Dike-New Hartford entered the first-round playoff game with a 7-2 record. Bellevue also came in with a 7-2 record and three-game winning streak.
The Wolverines appeared to take advantage early, and instead of giving the ball to their horse, Trent Johnson, it is #99 Conner Ragsdale right up the middle from 23 yards out for the touchdown on their second possession.
However, a holding penalty calls it back, and three plays later, Trent Johnson gets the call and cannot hold on to it, fumbling it back to the Comets.
Bellevue would then go to the air. On the seventh play of the drive, on a 3rd and 6, Keenan Ploessi connects with his favorite target, #23 Tyler Banowetz.
On the next play, Ploessi finds Banowetz once again from 20 yards out, right down the middle for the touchdown. The point after makes it 7-zip Comets.
The Wolverines and Comets would exchange punts over the next two possessions.
And then Dike-New Hartford hands the ball off to #44 Trent Johnson who takes it up the middle 25 yards to the Comet 4-yard line.
Next play, Johnson gets his number called again, and he uses his speed to get to the outside and tie this game up seven-all after the extra point goes through the uprights.
The Wolverines than hold the high-powered Comet air machine to a punt, and #7 Connor Neuroth makes them pay, fielding the ball at the 40-yard line. He takes it up the left side and then scampers to the right, dodging tackle after tackle clear across to the other side of the field before finally stepping out at the 17-yard line.
Two plays later, it's Trent Johnson up the middle from nine yards out right up the gut for the touchdown. Johnson puts the Wolverines up for good....14-7 in the second.
It would be 21-7 at the half, and the Wolverines advance with a 42-7 win tonight.
Written by Joe Surma, KWWL Sports