Blue Lion Defense Shines in One-Sided Victory

It was all Washington Court House all night Friday in FAC action as the Blue Lions handled the Tigers 51-7, as the Blue Lion defense gave up a total of just 73 yards.

Washington scored on their second possession of the night and never looked back en route to victory. The two teams traded punts to start the game but on the Blue Lions second drive they put together a four play drive that went fifty seven yards that ended with an Eli Lynch 36 yard touchdown catch to give them the lead which the never let go of. McClain was forced to punt on their second possession which led to another Blue Lion score, Jerome Mack took a swing pass 43 yards to the house and with five minutes left on the clock it was 14-0 in favor of Washington. Throw in a safety that put Washington up 16-0 and the route was on. Senior running back Jamie McCane took over in the second half, scoring three straight touchdowns on runs of 7 yards, 10 yards and 2 yards. We went to the half with Washington leading 30-0.

Washington had 198 total first half yards compared to just 12 by McClain. At the half McCane had 78 yards rushing to lead the way with three scores.

With a continuous clock the entire second half, Washington was still able to score three more touchdowns including Mack's second score of the night on a 17 yard catch from Ethan Rogers-Wright and freshman Raliegh Haithcock got in on the fun with a 3 yard quarter back keeper. With just minutes remaining in the game McClain sustained their longest drive of the night that finished with a 15 yard touchdown run from freshman running back Matt Bliss, PAT was good and the game ended with the Blue Lions winning 51-7.

McClain 2-7 0-4 has suffered multiple injuries this season, their quarterback was the starting fullback to start the year and they have a lot of young guys filling in positions they may not be accustomed to. On the night McClain finished with 73 total yards, led by Bliss' 17 carries for 59 yards and the lone score. They committed three turnovers, were penalized 6 times for 40 yards. McClain moves on to host the Hillsboro Indians next week for rivalry week.

Washington 6-3 3-1 was led by the outstanding play of their entire defense which gave up just seven points and those 73 total yards, just 12 in the first half. Jamie McCane led the offense with 15 carries for 123 yards and three scores, Jerome Mack had 1 rush for 43 yards and a score plus 2 catches for 20 yards and another score. For the night the Blue Lions had 307 total yards, 195 on the ground and 112 through the air. They did have 10 penalites for 70 yards and committed two turnovers. Washington travels to Miami Trace next week to face the Panthers for rivalry week. Buckeye Country 105.5FM air time will be 6:40 p.m.

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