The Washington Blue Lions played their final home game of the 2015 season at Gardner Park Friday against SCOL opponent Chillicothe.
The Cavaliers won the game, 47-9.
Chillicothe improves to 5-1 in the SCOL, 6-3 overall.
The Blue Lions fall to 3-3 in the SCOL, 4-5 overall with a game next week at Miami Trace.
Miami Trace lost at Hillsboro last night, 35-30. The Panthers go into the game against Washington with a record of 2-7 overall, 2-4 in the SCOL.
Hillsboro improves to 2-4 in the SCOL, 3-6 overall.
Elsewhere around the SCOL, Clinton-Massie survived a strong challenge from Wilmington, winning 29-28 to improve to 6-0 in the SCOL, 8-1 overall. The win gives Massie a share of yet another SCOL championship. It was Clinton-Massie’s 51st consecutive SCOL victory.
Wilmington falls to 5-1 in the SCOL, 7-2 overall.
“Hats off to Coach (Ron) Hinton and his football team,” Washington head coach Corey Dye said. “They have some tremendous athletes including No. 11, Nate (Rosenbauer).”
Rosenbauer carried 14 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns for the Cavaliers.
“We knew their speed was definitely going to be a factor,” Dye said. “And we were going to have a hard time containing those guys.
“Our kids came out and played well,” Dye said. “We just couldn’t get any rhythm on offense tonight.
“We were trying to throw the ball,” Dye said. “They have a lot of team speed on offense and defense. We tried to run some perimeter plays, but we were unsuccessful there. We knew we were going to have to throw the ball to loosen that box up. We threw a couple of interceptions. It just wasn’t our night tonight.”
The game was scoreless at the end of the first quarter.
Chillicothe scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to a field goal for Washington to take a 26-3 halftime lead.
Scoring plays for the Cavaliers in the second quarter were: a 7-yard run by Rosenbauer at the 10:18 mark; a 2-yard run by Rosenbauer at the 5:15 mark; a 2-yard run by Branden Maughmer following an interception at the 4:14 mark and a 27-yard pass from Maughmer to Quinton Davidson with 23 seconds to play in the half.
Alex Trombold connected on a 29-yard field goal with 56 seconds to play in the first half for the Blue Lions.
The Cavaliers scored twice more in the third quarter, while the Blue Lions scored what would be their only touchdown of the game, a 5-yard pass from Jarett Patton to Kyle Garrett. That score came with 3:53 to play in the third quarter.
The Cavs had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Davidson to start the third quarter.
There was also a 33-yard touchdown by Rosenbauer with 1:06 to play in the third quarter.
The Cavaliers scored on a 12-yard run by Jacob Staggs with 2:38 to play in the game.
The Blue Lions accumulated 214 yards of total offense in the game to 296 for the Cavaliers.
Washington carried the ball 40 times for 141 yards to 26 carries for 218 yards for Chillicothe.
Eric Barden led the Blue Lions in rushing yardage with 45 on five carries.
Aaron Greer had 44 yards on 12 carries; Kyle Garrett had 23 yards on nine carries; Caleb Rice had 16 yards on three carries; Timothy Robinson had 16 yards on three carries and Jacob Rice had eight yards on two carries.
C.J. Taylor was 4 of 8 passing for 68 yards and one interception for the Blue Lions and Jarett Patton was 1 of 3 for a five-yard touchdown and one interception.
Defensively, Robinson led Washington with 6 tackles. Caleb Rice had 4 tackles; Mason McCane had 3.5 tackles; Liam Downing had 3.5 tackles and Eric Barden had 3 tackles.
Elsewhere in the SCOL, McClain picked up its first win of the season, 28-21 over East Clinton.
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