Fourth-ranked Central Catholic (10-1) rebounded from their resounding defeat to Whitmer in the final regular season game to send the Grafton Midview Middies (9-2) packing with a 50-7 first round OHSAA Division II Region 6 playoff victory on Friday, November 2 at Gallagher Stadium in Toledo, Ohio.
Junior standout quarterback DeShone Kizer was a major factor in the Fighting Irish’s decisive win throwing for four touchdowns and running for two more scores. Kizer connected with junior wide receiver Derick Weiland for scoring stikes of 46-yards in the first quarter and 35-yards in the second quarter. Senior tight end Keith Towbridge also caught two touchdown passes. Kizer’s scores came from a couple of two-yard keepers in the first quarter.
Running back Cedric Gray closed out the scoring for the Fighting Irish with a three-yard plunge in the third quarter.
Central Catholic amassed 431 yards in total offense. On the ground they rushed 57 times for 237 yards while Kizer had one of his most productive games of the season completing 10-of-13 passes for 194 yards.
The Fighting Irish advance to the Region 6 semifinals and will take on Mansfield Madison on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium at Perkins High School in Sandusky, Ohio.
Irish rebound from loss to Whitmer; trounce Grafton Midview, 50-7 toledoblade.com, 11/3/2012