LEES CREEK — Clinton-Massie wrapped up its eighth-straight outright South Central Ohio League title by blasting the East Clinton Astros 42-7 Friday.
The Falcons (9-1, 7-0) secured another gold ball, emblematic of an undefeated SCOL campaign, with its 52nd straight victory in league play. Massie’s last league loss came at Washington Court House Oct. 12, 2007.
“We got what we wanted out of tonight. We played a lot of players. We kept some guys out. We should be full-go next week, 100 percent. Everybody’s looking good with rehab,” Clinton-Massie head coach Dan McSurley said. “Nobody got hurt. That’s the biggest positive I can take out of tonight. We’re fresh. So I feel good about that.”
Massie didn’t need many offensive plays for the rout. Four of the Falcons’ scoring drives took three plays. One took two plays. The other just took one.
CM quarterback Hunter Fentress left the game midway through the third quarter after the Falcons went up 42-0 on Davey Tunon’s 2-yard run. Fentress finished with 212 yards and three touchdowns on 8-of-12 passing.
“We just wanted to throw it around a little bit, have some fun, enjoy it and work on our game a little bit,” McSurley said. “With the surface and traction, you really couldn’t run effectively inside. We wanted to keep our guys injury free and that’s what we accomplished.”
The Falcons led 21-0 after five minutes on J.T. Wolf’s 28-yard romp to paydirt and two Bryce Boyd scores, a recovered blocked punt (by Cole O’Bryon) in the end zone and a 61-yard pitch and catch from Fentress.
After another blocked punt, Fentress hooked up with Weston Trampler on a 25-yard scoring strike to put the Falcons up 28-0 on the first play of the second quarter.
The Astros (2-8, 0-7) kept the ball out of the Falcons’ claws for nearly eight minutes of the second quarter to slow the rout. But when the Falcons got the ball back, they didn’t take long to dent the scoreboard again. This time, it was Fentress to Luke Richardson for 64 yards.
Erik Moore’s 86-yard pass to speedster J.T. McCarren midway thr0ugh the final period was EC’s lone score. McCarren finished with four catches for 131 yards.
Massie now has 67-2 record in SCOL play since joining the league in 2005. Overall, its record is 171-16, with CM holding opponents to single-digits in 78 of those games.
Oct 30, 2015
@East Clinton High School
Clinton-Massie 42 East Clinton 7
CM – Wolf 28 run (Demler kick), 10:47.
CM – Boyd 0 punt return (Demler kick), 9:41.
CM – Boyd 61 pass from Fentress (Demler kick), 7:36.
CM – Trampler 25 pass from Fentress (Demler kick), 11:54.
CM – Richardson 64 pass from Fentress (Demler kick), 2:40.
CM – Tunon 2 run (Demler kick), 7:39.
EC – McCarren 86 pass from Moore (Arellano kick), 5:25.
RUSHING – Clinton-Massie Tunon 4-59, C. Poynter 8-44, Wolf 1-28, Fentress 2-20, Sheeley 3-9, D. Poynter 3-9. Trampler 1-7, Stulz 1-(-1), Total 23-175. East Clinton Hanners 15-40, Moore 11-20, Kidder 1-1, Valentine 1-0, Total 28-61.
PASSING – Clinton-Massie Fentress 8-12-1 212. East Clinton Moore 5-17 130, Hanners 0-4 0, Total 5-21 130.
RECEIVING – Clinton-Massie Boyd 4-95, Richardson 1-64, Tunon 2-28, Trampler 2-25. East Clinton McCarren 4-131, Floyd 1-(-1).
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