BATH TWP.: Copley made the trek to Revere on Thursday with “The Bell” on the line.

For senior Blake Traylor, it turned out to be the perfect night to rush for a career-high 222 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries to lead Copley to a 52-31 victory over rival Revere in Suburban League American Conference action.

“We put this game on their shoulders,” Copley coach Scott Chouinard said in reference to Traylor and the blockers in front of him — seniors Vincent Fonte, Larry Purnell, Andrew Martin, Brandon Poundstone, Bryce Traylor and Adam Allen and junior Tyler Lenke.

“Blake made plays and stepped up the way a senior captain and three-year starter should. I am very proud of him and all of the guys up front.”

Senior quarterback Jacob Nedolast contributed 8-of-13 passing for 111 yards and one touchdown and 12 carries and 93 yards rushing for Copley (3-3, 1-1).

Revere coach Michael Murphey received solid efforts from sophomore quarterback Nate Klonowski and juniors Matt Buser and Bryce Holt. Klonowski completed 23-of-45 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Buser scored three touchdowns, and had 23 carries for 105 yards and five receptions for 135 yards for Revere (2-4, 0-3). Junior Bryce Holt added 10 receptions for 99 yards.

Copley opened the scoring with an eight-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Nedolast to junior Devin Prude with 9:17 to go in the first quarter. Senior Evan Malpass followed with his first of seven extra-point kicks.

Buser took the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown at 9:04 and junior Sam Webster followed with his first of four PAT kicks. The Minutemen took a 10-7 lead with 2:59 remaining in the first quarter on Webster’s 22-yard field goal.

Revere junior Matt Grayem forced and recovered a fumble on the Copley 30-yard line. One play later, Klonowski threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to junior Sean Leyden, and the Minutemen led 17-7 with 2:45 left in the opening quarter.

Copley cut its deficit to 17-10 on a 46-yard field goal by Malpass with 11:12 to go in the second quarter, and then the Indians tied the score at 17-17 when senior Allen rushed for a 1-yard touchdown at 8:49. Allen’s score came three plays after senior Bryce Traylor recorded an interception on Revere’s 34-yard line and rumbled to the 9-yard line.

Revere took a 24-17 lead into halftime after Buser rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with three seconds on the clock.

The third quarter featured four big plays, and ended with Copley up 38-31. Blake Traylor rushed for three touchdowns — 46 yards at 10:32, 27 yards at 6:05 and 12 yards at 2:45. Revere’s big play was a 74-yard touchdown pass from Klonowski to Buser.

“We stayed focused and we came out in the second half saying if we play the way we can play then we will come out victorious,” Blake Traylor said. “The O-line was awesome.”

Copley senior Deon Millender and sophomore Tyson Durant each snagged interceptions in the fourth quarter. Blake Traylor rushed for an 18-yard touchdown with 10:19 left and Durant contributed a 47-yard touchdown run with 8:46 to go.

“This night showed a group of kids trusting each other, showing pride in a program and really just figuring things out together,” said Chouinard, who is 4-0 against Revere as Copley’s coach.

Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or mbeaven@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the #ABJVarsity high school blog at www.ohio.com/preps. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBeavenABJ.