SPRINGBORO, Ohio – Centerville rushed for 623 yards and piled up 669 yards of offense.
That powerful rushing attack allowed the Elks (2-0) to coast to a 63-20 win over Springboro at CareFlight Field on Friday.
Centerville running back Damien Popp rolled up 275 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Panthers' quarterback Jack Schaff threw for 120 yards and ran for 74 yards and one TD.
Popp scored the first touchdown of the game on a 57-yard run. On its next possession, Elks' quarterback Will Vance scored on a 21-yard keeper, giving Centerville an early 14-0 lead.
Springboro narrowed the deficit to seven, 14-7 when running back Joe Kylin found Patrick O'Gara in the end zone on a halfback pass.
Popp opened the second quarter by scoring on a 41-yard touchdown run, giving the Elks a 21-7 lead, but the Panthers answered when Schaff wrapped up a drive with a 1-yard keeper.
Popp would wrap up the first half scoring with a short 1-yard run as Centerville took a 14-point lead into the locker room.
Popp would continue find the end zone in the third quarter, scoring twice more in that frame. Running back Tim Roop also score on a 37-yard run as the Elks extended their lead to 35, 49-14 by the end of the third quarter.
Springboro finished with 288 yards of total offense, less than half of the Elks’ total.
Next week, Centerville travels to Cincinnati to face Withrow. Springboro will look to bounce back when it visits Fairmont.
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