Football Week 2 Recap

Pickerington North 42, Logan 7

Balanced effort leads Panthers past Chieftains

The Pickerington High School North football team showcased a little of everything on Friday, Sept. 2, in a 42-14 victory over host Logan.

The Panthers improved to 2-0, and the Chieftains fell to 0-2.

On offense, Zach Olszewski threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. The Panthers outgained the Chieftains 358-186. Olszewski was 5-for-10 passing for 132 yards and he rushed for a team-high 87 yards on eight carries.

On defense, the Panthers forced three turnovers, including a 29-yard interception return by Tabeal Radney. North allowed only 28 yards rushing on 35 attempts.

On special teams, Godwin Igwebuike returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and Radney had a 40-yard punt return for a score.

Olszewski opened the scoring with a 1-yard run with 10 minutes, 40 seconds in the first quarter. Logan quickly responded as Isaac Lindsey caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kelly Long two minutes later to tie the score at 7.

That's when the Panthers' special teams took over. Igwebuike returned the ensuing kick to put North ahead 14-7. Early in the second quarter, Radney scored on a punt return to push the margin to 21-7. Before the end of the half, Olszewski would throw his scoring passes to Jake Butt (26 yards) and Alan Hunt (2 yards) as North led 35-7 at the break.

Following a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter by Logan's Cory McCarty, Radney closed the scoring with his interception return.