The Coyle Bluejackets made quick work of their first-round play-off game routing the Midway Chargers 48-0 in a game that was called at halftime due to the mercy rule in eight-man football.
The Bluejackets received the opening kick-off and went 64 yards in six plays and took 3:16 off the clock on all running plays for their first score on a Brendan Weathers one-yard run. With the e conversion it was quickly 8-0.
Midway got the ball on the ensuing kick-off and drove the field only to be turned away by the Coyle defense. It was quickly 16-0 in favor of the home team after one quarter. The Bluejackets would go on to score four more times in the second quarter to end the game.
Coyle only ran 30 plays in the game grinding out 316 yards on the ground and 90 yards in the passing game. Weathers was 4-for-5 in the passing game utilizing Damon Caine, Ethan Jennings and Mykile Davis for receivers. Caine had one reception for 61-yards and a touchdown.
Austin Adams led the running game with seven carries for 141 yards, an average of 20 yards a carry. Adams had one touchdown. Weathers had nine carries for 60-yards and two touchdowns, Salvador Jackson had two carries for 62 yards and a score, and senior Robert Taylor had seven carries for 53 yards and a score.
On the defensive side, the Bluejackets were led by Wyatt Powers with 11 tackles and Trey Henning with eight tackles. Powers and Henning had a sack each and Henning recovered a fumble to close out the key defensive stats.
Next up for the Bluejackets is a road trip to Tipton this Friday night for a 7 p.m. contest with District C-2 champion Tipton (8-2). Tipton’s only losses this year were to Class B teams Shattuck and Snyder who are both 10-0 and into the second round of the Class B play-offs. Tipton routed Sharon-Mutual 58-12 in their first round game.