Lutheran West makes history with win over Scott for first playoff win in program history
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio –
The OHSAA playoffs kicked off Friday night. A Division 3 Region 10 game featured the Lutheran West Longhorns and the Scott High School Bulldogs. Lutheran West finished the regular season 9-1 and locked down the 8th seed. Meanwhile, Scott High School of Toledo finished 8-2 to secure the 9th seed. Scott traveled to Lutheran West to face the Longhorns, which must have been a good game.
The Lutheran west strikes the rock
Throughout the season, Lutheran West relied heavily on his running game. That led them to a 9-1 regular season record. So if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Longhorns rushed for 214 yards for the game. The offense was led by lead running back Lamar Scott. Scott rushed for 104 yards on 16 attempts. One of his points was a 56-yard touchdown. Senior QB Clay Noble added 48 rushing yards on 13 attempts. Noble had 2 rushing touchdowns himself. Longhorn’s rushing attack was a problem for Scott’s defenders all night.
Western Lutheran defense chokes Scott
Early in the game, it looked like the Scott Bulldogs were going to get into an attacking rhythm. On their first possession, they were walking down the field before their drive came to a halt. Junior running back Arnon Haynes was picking up big chunks left and right. However, the Lutheran defense in the West continued to rise. In the 2n/a quarterback, Junior Jayden Theodore blocked Scott’s punt that put the Longhorns in a great position on the field. Later in the quarter, Sophomore JaMarrion Banks took Scott off on an angled pass. Throughout the match, the West Lutheran defense proved too much to handle. The Bulldogs were limited to just 51 passing yards in the game. Haynes was the only bright spot for Scott. In 20 attempts, he had 110 rushing yards.
History of the Lutheran West
After tying the regular season record with 9 wins, Lutheran West entered tonight without a playoff win in program history. Although it has made the playoffs several times over the past few years, there is still no team to make it past the first round. Then on Friday night in front of a huge crowd, the Longhorns made history. They made it easy for Scott to secure a 31-0 victory over the Bulldogs. This roster is built with guys from senior captains like Richard Lueke, who has multiple D1 offers for college. To guys like JaMarrion Banks and DQ Bradley who are standout sophomores. Every guy on the pitch seems to fit his role perfectly. The future of this Western Lutheran program will be in good hands for years to come.
Next week, the Lutheran West Longhorns will be looking to upset the number 1 ranked Holy Name Green Wave. Holy Name knocked out Copley 49-13 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night. They finished their regular season with a 7-2 record. Both teams will look to continue their winning ways in a No. 1 vs. No. 8 seeded game next Friday night.