Happy Homecoming: Bay Pounds River for 6-0 Mark

It was a happy homecoming in Bay Village last Friday as the Rocket football team exploded for 28 second half points to pound arch-rival Rocky River, 35-3.

The mark left the high flying Rockets with a 6-0 record. They are in a also in first place in the Great Lakes Conference are in position to garner a playoff spot  where they entered last week’s play in fifth place in region 10 of the OHSAA Div. 3 rankings.

Bay opened the second half with a 7-3 lead over river. The Rockets controlled the line of scrimmage in the second half, however, and added a fumble recovery after a kickoff plus a pair of pass interceptions to break things open.

The result left the jubilant Rockets with possession of the Helm Trophy for another year – a ship’s wheel that signifies victory for these two shoreline schools on the gridiron each season.

River fell to 3-3, but is 2-1 in the GLC and first place in the league standings was at stake in the contest.

Bay quarterback Connor Shell used his athleticism to direct a disciplined Bay offense. A hard count deep in River territory led to an offsides call and an important first down for Bay in the third quarter.

Troy Psota rushed for 109 yards yards to pace the offense while Max Showalter led the defense with two interceptions including one for a 37-yard touchdown.

Bay is all alone in first place in the GLC and hosts 3-3 Normandy this Friday.

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