Clinton-Massie Falcons shut-out Panthers


By Shawn Robinson - WNJ Sports Writer



Miami Trace quarterback Tyler Taylor rolls out of the pocket during a game against the Falcons at Clinton-Massie High School Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Miami Trace quarterback Tyler Taylor rolls out of the pocket during a game against the Falcons at Clinton-Massie High School Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.


Elizabeth Clark | The News Journal

ADAMS TOWNSHIP – Brendan Lamb chopped his way through Miami Trace Friday for 173 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries to help lead Clinton-Massie to a 54-0 victory, its 62nd straight over a team from the old South Central Ohio League.

After opening the season with three straight road games, this was Clinton-Massie’s first game at Frank M. Irelan Field.

Lamb, who didn’t play the second half, pretty much ran past the Panthers untouched on his scoring romps, one of which came after a MT fumble and another after he hauled in a 35-yard pass to the 9.

His other scores capped two-play drives.

The Falcons (3-1 on the year) were dominant up front, overpowering the Panthers (2-2) for 528 rushing yards on 43 attempts.

Despite coming up scoreless in the first half, Miami Trace was able to penetrate Falcon territory. The fumble setting up Lamb’s first score came at the Massie 38. MT also made it to the Massie 1 before having a touchdown negated by an offensive pass interference penalty and missing a 36-yard field goal attempt.

The Panthers’ last drive of the first half also reached Falcon territory.

Jake Vaughan got the Falcons on the board first with an 11-yard run that capped Massie’s game-opening 11-play, 73-yard drive that chewed up nearly half the opening period.

He also finished Massie’s opening drive of the second half with a 31-yard run to put the Falcons up 40-0.

Robby Frederick and Carson VanHoose tacked on Massie’s other second-half scores. Frederick trucked a Panther on a 62-yard touchdown run while VanHoose darted 22 yards around end near the end of the game.

Miami Trace (2-2) will host Zanesville next week in the final non-conference game of the season.

The week after that, play in the Frontier Athletic Conference begins as the Panthers host McClain for Homecoming.

Clinton-Massie will host Bishop Hartley next week.

In other games Friday involving FAC teams, Bishop Hartley trounced Chillicothe, 49-10; Hillsboro won a high-scoring game over Williamsburg, 55-35; the Washington Blue Lions defeated Linden McKinley, 54-6; McClain beat East Clinton, 28-3 and Western Brown outlasted Jackson, 42-36.

Miami Trace quarterback Tyler Taylor rolls out of the pocket during a game against the Falcons at Clinton-Massie High School Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/09/web1_Tyler-Taylor-vs-Massie-9-14-2018-1.jpgMiami Trace quarterback Tyler Taylor rolls out of the pocket during a game against the Falcons at Clinton-Massie High School Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Elizabeth Clark | The News Journal

By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer