SALINEVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – The Southern Local offense started fast, although the actual game started slowly, as Southern cruised to a 42-14 victory over Lisbon Friday night in Salineville.
It was a key Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference matchup as both teams came into the game in a three-way tie with United atop the conference standings.
Ryan Exline lead the way for the Indians in the game with three touchdowns.
The game began with a delayed start due to issues with multiple lights at the stadium leading to a kickoff just after 8 p.m.
The Indians didn’t waste any time after the long layover, driving right down the field and finishing with Exline’s one-yard touchdown run. Southern would carry a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Frank Shagnot’s touchdown extended the Indians’ lead to 14-0 in the second quarter.
Lisbon got on the board with a Trevor Siefke touchdown run to close the gap to 14-7.
The Indians would take a 28-7 lead into the half following Exline’s second touchdown run and a Markel Smith punt return for a score.
Exline’s third touchdown run extended the lead to 35-7 in the third quarter.
Shagnot’s second touchdown run of the game created a running clock early in the fourth quarter.
Siefke’s touchdown pass to Logan Stauffer closed the gap to 42-14 midway through the fourth.
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