Berlin Center, Ohio (WYTV) – Sporting identical 5-0 records heading into the High School Game of the Week, McDonald picked up a hard-fought victory over Western Reserve 14-12 in a battle of undefeated Blue Devils.
In the first quarter, senior running back Caleb Dimery gave McDonald the early lead on a 79 yard touchdown run.
Then it was Dimery again, this time on defense, finding the endzone on an interception return for a touchdown, giving McDonald the 14-0 lead.
But, Western Reserve would answer in the second quarter on a John Clegg 18 yard touchdown run for his third score on the season, bringing Western Reserve to within a touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, an offensive fumble would lead to a Western Reserve touchdown when Evan Nesbitt picked up the ball and took it in for the score, shrinking the McDonald lead to 14-12.
McDonald (6-0) will host Southern Local next week.
Western Reserve (5-1) will look to bounce back next week against Leetonia.
McDonald – 202
Western Reserve – 190
Caleb Dimery – McDonald: 19 carries for 125 yards and 1 touchdown
Evan Nesbitt – Western Reserve – 11 carried for 51 yards and 1 touchdown
John Clegg – Western Reserve: 4 for 22 and 52 yards no touchdowns and 1 interception