NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The lights of playing at Springfield and on the Game of the Week weren’t too bright as South Range downed the Tigers, 41-21. The Raiders’ monumental victory snapped Springfield’s 21-game regular season winning streak.
Raider quarterback Billy Skripac threw for 229 yards on 13 of 16 passes while also rushing for 93 stripes. South Range’s workhorse Dylan Dominguez ran the ball 26 times for 185 yards (3 TDs). Ayden Leon caught 5 passes for 107 yards.
South Range finished with 66 offensive plays; while the Tigers had just 30 plays from scrimmage. The Raiders also converted 25 first downs while making 10 of 13 third downs.
South Range elected to receive the opening kickoff. The Raiders’ offense possessed the ball for 13 plays and advanced the pigskin all the way inside the Tiger 10-yard line. Springfield’s Marshall Yelkin-Franceschelli caused a fumble as his teammate Joey Sandine recovered the turnover at the 1-yard line.
After converting back-to-back first downs on a pass and run by Beau Brungard, the Tigers were forced to punt after South Range’s defense tightened.
The Raiders finished off their next offensive possession on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Billy Skripac to Ayden Leon to take a lead, 7-0, in the second quarter. The drive took 10-plays to complete their drive of 69 yards. Through their first two possessions, the Raiders have converted 4 of 5 third down conversions, 9 first downs and have accumulated 141 total yards of offense (61 passing, 80 rushing).
However, it wouldn’t take Springfield long to respond as on their third play from scrimmage, Beau Brungard found Seandelle Gardner on a 75-yard pass and catch to tie the game at 7 midway through the second quarter.
Back comes South Range as they completed a 60-yard drive on 7-plays which was capped by Dylan Dominguez’s 1-yard run to take back the advantage at 14-7.
Following a Brungard interception by Cory Penick, Skripac completed 3 passes on the ensuing drive (completing a pair to Leon for 17 and 37 yards). Number 17 took it in from 19-yards out to give the Raiders a 21-7 lead at the half.
After a Joey Plunkett interception deep in Raider territory, Skripac completed a 76-yard touchdown throw to Shane Lindstrom to give the Raiders a commanding 20-point lead (27-7) late in the third quarter.
On the ensuing kickoff, Joey Sandine returned the kick 47-yards to give Springfield a short field to work with under 3 minutes to play in the third quarter. Three plays later, Brungard scampered 11-yards to pay dirt to cut the lead to 13 points (27-14).
South Range answered the Tigers’ score with one of their own with Dominguez going in from 4-yards away to take a 20-point lead (34-14). Before the scoring play, Dominguez went for 37 yards to put the Raiders down at the Tiger 4-yard line.
Back came Springfield’s high-octane offense, Brungard connected on three passes which resulted in first downs. On the 6th play of the drive, Brungard dove in from 5-yards away to cut the deficit to 13-points once again (34-21) with 9:27 to go.
The Raiders closed out the game with a 13-play, 73-yard drive which took over 9 minutes to complete. Dominguez finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Raiders’ week one contest with an exclamation point. South Range won, 41-21.
South Range, 41-21 (F)
SR – Ayden Leon, 22-yard TD catch from Billy Skripac (SR 7-0, 10:14)
Sp – Seandelle Gardner, 75-yard TD catch from Beau Brungard (T 7-7, 8:27)
SR – Dylan Dominguez, 1-yard TD run (SR 14-7, 4:54)
SR – Billy Skripac, 19-yard TD run (SR 21-7, 0:12)
SR – Shane Lindstrom, 76-yard TD catch from Billy Skripac (SR 27-7, 3:27)
Sp – Beau Brungard, 11-yard TD run (SR 27-14, 2:08)
SR – Dylan Dominguez, 4-yard TD run (SR 34-14, 11:50)
Sp – Beau Brungard, 5-yard TD run (SR 34-21, 9:27)
SR – Dylan Dominguez, 5-yard TD run (SR 41-21, 0:25)
Unofficial Individual Stats
Rushing – Dylan Dominguez 26-185; Billy Skripac 15-93; Connor Jones 4-28; Shane Lindstrom 3-2; Luke Starkey 1-3; Tyler Remish 1-2
Passing – Billy Skripac 13-16-0-229
Receiving – Ayden Leon 5-107; Shane Lindstrom 3-83; JD Crouse 3-20; Dylan Dominguez 2-23
Rushing – Beau Brungard 10-57; Bo Snyder, 5-21; Dylan Sheely 1-3; Coltyn Gebhardt 1-3
Passing – Beau Brungard 10-14-2-193
Receiving – Seandelle Gardner 4-96; Nick Slike 2-37; Jakob Joyce 2-36; Coltyn Gebhardt 1-14
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