St. Marys Beats Frontier


St. Marys was the epitome of that word Friday night as the fourth ranked Blue Devils continued their march to the Class A playoffs with a 55-20 victory over Frontier, OH at Bill Hanlin Stadium. St. Marys turned six Frontier turnovers into 34 points as it improved to 8-1 on the season with its fourth straight win. The Blue Devils, who will close the regular season with a road trip to Tyler Consolidated next week, are still alive for a top four finish in the final Class A ratings, which would assure them home-field advantage for at least the first two rounds of the postseason.
Frontier kept things close for a quarter Friday night before a multitude of turnovers opened the floodgates and allowed St. Marys to turn the first meeting in 11 years between the cross-river rivals into a rout. The Cougars turned the ball over on five straight possessions between the seven-minute mark of the second quarter and the 11-minute mark of the third period. St. Mary capitalized by scoring four touchdowns off those turnovers.
St. Marys scored the only points of the first quarter on a one yard run by quarterback Brennan Boron, but things started to spiral out of control for the visitors when Darrien Bortey recovered a fumbled snap at the Cougar 13- yard line with just under eight minutes left in the second period. From there senior running back Tre Moss followed left tackle Riley Boley for a seven-yard gain on first down and then was escorted into the end zone by right guard Aaron Stull on a six-yard scoring run extended the Blue Devil’s lead to 14-0. Then by the end of the game the Blue Devils pull off the win with a 55-20 victory against the Frontier Cougars.