Back-to-back shutouts for Blue Lions


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Washington Blue Lion junior Isaiah Haithcock focuses on the incoming pass during a non-conference game at Minford High School in Scioto County Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

Washington Blue Lion junior Isaiah Haithcock focuses on the incoming pass during a non-conference game at Minford High School in Scioto County Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.


Photo by Mary Kay West

MINFORD — The Washington Blue Lion football team traveled to Scioto County Friday night to take on the Minford Falcons in Week 4 of the 2022 season.

The Blue Lions were scheduled to host the Falcons in 2021, but that game ended up being cancelled. That’s when Washington found a game against Division I Westerville North.

Washington played at Minford in 2020, falling in that game, 26-25.

Last night, the Blue Lions defeated the Falcons, 42-0. It was Washington’s second shutout victory in a row after beating Paint Valley last week, 48-0.

The Blue Lions scored twice in the first quarter, twice in the second quarter and two more times in the fourth quarter.

Troy Thompson passed to Tanner Lemaster for a 6-yard touchdown.

R.J. Foose went 6 for 6 in extra-point kicks for Washington.

Thompson had a 9-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Haithcock that made it 14-0.

In the second quarter, Thompson found Lemaster again, this time for a 27-yard scoring strike.

Trevaughn Jackson scored for Washington on an 11-yard run to make it 28-0 at the half.

After the scoreless third quarter, Michael Bearden scored on a 9-yard run and finally Gavin Coffman, in at quarterback, scored on a 2-yard run.

The Blue Lions (3-1) will host Division II Saint Charles next week.

In other games involving Frontier Athletic Conference teams, McClain defeated East Clinton, 42-7. The Tigers are now 3-1. The Astros fall to 1-3.

Chillicothe improved to 3-1 with a 42-12 win over Waverly (2-2).

Hillsboro (2-2) handed Williamsburg its first loss of the season, 48-41 in overtime.

Jackson improved to 2-2 by delivering Western Brown’s first loss, 41-35.

Minford (3-1) will host East Clinton next week.

Washington Blue Lion junior Isaiah Haithcock focuses on the incoming pass during a non-conference game at Minford High School in Scioto County Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/09/web1_Isaiah-Haithcock-catch-at-Minford-9-9-2022.jpgWashington Blue Lion junior Isaiah Haithcock focuses on the incoming pass during a non-conference game at Minford High School in Scioto County Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. Photo by Mary Kay West

By Chris Hoppes

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