NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Springfield rolled past McDonald 49-13 Friday night in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Scarlet Tier affair.
McDonald had won 5 of their last 7 meetings with Springfield, however the last time they met the Tigers walked away with the win and clinched the MVAC crown.
Beau Brungard tossed for 252 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in the win. He also rushed for 54 yards for the Tigers.
Clayton Nezbeth rushed for 93 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.
Clay Medvec caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.
McDonald was led by Dom Schadl who piled up 179 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Springfield opened the scoring when Brungard found AJ Ross for the night’s first touchdown. Clay Medvec set up the score with a 55-yard catch and run where he split McDonald’s defense. Springfield led 7-0 in the first quarter.
At the start of the second quarter, the Tigers added to their lead. Clayton Nezbeth, raced in for a 19 yard touchdown, putting Springfield up 14-0 to start the second quarter.
Later, on a trick play, Brungard found a wide open Clayton Nezbeth to put Springfield up 21-0.
Dom Schadl put McDonald on the board in the second quarter with a touchdown run of his own.
WIth :15 seconds left until the half, Brungard and the Tigers went back to the bag of tricks, completing a pass to Jakob Joyce who then pitched the ball to Lukas Yemma on the hook-and-ladder. Yemma outran the McDonald defense giving Springfield a 28-7 halftime lead.
It was more Tiger offense to start off the second half and more Clayton Nezbeth. He raced untouched for a 60 yard touchdown, increasing the Tiger lead to 35-7.
Springfield extended the lead later in the third quarter as Beau Brungard threw a 30 yard strike to Clayton Medvec, putting Springfield up 42-7.
With Brungard out of the game, Joey Sandine got in on the action for the Tigers as he kept it himself and rolled in from 16 yards out to put Springfield up 49-7 in the fourth quarter.
The Blue Devils fought for one final score in the fourth quarter as Oniah Russo found paydirt for the touchdown.
Springfield improves to 3-0 overall on the season. The Tigers will host Lowellville in week four.
McDonald drops to 2-1. The Blue Devils will host Mineral Ridge next Friday night.