Records fall as well as Elyria

Running back Jimmy Daw and Head Coach Dan Sutherland celebrate with the Swarm and teammates.

Aaron Holmes, @BigAPhotography

Running back Jimmy Daw and Head Coach Dan Sutherland celebrate with the Swarm and teammates.

Medina continued their dominance on the football field Friday night, defeating Elyria 52-14. It was a historic night for Medina as running back Jimmy Daw broke the record for most career rushing touchdowns and quarterback John Curtis broke the record for most passing yards in a game.

Daw, a four year starter, broke the record formerly held by Dean Brubaker since 1948.

Daw said that he credits his coaches and amazing offensive line to his unbelievable rushing success.

¨My running back coach, Coach Arthur, has had a huge impact in my life,¨ said Daw. ¨He always coaches me hard on every drill and plans to make me the best.¨

Curtis threw for a total of 366 yards, adding an additional 62 yards to the previously held record.

The defense held Elyria to just two touchdowns. Head Coach Dan Sutherland noted that weak safety JT Scoartse had an incredible game with eight tackles and two interceptions. Defensive tackle Lee Coleman and  strong safety Nick Pankow were also noted as key defensive players in Medina’s strong start.

The coaches are pleased with the efforts players are making in practice, but see room for improvement as they approach a tough second half schedule.

“The kids are practicing at a remarkably high level every week and then are able to translate that practice level to the games,” said Sutherland. “We’re very proud of the way the kids are playing, but as a team we know we need to improve on so many areas.”

Fans can expect more records to fall, as the Bees approach mid-season full stride. Medina is 4-0 and 1-0 in the Greater Cleveland Conference. Over the first four games, Medina has averaged 54.75 points per game as they have racked up an unbelieveable 219 points and allowed only 34 points scored.

The Bees next game is this Friday, September 23 at Strongsville.