By Rob Trautman
Rocky River, OH- A Week 12 Second Round Playoff matchup featured two teams in the Great Lakes Conference. It was cold and you could hear the pads clashing with two teams that love to hit.
First Quarter both teams moved the ball down the field with little scoring. The only score was on a 40 yard field goal by Rocky River Kicker Mack Massad. After 1 quarter it was 3-0 Pirates.
In the second quarter Rocky River would add to their 3-0 lead with Pirates RB/LB Tommy Bebie scoring from 5 yards out, the XP was no good and the Pirates led 9-0 with 8:38 left in the second quarter. The Rocky River QB Braedon Spies threw a strike to WR Patrick Lange who made a great diving catch. The 2point conversion was no good and the Pirates led 15-0 with 2:19 left till half. Buckeye had many chance at the River 5 yard line but failed too core before half. The Pirates defense stood their ground and that was a big stance in the game.
The third quarter, Buckeye would finally get on the board with a RB Ben Barnes 4 yard touchdown. He looked like he was stopped multiple times but he would not be denied. The XP was good and the third quarter would end at 15-7.
The 4th quarter had a few scores. First Rocky River Kicker Mack Massad would hit a 20 yard field goal and the River lead was 18-7. With 6:48 left in the 4th quarter Buckeye would cut the Pirates lead to 18-15 with a 1 yard run by RB Ben Barnes, he would also score a 2point conversion. Rocky River would answer with another touchdown run from standout RB/LB Tommy Bebie. He would take it in from 15 yards out and the lead was 25-15 with 3:28 left in the 4th. Bebie wasn’t done, putting the icing on the cake with a 73 yard touchdown run and the Pirates advance with a 32-15 win!
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