WEEK THREE: BIG RED 42, ST. JOE’S 14

STEUBENVILLE — Big Red turned its first three possessions into touchdowns and rolled to a 42-14 victory over Football North St. Joe’s from Ottawa, Ontario, on Sept. 8.

Steubenville was up 29-0 after the opening period at Harding Stadium and led 36-0 at the break. Veteran coach Reno Saccoccia began substituting freely midway through the second quarter.

Big Red finished with 368 yards of total offense, while St. Joe’s (playing in its inaugural year of playing American football) was limited to 20 yards on the ground and 132 in the air.

Jonathon Blackmon paced Big Red’s ground attack with 89 yards on four carries and scored twice. Sophomore Tayveon Crawford added 85 yards on five carries. He had a touchdown sprint of 75 yards. Jacob Bernard, making his first appearance of the season, added 61 yards on nine trips. He also had a touchdown.

Javon Davis completed 4-of-6 passes for 113 yards and two scores. He connected with Gino Pierro for a 9-yard score and DaJuan Jones for a 70-yard touchdown.

Steubenville 42, Football North St. Joe’s 14

St. Joe’s 0-0-7-7 — 14

Big Red 29-7-6-0 — 42

BIG RED: Blackmon 1 run (kick failed)

BIG RED: Blackmon 1 run (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Bernard 5 run (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Safety (St. Joe punter took knee in end zone)

BIG RED: Pierro 9 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Jones 70 pass from Jones (Phillips kick)

ST. JOE: Victome 17 pass from Dow-Lalla (Coleman kick)

BIG RED: Crawford 73 run (took knee)

ST. JOE: Simmonds 5 run (Coleman kick)

RUSHING: St. Joe’s 18-20-1 (Maracle 2-(-12); Simmonds 8-7-1; Best 6-23; Bornais 1-0; Dow-Lalla 1-2); Big Red 33-264-4 (Davis 1-5; Bernard 9-61-1; Mitchell 2-10 Crawford 5-85-1; Montgomery 5-11; Blackmon 4-89-2; Blackwell 2-14; Criss 3-(-15); Rice 2-4).

PASSING: St. Joe’s 11-35-132-1-int (Maracle 6-18-62; Dow-Lalla 5-17-7-1-int); Big Red 5-9-122-2 (Davis 4-6-113-2; Criss 1-3-9).

RECEIVING: St. Joe’s 11-132-1 (Corsi 3-38; Coleman 2-24; Victome 2-27-1; Ready 1-16; Bornais 1-14; Mitchell 1-14; Simmonds 1-(-1)); Big Red 15-122-2 (Pierro 2-24-1; Jones 1-70-1; Zane 1-19; Rice 1-9).

FIRST DOWNS: St. Joe’s 10; Big Red 13.

PENALTIES-YARDS: St. Joe’s 6-30; Big Red 9-93.

PUNTS: St. Joe’s 2-14; Big Red 1-11.

FUMBLES-LOST: St. Joe’s 0-0; Big Red 1-1.

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