Lehman Catholic football wins third straight with 43-12 win over Marion Elgin


Saturday night special: Cavs win 3rd straight, 43-12

Elgin's Landon Mabe is stopped by Lehman's Landon McIver at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.

Elgin's Landon Mabe is stopped by Lehman's Landon McIver at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Tyler Sollman fights for extra yards against Elgin’s defensive line at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Landon McIver makes the catch deep in Elgin territory at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s RJ Bertini avoids a tackle by Elgin’s Izak Darling at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Nathan Sollman makes a huge gain before being brought down by Elgin's Kevin Kline at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Brendan O'Leary makes a catch in the end zone at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's RJ Bertini drives for yardage at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Nathan Sollman looks for running room at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Brendan OՌeary is stopped by Elginճ Evan Backensto at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Brendan OՌeary makes a reception over the top of Elginճ Kevin Kline at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Brendan OՌeary makes the catch at Elginճ 15 yard line at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Tyler Sollman finds running room against Elgin at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehmanճ (50) John Edwards sprints towards the sideline for a big gain


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic's Nathan Sollman finds running room against Elgin at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

By Rob Kiser

Piqua Daily Call

SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic football team continued its rebound from an 0-3 start Saturday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium/30 & 0 Field.

While the 43-12 win over Marion Elgin was far less dramatic and exciting than the triple-overtime win over Riverside two weeks ago that started a three-game winning streak, it evened the Cavaliers’ record to 3-3 overall and improved them to 3-0 in the Northwest Central Conference heading into a big game with Hardin Northern on Friday.

“We felt like we could have won two of the first three games,” Lehman Catholic coach Richard Roll said. “This was a good win for us.”

And once again, it was the RJ Bertini-Brendan O’Leary connection doing plenty of damage for Lehman.

Bertini completed 16 of 29 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns, while O’Leary hauled in eight passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns.

“Brendan (O’Leary) had a big game,” Roll said. “Really it wasn’t (the passing game by design). He (Bertini) has the option based on what he reads. A lot of those pass plays were runs, where he changed the play.”

After an Elgin punt, Lehman got on the board early — starting from the Comets’ 45-yard line.

Bertini had an 11-yard pass to Tyler Sollmann on the drive and finished it with a four-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Sollmann. The PAT kick failed, and Lehman led 6-0 with 6:11 remaining in the first quarter.

Lehman made it 12-0 early in the second quarter on a 5-yard TD run by Andrew Barhorst to cap a 22-yard drive. The PAT kick failed and it was 12-0 with 10:18 remaining in the half.

Elgin got on track on its next drive, going 35 yards in six plays after a long kickoff return.

Kevin Kline ran it in from four yards out and the try for two on the PAT failed, making it 12-6 with 7:44 remaining in the half.

Lehman would go 57 yards in four plays after the kickoff.

Consecutive passes to O’Leary of 19 and 31 yards moved the ball down to the one-yard line and Bertini ran it in from there. Ethan Potts kick made it 19-6 with 7:00 remaining in the half.

Lehman got the ball back at the Comets’ 37 after a turnover on downs and it took just one play to get in the end zone, with Bertini throwing to O’Leary for 37 yards and the score. Potts’ kick made it 26-6 with 5:30 remaining in the half.

Lehman got the ball back with 1:29 to go in the half and took it them just 19 seconds and three plays to go 74 yards.

After a 25-yard run by Tyler Sollmann, Bertini threw to O’Leary for 33 and 16 yards, the latter for a touchdown. Potts’ PAT kick made it 33-6 at the break.

Lehman started the second half with Johnny Edwards returning the kickoff 67 yards to the Comets 14-yard line.

After three incomplete passes, Potts booted a 26-yard field goal to make it 36-6 and put the game in a running clock.

Lehman’s final score came after overcoming several penalties.

Bertini appeared to throw a 75-yard TD pass to O’Leary.

But a clip that had no affect on the touchdown, brought the ball back to the Comet 33.

An offensive pass interference moved it back to the 48, but the Cavaliers would eventually scored on a three-yard pass from Bertini to O’Leary. Potts’ PAT kick made it 43-6.

“We still had stupid plays and mistakes we have to clean up,” Roll said.

Elgin scored a late touchdown on a 15-yard TD run by Kline. The two-point try failed, making the final 43-12.

Tempers flared in the final two minutes and no more plays were run before the clock ran out.

“I am not blaming anyone for what happened there,” Roll said. “Good to get win. We have a big game next week with Harden Northern.”

After continuing their momentum with a third straight win and evening their record on the season.

Contact Piqua Daily Call Sports Editor Rob Kiser at rkiser@aimmediamidwest.com.

©2019 Miami Valley Today, all rights reserved.

Elgin’s Landon Mabe is stopped by Lehman’s Landon McIver at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_6957-1.jpgElgin’s Landon Mabe is stopped by Lehman’s Landon McIver at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Tyler Sollman fights for extra yards against Elgin’s defensive line at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_6964-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Tyler Sollman fights for extra yards against Elgin’s defensive line at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Landon McIver makes the catch deep in Elgin territory at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_6977-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Landon McIver makes the catch deep in Elgin territory at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s RJ Bertini avoids a tackle by Elgin’s Izak Darling at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_6983-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s RJ Bertini avoids a tackle by Elgin’s Izak Darling at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_6992-1.jpgSteve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Nathan Sollman makes a huge gain before being brought down by Elgin’s Kevin Kline at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_6997-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Nathan Sollman makes a huge gain before being brought down by Elgin’s Kevin Kline at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Brendan O’Leary makes a catch in the end zone at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7001-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Brendan O’Leary makes a catch in the end zone at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s RJ Bertini drives for yardage at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7005-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s RJ Bertini drives for yardage at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Nathan Sollman looks for running room at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7017-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Nathan Sollman looks for running room at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Brendan OՌeary is stopped by Elginճ Evan Backensto at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7023-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Brendan OՌeary is stopped by Elginճ Evan Backensto at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Brendan OՌeary makes a reception over the top of Elginճ Kevin Kline at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7026-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Brendan OՌeary makes a reception over the top of Elginճ Kevin Kline at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Brendan OՌeary makes the catch at Elginճ 15 yard line at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7037-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Brendan OՌeary makes the catch at Elginճ 15 yard line at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Tyler Sollman finds running room against Elgin at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7043-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Tyler Sollman finds running room against Elgin at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehmanճ (50) John Edwards sprints towards the sideline for a big gain
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7051-1.jpgLehmanճ (50) John Edwards sprints towards the sideline for a big gainSteve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Nathan Sollman finds running room against Elgin at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/10/web1_DSC_7061-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Nathan Sollman finds running room against Elgin at Sidney Memorial Field on Saturday.Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News
Saturday night special: Cavs win 3rd straight, 43-12