By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
Between injuries and circumstances out of their control, the Windham Bombers’ first three weeks of the season seemed to have a black cloud sitting over the program.
On Friday night, that cloud finally moved on.
Windham topped Tuscarawas Central Catholic, on the road, 38-12 to earn its first victory of the season.
The Bombers claimed a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, then led 20-12 at halftime before scoring 18 unanswered points in the second half to pull away for the triumph.
Windham controlled the game on the ground with Carlos Bruton and Jack Eye.
Bruton finished with 114 yards rushing on just 16 carries. He also had 51 yards receiving and scored a total of three touchdowns — 47-yard pass in the first quarter, 11-yard run in the third quarter and a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Eye played his first game of the season after suffering a non-contact hip injury in the team’s final preseason scrimmage.
He rushed for 76 yards in 12 attempts and also had two receptions for 48 yards.
Eye got the Bombers on the board first with a first-quarter touchdown on a run from 4 yards out. He later added a 25-yard touched reception from Dylan McCune in the second quarter.
McCune finished the game with 110 yards passing.
Next up for the Bombers is a Week 5 matchup against St. Thomas Aquinas at Ed Liddle Field in Windham.