EBER – The more things change, the more they stay the same.
New conference, same result. You can take your football and leave, but Clinton-Massie will still find you.
For the 61st straight time – dating back to when Clinton-Massie joined the South Central Ohio League in 2005 – the Falcons stepped on the field with an SCOL opponent and left victorious.
This time on Friday night at Panther Field, it was at Miami Trace, one of five former SCOL schools to take their ball to the Frontier Athletic Conference, 55-6.
Clinton-Massie is now a member of the Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference.
It would be tough to call it turn back the clock night considering the SCOL imploded a little less than a year ago. But Friday came with the familiar Clinton-Massie SCOL staples – TDs every time the first string touched the ball, a running clock and 400-plus yards of total offense.
Christian Poynter had a career night with five touchdowns and 160 yards on 11 carries before the first string got the rest of the night off late in the third quarter.
Massie’s other scores came on a Grant Rudy 67-yard scamper, a Luke Richardson 23-yard return of a minus-8-yard punt (yes, that is correct) and a Cody Collingham 47-yd sprint.
Trace’s lone score came on a Coby Hughes 34-yard touchdown grab from Brandon Arledge.
Massie remains unbeaten in four games this season while the Panthers still are looking for their first win.
Sept 15 2017
Miami Trace High School
Clinton-Massie 55 Miami Trace 6
CM-Christian Poynter 1 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 9:03
CM-Christian Poynter 1 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 1:37
CM-Christian Poynter 3 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 9:19
CM-Luke Richardson 23 yard punt return (PAT failed) 5:35
CM-Christian Poynter 40 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 3:58
CM-Grant Rudy 67 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 0:26
CM-Christian Poynter 32 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 8:59
MT-Coby Hughes 34 yard pass from Brandon Arledge (Conversion failed) 6:17
CM-Cody Collingham 47 yard run (Derick Carlisle PAT) 5:13
MT-139 yards offense on 45 plays (25-51 rushing)(7-20-0, for 88 yards passing). First downs 11 (5 rush, 5 pass, 1 penalty). Penalties 7-45. Fumbles-Lost 0-0
CM-406 yards offense on 34 plays (34-406 rushing)(0-0-0 for 0 yards passing). First downs 14 (13 rush, 0 pass, 1 penalty). Penalties 9-55. Fumbles-Lost 0-0
PASSING: CM-None. MT-Brandon Arledge 6-18-0, 80 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: CM-Poynter 11-160-1, Rudy 7-131-1, Collingham 4-68-1, Doyle 3-24-0 Richardson 1-22-0 Frederick 5-5-0 McDonald 2-1-0 Stulz 1-(-5). MT-Wallace 13-62-0, LIff 8-2-0, Arledge 4-(-13)
RECEIVING: CM-None. MT-Hughes 2-42-1 Wallace 2-37-0 Sweitzer 1-9-0 Taylor 2-0-0
TACKLES: CM-Beam 6 Allgeyer 3.5 Uetrecht 3 Laake 2.5 Brothers 2.5 Trampler 2.5 Wolfe 2 Passarge 2 May 2 Trampler 1.5 Richardson 1.5 Sheeley 1.5 Green 1.5 Collingham 1 Carlisle 1 Olberding 1 Garrison 1. MT-Walalce 3 Sweitzer 3 Hughes 3 Macioce 2 Tinkler 2 Liff 1 Taylor 1 Knapp 1 Munro 1 Jackson 0.5 Anders 0.5
Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.