Sunday, October 2, 2022

Kirtland’s Mason Sullivan scores 6 TDs in win over Beachwood

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.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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