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.
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.