squad in 49-3 Drubbing of Port Clinton
Veteran line coach Ryan Greenslade has mentored his share of linemen since his days playing one at Baldwin Wallace University! In his 20 years as a coach for Bellevue and Clyde, the current athletic director has observed the development of many a good line.
Recently, Coach Greenslade has noted that the line he helps this season may be one of his very best.
“These boys really are a pleasure to coach. There are no egos, just quality kids who just want to learn and help their team win.”
Tonight, at Robert J. Bishop Jr. Stadium, the offense behind Greenslade’s weapons in the trench and the skilled players steamrolled Port Clinton for 508 yards in total offense. The Redskins only stopped our Fliers once on downs. It was a Blue and Gold ‘beat down’ of a 3-1 team from the Bay Division.
The Fliers opened the scoring midway through the first on a 40 yard strike from senior quarterback Trevor Burtch to fellow senior Logan Riehl. That was followed by a Braydi Clark touchdown run early in the second period. The junior running back continues to be a dependable bruising back for Coach Carter. Eighteen carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns made up the personable teen’s resume for September 22.
The Redskins tallied their lone score on a 30 yard field goal later in the second, but that only served to refuel the Flier engine. Braydi scored on another run and with PAT kicker Mason Johnson booting the pig through the bars, the Fliers were in command 21-3 by halftime.
Unlike some other years where lesser teams would come out soft in the head, this group seems to just keep playing hard every play. The result were 28 unanswered points and a fourth quarter where junior varsity boys could taste some Friday night action.
Trevor Burtch had a brilliant night throwing the ball. For a first year quarterback, Trevor has turned heads with his precision passing. Against the Redskins, the 6’2, 185 pounder threw 16 completions in 20 attempts for 252 yards. He remains the top statistical passer in the Lake Division.
Logan Riehl was a Heisman nominee tonight. The chiseled two way player caught seven passes for a whopping 171 yards and two touchdowns.
But the good guys had even more firepower. Always a touchdown threat, Connor Long in the second half electrified the Fliernation faithful with an 85 yard run for six. He doesn’t touch the ball on the ground often, but Connor is a huge card in Coach Carter’s potent offensive hand. On defense, he reminds people why he gained All-Ohio first team status in 2016.
The impressive thing fro this author is seeing the continued progression of this unselfish team from the first scrimmage with now First ranked Eastwood in Division 5.
In the early going through Anthony Wayne, the offense has clicked. The defense has hiccuped several times early on, but the number of big plays by our opponents is steadily shrinking.
Now, the Fliers head into Lake Division play with nostrils snorting and confidence exploding. We like this team. It Continues to play regardless of the scouting report. The heads still fit in the helmets and the senior leadership is paying off.
Starting with Perkins at home Friday night, look for the offense behind Stanley, Wampler, Ungerer, Florence, and Dowling to keep grinding out yards and airing it out for a even more yards. Look for the Mighty Clyde Fliers to make their name known right through week ten.
Just keep playing hard play after play! And with this year’s squad, you can bet they will!
Nick Webb, a sophomore, scored his first varsity touchdown in the final frame. Together with Gunner Golden, the Fliers have a full hangar of running backs in the future.