ADAMS TOWNSHIP — Clinton-Massie completed the Fayette-Highland County sweep by rolling over Hillsboro 49-0 on Homecoming at Frank Irelan Field.
The Falcons (6-1, 4-0), ranked 14th in the state in the latest Division IV Associated Press Ohio poll, scored on each of their drives, except for the last one.
Massie’s 10th-best scoring defense in the state in Division IV pitched its third straight shutout and fourth in the last five games. CM has 39 shutouts since joining the South Central Ohio League in 2005.
The win is Massie’s 56th straight in league play, a streak that dates back nearly nine years.
Hillsboro’s best scoring chance Friday came after a 56-yard pass play to the CM 7 late in the second quarter. The Indians (1-6, 0-4) fumbled on the Falcons’ 6 and Massie recovered just before the intermission to squash the scoring threat.
Massie’s attention now turns toward Chillicothe, the last of the group of five it will face before they leave the SCOL.
“We’re going to have Luke Richardson back full go next week. He’s pretty dynamic. We were able to get Trey Uetrecht back (Friday) at defensive end. We think we have the two best defensive ends in the state of Ohio. That’s a big statement, but we think those are two all-state caliber kids,” CM head coach Dan McSurley said. “Our inside guys are pretty tough. Our linebackers have been doing it all year. It’s going to come down to the secondary and making plays. Chillicothe has a dynamic quarterback.”
McSurley had just as much praise heading into the Chillicothe game for his offense.
“Offensively, we’re going to keep doing what we do. I like the fact we hit some nice completions today,” McSurley said. “We moved Weston Trampler to offensive line to give it a little more depth.
“This team is nowhere near its fullest potential. We’re close, but we’re not there yet. But hopefully next week, we peak when we need to peak.”
October 6, 2016
@Frank Irelan Field
Clinton-Massie 49 Hillsboro 0
CM – D. O’Bryon 24 run (Demler kick), 8:39.
CM – Wolf 2 run (Demler kick), 2:39.
CM – C. O’Bryon 49 pass from D. O’Bryon (Demler kick), 11:39.
CM – Wolf 19 run (Demler kick), 6:03.
CM – Hill 22 punt return (Demler kick), 4:00.
CM – Poynter 6 run (Demler kick), 5:21.
CM – Hunt 10 run (Demler kick), 7:50.
RUSHING – Hillsboro Burns 7-15, D. Gallimore 5-14, Lewis 1-14, L. Gallimore 5-14, Chain 8-13, Smith 5-10, Keets 1-0, Total 32-80. Clinton-Massie Hunt 11-69, Poynter 8-55, Wolf 7-55, D. O’Bryon 4-42, Wolfe 3-22, Sheeley 5-21, Stulz 3-18, Total 41-282.
PASSING – Hillsboro Chain 2-6-1 64. Clinton-Massie D. O’Bryon 2-4 73.
RECEIVING – Hillsboro Smith 2-64. Clinton-Massie C. O’Bryon 1-49, Wolf 1-24.
Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01