Seaman Scores Lone East Touchdown as West Prevails 26-6 – Football

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West 26, East 6

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdAfter a two year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East-West All-Star Football Game returned Saturday Night to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The West was dominate in a 26-6 victory over the East squad as 19 different local schools were represented on the field.

Seaman’s Hauls in 67 Yard Touchdown Pass

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdTrailing 18-0, GlenOak quarterback Isaiah Knox dropped back deep into the pocket on the East’s own 24 yard line and launched deep down field. On the other end of the connection was Louisville wide receiver Zack Seaman who sprinted past one defensive back and hauled in a catch amidst another defensive back inside the West 30 yard line. Seaman stumbled while extending for the reception, but quickly recovered and shifted into high gear all the way to the endzone.

According to Canton Repository Reporter Cliff Hickman, the 67 yard touchdown reception was the fifth longest in the history of the East-West game. The score cut the East deficit to 18-6 with 4:41 left to play in the third quarter and it would prove to be the only points scored by the East during the contest.

McElroy Leads West to Victory

Jenny Can Cleaning AdAfter a scoreless first quarter, the West lit up the scoreboard first on special teams. Perry’s Kam Gill took a punt back 40 yards to the house to put the West in front 6-0 with 9:44 to go in the second quarter.

The West would double their advantage late in the first half when Massillon quarterback Darrius McElroy scrambled for a 20 yard touchdown run on 4th-and-3. That made the score 12-0 with 1:56 remaining in the second quarter.

McElroy also hooked up with Canton South wide receiver Tam Church for a 17 yard touchdown pass to extend the West lead to 18-0 in the third quarter. McElroy later capped off his night with another fourth down touchdown run from a yard out. On the conversion attempt, McElroy connected with Green wide receiver Trey Martin to put the West ahead 26-6 with 8:14 left in the contest.

This was the 31st East-West All-Star Game and the West now holds a 16-15 edge in the series.

Four Leopards All-Stars Represented

Four different Louisville Leopards made up the East roster. They included Cameron Brazek, AJ Lingenhoel, Carson Rode, and Zack Seaman.

UP NEXT: The Louisville Leopards Navy/White Intersquad Game from Louisville Leopards Stadium will take place on Thursday, August 4 beginning at approximately 6:00 PM. It will also be Meet the Team Night.

BROADCAST CREDIT: Full Game Broadcast and Video Above Courtesy of Stark Media Team

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East-West All-Star Game Box Score

Scoring Summary


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

East 0-0-6-0–06

West 0-12-6-8–26

1st Quarter


2nd Quarter

WEST – Kam Gill 40 Yard Punt Return (Run Failed) | WEST 6, EAST 0, 9:44

WEST – Darrius McElroy 20 Yard Run (Run Failed) | WEST 12, EAST 0, 1:56

3rd Quarter

WEST – Tam Church 17 Yard Pass from Darrius McElroy (Pass Failed) | WEST 18, EAST 0, 10:01

EAST – Zack Seaman 67 Yard Pass from Isaiah Knox (Run Failed) | WEST 18, EAST 6, 4:51

4th Quarter

WEST – Darrius McElroy 1 Yard Run (Trey Martin Pass from Darrius McElroy) | WEST 26, EAST 6, 8:14

Series: West Lead 16-15

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