Spellman is royal as Ravenna blows out Norton 39-6
By Jim Piascik
RAVENNA – Ravenna senior quarterback Kyle Spellman returned from a broken wrist and was named homecoming king as he led his team to a 39-6 win over the Norton Panthers Friday night.
Spellman threw one touchdown pass on the night and completed 8-of-16 passes for 74 yards. He added 11 carries, 65 yards, and two touchdowns on the ground and was simply overcome with emotion after winning the game and the crown.
“It gives us a sense of relief, a sense of confidence,” Ravenna coach Jim Lunardi said of his quarterback, who made his first appearance since the season opener. “There’s a great command that he demands in the huddle. He’s a very quiet kid, but his presence says a lot.”
The Ravens broke the Panthers’ will early in the game, taking advantage of a critical Norton mistake. Just over three minutes into the game, a Norton snap on a punt short-hopped the punter, leading to a punt that resembled a groundball. Ravenna senior Tavaris Wilmington was able to pick up the bouncing ball at the Norton 10-yard line and return it for a touchdown. Read More…
From Portage Trail Central, October 12, 2012