Blue Lions See Game Slip Away Late in 3rd Quarter at Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Cavaliers picked up their first win of the season Friday night with a convincing 23-7 victory over the Washington Court House Blue Lions. 

After being shutout by Wheelersburg last week the Cavs scored on their first drive of the night and never looked back, as they went 59 yards on just three plays as Senior quarterback Kamron Smith scored on a 26 yard run to put the Cavs up 6-0 after the failed PAT. Smith would prove to be a handful for Washington all night. The Cavs next drive would result in a field goal to put them ahead 9-0 and it stayed that way the rest of the first half.

The Blue Lions couldn’t gain any momentum in the first half, thanks in part to excellent Chillicothe defense but they also were their own worst enemy, with untimely penalties and a turnover. Through the first two quarters the Blue Lions managed 93 total yards, 70 through the air and just 23 on the ground. Chillicothe on the other hand finished the half with 200 total yards with 107 on the ground and 93 yards through the air.

The Blue Lions came out fired-up in the third quarter and marched the ball down the field, mainly on two passes, a 31 yard pass play up the sideline from Ethan Rogers-Wright to a Calum Brown then Rogers-Wright to Brown again for 21 yards and a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 9-7. But, that would be the only points Washington would manage on the night.

Chillicothe scored once more in the third quarter on a Chucky Thomas 1 yard run and once more in the 4th quarter on a Kenyon Smith to Joel Barnes 31 yard touchdown pass. But the real story of the night was Chillicothe QB Kamron Smith who rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and threw 10-16 for 172 yards and a TD.

The Cavs finished the night with 361 total yards, 189 rushing. 

Washington finished with 255 total yards, 204 through the air on 19-32 passing from Ethan Rogers-Wright. 

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