Falcons snap Cavs streak, take SCOL lead.
Clinton-Massie snapped Chillicothe’s 6-0 mark Friday night in a 17-7 final.
The Cavs had won eight straight dating back to last season.
Bayle Wolf gave the Falcons what they needed on a 13 yard run late to cap an 88 yard drive for the winning touchdown. Wolf carried the ball 175 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns.
The Falcons took the early lead on a 16 play drive that took 8:32 off the game clock. Hunter Fentress managed a one yard run for a 7-0 score in the second quarter.
On the first play following the kickoff, Nate Rosenbauer raced 76 yards before being stopped at the Clinton-Massie 1 yard line. Chillicothe was turned away from the end zone on four tries. The Cavs’ Ryan Mathis appeared to cross the goal line on second down, but the officials determined he was stopped short.
Chillicothe’s Tyler Howard recovered a Falcons fumble two plays later and the Cavs had the ball on the Massie one again. Miscommunication in the backfield turned into a 15 yard loss. Markel Cain and Mathis collided on the exchange and the Falcons flocked to cover him at the 16. On the next play, Mathis found Austin Elliot for a touchdown. Jacob Weber tacked on the PAT to knot the score at seven each.
The Cavs stopped a Clinton-Massie threat before the half. Julius Lee came in low on a fourth down conversion attempt dropping Bayle Wolf short. Chillicothe closed out the half on downs.
Massie gained a three point edge late in the third quarter on an 18 yard field goal by Callum Jones for a 10-7 lead with 4:02 remaining.
Chillicothe still had some opportunities, but it was Clinton-Massie’s night as they sealed the win on the late score by Wolf.
The Cavs managed just 168 yards total offense to Massie’s 322. Rosenbauer gained 115 yards on the ground for Chillicothe.
Clinton-Massie (6-1/3-0) extended their consecutive SCOL wins streak to 35.
Chillicothe (6-1/3-1) will host Hillsboro (1-6/0-3) Friday. The Indians fell to East Clinton 27-7.
Friday, the Cavs will honor the eight new members of the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame, four from the Spring (Phil Bobo, Abby Bunstine, Chad McAllister and Dan Ramey) and four from the Fall class (Tony Aloisio, Norma Shaar, Rachel Taylor and Lori Taylor). The Fall class will be inducted Thursday night at a special ceremony at 6pm in the CHS/CMS Auditorium.