The Ravenna Bulldogs unleashed a crushing ground game on Friday and claimed an easy 28-6 opening-game victory over Kent City in non-league football action.LSJ Logo incert

The game was scoreless in the first quarter, then Ravenna scored twice to grab a 15-0 halftime lead. The Bulldogs added 13 points in the third quarter.Sport Clips 2016 football ad

Kent City scored its only touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.

Ravenna’s running attack proved to be too much for the Eagles.

Cameron Passenier led with way with 123 yards on 19 carries, including one touchdown. Quarterback David Thompson added 117 yards on 11 carries while Tierstyn McBride ran for 95 yards on 11 attempts and scored two touchdowns.

Thompson was also effective through the air, completing 3 of 5 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown. Brandon Millis caught that touchdown pass, which covered 54 yards.

McBride led the Ravenna defense with four tackles and one fumble recovery while Fred Averill had a sack and forced a Kent City fumble.