FOOTBALL WEEK 1:
Clinton Massie 42, Blanchester 0 (Thursday)
Miami Trace 41, Circleville 14
Sheridan 41, Washington CH 0
Western Brown 42, Hillsboro 6
Adena 25, McClain 22
Wilmington 49, Little Miami 19
Batavia 19, East Clinton 0 (delayed by lightning in 3rd Quarter)
Johnstown 28, Chillicothe 14
Johnstown avenged its 2013 loss to Chillicothe by scoring 28 unanswered points for a 28-14 opening week victory.
“Their quarterback (Cody Workman) was the difference” said Cavs Coach Ron Hinton after the game. The Sophomore signal caller racked up 147 yards on 14 carries, including a 70 yard run which set the table for a 10 yard Cody Farley run with 1:11 remaining in the 2nd Quarter, which became the first varsity opponent to cross the goal line in The O’s six game history.
Johnstown was not done, tying the game on a 16 yard run by Workman in the third and Farley added two more scores in the fourth on runs of 34 and 15 yards each.
In a game riddled with turnovers, four by each team, Chillicothe dodged early threats by the Johnnies.
Johnstown returned the opening kick to the Cavalier 44 yard line, but coughed up the ball at the 10.
On its second series, Chillicothe marched 80 yards in 10 plays when Jacob Staggs punched in a 1 yard run for the game’s first score. Caleb Price hit D.J. Vinson on a 36 yard strike to set the Cavs up at the Arch Street end zone.
The Cavs recovered a Johnstown fumble and Nate Rosenbauer trekked 34 yards to the Johnnies 16 and Price dumped a swing pass to the Cavs Junior tailback for a 14-0 lead.
Chillicothe was outgained by Johnstown 383-282 yards, but a good bit of Cavalier yards were erased by a couple of poor snaps from center and quarterback sacks.
Price was 11-of-18 for 153 yards with a TD and two interceptions. Johnstown completed just one of two passes, doing most of the damage on the ground tallying 354 yards on 41 carries. Farley complimented Workman’s 147 rushing yards with 166 of his own.
Rosenbauer finished with 116 yards on 19 lugs and Vinson had 5 catches for 92 yards.
“We’re gonna watch the film and go back to work” said Hinton.
The Cavs (0-1) host Walnut Ridge Friday at 7:30pm. The Scots (0-1) dropped a 16-6 decision to Watterson Friday night.
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