The Revere Minutemen (0-6, 0-3) hosted Wadsworth (4-2, 2-1) Friday night, and the Grizzly rushing attack lead the way all night.


 


Junior tailback Martice Jackson was the key to the game for Wadsworth by rushing for 89 yards and three touchdowns.


 


The visiting Grizzlies overwhelmed Revere early by establishing big scoring drives down the field, which resulted in a 14-0 advantage after the first quarter.


 


The second score of that opening quarter was recorded by Jackson who showed off a mixture of speed and power on the way to a 25-yard touchdown run.


 


Revere head coach Phil Heyn said Wadsworth did a great job changing and disguising schemes on offense, which made it tough to stop.


 


“They are a tough, physical team, and they always have been,” Heyn said.  “That is their brand of football, and thats what they did tonight.”


 


Revere struggled throughout the first half in gaining yardage and sustaining drives as a result of the hard, physical play of the Grizzly defense, and the offense took advantage to complement that defensive effort.


 


“They did a really good job of controlling the football,” Heyn said.


 


They inflated the lead to 28-0 at halftime behind a 41-yard pass completion to Scott Campbell from senior quarterback Matt Alic, which lead to a one yard touchdown run by Jackson.


 


Much of the reason for the Minutemen’s offensive struggles came as a result of the Wadsworth defense neutralizing senior tailback Paul Gabel who brings solid production to the running game.


 


“We failed to execute the way we practiced, and we made some mistakes with fumbles and turnovers,” Heyn said.


 


Heyn credited the Wadsworth defensive line and linebackers for being able to halt the rushing attack.


 


The Minutemen only had two drives in the second half as a result of the continued long, sustained scoring drives by Wadsworth as well.


 


“We never really had a situation where we could get in position to get back in the game,” Heyn said.


 


With the game in control, both teams displayed some of their younger talent, and a late Revere touchdown made the final score 42-7 after sophomore quarterback Zeck Lehman was able to find Dalton Bassak in the end zone for the seven yard passing score.


 


Heyn said the team will look to eliminate costly turnovers and penalties going into next week’s game against Highland.


 


“We need to execute and not turn the ball over,” he said.