GREENFIELD – The sign greeting the McClain Tigers as they entered the field before their game with Clinton-Massie Friday read “Hey Clinton Massie, your mom called & you left your game at home.”
It only took 64 seconds for an industrial-sized container of it to be delivered.
Mama said there’d be days like this, and it certainly was for the Tigers (1-4, 0-2). The Falcons, ranked 15th in the latest Associated Press Division IV football poll, scored the first four times they touched the ball and cruised to a 56-0 victory.
“We got back to old-school Clinton-Massie football, running the option well. We came in trying to establish the fullback. We had Brad (Hunt) back. When you have a fullback-based offense and you get your fullback back, and you have a quarterback like Devon (O’Bryon) who is so explosive, that’s a tremendous 1-2 punch,” CM head coach Dan McSurley said. “Christian Poynter keeps on having great vision and you have that hammer back with J.T. (Wolf). That’s a deadly combination.”
The win is Massie’s 54th straight in South Central Ohio League play. CM now has held SCOL opponents to single-digits 80 times in 144 SCOL games, including 37 shutouts.
“It was a good game. We’ll take it. Last time we step on this field, it feels very satisfying to come out with a shutout. I’m very happy for the defense,” McSurley said.
The Falcons (4-1, 2-0) added a fifth score just before halftime and another on their first drive of the second half on Devon O’Bryon’s third touchdown.
Mama delivered the knock out with a pair of Daulton Wolfe scoring scampers in the final period.
September 23, 2016
@McClain High School
Clinton-Massie 56 McClain 0
CM – D. O’Bryon 27 run (Demler kick), 10:56.
CM – Hunt 1 run (Demler kick), 6:23.
CM – Poynter 1 run (Demler kick), :49.3.
CM – Wolf 7 run (Demler kick), 9:41.
CM – D. O’Bryon 6 run (Demler kick), 1:45.
CM – D. O’Bryon 1 run (Demler kick), 3:37.
CM – Wolfe 9 run (Demler kick), 7:17.
CM – Wolfe 47 run (Demler kick), :57.5
Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01