Hornets overwhelm Crusaders

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CHESTERLAND—Mason Sullivan recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and Joey Torok ran for a nine-yard touchdown on the next play to set the tone in Kirtland’s 59-0 rout of visiting Steubenville Catholic Central in a Division VI regional quarterfinal on Friday at West Geauga High School.

Torok ran for 132 yards on just six carries and scored three touchdowns in the rout.

Tommy Powers completed 5-of-6 passes for 123 yards and threw for a touchdown and he also ran for 56 yards and two scores for the Hornets. Sullivan caught three passes for 52 yards.

Kirtland outgained the Crusaders 435-93.

The Hornets, who improved to 11-0, advanced to play Creston Norwayne (10-1) in a regional semifinal on Nov. 9 at a site to be determined.

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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. 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.