HUBBARD - Brandon Harb and Darnell Tate introduced themselves to the visiting Potters on Friday night, and the Hubbard duo left a lasting impression.
The QB-WR combo produced 4 TDs and 166 yards via the pass as Hubbard dominated the locals 62-19 at?Memorial Stadium.
The scoring came early and often.
East Liverpool senior running back Stefan Yoho hauls in a catch during first-half play Friday at Hubbard. The Potters fell 65-19 to Hubbard. More photos on 2B. (Photo by Jimmy Joe Savage)
Hubbard scored three times in the game's first 7:31 of the contest - runs of 1- and 70-yards and a 41-yard pass from Harb to Tate putting the game at 20-0 with 4:29 remaining in the opening frame.
It didn't stop there.
Two more scoring runs only three minutes apart pushed the home team's lead to 34-0 with 8:52 still left to play before halftime.
East Liverpool finally was able to get on the scoreboard when sophomore QB Kade Reynolds connected with Zack English on a 5-yard TD pass. The kick failed and the locals trailed 34-6.
The score would be 41-6 at the half after Harb and Tate hooked up for the second time of the half, this one a 12-yard score,
For Harb, he ran for two TDs and passed for two TDs both in the opening two quarters.
That combination proved costly for the Potters in the second half as well as the two put up two more scores in the third quarter - the first a 29-yard TD at 8:41 and the second a 19-yard TD with 21 ticks left.
Harb would finish 8-of-11 for 175 passing yards and 4 TDs, all to Tate, who finished with 7 catches for 166 yards.
Harb also added 34 rushing yards to his night on 7 carries, including the two that went for TDs.
The Potters' Stefan Yoho scored on a 2-yard run in the third - it came at 3:49 and was sandwiched around the Hard-Tate scores.
The teams would add one TD each in the final quarter. Hubbard scored at 10:16 on a 37-yard run by Dallas Booth.
For the Potters, Reynolds found Tyler McComas for a 3-yard pass with 3:00 left in the contest. Justin Barr's PAT was the final points of the game.
Yoho finished with 104 rushing yards and a YD on 30 carries, and Reynolds was 4-of-9 for 40 yards and the 2 TDs.
Hubbard RB Larry SCott finished with 206 yards and 2 TDs on 16 carries.
The Potters, now 1-5, continue on the road next Friday by playing at Cambridge. Hubbard improves to 4-2.