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Dragons, Red Devils to clash with contrasting offenses

Fairland Dragons’ senior quarterback Joel Lambiotte (8) gets ready to throw to a receiver during a game earlier this season. Lambiotte and the Dragons play at St. Clairsville in the Division IV Region 15 playoff quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m. Lambiotte has thrown for 2,370 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for another 605 yards. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PROCTORVILLE — It will be offense vs. offense, but it’ll be more like finesse vs. power.
The Fairland Dragons will pit their passing game against the power running of the St. Clairsville Red Devils when the teams meet at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Division IV Region 15 quarterfinals.
The Dragons (6-4) will take to the St. Clairsville artificial turf boasting a passing game led by senior quarterback Joel Lambiotte (6-2, 190) and a plethora of weapons surrounding him.
St. Clairsville (10-0) will counter with a huge offensive line and the running of senior Brady Kolb (5-11, 245) who has 115 carries for 1,447 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season.
Senior quarterback Dustin Carrothers (5-11, 79) is 44-of-88 passing for 943 yards with eight touchdowns and just one interception.
The top receiver is senor Craig Bober (6-3 170) with 18 receptions for 309 yards and three touchdowns.
The offensive line features massive freshman Avery Henry who is 6-foot-7, 320 pounds and is already getting attention from dozens of Division I schools including Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.
Other linemen are senor Trey Delguzzon (6-5, 265), senior Chase Espen (6-1, 270), and juniors Austen Angus (6-2, 240) and Ja’von Lyons (6-2, 300).
The Red Devils’ defense has allowed just 13.7 points per game and is led by senior linemen Colton Skukan (5-10, 205) and Justice McCamick (6-0, 215) along with senior linebackers Luke Watt (5-9, 162) and Kyle Storer (6-0, 160) as well as Kolb.
As for the Dragons, Lambiotte is 153-of-238 for a 64 percent completion rate. He has thrown for 2,370 yards and 27 touchdowns with just five interceptions.
Besides his passing, Lambiotte has 74 rushing attempts for 605 yards and 11 touchdowns to make him a part of 80 percent of the Fairland offense.
On the defensive side, Lambiotte plays safety and has 69 tackles put a quarterback sack.
The top receiver is sophomore Gavin Hunt (5-11, 150) who had 37 receptions for 679 yards and five touchdowns. Junior Reilly Sowards (6-2, 160) is next with 49 catches for 635 yards and 10 TDs.
Junior Brennan West (5-8, 145) has 15 receptions for 292 yards and four scores.
Leading the defense is junior defensive end Blaine Cremeans 6-0, 180) with 109 tackles — eight for a loss — plus a sack. He has forced two fumbles and recovered two.
The top offensive lineman is senior Jacob Rankin (6-0, 290) who is a four-year starter at center and team captain. He has 55 pancake blocks in his career. Defensively, the lineman has 41 tackles.
Another key defensive player is freshman linebacker J.D. Brumfield (5-9, 180) with 103 tackles — three for a loss — plus one sack and one interception.
Junior running back Michael Stitt (5-8, 155) has 76 carries for 549 yards — a 7.2 yards per carry average — and five TDs while catching 41 passes for 510 yards and two scores.

Fairland Offensive Lineup
Pos. No. Player Ht. Wt. Gr.
LT 73 Tevyn Andrus 6-04 295 So.
LG 65 Kyle Rankin 6-02 215 Jr.
C 66 Jacob Rankin 6-00 290 Sr.
RG 62 Blaine Cremeans 6-00 180 Jr.
RT 54 Seth McLain 6-02 235 Sr.
WR 10 Reilly Sowards 6-02 160 Jr.
WR 7 Gavin Hunt 5-11 150 So.
WR 14 Zeke Ramey 5-10 160 Sr.
QB 8 Joel Lambiotte 6-02 190 Sr.
RB 3 Michael Stitt 5-08 155 Jr.
WR 5 Brennen West 5-08 145 Jr.
PK 27 Alec Bruce 5-09 140 Fr.

Fairland Defensive Lineup
LE 62 Blaine Cremeans 6-00 180 Jr.
LT 66 Jacob Rankin 6-00 290 Sr.
RT 24 Bryan Defoe 5-07 150 Jr.
RE 54 Seth McLain 6-02 235 Sr.
LB 23 Riley Kazee 5-09 185 Fr.
LB 2 J.D. Brumfield 5-09 180 Fr.
LB 52 Caleb Mullins 6-00 180 So.
CB 3 Michael Stitt 5-08 155 Jr.
CB 11 Robbie McFarland 6-00 165 Sr.
S 8 Joel Lambiotte 6-02 190 Sr.
S 5 Brennan West 5-08 145 Jr.
P 8 Joel Lambiotte 6-02 190 Sr.
St. Clairsville Defense
Pos. No. Player Ht. Wt. Gr.
DE 57 Isaak Myers 6-00 190 Jr.
DT 72 Colton Skukan 5-10 205 Sr.
DT 54 Justice McCamick 6-00 215 Sr.
DE 4 Andrew Elerick 6-00 215 Sr.
LB 22 J.T. Porter 5-10 154 Sr.
LB 25 Luke Watt 5-09 162 Sr.
LB 18 Noah Tribiano 5-08 175 Jr.
LB 44 Brady Kolb 5-11 245 Sr.
LB 11 Kyle Storer 6-00 160 Sr.
CB 87 Mellema Davis 5-11 160 Sr.
CB 2 Gretchen Blake 5-11 140 Jr.
FS 6 Gregory Norman 6-03 165 Sr.
St. Clairsville Offense
WR 6 Gregory Norman 6-03 165 Sr.
WR 32 Reese Skaggs 6-01 180 So.
TE 4 Andrew Elerick 6-00 215 Sr.
OT 75 Ja’von Lyons 6-02 300 Jr.
G 66 Austen Angus 6-02 240 Jr.
C 76 Chase Espen 6-01 270 Sr.
G 73 Avery Henry 6-07 320 Fr.
OT 79 Trey Delguzzo 6-05 265 Sr.
SE 9 Craig Bober 6-03 170 Sr.
QB 3 Dustin Carrothers 5-11 179 Sr.
FB 44 Brady Kolb 5-11 245 Sr.
TB 34 Derek Witsberger 6-01 220 Jr.

Fairland 2018 Results
Fairland 42 Tolsia, W.Va 0
Fairland 35 Athens 31
Fairland 23 Ironton 41
Fairland 27 Waverly 41
Fairland 42 Rock Hill 35
Fairland 35 Gallipolis 53
Fairland 50 South Point 20
Fairland 20 Portsmouth 35
Fairland 35 Coal Grove 13
Fairland 30 Chesapeake 26
Record: 6-4
Coach: Melvin Cunningham
St. Clairsville 2018 Results
St. Clairsville 31 Carrolton 13
St. Clairsville 34 Meigs 14
St. Clairsville 49 Meadowbrook 22
St. Clairsville 41 Martins Ferry 13
St. Clairsville 14 Indian Creek 7
St. Clairsville 49 Harrison Central 6
St. Clairsville 27 Bellaire 16
St. Clairsville 39 Union Local 6
St. Clairsville 41 South Range# 40
St. Clairsville 38 Cleveland JFK 0
#-Denotes 2 OTs
Record: 10-0