Panthers fall to Chillicothe, 49-14


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Miami Trace’s Gage Miller (82) and Caden Sweitzer (35) combine to bring down the Chillicothe ball-carrier during a Frontier Athletic Conference game at Chillicothe Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Miami Trace’s Gage Miller (82) and Caden Sweitzer (35) combine to bring down the Chillicothe ball-carrier during a Frontier Athletic Conference game at Chillicothe Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

CHILLICOTHE — The Miami Trace Panthers visited Ohio’s first capital for a Frontier Athletic Conference game against the Cavaliers Friday night.

Chillicothe won the game, 49-14.

The Cavs improve to 7-1 overall, 3-0 in the FAC.

Miami Trace is now 2-6 overall, 0-3 in the FAC.

The Cavaliers now control their own destiny as far as the FAC championship is concerned as Hillsboro defeated Jackson Friday, 27-21 in overtime. Hillsboro improves to 7-1 overall, 2-1 in the FAC. Jackson is now 5-3 overall, 2-1 in the FAC.

At Chillicothe, the Panthers had the ball first deep in their own territory. On the first play from scrimmage, the ball was snapped over the quarterback’s reach and was recovered in the end zone by Chillicothe’s Logan Snowden.

The extra-point kick gave the Cavs a 7-0 lead with 11:45 remaining in the first quarter.

Chillicothe scored again with 6:53 to play in the first quarter with a 29-yard pass from Adrian Beverly to J’Quan Harris. Matt Detty’s kick gave the Cavaliers a 14-0 lead.

With 2:10 to play in the first quarter, Chillicothe attempted a 38-yard field goal by Detty. With his strong leg, the kick had ample distance but was just a touch wide to the left.

It was 14-0 Cavs after one quarter of play.

Chillicothe scored early in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead.

With 7:59 to play in the half, the Cavs scored again to put the margin at 28-0.

After an interception by Chillicothe, the Cavs had a 79-yard run for a touchdown. Detty’s kick gave Chillicothe a 35-0 lead.

With one more score before the half, the Cavs were in front, 42-0.

In the second half, Chillicothe scored one final touchdown and the Panthers got on the board twice.

Dalton Mayer and Tyler Taylor shared quarterback duties for the Panthers.

Mayer scored one touchdown on a pass from Taylor and Taylor scored the other on a pass from Mayer.

Justin Shoemaker converted both extra-point kicks for the Panthers.

In next week’s FAC games, Miami Trace is at home for Senior Night against Hillsboro.

The Washington Blue Lions travel to Chillicothe to take on the Cavaliers and the McClain Tigers host Jackson.

Miami Trace’s Gage Miller (82) and Caden Sweitzer (35) combine to bring down the Chillicothe ball-carrier during a Frontier Athletic Conference game at Chillicothe Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/web1_Gage-Miller-and-Caden-Sweitzer-vs-Chilli-1.jpgMiami Trace’s Gage Miller (82) and Caden Sweitzer (35) combine to bring down the Chillicothe ball-carrier during a Frontier Athletic Conference game at Chillicothe Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com