OAK HILL – All season lengthy Oak Hill has been making historical past.
On Friday night time, the College Hawks swooped into John P. Duda Stadium and put a damper on the festivities, with two fourth-quarter touchdowns proving to be the distinction in a 34-27 victory.
And like a Hawk flying via the Oak Hill nighttime sky, a 49-yard move from Luke Hudson to Ethan Jackson on third down arrange the game-tying landing and a key particular groups play helped arrange the go-ahead landing.
With Oak Hill up 27-21, the Hawks had been squandering round on offense for many of the third quarter, when Hudson dropped again to move. He rolled out eluding the frenzy and heaved the ball towards the tip zone. Jackson got here again to sneak in entrance of a Crimson Devils’ defender and pulled it in on the six.
A few performs later, Brock Kehler scored his third 1-yard dashing landing of the sport to tie it at 27-27.
“That was the backbreaker,” College coach John Kelley mentioned. “They’d our quantity. They got here out and took the lead (within the third quarter after College led 21-14 on the half). I didn’t suppose we might cease their working sport; they’re a really highly effective working workforce. A really balanced workforce. (Oak Hill coach Davon Marion) has a heck of a workforce there. I believed that was the backbreaker. That crushed them. We bought the rating there and every thing swung our manner. We began taking part in higher protection, and we compelled them into one thing they didn’t need to do.”
On the following Oak Hill possession, the Hawks lastly bought a cease, and the Oak Hill punt was shanked, a key particular groups play on an evening when there have been many.
4 performs later Hudson and Ethan Jackson attached on a 10-yard landing move.
“We gave up extra huge performs tonight then we now have for the reason that Princeton sport (a 42-28 loss Week 3),” Marion mentioned. “(After the tying landing) we bought a shank on the punt that in all probability went seven yards, and we couldn’t flip the sphere and gave them a brief subject. Some issues didn’t fall our manner and we simply should focus higher, and I feel our guys took just a few classes tonight and us coaches too. It’s not simply the gamers. They gave us some completely different appears on offense and protection that we hadn’t ready for, however that’s soccer.”
The Crimson Devils had two extra alternatives, however an interception on the second ended it.
Down 21-14 on the half, Oak Hill got here out smoking within the second half, an 80-yard drive that ate 7:11 off the clock and ended on a Malachi Lewis 1-yard landing run, his second dashing landing of the sport, to tie the sport at 21-21.
“I believed we had been going to take the momentum and trip it on out,” Marion mentioned. “We performed a bit maintain away there.”
On the Crimson Devils’ subsequent possession, J.D. Mauritz broke out of a scrum and raced 70 yards to offer the Crimson Devils their second lead of the sport, 27-21 after a slip on the additional level brought about it to be blocked.
Mauritz had 117 yards dashing and went over 1,000 for the season.
“He’s been a. workhorse and he mentioned that has been a purpose since Day 1, to lastly break 1,000 (yards),” Marion mentioned. “I feel he solely had 400 final 12 months. For him to get to 1,000 reveals the work he has put in all season. I’m completely happy for the child. He has a shiny future and loads of soccer left. Kudos to him for breaking 1,000 tonight.”
Issues couldn’t have began any higher for College.
The Hawks bought a 39-yard subject purpose from John Coleman on their first possession.
On Oak Hill’s first possession, the Crimson Devils proceeded to go backward. Malachi Lewis was sacked on the primary play of the sport and a few performs later there was a fumble that was kicked round all the best way to the tip zone. A Crimson Satan fell within the ball ultimately zone however was downed there for the security and 5-0 lead.
Kehler returned the free kick to the Oak Hill 6 however Malachi Lewis recovered a fumble. The Crimson Devils then went on a 15-play, 93-yard drive to take a 7-5 lead.
“We had an excellent likelihood, we should always have scored down there, we might have put it away early,” Kelley mentioned. “Credit score to teach Marion and his group, they got here proper again. He’s bought some sturdy working backs. Quantity 4 (Mauritz) and No. 27, and the quarterback is a savvy participant.”
The Hawks would come again and rating two touchdowns, each 1-yard Kehler runs inside two minutes of each other late within the second quarter.
The second was arrange by a blocked punt.
Oak Hill scored with 6.8 seconds left within the first half, a 9-yard landing move from Lewis to Elijah Grey.
Oak Hill nonetheless completed 8-2, the college’s greatest common season report since 2013. The College season ended 5-5.
Malachi Lewis was 15 of 23 passing for 129 yards and a landing and he rushed for 32 yards and two scores.
David Spaulding had 10 catches for 81 yards.
For College, Brock Kehler had 25 yards dashing and three touchdowns and Luke Hudson accomplished 11 of 19 for 175 yards.
By Dave Morrison/For The Register-Herald
College 34, Oak Hill 27
College 5 16 0 13 – 34
Oak Hill 0 14 13 0 – 27
U – John Coleman 39 subject purpose, 9:34
U – security, OH tackled in finish zone.
OH – Malachi Lewis 1 run (Jackson Pino kick), 11:18
U – Brock Kehler 1 run (Ethan Jackson run), 6:20
U – Brock Kehler 1 run Coleman move from Luke Hudson, 3:49
OH Elijah Grey 9 yard move from Malachi Lewis. (Pino kick), 0:06.8
OH – Lewis 1 run (kick blocked), 4:49
OH -J.D. Mauritz 70 run (Pino kick), 2:02 3Q
U – Brock Kehler 1 run (kick blocked), 10:29
U – Ethan Jackson 10 move from Hudson (Coleman kick), 8:21
Dashing – U: Josh Jorge 3-13, Luke Hudson 2-11, Melique Lewis 3-3, Brock Kehler 9-25-3, Ethan Jackson 4-5 OH: J.D. Mauritz 16-117-1, Lewis 13-32-2, Tyler Ashmore 3-34, James Inexperienced 2-6.
Passing – U: Luke Hudson 11-19-0-175-1 OH: Malachi Lewis 15-23-1-129-1
Receiving – U: Ethan Jackson 4-90-1, Brock Kehler 4-71, John Coleman 3-14 OH: David Spaulding 10-81, Armonyi Hicks 1-18, Carson Treadway 1-9, Mikey Spack 1-13, Zychaeus Lewis 1-(minus-1), Elijah Grey 1-9-1.