Bobcats roll in rain-shortened game

OTTAWA LAKE — For the second straight season, the Whiteford Bobcats won a storm-shortened game against Erie Mason.

This time the Bobcats built a 38-6 lead with 5:26 left in the second quarter when the game was called for lightning.

By then, Whiteford had built a 272-115 yard offensive advantage, scored a defensive touchdown and had two long pass completions for touchdowns. The Bobcats are 2-0.

On Whiteford’s first offensive play, junior running back Jesse Kiefer took a pass from sophomore quarterback Thomas Eitinear and turned it into a 58-yard score. In the second quarter, Jake Becki took an Eitinear pass 77 yards for a score – aided by a key  block from Cody Kiefer – as the Whiteford offense rolled for the second straight week.

Whiteford starts its TCC season next week when it hosts Britton-Deerfield.

The box score:

Erie Mason         0              6              x              x              =              6

Whiteford           24           14           x              x              =              38*

Game called with 5:26 remaining in second quarter due to lightning. The game will not resume. The score is final.

Team Stats

EM          W

Plays-First downs            20-4       23-9

Rushes-yards     15-40     18-108

Passing                 2-5-75   4-5-164

Total offense     115         272

Punting                3-21.3    0-0.0

Penalties             2-10       3-30

W – Jesse Kiefer 58 pass from Thomas Eitinear (Cody Kiefer run)

W – Andrew Mecurio 17 return of blocked punt (Cody Kiefer run)

W – Cody Kiefer 6 run (Cody Kiefer run)

W – Jake Becki 1 run (Thomas Eitinear run)

E – Daniel Crawford 63 pass from David Kelly (pass failed)

W – Jake Becki 77 pass from Thomas Eitinear (run failed)

RUSHING: Erie Mason : Troy Reissing 2-36, David Kelly 11-10, Daniel Crawford 1-(minus)-5, No. 22 1-(minus)-1. Whiteford: Jesse Kiefer 5-36; Josh Beck 6-36, Cody Kiefer 4-22, Thomas Eitinear 2-13, Jake Becki 1-1.

PASSING: Erie Mason: David Kelly 2-5-75. Whiteford: Thomas Eitinear 4-5-164.

RECEIVING: Erie Mason: Daniel Crawford 1-63, Regan Judson 1-12. Whiteford: Jake Beck 1-77, Jesse Kiefer 1-58, Cody Kiefer 1-22, Josh McCormick 1-7.


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