The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Sports

October 13, 2012

Brookfield marches on

Unbeaten Warriors top Conneaut

CONNEAUT — Blessed with big-time players at a multitude of positions, it’s easy to see why Brookfield is ranked fifth in the Division IV state poll and unbeaten. It’s also easy to understand why Conneaut is sporting the exact opposite record of the Warriors.

The Warriors dominated the young Spartans right from the start in a 49-6 victory at Conneaut Stadium on Friday.

Ryan Mosora, who gained 156 yards on just 10 carries showed off the Warriors’ quickness. Along with twins Jeremy Quinlan at quarterback and Jimmy Quinlan running the ball, Joe Clark and Derick Sulich wreaking havoc from their linebacker positions and linemen Gary Hiner, Eric Kusky, and Tyler Miller, it’s the perfect formula for an 8-0 start.

“We came out well from the start and executed our offense,” Brookfield coach Randy Clark said. “We still have some things to work on. I definitely want to approach those penalties. We had way too many tonight, and it’s something we’ve had problems with before.”

Brookfield was flagged 11 times for 75 yards.

The overall edge in team speed, though, kept Conneaut from getting a sustained offense in the game, and led to four Spartan turnovers — a trio of interceptions and a fumble recovery.

The Spartans (0-8) were in a hole right from the opening minute and never recovered completely, although they did have some bright moments.

Starting from the Spartan 47 with just a minute and a half gone by, a 27-yard dash by Mosora set the stage for a Jeremy Quinlan to Jimmy Quinlan pass from the 18 and the game’s first score.

A 1-yard punt shortly thereafter set up Brookfield at the Conneaut 20. Four plays later, Jeremy Quinlan found Collin Harkulich from 5 yards out.

The Warriors began from their own 34 and went the 66 yards in 11 plays, capped by a Jeremy Quinlan 2-yard run. He also booted the extra points after each score in the first half.

Meanwhile, things just didn’t go right for the Spartans, but their effort never slowed down.

“The kids played very hard tonight against a great team,” Conneaut coach Rocco Dobran said. “I just told them to go out and give 100 percent effort the whole way. They had nothing to lose. We played a much better second half by simply playing good assignment football.

“They are young, they are learning, and they are just trying to get better every time out.”

Sophomore Troy Colucci has done yeoman’s work subbing at quarterback so far for Conneaut, and Brookfield knew it and was ready for it.

“We knew Conneaut had a couple really tough players,” Clark said. “They blitzed a lot early, so we threw the ball and had some success. We had a few mental breakdowns, but overall did pretty well.”

Mosora echoed Clark’s feeling about execution.

“We just came out and ran our offense as best as we could,” the 5-11, 185-pound senior said. “We just tried to play our game and to get set up for next week when we play Youngstown Christian. They are a tough team, so we need to be ready.”

Jeremy Quinlan passed for 102 yards and a trio of touchdowns. He also ran for 64 yards, including a 44-yarder in the third period that essentially capped the offensive efforts on the night for the Warriors.

In the first period, after the third Warrior score, Kyle Prevot took a kickoff at his own 10 and split the middle of the coverage before being tackled from behind at midfield. The offense went backward from there, but they did break through at the end of the game when Sam distelrath found Tyler Cox in the end zone for a 26 yard score.

Kelly is a freelance writer from Jefferson.

Click here to subscribe to The Star Beacon print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Star Beacon replica edition.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Taylor Outlaws edged by a run

    The slimmest of margins proved to be the difference in determining the outcome of a clash between the Ohio Outlaws Gold and the Virginia Shamrocks in the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals on Wednesday in Salem, Va.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Olivia-smile A Don McCormack column: Holt right at home at Mount

    When a young person from this area goes off to college and continues to play sports at the next level, we do feature stories on them.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Twin State Night at Raceway 7 next

    This week is the annual Twin State Club night at Raceway 7. Regular racing will be presented in all five divisions. With the points races nearing their conclusion the racing will be hot as August weather Friday night.

    July 31, 2014

  • Tribe Kluber twirls gem

    “The ace is gone. Long live the ace.” That’s how Indians fans might be looking at matters today.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SB1 Let’s play another

    It pays to have the right hitters at the plate at the right time.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Outlaws roll again

    They may be Outlaws by name, but the Northeast Ohio-based Ohio Outlaws Gold are certainly running with the in crowd at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals in Salem, Va.

    July 30, 2014

  • Don A Don McCormack column: Bearcat Gavorski on the mend

    Paying another visit to the variety store...

    On the mend
    Arguably the most decorated soccer player to every come out of the Star Beacon coverage area is down — temporarily — but anything but out.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tribe Not quite enough

    Although the Indians are still very much mathematically alive in the race for a postseason berth, they continue not to look like a playoff team. And when they have put a run together, they haven’t been able to maintain the habit of playing winning baseball.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Outlaws win opener

    The Ohio Outlaws Gold did not start well at the USA-ASA 16-and-under Nationals in Salem, Va. on Monday, but they sure did finish their opening encounter with a flourish.

    July 28, 2014

  • Racing remains at the fore

    Raceway 7’s Crate Late Models had an unsanctioned $1000 to win 25-lap feature with Kyle Zimmerman picking up the lion’s share of the glory after leading the entire distance for his first win of 2014.

    July 28, 2014

Little League All-Stars July 1 to 12
AP NASCAR Lastest News
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule
AP NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings
AP Auto Racing Photos
West Side Shootout 2014
Ashtabula County at State Track Meet
Jefferson vs Akron St. Vincent St. Mary Regional Softball
District Track 2014
Jefferson District Softball Tournament
Bob Walters 50 Years
Geneva vs Perry Division II District Semifinal
Sports Week in Review May 12 to May 17
Sports Week in Review May 5 to May 10 2014
Sports Week in Review April 28 to May 3
Sports Video Archive
House Ads
AP Video