The host Tallmadge football team improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Suburban League after posting a convincing 30-7 victory over Revere Sept. 27 at Rossiaky Stadium.
The Minutemen (1-4, 0-2) scored on their first possession to take the lead.
Revere took advantage of good field position with a six-play, 54-yard drive.
Minutemen quarterback Chase Costanzo concluded the possession with a 23-yard touchdown run. Christian Burlotos added the extra point to give Revere a 7-0 advantage with 7 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The Blue Devils turned the ball over on their next possession, but the Minutemen went three and out.
Tallmadge got the ball back at the 50-yard line and running back Latrele Moore got the Blue Devils on the board when he came around the right side to take the handoff and then dashed into the end zone untouched toward the left side for a 50-yard touchdown run. Justin Stevenor added the extra point to tie the game at seven with 1:25 remaining in the first quarter.
Tallmadge took the lead for good with 8:06 left in the first half with a seven-play, 53-yard drive that ate up 3:39 off the clock. Blue Devils' quarterback Joseph Vassalotti completed a 9-yard TD pass to tight end John Rensel.
Tallmadge took control in the third quarter.
Jim Aumont recovered an onside kick for the Blue Devils and tailback Bobby Clark gave Tallmadge a 20-7 lead with a 34-yard TD run on the very next play. The extra point was no good.
The Blue Devils reached the end zone again on their next possession.
Tallmadge put together an eight-play, 85-yard drive that up nearly five minutes off the clock. Vassalotti completed a 17-yard TD pass to Rensel. Stevenor added the extra point to give the Blue Devils a 27-7 advantage with 3:42 left in the third quarter. Stevenor added a 40-yard field with 8:26 left in the game.
Tallmadge had 14 first downs and rushed for 184 yards. Clark finished with 85 yards on 15 carries. Vassalotti completed 9 of 14 passes for 156 yards. The Blue Devils had four sacks and two interceptions.
For more, see the Oct. 5 edition of the Tallmadge Express.