Lisbon earns home win over Mathews
LISBON–The Lisbon Blue Devils had everything clicking in a 38-14 victory over Mathews on Friday in a non-conference, regular season clash.
Lisbon (2-6) was ignited by an 82-yard kickoff return for touchdown by Ryan McCullough to start off the game, and it never looked back. Despite a blowout for the Blue Devils, they only outgained 3-5 Mathews 280-227.
Deflated from the start, turnovers were the story of the game for Mathews, as Lisbon recovered three Mathews’ fumbles in the first half. Although the Mustangs didn’t commit a turnover in the second half, the damage was already done.
McCullough made an impression in all facets of the game, as he returned a kickoff, scored two rushing touchdowns, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. Logan Stauffer also turned in a solid performance for the Blue Devils, scoring an offensive and defensive touchdown.
Lisbon played a physical game, dominating the line of scrimmage. In a big victory, the Blue Devils only had to throw the ball seven times. They continuously attacked the Mustangs on the ground, accumulating 219 yards on 24 carries.
For Mathews, quarterback Alex Schiavi and Xander Gedeon carried the load offensively. Schiavi threw for 114 yards and a touchdown, while Gedeon took three rushes for 74 yards and a touchdown.
Both teams will continue their seasons next week, as Mathews hosts Waterloo and Lisbon hosts Sebring.
L–Ryan McCullough 82 kickoff return (run failed)
L–Ryan McCullough 8 run (run failed)
M–Dominic Frazzini 43 pass from Alex Schiavi (Tim Steele kick)
L–Ryan McCullough 35 run (Tyler Welsh run)
L–Logan Stauffer 47 fumble return (run failed)
L–Logan Stauffer 51 run (kick failed)
L–Braeden Joy 39 pass from Trevor Siefke (kick failed)
M–Xander Gedeon 72 run (Tim Steele kick)
First downs 12 12
Total Yards 227 280
Rushes-yards 27-113 24-219
Passing 114 61
Comp-Att-Int 15-26-0 4-7-1
Punts 1-40 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1
Penalties-Yards 3-25 6-74
RUSHING–Mathews, Xander Gedeon 3-74, Wyatt Corson 9-36; Lisbon, Ryan McCullough 6-83, Tyler Welsh 8-52, Logan Stauffer 1-51
PASSING–Matthews, Alex Schiavi 15-26-114-0; Lisbon, Trevor Siefke 1-1-39-0, Tyler Welsh 3-6-22-1
RECEIVING–Mathews, Dominic Frazzini 2-50, Wyatt Corson 8-38; Lisbon, Braeden Joy 2-51
INTERCEPTIONS– Mathews, Ray Snyder
FUMBLE RECOVERIES–Mathews, Jayden Dickey, Lisbon, Abram Simms, Ryan McCullough, Logan Stauffer