Division 7 Region 25 Semifinals
Canal Fulton Northwest Field
#2 Lucas vs #6 Aquinas
Zirzow Carries Lucas To Regional Final
The Lucas Cubs are headed to the Regional Championship behind a career night from Tommy Zirzow.
The senior RB ran for 270 yards and 5 TD's in a 35-21 win over #6 St. Thomas Aquinas, carrying the ball 34 times in the Region 25 Semifinals at Canal Fulton Northwest.
After falling behind 7-0 with Knights QB Alex Hawkins tossing a 55-yard bomb to Elijah Chungu for a score, Zirzow barreled his way in from 6-yards out to tie things up then gave Lucas a 14-7 advantage on his second TD run with 10:09 left in the second quarter. Chungu caught his second TD pass minutes later to pull Aquinas back to even, but Zirzow found the end zone twice more before the half to give the Cubs a 28-14 edge.
Chungu scored his third receiving TD of the game in the third quarter to get Aquinas within a score, but the Lucas defense would hold serve for the rest of the evening as the offense controlled the game with its physical ground attack.
The 2nd-seeded Cubs churned out 336 rushing yards with Ethan Sauder adding 55 and Logan Niswander 10 to Zirzow's amazing output, then sealed the win with a Sauder interception in the final quarter.
Lucas (10-2) will move on to face #1 Cuyahoga Heights (10-1) for the Region 25 title on Saturday night after the Redskins made light work of John F. Kennedy 33-14 in their semifinal.