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Sandusky-Ashland turns into greatest show on turf

AnthonyMoujaes • Sep 10, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Sandusky's offense was solid through the first two games of the season, scoring 28 and 27 points whle moving the ball through the air and on the ground.

In Friday's marathon match, a 49-35 win against Ashland, the offense took another step with the return of wideout Tristen Jeffries, who caught nine passes for 252 yards and a touchdown.

Jeffries, arguably the best receiver in the area, opened up an already dangerous offense, and was a big reason why quarterback Lucas Poggiali (22 of 31) smashed the school record for 390 yards through the air — the old mark was 297, set in 1999 by Aaron Williamson — and three TDs. Poggiali ran for another 149 yards and two TDs, Marquis Winston had his second straight 100-yard game, gaining 195.

Opposite Jeffries, Dameyion Smtih continued to show his reliability near the end zone with a pair of scoring receptions from 23 and 8 yards.

Sandusky's total offense against the Arrows: 750 yards and 42 points. The Arrows, behind 35-10 at one point, stuck with the passing game and racked up 449 through the air.

It made for some entertaining but incredbily lenghty football.

The only two things that could have gone better: One, Sandusky not allowing 25 points in the fourth quarter, mostly because Ashland recovered a pair of onside kicks; Two, the game not taking three hours because Ashland threw the ball 50-plus times. The game started at 7 p.m., but it was the last on the schedule to finish.

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