Oakridge explodes offensively, opens league play with a 77-0 lopsided victory over Shelby

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The Oakridge football team exploded offensively, cruising to a 77-0 win over Shelby on Friday in a West Michigan Conference contest.

The Eagles jumped out to a commanding 35-0 lead after the first quarter.

Ethen Dailey opened the scoring for Oakridge with a 63-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Danicek.

The Eagles also scored in the opening quarter on a nine-yard and 15-yard touchdown runs by Corey Vanderputte, a 14-yard run from Leroy Quinn and a 67-yard punt return by Coco Watson.

Oakridge increased its advantage to 63-0 at halftime, scoring four touchdowns during the second quarter.

The Eagles scored on a 25-yard run by Quinn, a 38-yard interception return from Jacob Barber, a 17-yard scamper by Vanderputte and a 65-yard touchdown run by Shaw Raymond.

Both teams failed to score during the third quarter.

Oakridge closed out the scoring with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter on a four-yard run by Gage Lamadline and an 11-yard run from Raymond.

Raymond rushed for a team-high 85 yards on six carries while Lamadline had nine rushing attempts for 77 yards.

Oakridge was paced defensively by Blake Cowles and Luke Martin with eight total tackles apiece, while Will Scraver, Derek Driscoll, Ethan Jozsa and Vanderputte all chipped in with a tackle for loss against the Tigers.

Shelby was paced by Larazo Madrigal with 81 rushing yards on 19 carries while leading defensively as well with eight total tackles.

The Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play. They will travel to face Whitehall next Friday.

Shelby is now 0-2 on the season and will look to bounce back next week on the road against Ravenna.

 

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