CHILLICOTHE — The Washington Blue Lions visited Ohio’s first capital Friday night for an SCOL game against the Cavaliers.
Chillicothe won the game, 42-6.
The Cavaliers improve to 7-2 on the year, 5-1 in the SCOL.
The Blue Lions fall to 6-3 on the season, 3-3 in the SCOL.
Trailing 28-0, the Blue Lions scored what would turn out to be their only touchdown of the game, a 2-yard run by Richard Burns with 4:55 to play in the first half. The extra-point kick was no good.
Chillicothe, who will battle Wilmington next week for second place in the SCOL, got the scoring underway with a 10-yard pass from Branden Maughmer to Zach Coats. The extra-point kick was good. That score came with 6:44 to play in the first quarter.
Chillicothe returned a fumble 38-yards and with the PAT took a 14-0 lead with 6:01 to play in the first quarter.
With 11:52 to play in the second quarter, Maughmer had a 7-yard touchdown run. The kick was good to send the Cavs up, 21-0.
After a Blue Lion turnover, Maughmer then hit A.J. Corbin for a 32-yard pass play, giving the Cavaliers a 28-0 lead.
The Cavs scored once in the third quarter, a 20-yard pass from Maughmer to Seth Barnes. The extra-point attempt failed. That scored occurred with 1:01 to play in the third.
Finally, with 5:30 to play in the game, Maughmer ran the ball in from 13-yard out. Chillicothe made the two-point conversion to make the final score, 42-6.
“We turned the ball over four times,” Washington head coach Chuck Williamson said. “You can’t do that against a talented team like Chillicothe.
“We moved the ball between the 20’s, we just turned the ball over,” Williamson said. “We gave them great field position with some of those turnovers.”
Chillicothe had 395 yards of total offense to 219 for Washington.
Washington will host Miami Trace next Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Gardner Park.
The Panthers lost to Hillsboro Friday night, 54-27.
Elsewhere in SCOL action on the penultimate Friday of SCOL ever, it was East Clinton (1-8, 1-5) notching its first win of the season, 33-27 over McClain (1-8, 0-6).
Clinton-Massie (8-1, 6-0) clinched a share of the title with a 23-21 win over Wilmington (7-2, 5-1).
Wilmington plays Chillicothe next week and Massie plays East Clinton.
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