Dogs run past Calvert, Woodmore


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Cam Hitchen reaches for the goal line to score for Swanton last Friday against Calvert.

Cam Hitchen reaches for the goal line to score for Swanton last Friday against Calvert.


Tim Rankin of Swanton breaks away for a 60-yard touchdown run against Tiffin Calvert last Friday.


Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Michael Lawniczak had two touchdowns for the Bulldogs against Calvert on Sept. 2.


Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

ELMORE – Swanton moved to a 3-0 on the season with a dominating 70-0 win over Woodmore on Friday. The Bulldogs built a 42-0 lead at the half.

Swanton (3-0) outgained the Wildcats 412-114 yards overall. The Bulldogs accumulated 343 yards on the ground.

Michael Lawnizcak led the way on the ground for the Dogs, picking up 131 yards on 7 carries with two touchdowns. He did, however, leave the game with an injury.

Lawniczak was one of four Swanton backs with a pair of scores.

Tim Rankin scored the first touchdown of the night and added another in the second quarter. He had 54 yards on 3 carries.

Zachery Zawodni also had three carries for 54 yards with two touchdowns. Chase Avalos carried the ball six times for 45 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Ryan Marvin added a fourth quarter touchdown for the Bulldogs and had 26 yards on five carries.

Marek Spiess was 5 of 6 through the air for 69 yards and one touchdown. He found Gunnar Oakes for a 39-yard score in the second quarter.

The Swanton defense also performed well, holding the Wildcats to just 61 yards passing. Woodmore (1-2) could only muster 53 yards rushing on 32 carries for an average of 1.7 yards per carry.

Swanton had the edge in first downs 17-7 and held Woodmore to just 1 of 14 on third down conversions.

With the non-league slate behind them, the Bulldogs now turn their attention to the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. They open league play on Friday at home against Archbold (2-1), who is coming off a 17-8 victory over Lake.

Win over Calvert

On Sept. 2, Swanton built a big first half lead and cruised to a 43-13 victory over Tiffin Calvert at David W. Hansbarger Stadium.

Swanton dominated on the ground, out rushing Calvert 360 yards to 42. Sophomore Michael Lawniczak led the way, rushing for 176 yards and two touchdowns for the Dogs.

He got the Bulldogs on the board first with a short touchdown run. Then after an offsides penalty on the PAT, Swanton went for two, and Lawniczak punched it in for an 8-0 lead.

He followed with another touchdown and Swanton led 15-0 with 42 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Cam Hitchen got into the act in the second quarter with a four yard touchdown run for Swanton. The PAT by Nick Koback put the Dogs ahead 22-0 with 7:32 left in the second quarter.

Tim Rankin then broke away for a 60-yard touchdown run to add to the Bulldogs’ lead. Marek Spiess found Gunnar Oakes from nine yards out to finish the scoring for the half with Swanton leading Calvert 36-0 following the Koback extra point.

The Bulldogs added another score in the third quarter to push the lead to 43-0 when Chase Avalos crossed the goal line.

Calvert tacked on two second half touchdowns to finish the scoring for the night.

Cam Hitchen reaches for the goal line to score for Swanton last Friday against Calvert.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2016/09/web1_HItchen-TD-1.jpgCam Hitchen reaches for the goal line to score for Swanton last Friday against Calvert.

Tim Rankin of Swanton breaks away for a 60-yard touchdown run against Tiffin Calvert last Friday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2016/09/web1_Rankin-long-run-1.jpgTim Rankin of Swanton breaks away for a 60-yard touchdown run against Tiffin Calvert last Friday. Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Michael Lawniczak had two touchdowns for the Bulldogs against Calvert on Sept. 2.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2016/09/web1_Lawn-Stiff-Arm.jpgMichael Lawniczak had two touchdowns for the Bulldogs against Calvert on Sept. 2. Patty Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

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