LIVONIA — It took Livonia exactly three plays to show Waterloo that their visit to Saunders Field was going to be a long night.
Top-seeded and unbeaten Livonia (7-0) whipped No. 4 Waterloo 50-6 in Section V Class C semifinal action Saturday night.
Senior Jake Smith rushed for a career-high 211 yards on just 15 carries and two TD’s to lead the Bulldogs into next Friday’s title game.
Smith scored on a 67-yard TD run on Livonia’s third play from scrimmage.
Livonia, last year’s Class B champions, who have dropped down to ‘C’ this season, led 34-6 at the half in a game that was simply never in doubt.
Senior QB Alex Minnehan had a solid all-around game going 4-for-6 passing for 72 yards, one TD and one INT.
He added 61 yards rushing on nine carries with two more scores.
Senior wideout Troy Galbraith caught two passes for 44 yards and one TD.
Senior fullback Trevor Allen added six touches for 26 yards and one TD.
Livonia’s defense was led by junior Jake Watkins and senior Steffan Gwyn.
Watkins had eight tackles and one interception while Gwyn had eight tackles and one sack.
Also for the Bulldogs, Allen added four tackles with one sack and a fumble recovery while senior Kevin Travis picked off two passes.
Livonia will host undefeated Bath-Haverling (7-0) in Friday’s Class C title game which will be played in Livonia.
The No. 2 seeded Rams defeated No. 3 Le Roy 16-6 in their semifinal.
The Rams were led by AJ Brotz’s four interceptions.
Owen Eggleston added seven tackles while Diallo Wallace added four tackles.
Hunter Cupp and Damien Hall each added a fumble recovery while Austin Thorius had a sack.
Bath’s offense was led by Damien Hall with 91 yards on 19 carries with one TD while Brayden Hess ran for 31 yards on 10 tries.
Brotz also added 93 total yards including three receptions for 46 yards.
QB Ian DiDomineck, who replaced starter Justin Yehl after he was injured on Bath’s first play from scrimmage, added 81 yards through the air on 5-of-8 passing.