Big 22 Update: Alums have big weeks

Youngstown, Ohio (WYTV)- The old saying goes it is the shoes that make the man, but what about the socks?

“I wear crazy socks every week,” says Lynn Bowden

Those crazy socks might be the good luck charm for Bowden. He tells WYTV that he bought those purple and gold socks he wore Friday before Liberty’s game against Champion that night. The result? 124 yards through the air, 295 on the ground and 8 touchdowns.

“I just had to make a statement you know? I did the best move for my team to move to quarterback but I had to let everyone know to not forget that I play running back too. My receivers trust me, my line trust me so I just go out and do what I have to do.”

Bowden wasn’t the only duel threat quarterback to have a big Week 4. Mooney’s Jon Saadey had a career game in Mooney’s big win against Akron Saint Vincent-Saint Mary’s, throwing for 147 yards, running for 97 more and had 2 total touchdowns.

“We took it a little personal last year, 25-0 was heartbreaking and embarrassing,” says Saadey discussing last years loss to the Irish.

“That was not Mooney football. Mooney football is about being tough. Our offensive line has been playing really good right now, and our defense is making great stops, getting us back on the field, long drives and scoring points.”

Another quarterback doing it with his arm and legs Friday night was Columbiana’s Mitch Davidson. The sophomore went for 189 through the air and added 125 more on the ground with three total touchdowns as the Clippers went on the road and handed United their first loss of the season.

“It really boosts our confidence level, coming off of three wins in a row already, tying what we had last year, it really helps us out,” says Davidson.

“Our goals are to just come out every week and play, go 1-0 every week. Get a win, keep playing hard and do not look at the past and keep moving forward.”

Davidson was not the only ITCL player to have a big week. Joe Alessi once again put up video game numbers against Lisbon scoring 5 touchdowns in their win over the Blue Devils. The Big 22 alum rushed for 280 yards in the game and has the potential to make it back to back years in our Big 22.

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