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Hoover 49 - Beechcroft 14

August 27, 2021 


Zander Bugara’s returns, Luke Roach’s running key Hoover Vikings football to win No. 1

NORTH CANTON — The host Vikings scored the first 42 points of the night to cruise to their first win, beating Columbus Beechcroft 49-14 in Week 2 Friday night.

Zander Bugara returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. He returned an interception for a score to put Hoover up 21-0 entering the second quarter. 

The Vikings (1-1) ran for 275 yards as a team, led by Luke Roach’s 147 yards and one touchdown on only six carries. Cooper Westfall, Carson Dyrlund, Lucas Tindell and Drew Logan each added a TD run. 

Dyrlund, a sophomore, started at quarterback and was 5-of-8 passing for 62 yards and an interception. 

Drew Logan, Mike Shimek and Brady Sullivan combined for five sacks for Hoover. 

Diante Lathan caught four passes for 151 yards and a touchdown for Beechcroft (1-1). QB Omar Layne was 6-of-10 passing for 178 yards and the TD to Lathan while adding 56 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. 

HOOVER 49, COL. BEECHCROFT 14 

Beechcroft – 0 – 0 – 8 – 6 — 14 

Hoover – 21 – 14 – 7 – 7 — 49 

First quarter 

H—Bugara 85 yard kickoff return (R.Smart kick), 12:00 

H—L.Roach runs for 35 yards (R.Smart kick), 1:48 

H—Bugara interception return (R.Smart kick), :55 

Second quarter 

H—Logan 4 run (R.Smart kick), 6:49 

H—Dyrlund 20 run (R.Smart kick), 1:51 

Third quarter 

H—Tindell 7 run (R.Smart kick), 6:08 

B—Latham for 53 pass from Layne (Simmons pass from Layne), 2:10 

Fourth quarter 

H—Westfall 2 run (R.Smart kick), 8:28 

B—Layne 1 run (pass failed), 4:53 

TEAM STATS 

                     Bee     —     Hoo 

First downs: 11     —     20 

Rushes-Yds: 28-71     —     27-275 

Passing Yds: 192     —     81 

Comp-Att-Int: 7-14-1     —     7-10-1 

Punts-Avg.:  5-25.6     —     0-0 

Fumbles-Lost: 0-0     —     1-1 

Penalties-Yds: 5-35     —     5-45 

Time of Poss.:  27:50     —     20:10 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 

PASSING—Beechcroft, Layne 6-10-178-0, Scott 1-4-14-1. Hoover, Dyrlund 5-8-62-1, T.Smart 2-2-19-0. 

RUSHING—Beechcroft, Layne 12-56, Scott 3-7, Latham 9-4, Davis 1-4, Henderson 1-0, Shull 1-0, Simmons 1-0. Hoover, L.Roach 6-147, Westfall 6-46, Rebholz 5-32, Dyrlund 4-24, Tindell 5-22, Logan 1-4. 

RECEIVING—Beechcroft, Latham 4-151, Simmons 2-28, Pender 1-13. Hoover, Bugara 4-48, Ashby 2-19, Baxter 1-14. 

Records: Beechcroft 1-1; Hoover 1-1. 


Source: Canton Repository