Chillicothe now stands alone at the top of the FAC at (3-0) with a 49-14 win over Miami Trace, combined with an overtime loss by Jackson to Hillsboro. The Cavs can clinch a tie for a conference championship with a win next week over Washington Court House.
Chillicothe got off to a quick start against the Panthers on Friday night when Matt Detty pinned the Panthers at their 8 with a big kick off. On the very first play, Miami Trace hiked the ball over their QB and into the end zone. DeAndre Haubeil grabbed the loose pigskin and the Cavs led 7-0 before the popcorn was even done.
.J’Quan Harris continued his big play stat sheet on the next possession taking a 29 yard swing pass from Adrian Beverly to the house for a 14-0 Cavs lead. Harris added two more scores in the second quarter on a 43 yard run and another pass from Beverly that went 41 yards for a touchdown.
Chillicothe also added touchdown runs of 2 yards by Tyce Netter and a scintillating 79 yard sweep by sophomore Joel Barnes to lead 42-0 at half. The Cavs scored on 5 of 6 possessions in the first half.
With a running clock in the second half, Chillicothe added a pick six by Cameron Cook from 50 yards out. Miami Trace used their alternating QB/Wide Receiver of Tyler Taylor and Dalton Mayer who switched back and forth all evening. Taylor hit Mayer from 8 yards out for a score and Mayer reciprocated by passing to Taylor from 16 yards for the Panthers’ two scores.
Chillicothe rushed for 310 yards and passed for 100 to give them 410 yards in offense. The defense scored twice for the Cavs and the big play offense scored on plays of 29, 41, 43, and 79 yards. Harris rushed 7 times for 127 yards and scored three times in one half of action. Mayer ran for 75 yards for the Panthers.
The Cavaliers host the high powered offense of Washington Court House next Friday at home and finish the season against Jackson currently (2-1) in conference play, tied with (2-1) Hillsboro.
(Chillicothe Coach Ron Hinton watches over the Cavs big FAC win)
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