East Palestine holds off Campbell for first

EAST PALESTINE –East Palestine built a 48-14 lead over Campbell Memorial and was forced to wait before celebrating its first win of the season Friday.

Dominc Posey scored four touchdowns and has 231 all-purpose yards and quarterback Parker Sherry ran for two touchdowns and passed for 193 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs 48-37 victory.

Campbell scored four touchdowns in the final 7 1/2 minutes to close the gap.

East Palestine improves to 1-2, while Campbell drops to 0-3.

Posey’s 5-yard run gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Josh Welch added the extra point.

After Campbell tied the score, East Palestine responded with three scores in the final 4:36 of the second quarter.

Sherry scored from 1-yard out and hit Posey with scoring passes covering 42 and 6 yards to make it 28-7 at halftime.

Jordan Fristik and Posey added third-quarter touchdowns to boost the Bulldog advantage to 41-7.

Sherry scored on a 30-yard run early in the fourth quarter before Campbell rallied with runs of Shaffer for 19 yards, Moore for 12 yards and Liggen for 72 yards as the Red Devils pulled within 48-29.

Fakner scored on a 15-yard fumble recovery with 59 seconds to play to close the margin to 48-37.

The Bulldogs held a 418-178 in total yards.

Sherry completed 16 of 26 passes for 193 yards and ran 11 times for 91 yards.

Sherry had eight receptions for 136 yards and added 81 yards on 11 carries.

Both teams play next Friday as East Palestine visits United and Campbell travels to LaBrae.

CAMPBELL: 0- 7- 0-30–37

E. PALESTINE: 7-21-13- 7–48

SCORING

EP–Dominic Posey 4 run (Josh Welch kick)

C–Stores 8 run (kick good)

EP–Parker Sherry 1 run (Josh Welch kick)

EP–Dominic Posey 42 pass from Parker Sherry (Josh Welch kick)

EP–Dominic Posey 6 pass from Parker Sherry (Josh Welch kick)

EP–Jordan Fristik 1 run (kick failed)

EP–Dominic Posey 14 pass from Parker Sherry (Josh Welch kick)

EP–Parker Sherry 30 run (Josh Welch kick)

C–Shaffer 19 run (pass failed)

C–Moore 12 run (run good)

C–Liggen 72 run (run good)

C–Fakner 15 fumble recovery (run good)

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C EP

First downs 3 18

Total Yards 178 418

Rushes-yards 30-160 41-225

Passing 18 193

Comp-Att-Int 2-6-1 16-27-0

Punts 4-36.5 1-26

Penalties-Yards 3-30 7-77

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INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING–Campbell, Liggens 3-80, Shaffer 4-40, Stores 10-29 East Palestine, Parker Sherry 11-91, Dominic Posey 11-82, Cameron Wischerman 6-33, Jordan Fristik 8-29.

PASSING–Campbell, Stores 2-6-18-1; East Palestine, Parker Sherry 16-26-193-0, Tyler Bistarkey 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING–East Palestine, Dominic Posey 8-136, Jordan Fristik 4-37, Cameron Wischerman 2-17, Dominick Cathers 1-14, Zion Figley 1-4.