KIRTLAND—Beachwood scored twice as many points as Kirtland has allowed all season but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Hornets improved to 8-0 with a 49-14 win over the visiting Bison on Friday.
Mason Sullivan carried 22 times for 242 yards and scored six touchdowns in the win.
Sullivan scored on runs of 4 and 8 yards in the first quarter and added touchdown runs of 4 and 13 yards in the second quarter as the Hornets built a 28-0 halftime lead.
Beachwood’s Dawann Gray opened the third quarter with a 53-yard touchdown run to score the first points on the Hornets since Riverside finished with seven in a Week 2 contest. Kirtland’s defense hadn’t allowed a point in 23 straight quarters.
Sullivan answered with a 59-yard touchdown run and nearly had his second long scoring run of the night but was brought down after a 56-yard run and Luke Gardner punched it in from the one to push Kirtland’s lead to 42-7.
Sullivan closed out his night with a 9-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Beachwood’s Ashton Pugh scored on a 6-yard run late in the fourth.
Kirtland outgained Beachwood, 402-228, with 345 of those cards coming via the ground game. The Hornets averaged over eight yards per carry.
Gray ran for 87 yards on 10 carries to lead Beachwood’s offense.