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HS Football Playoffs: Lake Catholic Blanks Northwest 7-0, Advance To Regional Final

CANAL FULTON, OHIO — Typically with the offensive-heavy play style of modern football, seven points isn’t even close to being enough to win a game.

However seven points was enough for Lake Catholic on Saturday night, as their defense forced six turnovers en route to a 7-0 playoff victory over Northwest.

Lake Catholic wasted no time forcing turnovers on defense, as they recovered a fumble and grabbed an interception within the first six minutes of the game.

The score remained 0-0 until the 3:26 mark of the second quarter.

That’s when a fourth down touchdown pass from Joe Malchesky to Brady Bowser gave Lake Catholic a 7-0 lead.

Little did they know that would end up being the game winning touchdown.

The closest Northwest would get to scoring the rest of the game came after a deep completion to Nick Dinkins put them at the Cougars 36.

However just like they did all night, Lake Catholic got the stop.

Northwest also had a stellar defensive game, forcing a punt down the stretch to give their offense one more chance.

Unfortunately for the Indians, they couldn’t take advantage, as Lake Catholic broke up a deep fourth down pass to secure a 7-0 victory.

Top seed Northwest finishes their season at a respectable 8-1.

12th-seeded Lake Catholic continues their impressive run and improves to 7-2. The Cougars will advance to the regional final next Saturday against 6th-seeded Ursuline.

#12 Lake Catholic 0 7 0 0 7

#1 Northwest 0 0 0 0 0

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