ATWATER, Ohio (WKBN) – In Jason Lude’s debut as the head football coach at Western Reserve, the Blue Devils responded with a 36-8 win over Waterloo.
Reserve ran the ball 44 times for 339 yards which was good for an average of 7.7 yards per carry. The team was led by junior David Altiere, who scored the game’s first 3 touchdowns including a kickoff return to begin the contest. Altiere finished his night by rushing for 241 yards and an average of 11 yards per tote. Coach Lude’s offense passed just once.
Bobby Makin led Waterloo with 107 yards rushing.
Last year, the Devils shut out the Vikings 48-0 in week eight.
Stats provided by Sean Garner (Western Reserve)
Western Reserve, 36-8 (F)
WR – David Altiere, 75-yard kickoff return for TD (WR 8-0)
WR – David Altiere, 86-yard TD run (WR 16-0)
WR – David Altiere, 13-yard TD run (WR 22-0)
WR – Russ Adair, 1-yard TD run (WR 28-0)
WR – TJ Hively, 1-yard TD run (WR 36-0)
WA – Joe Thomas, 1-yard TD run (WR 36-8)
Next week, Western Reserve will tangle with Springfield in their home opener.
The Vikings will play at home once again while they welcome Jackson-Milton in week two.
Sept. 4 – Springfield
Sept. 11 – at Mineral Ridge
Sept. 18 – Jackson-Milton
Sept. 4 – Jackson-Milton
Sept. 11 – at Lowellville
Sept. 18 – at Sebring