Westfall beats Piketon 42-12 to capture SVC title
Win is also #25 in a row for the Mustangs as they tie PV's record;
WF to host Unioto in Week 10 in hopes of golden season and 26th
By Shayne Combs, SVCsportszone.com

PIKETON - Scioto Valley Conference football fans expected plenty
of offense Friday night in Pike County and that is exactly what they
got from D.J. Cain, Ben Cline, and the explosive Westfall offense.
What they didn't get was the normal explosiveness from the Piketon
offense that entered Friday night averaging a league best 38.5 points
per game.

Westfall's offense took the field six times in the first half and six times
the Mustangs found the end zone. Meanwhile, Piketon's offense did
get on the board when down 14-0 with a halfback pass from Jordan
Miller to Jordan Brabson to cut the lead to 14-6. Quarterback Kenny
Helton hooked up with Brabson later in the half for Piketon's other
score - this time with WF leading 35-6 to cut it to 35-12. That is all
the Westfall defense allowed as the Mustangs went to halftime with a
42-12 lead - a lead that actually ended up the game's final score after
a scoreless second half.

For Westfall's offense, Cain ran 15 times for 177 yards and two
scores. The senior signal-caller was also 6 for 8 through the air for
141 yards and two more scores. Cline caught seven balls for 105
yards and a touchdown, and the all-around star also rushed for a

The win gives Westfall the outright championship. It also marks their
25th straight SVC win which ties PV's previous record set back from
1989-1992. A win against Unioto next week would complete the
golden season and set a new SVC record at 26 straight.
PV scores 35 unanswered to beat ZT
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The Zane Trace Pioneers jumped
out to a 28-0 lead over Paint
Valley Friday night only to see the
Bearcats respond with the game's
final 35 points to steal a 35-28 win
on senior night in Bainbridge.

For ZT, Jordie Wonderleigh
carried it 27 times for 180 yards.
Kirk Maxwell had a hand in all
four ZT touchdowns as he threw
three - all to Gabe Haynes who
had 94 yards on six catches to go
with his three TDs - and Maxwell
also ran for a score.

With PV trailing 28-20, Wes
Parker caught a 53-yard TD from
quarterback Matt Workman. Gage
McFadden scored on the
two-point play to tie it at 28-28.
After ZT fumbled on its first play,
Colton Morris rushed for the
go-ahead score with just under a
minute to play. On the night,
Morris became Paint Valley's
single-season rushing leader
passing current PV coach Ben
Burke who played in the PV
backfield from 1994-1997.

The win keeps Paint Valley's
Week 11 hopes alive. The
Bearcats will need a win at
Southeastern next week as well as
some help from some other teams
in the Division V, Region 19
playoff picture. Click
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Joe Eitel's  up to date computer
rankings entering Week 10.
Adena bounced back from two tough losses to Westfall and Piketon
with a win over Huntington. Adena scored on its opening drive and
never looked back as they rolled to a 35-12 victory. Buddy Barnes
rushed for 178 yards and Jimmy Starr rushed for 109. Both backs
also found the end zone twice. The Warriors rushed 18 times for
166 yards in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Huntington got
touchdowns from quarterback Drew Trusty as well as a late score
from senior Tyler Bethel.

In other action, Southeastern picked up its third win of the year. The
Panthers got a huge night from Jordan Elam. Elam rushed 11 times
for 115 yards and two scores. He also threw a touchdown, scored a
defensive touchdown, and capped off his five touchdown night with
a special teams score as well.
In the picture to the right, PV's Wes Parker returns an INT
for a TD earlier this season in a Week 3, 18-9 win over
McClain.  Parker scored on a big pass play late Friday night
to help PV complete the magical comeback to stay in the
playoff hunt.