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Fort Frye continues historic dominance with 36-point victory over Bellaire

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The Fort Frye Cadets traveled on the road Saturday tasked to get their second win against their new Region 23 competitor, the Bellaire Big Reds.

For the Big Reds, they were looking to avenge their close 21-14 loss against the Garaway Pirates last Saturday and start of the season on an even note.
For the Cadets, the 1st quarter started off very quickly in their favor, as Austin Powell rushes into the endzone for a 66-yard touchdown in just the first two minutes of the game.

The Big Reds would have an answer to Fort Frye’s touchdown, as themselves would find the endzone as Drew White would find success for 12-yard touchdown run.

After the Bellaire touchdown to even the score line, the Big Reds unfortunately wouldn’t be tied up for the rest of this game.

The Cadets would go on from this point scoring the next five straight touchdowns including two more touchdowns for Austin Powell, a quarterback sneak by Clayton Miller, and Owen Brown getting two as well, one from the air and one on the defensive side of the ball.

The defensive touchdown for Owen would be an exceptional one as he would intercept the ball in the endzone for a 102-yard pick six. “Run fast, that’s all I thought,” Owen said when talking about the play. 

The Big Reds did not go out of this game on a low note though. Bellaire would respond back with a couple touchdowns of their own as Jake Heatherington would strike to his main wide out Ray Ray Pettigrew for two straight touchdowns.

The Cadets though at this point, would be well ahead as they would make the game out of reach. After another touchdown by Owen Brown and a quick pass from Miller to Braxton Brown, the keys for victory for Fort Frye would be in their hands with a final score of 62-26.

The Cadets lead rusher on Saturday would go on to be Austin Powell. Austin would have 228 yards and three touchdowns on just six of his carries. Owen Brown would finish with three touchdowns including the pick six that had a significant impact in this game.

The offensive line and their play calling for the Cadets was the benefactor for Fort Frye’s success in the run game Saturday. Head coach Eric Huck credits those quick judgement calls and fakes as a must for the Cadet’s victory.

“Our offensive line was moving guys up front,” he states. “They had a hard time finding the ball when we were running our counters and we scored off of those counters.”

The Cadets return home to Beverly, Ohio for their first home game of the season against the Zanesville Blue Devils on September 2nd. Meanwhile, the Bellaire Big Reds will look for their first win of the season at home as they take on the Bishop Tonnos Titans from Ontario, Canada on September 3rd.