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A blowout-filled football season that propelled the Firelands Falcons to the playoffs for the second time in school history ended Saturday with a 42-7 rout by the top-seeded Woodridge Bulldogs in OHSAA Division IV action. The 12-0 Peninsula team racked up a 21-point lead in the opening quarter of play, piling on another touchdown by the half. King Sanders had an amazing ground game for the Bulldogs with 87 yards and two TDs, though a 70-yard fumble recovery by Nicholas Loprinzi to score also contributed to the Woodridge dominance. Nick Denney ran 19 yards for the Falcons in the final quarter to set up a rush to the endzone two plays later. He had an 85-yard night on six carries while quarterback Brad Thrasher’s arm was largely shut down by the ‘Dogs. Firelands ended the season with an 8-3 record.