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Eli Beach’s three touchdowns propel the Bees to victory


NEO Sports Insiders has your best High School football coverage. Last night I was at the UH St. John Medical Center Stadium in Westlake where on Lou Duchez Field the Westlake Demons Football hosted the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Bees. It was a crisp Fall evening that felt like football!

The Bees started with the ball and after a Cooper Rummel pick for the Demons, Westlake drove down led by the running of Matthew Porcelli for a 23-yard Sean Evilsizer FG and just like that at 11:06 of the first the Demons were up 3-0.

At 6:44 the Bees went on top, and that lead was not relinquished as a big pass play from Colin Seibert to Kyle Keener set up the “man who could not be stopped” Eli Beach’s 8-yard TD run. The extra point by George Ganim was good and BBHS was up 7-3.

Shortly after the Bees TD the Demons QB was pressured in the end zone and was called for intentional grounding. A safety was called, and it was 9-3 Bees.

After getting the short kick the Bees QB threw another pick to Cooper Rummel who was magnificent jumping routes and Westlake took over. Now a little lecture on football…there is ODDENSE, DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS and the Demons special teams imploded. The Westlake drive went nowhere, and their punt was blocked by the mighty David Zambounis. Mighty? That young fella is 5’7″ 155 pounds and has the heart of a lion, or a giant Bee! As WW Hayes would have said “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of fight in the dog.” David epitomizes that saying and he lived in the Westlake backfield all night!

Just 1:23 later Beach tallied his 2nd TD on a 3-yard run, Ganim’s point after was good and at 8:34 it was Bees 16 Demons 3.

As the half was coming to a close Westlake attempted a 40-yard FG that was no good.

BBHS kicked off to start the 2nd half and this was truly bizarre. The kickoff was NOT an onside kick but actually a short (not good) kick that the Demons watched, and the Bees recovered the ball to start in Westlake territory. Like a shark sensing blood, the Bees went right to the air as Seibert found Keener for a 25-yard TD! Again, the PAT was good, and it was 23-3 Bees with 10:34 in the third.

The Demons came roaring back through the air then a 37-yard Porcelli run had Westlake first and goal at the 8. A hold made it first and 18 the Demons stalled turning the ball over.

The Bees had one more score in them as Beach scored his 3rd TD from 2 yards out and Ganim split the uprights for a 30-3 lead. That is how the game ended.

Eli Beach finished with 3 TD’s and 33 carries for 167 yards!

Check out more HS coverage at and truly THANK YOU for the hospitality extended to me, all the media and the visiting fans from the great folks at Westlake HS and the community.



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  1. dennis j quigley

    October 28, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Yeah thanks for the story,I can’t travel at night anymore so this means a lot. I would kill for basketball box school like the old days.

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