Third-ranked Whitmer continued their winning ways as the Panthers blanked the visiting Avon Lake Shoremen 28-0 in a Division I Region 2 quarterfinal game on Saturday, November 3 at Memorial Stadium.
The Shoremen’s strategy to stop Whitmer’s running game backfired as senior quarterback Nick Holley went the to the air completing 19 of 28 passes for 263 yards and a 25-yard scoring strike to a diving Keith Howell in the endzone late in the third quarter. Holley also weaved and bobbed his way for 75 yards on 18 carries including a 40-yard broken play dash down the sideline in the final period to put the game out of reach.
Whitmer running back Me’Gail Frisch score on a two-yard plunge in the second quarter. Place kicker Michael Baldwin connected on a pair of field goals of 31 and 26 yards respectively.
The unbeaten Panthers (11-0) rolled up 406 total yards (143 yards rushing, 263 yards passing) in offense while only giving up 158 total yards to Avon Lake.
Whitmer advances to the DI regional semifinal game for the third consecutive year against the Hudson Explorers (8-2) on Saturday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Sandusky High School in Sandusky, Ohio.
Whitmer defense forces 4 turnovers in shutout win over Avon Lake toledoblade.com 11/5/2012