Thursday, October 6, 2022

Wickliffe runs to win over Orange

WICKLIFFE–Host Wickliffe ran for 405 yards in a 48-12 win over Orange on Thursday.

Mason Bala led the way on the ground for the Blue Devils as he ran for 176 yards on 10 carries and also completed 2-of-3 passes for 52 yards with a 42-yard touchdown run. Chase Fortkamp contributed with 127 yards on 11 rushes and he scored four touchdowns.

Isaiah Bolon added 85 yards rushing with two touchdowns in the fourth straight Wickliffe win.

Orange quarterback Zak Basharat threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Hoffman with six seconds remaining the first half to cut Wickliffe’s lead to 28-6 at the break.

Basharat, who completed 13-of-24 passes for 115 yards, closed out the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

Greg Beard led Orange’s rushing attack with 26 carries for 116 yards.

Wickliffe improved to 4-0 while Orange dropped to 0-2.

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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