WEEK EIGHT: BIG RED 41, NEW PHILADELPHIA 3
STEUBENVILLE — Dominating play on both sides of the football, Big Red rolled to a convincing 41-3 victory over previously unbeaten New Philadelphia on Oct. 13.
Steubenville did all its scoring in the first half, getting 20 during the initial quarter and 21 more in the second.
During the opening 12 minutes, the unbeaten Big Red ran 18 plays for 145 yards (Jacob Bernard gaining 82 rushing, while Javon Davis completed all six of his passes for 63). The Quakers, on the other hand, ran 12 plays for just a single yard.
Bernard paced Big Red’s stable of running backs with 133 yards on 19 carries and three scores. As a team, Steubenville ran for 280. Davis finished 12-of-15 for 136 and two scores. He threw touchdown passes to DaJuan Jones and Alec Taylor. It was the first score of the season for the speedy Taylor, who missed the initial five games. Johnny Agresta caught five balls for 52.
Baron May, New Philadelphia’s sophomore signal caller, had thrown for 1,373 yards and rushed for 669 going into the game. He was limited to one completion (it came with less than four minutes to play) in 19 attempts for just 2 yards. He also was held to 42 rushing yards. One of his passes was picked off by Jones and returned 52 yards for a touchdown.
The game marked the first meeting between the schools since 1924.
Steubenville 41, New Philadelphia 3
New Philly 0-3-0-0 — 3
Big Red 20-21-0-0 — 41
BIG RED: Bernard 1 run (pass failed)
BIG RED: Bernard 5 run (Phillips kick)
BIG RED: Jones 52 interception return (Phillips kick)
BIG RED: Jones 15 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)
BIG RED: Bernard 3 run (Phillips kick)
N.P.: Elsesser 39 field goal
BIG RED: Taylor 26 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)
RUSHING: New Philadelphia 25-126 (May 12-42; Crowthers 11-75; Ortt 2-9); Big Red 42-280-3 (Bernard 19-133-3; Davis 4-32; Criss 1-5; Mitchell 5-30; Montgomery 6-35; Crawford 4-37; A. Demitras 2-4; Petteway 1-4).
PASSING: New Philadelphia 1-18-2-0-2 (all by May); Big Red 12-15-136-2-0 (all by Davis).
RECEIVING: New Philadelphia 1-2 (Zemis 1-2); Big Red 12-136-2 (D. Jones 2-36-2; Pierro 2-13; Agresta 5-52; Taylor 1-26-1; J. Jones 1-2; A. Demitras 1-7).
FIRST DOWNS: New Philadelphia 7; Big Red 25.
PENALTIES-YARDS: New Philadelphia 4-25; Big Red 3-30.
PUNTS: New Philadelphia 6-41; Big Red 1-34.
FUMBLES-LOST: New Philadelphia 0-0; Big Red 1-1.