The Blue Lions offense poured on the points but it was the defense coming up with timely stops that led Washington Court House to a 62-20 victory over the McClain Tigers in FAC action.
It looked the game was going to be a "who has the ball last wins" type of game as Washington scored on their very first possession, a 3 play drive that took 30 seconds off the clock that Dillon Steward ran in from 68 yards out, 2-point conversion was good to put them up 8-0 then McClain answered right back on a 3 play drive of their own that took 1:39 off the clock, Dalton Mischal ran 65 yards for a touchdown, pat good, to make it 8-7. However McClain's next three possession's put the game out of reach for them. They had three straight turnovers, two fumbles and an interception, which the Blue Lions turned into 36-7 deficit as they scored every time they touched the ball in the first but once. McClain scored again in the half with 1:32 remaining on a Colton Mossbarger 59 yard run but the Blue Lions took a 50-14 lead into the half.
In the first half, Washington had 323 rushing yards and 43 yards passing and eight touchdowns, four by Dillon Steward, Gio Thomas ran in two and Omar Porter rushed for another. They did commit 8 penalties for 90 yards. McClain had 4 first half turnovers that turned into 30 Blue Lion points. McClain had 113 total yards in the first half.
The second half saw a continuous clock but even with, McClain scored first on a Dalton Mischal 49 yard run. But the Blue Lions answered right back with a Jamie McCain TD run and another for Steward to put the game well out of reach, 62-20.
Washington did it all on the ground, picking up 453 yards rushing, led by Dillon Steward's 5 rushes for 131 yards and 5 touchdowns, they had 3 other players who rushed for over 50 yards. Gio Thomas was 3-4 passing for 43 yards. They committed 1 turnover but was penalized 10 times for 115 yards. Washington 5-3 (1-2) travels to Chillicothe next week to take on the Cavaliers. That game can be heard on Buckeye Country 105.5FM/iHeartRadio.
McClain finished the night with 244 rushing yards, 122 by Dalton Mischal, he also had 2 touchdowns. The Tigers committed those four costly turnovers.