Lima Central Catholic rolled to a 51-0 win over Leipsic in a high school football game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday night.
The Thunderbirds (4-1) were at full strength after some COVID-19 concerns two weeks ago had sidelined several starters and forced them to sit out the last two games. LCC also had its second consecutive huge offensive performance after scoring 56 points against Cambridge last week. Leipsic dropped to 2-3 this season.
“Our kids were really excited. The energy yesterday in practice was unbelievable having our guys come back,” LCC coach Scott Palte said. “I knew we’d play really hard tonight with a lot of energy with having our team back at full strength and our kids did a great job of coming out and playing hard right from the get-go.”
Lima Central Catholic scored the first six times it had the football and led 38-0 at halftime.
The Thunderbirds scored four touchdowns before the game was 10 minutes old and rolled up yards of total offense in the first half.
Rossy Moore scored two touchdowns in the first half. His first came on a 4-yard run and on his second he took a short pass from quarterback Evan Unruh and turned it into a 70-yard touchdown play by making several tacklers miss or just outrunning them.
Shaun Thomas also had two first-half touchdowns on runs of 38 yards and 11 yards.
Dylan Wilson scored on a 12-yard touchdown run in the first half and Nathan Davisson had a field goal and five extra points.
The entire second half was played on a running clock and LCC added two more touchdowns in that quarter.
The first came on a fumble recovery for a score by Wilson. A second Leipsic fumble in the quarter set up another LCC touchdown. This one came on a 23-yard run by Bryan Hines.
LCC’s first touchdown of the game came on a two-play, 46-yard drive that took 31 seconds and ended with Thomas’ 38-yard run.
Its second drive took three plays and covered 52 yards in 35 seconds before Moore ended it with his 4-yard run.
LCC’s third drive covered 37 yards in six plays and ended with Thomas’ 11-yard run. The Thunderbirds’ fourth drive late in the first quarter was also a short one, starting on Leipsic’s 30-yard line and ending in three plays when Wilson scored on a 12-yard run.
Davisson’s field goal was at the end of a 10-play, 65-yard drive. The drive that put LCC up 38-0 took only two plays — and incomplete pass and the 70-yard Unruh to Moore connection for a touchdown.
Reach Jim Naveau at 567-242-0414.