Titans shut out Bobcats in weather-shortened game


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The Notre Dame Titans celebrated Senior Night for their fall sports athletes prior to Saturday’s game versus Green — their first home game in the shortened 2020 season.

The Notre Dame Titans celebrated Senior Night for their fall sports athletes prior to Saturday’s game versus Green — their first home game in the shortened 2020 season.


Courtesy of Kent Sanborn of southernohiosportsphotos.com

Notre Dame senior Logan Emnett (4) carried seven times for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans’ home SOC I shutout win over Green.


Courtesy of Kent Sanborn of southernohiosportsphotos.com

Notre Dame sophomore Dylan Seison (2) lifts his arms to signal touchdown in his three-touchdown, one-interception effort in the Titans’ 35-0 win over Green at Spartan Stadium.


Courtesy of Kent Sanborn of southernohiosportsphotos.com

PORTSMOUTH — In Notre Dame’s home opener and Senior Night on Saturday at Spartan Municipal Stadium, the Titans offense was extremely efficient — converting nearly as many first downs as plays from scrimmage in a 35-0 shutout victory over the visiting Green Bobcats in Southern Ohio Conference Division I play.

The five-touchdown to none final score — ND’s first triumph in league play since their 2018 season finale win over East — may have been a larger margin by game’s end had the second half not been called off due to a weather delay near the end of halftime.

30-minutes prior to kickoff, the 2020-21 fall sports senior members of the Titans’ cheerleaders, and members of the volleyball, football, and girls tennis teams were honored with their parents.

In just 7:30 time of possession in the first half, the Notre Dame offense made the most of its time allotted — picking up 14 first downs in 16 plays for a total of 278 yards.

By contrast, the Notre Dame defense limited Green to just one first down and 32 total yards of offense, despite controlling time of possession for 16:30.

Titans sophomore Dylan Seison scored three touchdowns in his first three chances of touching the football on the offensive side in Saturday’s win — two touchdown receptions from senior quarterback Caleb Nichols of 13 and 17 yards and a 22-yard run on his first carry of the night.

In total, Seison carried three times for 55 yards and a score — with two scoring receptions for 30 yards.

Seison additionally intercepted a Green quarterback Derek Salyers pass, returning it for a touchdown before the score was taken away due to a holding call on the return.

Senior running back Logan Emnett was the Titans’ leading rusher in the win, carrying seven times for 91 yards and two scores — from distances of one and 12 yards from the end zone.

Emnett also converted an ND two-point attempt with the score 33-0 to push the Titans ahead by five scores.

In week four, Notre Dame will travel to Beaver to face undefeated Eastern (3-0), while Green (0-3) travels to McDermott to face Northwest (2-1) at Roy Rogers Field.

*Unofficial stats*

Box Score

Green — 0 0 0 0 — 0

Notre Dame — 19 16 0 0 — 35

Scoring Plays

ND — Dylan Seison, 13-yard pass from Caleb Nichols (XP missed), 10:52 1Q (6-0 ND)

ND — Logan Emnett, 1-yard run (Reagan Lester XP good), 7:48 1Q (13-0 ND)

ND — Dylan Seison, 22-yard run (XP missed), 7:23 1Q (19-0 ND)

ND — Safety, 11:59 2Q (21-0 ND)

ND — Logan Emnett, 12-yard run (XP missed), 10:17 2Q (27-0 ND)

ND — Dylan Seison, 17-yard pass from Caleb Nichols (Logan Emnett converts 2-point attempt), 6:52 2Q (35-0 ND)

Team Statistics

Teams Green Notre Dame

Plays 21 16

Yards (Passing-Rushing) 32 (25-7) 278 (47-231)

First Downs 1 14

Penalties 2 for 10 2 for 25

Turnovers 1 1

Time of Possession 16:30 7:30

Individuals

Passing — Green: Derek Salyers1-6 25 yards 1 INT; Notre Dame: Caleb Nichols 3-4 47 yards 2TDs

Rushing — Green: Ethan Huffman 1(-2), Landan Lodwick 1-3, Derek Salyers 8-0, Collin Corey 2(-1); Notre Dame: Logan Emnett 7-91 2TDs, Dylan Seison 3-55, Caleb Nichols 3-50, Beau Hobbs 1-24

Receiving — Green: Ethan Huffman 1-25; Notre Dame — Dylan Seison 2-30 2TDs, Jake McGuire 1-17

The Notre Dame Titans celebrated Senior Night for their fall sports athletes prior to Saturday’s game versus Green — their first home game in the shortened 2020 season.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/09/web1_ND-Titans-Green-Bobcats-_-091220-5.jpgThe Notre Dame Titans celebrated Senior Night for their fall sports athletes prior to Saturday’s game versus Green — their first home game in the shortened 2020 season. Courtesy of Kent Sanborn of southernohiosportsphotos.com

Notre Dame senior Logan Emnett (4) carried seven times for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans’ home SOC I shutout win over Green.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/09/web1_Logan-Emnett-_-ND-Green-5.jpgNotre Dame senior Logan Emnett (4) carried seven times for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans’ home SOC I shutout win over Green. Courtesy of Kent Sanborn of southernohiosportsphotos.com

Notre Dame sophomore Dylan Seison (2) lifts his arms to signal touchdown in his three-touchdown, one-interception effort in the Titans’ 35-0 win over Green at Spartan Stadium.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/09/web1_Dylan-Seison-_-ND-Green-5.jpgNotre Dame sophomore Dylan Seison (2) lifts his arms to signal touchdown in his three-touchdown, one-interception effort in the Titans’ 35-0 win over Green at Spartan Stadium. Courtesy of Kent Sanborn of southernohiosportsphotos.com
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Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2020 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved

Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at jsmith@aimmediamidwest.com, or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT © 2020 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved