The Southwood football team headed down state road 13 to take on Oak Hill Friday, playing the Eagles in their first ever game on their new artificial turf field. The pace was fast and the lead changed several times before Oak Hill pulled out a
Defense dominated play in the first quarter as neither team could find the endzone and the first quarter ended where the game started at 0-0.
At the 10:44 mark of the second quarter the Knights drew first blood when Peyton Trexler took a punt back 77 yards to give Southwood a 7-0 lead. The Eagles would respond with 5:52 left on a 5 yard run by Joel Durkes to knot the score at 7, but Trexler would answer that score with a 90 yard kick off return for a 14-7 lead. Oak Hill would get the next score at 3:12 when they pinned the Knights in the end zone for a safety as the first half ended with Southwood leading 14-9.
Oak Hill would strike first in the third quarter when Adam McDivitt scored from 35 yards out with 8:33 remaining to give the Eagles a 16-14 lead. Oak Hill would extend their lead with 4:15 left when Durkes broke loose for a 51 yard scoring run to make it 23-14. Again it would be Trexler finding the end zone as Carson Blair connected with Trexler for a 14 yard scoring strike as the Knights closed the gap to 23-21 with 1:03 left in the third quarter.
With the Knights driving late in the fourth it looked as though Oak Hill would put the game out of reach when McDivitt ran an interception back 60 yards for a score with 1:54 left to grab a 30-21 lead, but the Knights weren’t done. With 41.9 left on the clock Blair found Blake Martz for a 38 yard touchdown catch to make it 30-27. The Knights would then execute an onsides kick that was recovered by Martz, but the Knights ran out of time in the 30-27 loss.
Carson Blair was 10 of 29 for 146yds, 2 TD
Rushing : Jon Berlier 73yds
Rec : Andrew Finicle 1 for 14yds, Blake Martz 3 for 78yds, 1TD, Peyton Trexler 2 for 22yds, 1TD, Matt Cox 1 for 6yds, Jeffery Finicle 2 for 17yds, Matthew Nose 1 for 9yds.