Tippecanoe Senior QB Liam Poronsky
Liam Poronsky performed like one of history’s great military commanders Friday night at Sugarcreek High School. As Tippecanoe quarterback, Poronsky led his Red Devils to victory in a D-III, Region 12 semifinal against Western Brown.
Poronsky opened the second quarter with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Stanley Clyne and scored himself from nine yards out to start the third. Jason Rindler and Zach Butera both made significant catches as well.
Poronsky was instrumental in Tippecanoe overcoming an early deficit and winning an exhilarating contest against Alter. Thanks to him, Tippecanoe advanced into round 2.
After being stopped on his initial drive by Tipp’s defense, Poronsky took control of the game with his legs by running 46 yards for a touchdown with Kleather kicking two-point conversion and placing Tipp ahead 28-21 with five minutes left in play.
But he had to work hard for every yard as he battled Antonio Murphy; speedster Chase Stone; future Ohio State Buckeye CJ Hicks; and three thumpers including Jason Rindler and Zach Butera from the Knights.
Achievement and Honors
Tippecanoe quarterback Liam Poronsky put on an amazing display Friday at Bellbrook High School that would make Superman proud, throwing three touchdown passes and scoring another in his team’s 41-30 win against Western Brown’s fast-strike offense.
He threw an impressive 394 yard game and even took a hit to avoid being tackled while running upfield, earning the Red Devils an automatic bid into next week’s Division III, Region 12 semifinals against Hamilton Badin at Trotwood-Madison – something they had never accomplished previously in program history! If they win that round they’ll meet state-ranked Ohio Bloom-Carroll Bloom-Carroll in the final.
Tippecanoe’s Liam Poronsky led his Red Devils past Alter in an impressive Division III Region 12 quarterfinal on Friday night thanks to a performance that saw them come back from a 14-0 first-half deficit to advance further and reach the semifinals. His performance proved the catalyst of change needed for Tippecanoe.
After spending 20 seconds standing behind center and letting precious time slip off the play clock and reduce Air Novak’s chances of scoring should Tipp not score, Poronsky snapped, rolled right, and found Stanley Clyne for a 36-yard touchdown play – giving Air Novak the lead at 14-13.
After two punts, Poronsky connected with Clyne again on a nine-yard touchdown run to open the third quarter and give his team a 21-13 advantage. From then onwards it was all downhill.