Week 5 Preview: Wilmington hosts East Clinton


By Mark Huber - mhuber@wnewsj.com



Wilmington’s Cameron Coomer (4) and Chris Custis (8) celebrate a touchdown earlier in the season.

Wilmington’s Cameron Coomer (4) and Chris Custis (8) celebrate a touchdown earlier in the season.


Brenda Bowman, Photos by Ginger Lee

The on again, off again win streak continued last week for Wilmington with a 35-26 victory at Blanchester.

The Hurricane has wins in the even numbered weeks this season with losses in the odd weeks.

It’s Week 5 and Wilmington hosts East Clinton. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Alumni Field.

“East Clinton is struggling right now but they play hard,” WHS coach Scott Killen said.

Regardless of the opponent, on the brink of the SBAAC American Division portion of the schedule, Wilmington continues to put its focus inward.

“We are only worried about us and controlling what we can control,” Killen said.

Much like East Clinton head coach Jeremy Yankey, Killen said at 2-2 his Hurricane squad has room to get better.

“Every group needs to keep improving every day and every game,” he said. “We can only control us and that is our mission every day.”

Through four weeks, Killen has been pleased with the effort of his guys up front.

“I feel every week both our offensive and defensive lines grow up a little more,” he said. “Did I expect his? Yes, because they need reps and experience.”

Mental growth also came to the forefront for the Hurricane last week. Killen saw some growth in that aspect despite physical miscues.

“We were forced to play through adversity Friday night,” Killen said. “We had four turnovers, three of which were in the red zone, so it forced us into sudden change and keep grinding.”

“I am proud of our kids players for fighting through the turnovers and penalties. A week ago versus Butler, we lose our head and lose our composure. So in that aspect, its good. But we need to clean up the penalties and turnovers, those are unacceptable.”

Wilmington had 11 penalties for 95 yards in addition to the turnovers.

Wilmington’s Cameron Coomer (4) and Chris Custis (8) celebrate a touchdown earlier in the season.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_FB2_wil_coomercustisBB.jpgWilmington’s Cameron Coomer (4) and Chris Custis (8) celebrate a touchdown earlier in the season. Brenda Bowman, Photos by Ginger Lee

By Mark Huber

mhuber@wnewsj.com

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports

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