The big news of the night was a non-conference contest involving Clinton-Massie, the defending Division 4 champion who failed to convert several times late in the game & gave up big yard scoring plays to see their winning streak snapped.
DESALES 21, CLINTON MASSIE 16
Clinton Massie (4-1/1-0 SCOL) saw their state high 19 game win streak & 21 straight regular season win streak snapped by the DeSales Stallions Friday night. DeSales who missed the playoffs last year after 18 straight appearances used two long TD runs by Tachor Yinger of 77 & 76 yards & a 78 yard kickoff return by Josh DeLosier to move to 3-2 for the season.
The Falcons won everything but the scoreboard as they had the ball almost 42 minutes in the game, had more rushing yards & total yards (306 to 172 yards) & held the Stallions to only 28 plays including only 1 pass play. But the long runs by the DeSales runners were something that the Falcons had a hard time overcoming.
Bayle Wolf had both TDs in the 1st half for C-M & rushed for 114 yards. Twice in the 4th quarter the Falcons failed to convert on a 4th down play & another time had a pass intercepted in the end zone that stopped another potential score.
CHILLICOTHE 56, WASHINGTON CH 6
The Cavaliers are 5-0 at the start of the season, the 1st time since the 1990 season. The win also extends the Cavaliers win steak to 7 games in a row over the Blue Lions though their last meeting was in 1989. It also extend the steak to 30 years---that's the last time that Washington beat Chillicothe. That was in 1983 when Jeff Shaw threw 3 first half TDs in a Blue Lions win in September that year.
Markel Cain rushed for 159 yards & 3 scores in 2 plus quarters of action for Chillicothe. Nate Rosenbauer added 2 more scores as Coach Hinton went deep on the bench in the latter part of the 3rd period & most of the 4th quarter playing the Cavaliers reserves (5-0/2-0 SCOL).
Tye Smith scored his 10th TD of the season in the 2nd period as the Blue Lions (3-2/1-1 SCOL) were held to 58 yards rushing & 55 yards passing in the contest.
MIAMI TRACE 42, HILLSBORO 0
The Panthers in less than 2 hours of real time ruined the Indians homecoming jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter & never was challenged in the contest. Trevor Haines with 90 yards rushing & 2 TD runs led the Panthers who is now 4-1 overall & 1-1 in the SCOL. Marcel Pettiford return a punt for Miami Trace in the 1st quarter that led to several quick scores.
Hillsboro (1-4/0-1 SCOL) despite Trace having 11 penalties that led to 4 of Hillsboro 6 first downs could only muster 62 yards in offense.
EAST CLINTON 27, GREENFIELD MCCLAIN 21
The Astros used the combo of Dalton Floyd to Clyde Snow to jump out to a 21-8 halftime lead & held on to a late challenge to go to (2-3/1-1 SCOL) for the season. Floyd threw 3 scores & went over the 1000 yard mark in passing at the halfway point. Snow unofficially has 46 receptions for the season.
McClain (3-2/0-2 SCOL) Thom Schrader threw for a score & ran in another as the Tigers have now lost 2 games in a row.