Strong second half lifts Cavs over Panthers, 56-21


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Miami Trace junior Brady Wallace returns a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown against Chillicothe in an SCOL game played in Ohio’s first capital Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

CHILLICOTHE — The Miami Trace Panthers were looking to bounce back from a 24-14 loss last week at home against Clinton-Massie when they traveled to Chillicothe to take on the Cavaliers in Week Two of the SCOL schedule Friday night.

It was a good start to the game for the Panthers as they scored first midway through the first quarter.

The game was tied, 21-21 at the half.

Unfortunately for Miami Trace, it was all Chillicothe in the second half as the Cavaliers posted a 56-21 victory.

Both teams came into the game with a record of 3-1.

The Cavaliers are now 2-0 in the SCOL.

The Panthers fall to 0-2 in the league.

After the teams exchanged punts to open the game, the Panthers scored on their second possession.

A 46-yard run by Drake Litteral set up a one-yard touchdown run by Tiante Connell.

Blake Pittser’s kick made it 7-0 Miami Trace at the 6:59 mark of the first quarter.

Chillicothe started their second possession at their own 24-yard line.

This drive was a scoring one for the Cavs as quarterback Branden Maughmer hooked up with Connor Mathis for an 18-yard pass for the tying score.

The extra-point made it 7-7 with 3:23 to play in the first quarter.

Miami Trace began the next possession at their own 18-yard line.

The Panthers soon fumbled the ball, recovered by Chillicothe at the Miami Trace 16-yard line.

Moments later, Maughmer passed to Zach Coats for a touchdown. With the extra point, it was 14-7 Cavs with 2:07 to play in the initial quarter.

The Panthers responded very quickly.

On the ensuing kickoff, Brady Wallace returned the ball 92 yards for a touchdown. Pittser’s kick made it 14-14 with 1:54 to play in the quarter.

Chillicothe converted a 43-yard touchdown pass from Maughmer to Khaleel Danzy. That made it 21-14, Cavaliers.

The Panthers tied the game with a 67-yard pass from Skyler McDonald to Tyrae Pettiford.

Pittser’s kick made it 21-21 with 1:30 to play in the second quarter.

Miami Trace will have its Homecoming for 2016 next week against the McClain Tigers.

McClain lost to Clinton-Massie last night, 56-0.

Miami Trace junior Brady Wallace returns a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown against Chillicothe in an SCOL game played in Ohio’s first capital Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Brady-Wallace-MT-football-kickoff-return-for-td-v-Chillicothe-9-23-2016.jpgMiami Trace junior Brady Wallace returns a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown against Chillicothe in an SCOL game played in Ohio’s first capital Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

By Chris Hoppes

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Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

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