Week 10 Final: Clinton-Massie 28, Wilmington 7 (Updated story, with new photos)


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Photo by Elizabeth Clark

Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Elizabeth Clark


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


Photo by Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence Photography


ADAMS TOWNSHIP — Before the offense even took the field Friday night, Clinton-Massie lost its starting quarterback Keegan Lamb to injury.

So Massie coaches dusted off a classic playbook and turned to Jack Elkins to lead a 28-7 victory over Wilmington in the annual Kiwanis Club Backyard Bash at Frank Irelan Field.

“He’d never played quarterback in a varsity game at all,” said an elated CM head coach Dan McSurley after the game. “I’m so proud of Jack Elkins.”

McSurley’s joy in the aftermath of this surprising 21-point result continued as he reflected on years past, which included league championships and state titles.

“We didn’t win the league championship (this year), that was our first goal,” said McSurley. “We’ve had 9-1 teams, 10-0 teams and you’d think 5-5 record would sure be disappointing but man I’m tickled to death with the year we had. So proud of the coaches. Some of the years, you just kinda walk through it but this year they had to coach hard, had to knuckle down.

“Our seniors, our young guys … going out like this. I’m so proud of the how these guys responded and played.”

And, on Friday night, they had to do it without Lamb, who has engineered a resurgent offense in the latter part of the season.

Instead, Elkins took the snaps with a fullback and two halfbacks behind him in the old-school wishbone formation. While McSurley is rooted in the wishbone, it wasn’t what he or the coaches had in mind against a hard-nosed Hurricane defense.

“We had to get out of our gameplan,” said McSurley. “We just had to use the most basic wishbone … it was like going back to 1987. They (Wilmington) have a heck of a nose guard and we had to just grind it out.”

Both teams will continue their seasons in Week 11. While pairings won’t be official until Sunday, Clinton-Massie is set as a 13 seed. With McNicholas set to play Hamilton Badin tonight, the Falcons opponent won’t be known until after that game is complete. It could be either Fenwick or Unioto.

Wilmington also will be a 13 seed and will play at 4 seed Wapakoneta 7 p.m. Friday.

In the Kiwanis Club Backyard Bash, WHS scored on its opening drive, a 13-play, 87-yard ground hugging possession that ended with Caydn Denniston going in from the 15. Jonathan Custis point after made it 7-0.

Massie answered right back with Gabe McDowell taking care of business, first with a 73-yard jaunt on the team’s first play from scrimmage and then a 5-yard run for the touchdown just 36 seconds after the WHS score. Following the Ean McGuinness kick, it was 7-7.

From there, the defenses settled in for the next few drives. But Massie found its footing in the second quarter with a 10-play, 83-yard drive, aided by a 15-yard WHS penalty. Logan Chesser capped the drive with a 36-yard sprint to paydirt and Massie led 13-7.

Chesser scored again, this time after bobbling the second half kickoff. Once in his possession, the football made its way through the WHS coverage team and all the way to the end zone. At one time down 7-0, Massie now led 21-7 with Chesser’s two-point conversion.

The Massie defense halted the Hurricane on the ensuing possession. The Massie offense next embarked on a victory-sealing drive, a 10-play series that ended with Gavan Hunter muscling in to the end zone from the 1.

Wilmington had just 46 yards of offense in the second and third quarters while the Falcons were building their lead.

SUMMARY

Oct 21, 2022

@Frank Irelan Field

Clinton-Massie 28 Wilmington 7

SCORING

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First Quarter

W: Caydn Denniston 15 yard run (Jonathan Custis PAT) 7:12

CM: Gabe McDowell 5 yard run (Ean McGuinness PAT) 6:36

Second Quarter

CM: Logan Chesser 36 yard run (PAT Failed) 4:09

Third Quarter

CM: Logan Chesser 80 yard kickoff return (Logan Chesser run) 11:46

CM: Gavan Hunter 1 yard run (Ean McGuinness PAT) 4:33

Fourth Quarter

No scoring

STATISTICS

Passing: CM-No attempts; WIL-Aiden Price 5-10-0, 19 yards

Rushing: CM (37-261) Gavan Hunter 17-67, Brody Clutter 8-8, Gabe McDowell 6-85, Logan Chesser 5-79, Eli Muterspaw 1-11; WIL (45-244) Thad Stuckey 15-130, Cadyn Denniston 16-67, Aiden Price 7-18, Josh Snell 2-19

Receiving: CM none; WIL (5-19) Blaize Johnson 3-10, Michael Brown 2-9

Tackles: CM-Gavan Hunter 12.5, Ty Clutter 56, Brandon Updike 5 (1 for loss) Brodie Green 4.5 (1 for loss), Miles Theetge 3.5; Peyton Brewer 3.5, Gabe McDowell 3, Elijah Groh 3 (2 for loss), Tristan Trampler 3, Keegan Lamb 2.5, Brady Russell 2.5, Cooper Carmack 1, Adam Frisch 1, Logan Chesser 0.5, Nolan Phipps 0.5, Hunter Monds 0.5, Brightman Rodman 0.5; WIL-Josh Snell 9 (3 for loss), Bryson Schutte 4 (1 for loss), Michael Brown 4, Malachi Cumberland 4 (1 for loss), Chase Pickard 3, Zane Smith 3, Darrick Perdue 3 (2 for loss), Luke Achtermann 3, Jelani Hunter 2.5, Braxton Starkey 1, Elijah Stewart 0.5

Interceptions: None

Fumble Recovery: None

Penalty: CM 2-18; WIL 10-95

First Downs: CM-13, WIL-12

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By Mark Huber

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Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email [email protected] or on Twitter @wnjsports

Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email [email protected] or on Twitter @wnjsports