Oak Glen still struggles against the rush

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s senior night was filled with scoring and put the seniors out in style with a 69-25 win over Oak Glen Friday night.

The Beavers were looking to bounce back after two straight shutout losses, and they did in a big way. Garrett Givens highlighted the night with five rushing touchdowns.

In his second week back from injury, senior Michael Clendenning started the night in a big way for Beaver Local when he had an 80-yard touchdown run.

“It felt pretty good,” Clendenning said. “I practiced hard and had some physical therapy to get back. It was great to come out on senior night.”

Clendenning had 166 rushing yards before leaving in the first quarter after he reinjured his ankle.

Beaver Local finishes the season 7-3.

“It’s always nice to send our seniors out on a win,” Beaver Local coach Mike McKenzie said. “It was a chance for them to get some recognition, and its a nice way to end their careers.”

Oak Glen hung around in the first quarter thanks to an aerial assault from quarterback Nick Chaney. Ethan Travis reeled in a lob pass and ran 75 yards for the touchdown. Travis had 157 yards on five catches.

The first quarter also featured a 10-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Patterson and an 11-yard touchdown strike to Zach Taylor.

“We started to put some safety help over the top,” McKenzie said. “Early on we wanted to get some pressure, but Chaney got the ball off so quick we had to drop more people in coverage.”

After three first quarter touchdown passes from Chaney, the Beavers went on a scoring run. They scored 47 points unanswered to jump out to a huge lead.

The scoring run started when Givens had a 28-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter with 9:25 remaining. Givens finished 61 yards and five touchdowns.

Senior Torey Calio finished the night with a 56-yard punt return touchdown and a 47-yard rush for another touchdown.

“It’s undescribable,” Calio said. “Words would not do tonight justice. I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else these past four years.”

Oak Glen falls to 2-7 and will finish the season next week at Wheeling Central.

“We were able to execute on some big plays in the first half,” Oak Glen coach Ted Arneault said. “We are just a really young team, and Beaver Local is a very good football team. The team has become very close, and that’s one thing I am proud of. The seniors on this team have set the tone for this team for the future.”

McKenzie finishes his first year at Beaver Local with the best record since 2005.

“It’s nice to get this win,” McKenzie said. “At times I felt like I let this team down not getting another win, but it’s nice that the kids bought in and how great it was to come to practice everyday this season.”

Game notes:

¯ Indian Creek beat Edison 33-0 on Thursday night to secure the Buckeye 8 North title. Beaver Local finished in second place.

¯ Chaney left the game after halftime with a head injury.

¯ Beaver Local tied the school record for most points scored in a game, matching the 2004 mark against Edison.

¯ At the end of the third quarter, McKenzie put in all of his seniors at one time and called a timeout to honor them.

Beaver Local 69, Oak Glen 25

Oak Glen 19-0-0-6 — 25

Beaver Local 22-34-13-0 — 69

BL –Michael Clendenning 80 run (Clendenning run good)

OG–Ethan Travis 75 pass from Nick Chaney (pass failed)

BL–Noah West 39 pass from Luke Call (Drew Theiss kick)

BL–Garrett Givens 17 run (Theiss kick)

OG–Hunter Patterson 12 pass from Nick Chaney (Collin Williams kick)

OG–Zach Taylor 11 pass from Nick Chaney (kick failed)

BL–Garrett Givens 28 run

BL–Torey Calio 47 run (Theiss kick)

BL–Garrett Givens 1 run (Theiss kick)

BL–Garrett Givens 11 run (Theiss kick)

BL–Donovan Garcia 24 run (Theiss kick)

BL–Garrett Givens 1 run (Theiss kick)

BL–Torey Calio 56 punt return (kick failed)

OG–Preston Brown 5 yard run (run failed)

RUSHING: Oak Glen 17-76-1 (Preston Brown 3-28, Evan Geisse 2-17, Paxton Shurman 5-27, Jaden Glenn 6-20); Beaver Local 30-363 (Garrett Givens 9-61, Michael Clendenning 5-166, Jacob Kaine 6-29, Donovan Garcia 3-39, Torey Calio 5-17, Devon Salsberry 1-44, Skyler Lasure 1-1).

PASSING: Oak Glen 11-38-217-3-2 (Nick Chaney 11-37-217-3-2, Jackson Chaney 0-1-0); Beaver Local 5-7-155-1-0 (all by Luke Call).

RECEIVING: Oak Glen (Ethan Travis 5-157, Zach Taylor 4-40, Hunter Patterson 1-12); Beaver Local (Torey Calio 2-64, Noah West 1-39, Chris Yanni 1-5, Donavan Garcia 2-73, Tim Wirth 1-27).

INTERCEPTIONS: Beaver Local (Jacob Kane, Garret Givens).

FUMBLE RECOVERIES: Oak Glen (Ethan Hurl, Jeremy Taylor).

FIRST DOWNS: Oak Glen 6; Beaver Local 13.

FUMBLES-LOST: Oak Glen 0-0; Beaver Local 3-2.

PUNTS-AVERAGE: Oak Glen 5-42; Beaver Local 1-25.

PENALTIES-YARDS: Oak Glen 6-75; Beaver Local 3-40.