Coach Hunter stated that he
was very proud of the team's effort against Vestaburg.
Coach Hunter stated that he was very proud of the team's
effort against Vestaburg. They are big in body size and
are now 6-1 in the record books this year. Senior Tom
Gillespie commented that they didn't just run away with
the game as the score might lead some to think. OHS got
the ball to the 10 yard line,carrying it down the entire
field several times, but just couldn't convert. Vestaburg
logged in 413 yards offensively and had 22 1st downs to
Onekama's 260 yards offensively and 15 1st downs. The
first quarter stood at 6-0 Vestaburg. The first half
ended with a score of 14-0 Vestaburg. The Portagers held
them to 20-0 in the 3rd quarter and then Tom Gillespie
ran in a touchdown for OHS in the top of the 4th.
Vestaburg answered that with one of their own putting the
score at 27-7 Vestaburg. Vestaburg scored one final time
in the bottom of the 4th, ending the game with a score of
34-7 Vestaburg. Dustin Thomas led in carries with 18 for
88 yards. Dave Gillespie had 11 carries and Senior Tom
Gillespie had 10 carries for 80 yards and made the only
Portager touchdown for the game. JJ Randall had 3 carries
for 13 yards. Dansby got some carries in as well. On the
Defensive side, Brett Cronkhite led in tackles with 14.
Senior Dustin Thomas had 10, JJ Randall 9 and Taylor
Fraley 8. Dustin Thomas, Brett Cronkhite and Brandon
Schram each had one tackle for loss.
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Thomas was injured in the 4th quarter and was carried off
the field and taken to the hospital as a precaution..
Coach Hunter reports that all xrays were fine and DT will
be fine soon. A pulled Trapezius was the culprit. The
team has Fraly as QB to fill in if Dustin can't play in
the next game. While it certainly isn't a good feeling to
lose a Senior or any player to injury, the team is doing
a super job of stepping up and filling shoes. Brandon
Hilliard is recovering as well as a couple of other
is Homecoming against Montabella where it will be
Mid-State North vs Mid-State South again.The teams are
fairly evenly matched with Onekama standing at second in
our Conference and Montabella at third in theirs. A Thank
you goes out to Gillespies for calling me after the game
with the results as well as Coach Hunter for calling me
with the stats and details of the game.
Gwen Smith Web Reporter
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