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Ironton’s offensive powerhouse tramples Portsmouth in the Regional Quarterfinals

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ironton Tigers (12-0) took down the Portsmouth Trojans (7-5) at Tanke Memorial Stadium 48-7 in Friday night’s regional quarterfinal matchup.  

The historic rivalry between the two teams played a huge part in Ironton’s motivation to keep their undefeated crown held high. 

Starting in the first quarter, Tiger Landen Wilson ran into the end zone for the first touchdown of the night. Jaques Keyes followed Wilson later on in the quarter when he ran into the endzone for another Tiger touchdown.

With 5:01 left in the first quarter, DeAngelo Weekly ran into the end zone from inches out  to increase the Tiger’s lead 21-0 heading into the second quarter. 

Jaques Keyes continued to put his name in the stat book when he ran into the endzone for his second touchdown of the night. 

Later in the quarter, Tayden Carpenter threw the ball to Braden Schneck, who ran the ball into the endzone to end the quarter leading the Trojans 35-0. 

Coming out of the break, the Tigers continued to strive off their offense. C.J. Martin caught the ball in the endzone from Carpenter to make it 41-0 at the end of the third quarter. 

The Trojans did not let the scoreless three quarters discourage them. With 10:11 left in the final quarter, Tyler Duncan throws the ball to his cousin Jayden Duncan in the endzone to make the score 41-7. 

Tiger, Jesse Copas, made the final run of the night to the endzone to make the final score of the game 48-7. 

Portsmouth’s season comes to an end with this loss against Ironton. Their overall record fell to 7-5. 

With this win, the Tigers remain undefeated (12-0) and move on to the regional quarterfinals. Next week they face off against Portsmouth West, kickoff is at 7 p.m.